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Durham University

South College

Online Post Offer Visit Day


South College Online Post Offer Visit Day

Welcome to South College and your chance to be part of something truly special. We know you hoped to visit in person. We are truly sorry that is not possible.

As Durham’s first new college since 2006, South College offers a liberating combination of tradition and modernity. Already, it has inherited the magic of Durham’s collegiate history and added a dash of twenty first century inclusivity. South has everything you expect of Durham and the ambition to contribute more. It also has some of the finest accommodation, social and sporting facilities in the country.

From the moment you arrive, your college will offer all the opportunities that make Durham special. Our sports clubs, music and theatre societies are ready to make their mark on this fantastic university. We have already agreed one volunteering scheme and we are determined to engage actively with our local community.

The democratic system of student representation in which we take great pride is simply waiting for your participation. South has embraced the best of Durham University. You will have the chance to help your college invent distinctive new traditions.

We have a superb café-bar, state of the art drama and music rooms and an outstanding gym and games area. Our dining room in The Hub will host our weekly formal dinners. The study space and common rooms in our Pitcairn Building are located alongside the offices of the College staff, providing immediate access to guidance and support available 24/7. And, of course, South College’s study bedrooms and student kitchens are simply the best.

We hope this site will help you to understand South College’s buildings, services and ambitions. We look forward to meeting you in person and to working with you to make South College a great place in which to make friends and enjoy some of the best days of your life. Our Pioneer Scholars who have volunteered to join South from colleges across the university are ready to welcome you and introduce you to life at Durham.

With warm best wishes from the Staff and Students of South College.