Durham is a first-class University. As England's third oldest it has a long tradition of international excellence in learning. Durham is also a collegiate university, outward looking and actively engaged in a range of innovative and exciting developments. Grey is proud to be a constituent part of this University with undergraduate and graduate students, senior members, alumni and staff who all contribute to the life of the College. Grey has been described as "a vibrant community, where students can grow, learn and develop". This certainly summarises the College, where everyone is given the support they need to obtain the most from their academic studies and to develop new interests and responsibilities. The values we hold to be important are: academic commitment and excellence, generosity, tolerance, breadth of interests, and a desire to contribute to the wider life of the College and the University.
A glance at this Website will, I hope, convince you that this place is very distinctive - even in Durham! Although just over fifty years old, we are definitely a College in every sense of the word and not just a nice-looking place to eat and sleep close to the library and the science area! We are proud of our facilities, as well as the sports teams and societies that make use of them. These facilities include: the gym, chapel, bar, snooker room, well-furnished and properly decorated undergraduate rooms (including many en suite); pleasant public rooms, JCR and MCR, theatre, library and full computer networking.
We welcome your interest in the College. Gaining a place here is solely dependent on academic merit and on the contributions we think you can make to our community. We take pride in the help and advice that we provide to all our students, through our Welfare Team, our College Student Support Office, our Mentor system and the College Trust. As a result, Grey College members achieve excellent examination results (second in the University Tables in 2009), whilst engaging in a range of activities and pursuits that are invaluable in their future lives.Prof Tom Allen