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Durham University

Accommodation and Allocations Office

College Accommodation

The Accommodation Office provides house hunting tips and advice relating to privately rented accommodation. Visit these pages for further information about living in college accommodation.

If you are a prospective student and have questions about college accommodation, please contact us at;



Confirm your FREE contents insurance

Your contents. Covered.

By partnering with Endsleigh, the No.1 student insurance provider, we’ve arranged free contents insurance for all our students staying with us.

It is important all students confirm their cover to ensure you understand what is and isn’t covered. Plus you’ll also be entered into a prize draw specifically for Durham University students, courtesy of Endsleigh!

Visit confirm your cover to see:

  • What is and what isn’t covered
  • Key exclusions - where cover isn’t provided
  • Policy excess – the amount you pay when you make a claim
  • How to make claim
  • Personalise cover

We recognise students have a limited budget so Endsleigh have launched brand new, unique student insurance options. They have been designed to cover the risks that you may encounter whilst living in student accommodation and away from home.

The Student Accommodation Code (UUK/GuildHE)

Durham University is signed up to the following code of management practices, approved by the government.

The Student Accommodation Code was developed in 2006 by UUK and GuildHE specifically for educational institutions and sets high standards in the student accommodation sector. The code aims to make sure you have a safe, good quality place to live whilst at university or college.

If you have any issues with your college accommodation or need to report something broken or not working, your first point of call should be your College who will seek to resolve matters as soon as possible.