Welfare & support
The College is the frontline for advice and provides support in all area of student life.
All students have a College Mentor. The mentor system provides students with a pastoral and academic support. Mentors act to encourage their mentees to organise and integrate all aspects of their University life, academic, vocational and extra-curricular. A mentor may help their mentees in a number of ways, for example, listening to personal problems or discussing career prospects.
Students can contact their College mentor or a member of staff (College Student Support Officer, the Vice-Principal or Principal) to discuss any issue (for example, financial, academic, health-related or personal) and they will provide direct and speedy access to a range of internal and external specialist services.
Student support services available on Campus include:
- the University Counselling Service;
- Durham University Service for Students with Disabilities;
- the International Office;
- the Junior Common Room (JCR) Welfare Office;
- Durham Students Union (DSU);
- a Medical Centre - a local practice has a consulting room on Campus;
- financial support;
- advice on study skills.