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Durham University

St John's College


Dawn, Steph, Joy, Clare, Lilly, Gemma, Sue, Joanne, Lynne, June, Christina, Tracey, Margaret, Paula, Carole and Anita

Meet the team

Sue Hobson (Domestic Manager) and Lynne Ramage (Housekeeper) are responsible for all of the accommodation in College and for the cleanliness of the public areas and facilities throughout the buildings. The Housekeeping Office is in Haughton House, along the corridor from Reception – Sue and Lynne are happy to help with any student/guest accommodation queries and public room bookings. They manage the team of Domestic Assistants – the ladies work in pairs and are allocated a block of accommodation for the year, so you will get to know the ladies who work in your area.


The Domestic Assistants clean corridors and communal spaces Monday to Friday. They service student bedrooms twice per week – one day to clean and vacuum the room and once to empty waste bins. Bathrooms are cleaned every weekday. Please note that washing up in communal kitchens is not part of their duties!

Contact us

Housekeeping team

St John's College 
3 South Bailey 

Office hours: 08:30-17:00

T: 0191 334 3877


St John's College, Durham is a recognised College of Durham University and incorporates Cranmer Hall. Charity No. 1141701 Limited Company No. 113496 (England and Wales) VAT No. 334 6364 57.