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Durham University


Current University Reviews

Residential Operations Review: Colleges

Professor Martyn Evans, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Colleges and Student Experience) said:

“As part of the ongoing work to improve University ways of working, we have been reviewing residential student experience services within our Colleges. The purpose of the review is to ensure that our residential student experience services are operating as well as possible and are resilient for the future.

“The collegiate system is, and will remain, an integral part of our University identity. All operations staff in the Colleges Division will continue to have a clear mandate to support and enable colleges to express their individual identities.

“We are very grateful to all staff and students for their engagement throughout the review process. We are now entering the implementation phase and the new structures will be in place from 1 August.

Residential Operations Review: Catering

Professor Martyn Evans, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Colleges and Student Experience) commented:

"As part of the Colleges and Catering Operations Review, we are also looking at our catering operations across the University to enable us to better meet our students’ needs, both now and in the future.

"Our aim is to provide a healthier, more balanced menu which offers greater flexibility in terms of when and where students can eat. Through increasing choice, we will also improve value for money for students.

"In the first phase we are rolling out a new menu, combined with rebalanced structures across six colleges: Collingwood, Grey, St Cuthbert’s, Hatfield, Trevelyan and St Mary’s. We have taken into account each College’s different requirements from its catering function, including College formals, and internal and external trading activities.

“We are very grateful to both staff and students for their engagement throughout the review process, which is now in its implementation phase.”

"The changes coincide with new catering facilities opening in the Bill Bryson Library, as well as the opening of the Teaching and Learning Centre which will have two different catering outlets, offering increased choice and capacity."