Unions and Societies Officer

Unions and Societies Officer: Sam Thomas

The Unions and Societies Officer (USO for short) is primarily responsible for managing and promoting the teams, clubs and societies in College. They are also represent the JCR to outside bodies such as Team Durham, Experience Durham, and the Durham Student Union. They also run events such as Castle-Hatfield Day (where sports teams compete with their bitter rivals and have a joint formal in the evening), College Festival of Sport, and Give it a Go week.

Hello everyone, my name is Sam and I’m excited to be your JCR USO this coming year.  I’m a third year reading Geography BA.  In my time at Castle so far I’ve been a part of College Mixed Lacrosse, The June Ball Committee, Castle Charities Committee, CCA Primary Education and Castle Arts Week among other things.  These co-curriculars have been some of my most enjoyable experiences at University.  Castle and the wider University has so many opportunities to try things outside of your degree so be sure to get involved.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions, opinions or ideas, I would love to hear from you. I can be reached at castle.uso@durham.ac.uk or samuel.h.thomas@durham.ac.uk or send me a message on Facebook.