Welcome to SMCS

We extend a warm welcome to all current St Mary’s students, if you have paid your subscription in your first year (or at the end of your studies for part time distance learner students), then you are a life member of the Society. If you did not you can choose to pay at any time to join. 

One of the Society’s core aims is to support current students, which we do in a number of ways. We offer financial support in the shape of the SMCS Book Fund, Travel Bursaries, support to the postgraduate community, subsidising college events, such as the Freshers’ Formals and responding to needs as they occur.

In addition to this, as former students, the alumni body have a deep and profound interest in the present day college and as such support the maintenance of traditions and help to guide changes as the college develops into the 21st Century. 

When you, the current student body, leave, you will become alumni and we are here to provide, in collaboration with the college, opportunities for you all to remain in contact with St Mary’s, to visit Durham and crucially to maintain links with each other. To support this we organise an annual reunion, publish a newsletter and maintain this website, as well as supporting alumni reunions around the UK. 

We also support the maintenance of links between alumni, particularly the new Mary’s CAN initiative, enabling current students to receive career advice from Mary’s alumni. 

Please explore the website for more information and contact us if you have any questions and also watch out for us in college.