Each college has a number of student-run clubs and societies. These vary from college to college depending on the interests of the students but can include...
Theatre, photography, big band, choir, jazz band, orchestra, painting, poetry, mountain biking, journalism, arts and crafts, dance, salsa, cheerleading, creative writing, pudding appreciation...
And if the society you were looking for doesn't yet exist at your college, then with the help of your JCR you can be the one to set it up! [What is a JCR?].
For a full list of societies at each college, check out the JCR website under each college. If that wasn't enough, there is also a vast array of Durham Students' Union societies you can join that operate on a University-wide level.
Many colleges have their own orchestra, brass band, jazz band and choir, with concerts, recitals and 'battle of the bands' giving you a chance to showcase your musical talents.
For those who want to take their musical abilities to the next level, the University has a chamber and symphony orchestra, concert and brass bands and a number of choirs.
For more information on music at a University-wide level, visit our the music pages within the Student Life section.
Many colleges have their own theatrical groups, who perform everything from open-air Shakespeare, to large scale musicals. Productions are held regularly in college or in the University's Assembly Rooms theatre.
Some colleges provide art room facilities, host artists in residence, and even have their own darkrooms, with many holding annual art or photography competitions. Exhibitions by local artists are also hosted regularly by colleges such as Grey and Trevelyan in Durham, and Stephenson in Stockton.
Several colleges give you the chance to try your hand at journalism through their in-house college magazines/newsletters.
For more information on theatre, photography, art or journalism at a University-wide level, visit the Student Life section.