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Durham University

Academic Office

Post 16 Students

Our response to the Covid-19 infection

Durham University remains open and is responding to the COVID-19 virus with the health and wellbeing of our community, and the communities of which we are part of, as our first priority.

As of 17th March 2020, the Access and Engagement team will be working remotely from home until further notice. At present, all events and visits planned for the remainder of the 2019/20 academic year have been postponed or moved online. We will continue to review our provision as required.

If you have any questions or need to get in touch please email:

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

The Access and Engagement Team are strongly committed to supporting talented young people from underrepresented groups to access higher education, and in particular Durham University.

The team works to deliver the University's flagship access programmes, Supported Progression and the Sutton Trust Summer Schools Programme, as well as providing provision for care leavers, estranged students and BAME students. In 2020, we launched a new and exciting access programme STEP (Space to Explore Potential).

We understand that strong, effective relationships with local schools are crucial to ensuring that young people are appropriately supported to achieve their full potential.

If you would like to discuss any support that Durham University could provide in 2020-21 for students in Year 12 and 13, please feel free to get in touch. We can consider both in-school and on-campus activities as appropriate. We have also developed online provision in light of current circumstances.

For more information about the work we do, please click the relevant links below.

Access and Engagement

Access and Engagement

The Palatine Centre

Stockton Road


(0191) 334 9119