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First class facilities

We pride ourselves on our outstanding facilities. Whether it is the University’s Bill Bryson Library, with its Archives and Special Collections attracting scholars from all over the world, cutting-edge IT support, or the opportunity to study abroad, you will find a wide range of facilities to complement, support and enhance your academic studies.

We are committed to ensuring that we provide the very best facilities to support our students throughout their studies. We have a continual programme of improvements and annually invest millions of pounds to make sure that you have access to high-quality lecture theatres, seminar rooms and subject specific facilities such as science laboratories and dedicated libraries.

As part of the £60 million Durham Project, the Palatine Centre houses all student services including a careers facility, counselling and disability services, immigration and financial support, and a catering facility. The project also included an impressive extension to the Bill Bryson Library, and new Law School complete with Moot Court. The Palatine Centre has been ranked 'Excellent' for its environmental design.

The University has recently completed work on a £11.5 million new building to house the world-renowned Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics. 

Centre for Teaching and Learning 

New for 2019/20, our centrally located Centre for Teaching and Learning (pictured above) will offer state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, taking advantage of the latest digital technologies to help us deliver education that is challenging, enabling, research-led and transformative.

The Centre will offer a wide range of learning environments, including new classrooms that will allow students to share courses in real time with peers from institutions around the world. There will be lecture theatres, teaching rooms, education labs where new teaching and training methods will be developed, student learning zones and catering facilities.

Our facilities include: