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Durham University

Welcome to John Snow College

Applicants 2021/22

John Snow Students are housed at our brand new College buildings on the Mount Oswald site in Durham City.

The majority of our undergraduate Freshers will be accommodated in an ensuite room in a cluster flat (of between 5 and 8 bedrooms) in one of our four large accommodation blocks. We have dedicated Townhouses (12 bedrooms, six bathrooms each of which is dedicated for two named students to share) which are ideal for UG Freshers who request a Female-only environment, Male-only environment, or Alcohol-free environment. All of the beds at John Snow are 3/d siz beds (half way between a single and a double bed). We understand that some students cannot, or prefer not, to live alongside and share their kitchen with students of the opposite sex, or with students who drink alcohol. The Townhouses are also generally quieter places to live. With a heart building in the centre of college accomodation which includes the staff offices, JCR, MCR and bar.

There is also a Hub, with an events hall, gym, music practice rooms, a performance practice room, a Yoga/dance studio, a launderette, a faith room, and a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).