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Durham University

St Cuthbert's Society

St Cuthbert's Society

Current Students Please Note:

The University has introduced a new system of misconduct and disciplinary regulations related to Covid-19. Click here for more information explaining the regulations and the consequences of failure to observe them.

Welcome to St Cuthbert's Society

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing, rapidly changing situation regarding the COVID-19 virus please see the University's designated page for current information:

Just a reminder to all current students that college student support remains available to all students.

If you need help and advice please email
We will arrange a telephone appointment or video call for you. No problem is too small, please get in touch.

Also a reminder that Durham University remains fully committed to providing wellbeing support and advice to students both in Durham and elsewhere during this challenging time. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for a number of student support related topics may prove useful during this period. There are a number of resources identified and a range of helpful information provided that will be of relevance to many students. There are also some FAQs that may be of particular relevance to international students remaining in Durham.

These FAQs will be expanded over the coming days and weeks, and will be updated as and when required.

You can find the student support and wellbeing related FAQs at:…/studentsupportdirect/…/


Cuth's News

Burns Night

The traditional Formal adapted remarkably well to Zoom, and about 40 members of Cuth’s enjoyed a lively evening of music, speeches and conversation on Wednesday. Sarah McAllister was the Inspiring Woman Speaker, with a searing account of how she survived a very challenging time last year. Yet again Professor Graeme Small embellished the Address to the Haggis most ingeniously with accounts of how the Principal has hunted it over the years, and cut into an actual haggis most dramatically. Alumnus Matthew Morgan had recorded a lovely version of ‘My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose’, and with Choir members Caroline McCartney and Megan Davies he sang ‘The Bonny Bonny Banks of Loch Lomond’ for us – it’s such a pleasure in these constrained times to hear live singing. The Principal discussed Burns’ enthusiasm for the American Revolution and his subsequent popularity there in her Immortal Memory address. Rishi Jindal and Elena Martin (both now working in Manchester) were wonderfully witty in their Toast to the Lassies and Reply. Those present included alumni, SCR and JCR members (some as far away as America), and the PVC Colleges Jeremy Cook.

(3 Feb 2021) » More on Burns Night


Congratulations to St Cuthbert’s postgraduates Charlotte Clews and Joshua Ryan who have been awarded the following from the Enterprise Team.
Charlotte Clews (Biosciences Research Masters) has received a Startup Grant for her project 'CURIOU', producing a platform/community which allows researchers to communicate their work and findings to the general public in the form of blogs/visual diagrams/short interviews and Q and A sessions. 
Joshua Ryan (MA Philosophy student) has been awarded a runner up prize in the Bright Ideas Challenge. The Bright Ideas Challenge is the annual 'elevator pitch' competition where ideas are shared by video with prizes for the top 3 videos.
Going forward for the remainder of this term, the following activities are taking place. We're hoping St Cuthbert’s students will get involved!
- Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Entrepreneurial Impact, chance to win £20,000. Accepting applications until 12pm Monday 25th January.
- Startup Masterclasses, every Tuesday until end of February.
- Blueprint Startup Challenge, top prize of £10,000. Accepting applications until 5pm Wednesday 3rd February.
- Idea Evolution Fund, chance to receive up to £5,000 of funding. Accepting applications until 5pm Wednesday 10th February.
- Social Impact Fund, win up to £2,000. Accepting applications until 5pm Wednesday 10th February.
- Start Up Funding, receive up to £250 of funding.

(21 Jan 2021)

College Events

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Careers and Opportunities Events this week - Tuesday 2nd March

Careers and Opportunities Events this week - Thursday 4th March

Contact Details

St Cuthbert's Society
12 South Bailey
T - 0191 334 3400

St Cuthbert's Society
Brooks House
Old Elvet
T - 0191 334 6596

Undergraduate Student Development Awards, Postgraduate Research Grants, The Collingridge Moore Engineering Grant and SCR Performing Arts Grants

Applications are open for Undergraduate Student Development Awards; the Collingridge Moore Engineering Grant for second, third and fourth year engineering students; Postgraduate Research Grants; and SCR Performing Arts Grants.We recognise that activities and events may be disrupted or cancelled due to Covid -19 and College will require confirmation that any activity will be going ahead prior to any award being paid. However please do not let this discourage you from applying.

The deadline for applications for all grants is Friday 12th March 2021

For further information about how to apply please login through the Current Students tab to the Awards & Grants section on the college website at Awards & Grants.

If you have any questions or queries please contact the Vice-Principal , Dr Jon Warren.