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John Snow College


A typical John Snow College Study Bedroom

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. Applicants who do not wish to do so must apply in writing to the College Principal explaining their reasons (Please note, there is no guarantee that permission will be granted).

John Snow College has two sources of University accommodation for John Snow students.

John Snow College Halls of Residence

We have approximately 230 study bedrooms in College Halls 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
  • single bed
  • wardrobe
  • drawer Unit
  • task lighting
  • shelves
  • insurance Cover for Students

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 usede 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
  • noticeboard
  • en-suite shower, toilet & wash-hand basin
  • broadband internet access

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All students at Mezzino also have full access to the facilities in College Halls. Mezzino is two minutes walk from John Snow College and nine minutes walk from Queen's Campus.