What Our Students Say
Meet Laura (Second Year, Spanish and French)
"Cuth's has given me so much in the short time I've been at Durham. It has given me endless opportunities to step out of my comfort zone, by getting involved in sports and societies (like netball, which I haven't played since primary school!) and the JCR. The Cuth's family has provided me with a home from home, a phenomenal support system and the opportunity to grow as a person. I've met some of my best friends here and my involvement in the college has given me an insight into what I want to do for the rest of my life. I can't wait to see what the next 3 years have to hold!"
Meet Dan (Recent graduate, Philosophy and Physics)
“I think what makes St Cuthbert’s Society so special to me is in the name: St Cuthbert's Society. We were established as a society in order to welcome a broader range of people. I think that noble tradition carries through to this day. Wrapped up in that term, for me, are connotations of warmth and belonging; everyone belongs in our society. It is this inclusive atmosphere that fosters a lively array of activities. I've played three sports for the college, held two elected positions and taken part in various societies - Ted Gup's writing group being the highlight. In a few years time when I think back to my time at Cuth's I'll focus on to how I have felt each Cuth's Day: exuberant, alive and just that little bit wistful"
Meet Alex (Third Year, Ancient History)
"To me, Cuth’s is at the heart of my university experience. The vibrant JCR takes so much initiative and creates so many opportunities for all the students. I have become treasurer of the drama society, organised a ball on social committee, played in sports matches and welcomed prospective students on open days. I have even run election campaigns and bagged myself an exec position - something that I never expected to do. My degree may be why I’m here, but Cuth's is why I’ll stay"
Meet Chris (Third Year, Biomedical Sciences)
"Having been out of education for a good few years, I was excited but also apprehensive about the prospect of coming to university. In hindsight, I should not have had any apprehension at all. I can only heap praise upon Durham and St Cuthbert’s Society in particular because it’s everything I didn’t expect it to be and more. I’ve taken up rowing, a sport I never dreamed I would end up doing, have been elected as the Male Welfare Officer of the JCR and am thoroughly enjoying my course. Cuth’s has an atmosphere like one I’ve never experienced: warm, vibrant and welcoming. I have found a family away from family at St. Cuthbert’s Society and genuinely don’t know whether I go to or leave home at the end of term"
Meet Alanna (MA Student, Early Modern History)
"Being part of St Cuthbert’s Society has truly enhanced my time at Durham University. As a postgraduate student, moving to a new country can be a daunting experience. From the moment I arrived at Brooks House, I was greeted by friendly faces, eager to help and show me just how truly amazing our college is. I ran to be a social rep for the PG committee, joined the Social Committee and am now Cuth’s Day manager. Being involved in the JCR has been such an enriching experience, and I am so thankful for all the friends I have made and wonderful experiences that the college has offered"