Shape your own future
There can be so much more to student life than studying – and nowhere more so than at Durham. We provide an environment dedicated to delivering an unrivalled experience outside of your studies. Our distinctive collegiate system, dedicated wider student experience organisations and Durham Students' Union combine to enable you to create and shape your own individual student experience. At Durham you can discover and become the person you want to be.
Ultimately, a Durham degree will be the most important line on your CV, but we want you to be able to support it with evidence of the impact you can make and the person you have become.
No. 1 Team Sport University BUCS rankings since 2013
25,000 volunteer hours
27 student theatre companies
Over 200 Students' Union societies
900 roles available for performers every year
50+ internationally capped athletes annually
As a Durham student, you become a member of a college, somewhere that is so much more than just the place where you will live. In each of our colleges, you will find a sense of community that is distinctive to Durham.
Your wider student experience
From our student blog...
Durham’s Colleges Explained
“College”, if we take it all the way back to its Latin roots, literally means “a group who choose to be together”…and hence, the word has been adopted by many such groups with many different functions! In the case of Durham, though, a “college” is a community within the University.
Theatre & the arts
Whether you're into painting or music or theatre; directing, managing or performing, you'll find it at Durham. And if you don't, then you'll have every opportunity to set something up yourself.