Colleges and accommodation
One of the greatest benefits of studying with us is being part of a college
Watch our College life film below to find out more...
Every college provides...
Colleges are not teaching bodies and are not linked to any particular academic department; all teaching is delivered through your department.
College life is a big part of what makes your experience with us so different to almost anywhere else and many of our students say that our college system is one of the best aspects of University life. Ask anyone here about living and studying in Durham and they're sure to mention their college, even years after they've left!
Whilst our colleges share a lot of similarities, every college has its own distinctive character defined by its buildings, traditions and people. With a little bit of research you will be able to find a college that has a style and atmosphere to suit you.
"In college you meet so many people & there's a great community feel - it's like a big family. One of my highlights has been getting involved in loads of things I hadn't done before. Anyone at university can come away with a good degree, but few can leave with the life skills & experience that college gives you." Charles Robin, Hatfield College
"I've done so many things I never expected to do because of the friendly, caring atmosphere and support of my college. The college system has allowed me to discover and develop so many new personal strengths."
Rebecca King, Van Mildert College