Hatfield has many attributes that make the College special
Wider Student Experience
As well as working hard for their degrees, our students are highly active in sport, music, theatre, volunteering and more through our multiple clubs and societies, open to all levels of expertise and commitment. Many pursue their intellectual curiosity outside the lecture halls through talks, exhibitions and other events in College and around the city. There are plenty of opportunities for all students to follow their interests or to try something new, whether it be competing on the rugby pitch, rowing on the river, playing in our jazz band or singing in the chapel choir, volunteering in a local school, performing in a College theatre group or helping to organize our annual Lion in Winter Ball.
Support from Alumni and Friends
Many of our alumni and College friends generously give of their time and resources to support the College and our current students, through mentoring and expert advice, as well as donations. Hatfield Trust provides grants to support aspirational student activities, to fund internships and career development, to help ensure students of all backgrounds can fully engage and flourish, and to enhance our environment and facilities.
Historic Central Location
The College has a distinctive location in the heart of the city close to many University departments and services, a few steps down the lane from the Cathedral and Castle, perched above the banks of the River Wear, on one of the oldest streets in Durham. Our buildings range from historic and listed, to modern and purpose-built, from the old-world charm of an ex-coaching inn housing our Georgian Dining Hall, to contemporary blocks with thoroughly modern facilities.