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Durham University

Colleges & wider student experience

Participation and leadership

We have 16 colleges, meaning 16 times the opportunities to get involved.

Develop your teamworking, leadership, problemsolving and initiative through participation in sports teams, societies, arts groups, associations, committees and so much more.

Through our colleges, we offer unparalleled opportunities for you to be directly involved in organising and leading events.

Find your passion

There are so many opportunities get involved in college life to share your passions and discover ones you didn't even know you had!

From sports to socieities and fashion shows to theatre, the choices are endless as this blog from students at St Cuthbert's Society illustrates.

St Mary's College Art Week

In February 2018, the Arts Society ran the Annual Arts Week. This involved many different events, including a life drawing session, a live lounge, and a Tim-Burton themed movie night, in preparation for the masquerade ball that ended the week. You can read all about the art week here.

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"Colleges encourage new experiences and new understandings: they are places to discover new interests, to live adventurously and, indeed, to dream."

- HM Evans & TP Burt The Collegiate Way