Our small but thriving postgraduate community is embodied in the Middle Common Room which offers plenty of opportunities to get involved in college life. Our dedicated Postgraduate Study Centre offers a living room, computer/study room, and a kitchen and is a popular place for all St John’s postgrads to study, relax and socialise. We take your wellbeing seriously and have a dedicated student support team, as well as Resident Tutors who live on site.
St John’s academic life is different from most other Durham colleges in that we have some College-based academic staff, through Cranmer Hall, a theological college training future church leaders, and through research projects such as ECLAS. In addition, we have academic College Fellows and Resident Tutors who offer academic support sessions.
Postgraduates are invited to participate in the academic life of the college through for example sharing their research with the John’s community in informal seminars. We also offer scholarships and bursaries to support postgrads attending academic conferences and carrying out fieldwork. We also run online projects and events, allowing members to participate in college life from afar.
International & Postgraduate Formal Dinner – Friday 22 September, 5.30pm
All new international and new postgraduate students will be invited to this complimentary College formal, starting with a drinks reception, followed by a three course meal.
This event offers a special opportunity to get to know other new students and College staff over good food – try book your tickets so that you are here for it! Invitations and details for sign-up will be emailed to new students at the end of August. If you wonder what a formal is, check out this blog post by Clarissa.
Welcome to Durham and to John's! We in the John’s MCR are so excited you are joining us. Our community is small but lively. We have a good mix of fourth years, masters students and PhD candidates. We host formals, academic events, game nights, and much more. We also love trying new things, so there is space for all our new members to contribute. Let us know if you have anything we can help with!
For more information about our accommodation, read the answers to our frequently asked questions.
Below are some useful links for before you start your course.
Use the Online Planner to create your personalised schedule, simply select:
- Your Department
- Your College
- Your Level of Study (Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught or Postgraduate Research)
Check out our student blogs to read more about postgraduate life at Durham from our students. Don't forget to follow us on social media!
If you have any queries about any of this information or any aspect of coming to St John's College, Durham please contact us.
3 South Bailey
College Reception Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 3500