Social Chair

Social Chair: Joe Roberts

The Social Chair is responsible for the running of a wide range of events, excluding balls, in college. This includes events during fresher’s week and Freshtival, as well as hounds (Undie club nights), Castle Day, Bierfest and new additions to the Social Calendar throughout the year. It is also the Social Chair’s job to facilitate and assist on  all other events in college; including CCFS (Castle Charity Fashion Show), Panto,  arts week and those ran by CCA (Castle Community Action) and the Bar team.

The Social chair leads a small team of around 5 – 10 people to help with all aspects from aesthetics to admin, entertainment to food & drinks for events Being part of the team is an opportunity to help organise some of the best events of the year alongside meeting new people and going on socials.


I’m Joe, your Social Chair for the coming year alongside being in my third year of a biology degree.  I’m from the North-West and I’ve absolutely loved my time at Castle and in Durham over the past couple of years!

My top tip for any fresher would be to get yourself involved and join as many committees, sports, societies as possible early on and take every opportunity offered to you.

My job as Social is to organise and assist with the Social events in College including favourites such as Freshtival, Bierfest and Castle Day!

Feel free to ask me about: Social Committee, The Undie, Ball/June Ball Committee, Panto, Owengate and anything Castle. (Questions about Biology and Bailey Court also welcome)

If you would like to apply to Social Committee, I will be releasing applications shortly after Freshers’ Week so keep your eyes peeled and feel free to email me at with any questions!