It is expected that all incoming fresher students will live in College or College managed accommodation during their first year, in order to take full advantage of the College community. All applicants who wish to "live out" must apply in writing to the College Principal explaining their reasons for not living in College or College managed accommodation (Please note, there is no guarantee that permission will be granted). Requests to live out should be directed to Professor Carolyn Summerbell at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have two sources of accommodation for John Snow College students and places in each are allocated by date order of applications received. Please ensure that you make your accpommodation application early and state your preference clearly on your application. We try where we can to allocate students to thier preferred accommodation type, but as you can imagine this is not always possible. We can assure you that you will gain the full College experience if you live in College or Mezzino.
John Snow College Accommodation
We have 225 study bedrooms in College accommodation and these are spread across eight accommodation blocks. The blocks are organised in flats of six en-suite bedrooms, with a shared kitchen.
Facilities in each bedroom include:
- Wi-Fi connection to the University network
- en-suite shower, toilet & hand basin
- study desk and chair
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The College also has a social block which has a range of social and other facilities including a College Bar (The Igloo), a Games Room, a Computer Room, a TV Room and a dedicated Art Room. We also have a Music Practice Room which we encourage our students to use as much as possible. John Snow College is seven minutes walk from Queen's Campus (the main teaching area).
Durham University Colleges' Accommodation at Mezzino
John Snow College students can also be accommodated at Mezzino which is a large, purpose built, student residence that can accommodate around 380 students. The rooms in Mezzino are arranged in apartments of varied size with shared kitchens, equipped with dishwashers and televisions.
Facilities in each bedroom include:
- double bed
- wardrobe and chest of drawers
- study desk & chair
- en-suite shower, toilet & wash-hand basin
- broadband internet access
For more information please see the following link:
All students at Mezzino also have full access to the facilities in College accommodation. Mezzino is two minutes walk from John Snow College and nine minutes walk from Queen's Campus.
Durham University have arranged contents insurance cover from Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd for students who reside in College accommodation.
If you would like to see information on what is covered by the current contents insurance service, plus details of optional additional/top up covers, please see visit www.endsleigh.co.uk/reviewcover
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You can enter your policy number HH1288 at http://ends.ly/CoverReview to check your policy details.
You should visit the review cover link to:
- Check what is covered
- Check key exclusions and limitations
- Check your policy excess
- Check how to make a claim, extend and personalise your cover
It is important that you find out exactly what the basic level of cover is as you may find that this is not sufficient for your individual circumstances and you need to extend it to protect all of your possessions both in and outside of your room.
There is one ground floor study bedroom in John Snow College specifically adapted for students with disabilities. Please make sure the Accommodation & Facilities Services Coordinator is aware of any special needs you may have which could affect your allocation of room (e.g. wheelchair user). You can contact the Accommodation & Facilities Services Coordinator at email@example.com
If you have a television in your room, you will need your own TV licence for it. More information is available at (tvlicensing.co.uk/studentinfo)
Click here for a breakdown of the accommodation charges for 2016/17. Please note that the charges stated are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change.