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Student experience

Durham University is not just a great place to further your studies, it is a great place to be a student.

Our thriving community ensures that your are offered a student lifestyle with access to entertainment, sport, events and extensive support services. There are a huge variety of extra-curricular activities on offer, the majority of them student-led and student-run. Postgraduate students are welcome to get involved with extracurricular events and activities, either through college or at University-level, helping you to develop a broad range of skills to equip you for your future career.

There are endless opportunities and activities for getting involved in events and activities.

Postgraduate study can be intense, so should you need a respite from your studies, there are plenty of things to do in and around the university. Volunteer for charity work, stage a play, sing in a choir, or join a sports team, you will find many opportunities to engage with other students and meet new people. You can pursue exisiting hobbies and interests, or try out new ones in a friendly, supportive environment.

Durham University currently has:

  • Over 200 different clubs and socieities to join
  • Over 500 sports teams across 18 different sports
  • 600 student theatre members
  • 1,000 student volunteers working on 50 projects a year in the local community
Winter Congregation 2016

Winter Congregation 2016

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Find out more about graduation from Durham graduates and an alumni who was awarded an Honorary Degree at the Winter Congregation ceremonies, held in Durham Cathedral.

How to Apply

Apply to study at Durham University.