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Durham University

St John's College

Health and wellbeing

Support from College during your time at University

At St John’s College, we care about your wellbeing and development. Your time at University is not only about gaining academic skills and knowledge, but about growing as an independent learner. We are here to help build your capacity to navigate challenges both during your time at Durham, and in future, and engage successfully with your studies and with University life.

Our dedicated student support team comprises of the Senior Tutor’s Office, with Resident Tutors who live on site and Pastoral Tutors who each look after a groups of students; the College Chaplain; as well as the student-led SJCR and MCR Welfare teams. We offer support and advice when things are tough, and seek to foster a positive environment where we can learn and grow together as individuals and as a community.

Student support drop-in sessions

Assistant Senior Tutor's Office (left from reception in Haughton)

Mondays and Wednesdays - 2:30pm-3:30pm and Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am throughout term-time.

To make an appointment outside these hours with a member of staff in the Senior Tutor's Office, just email

Contact us

Senior Tutor's Office

St John's College 
3 South Bailey 

Office hours: 8:3012:30, 13:3016:30

T: 0191 334 3842

Student support and wellbeing: 


College enquiries, admissions and accommodation:

Check out the brand new MCR Postgraduate Wellbeing Handbook, with advice, submitted by students, for taking care of your wellbeing and your mental health while you study for a postgraduate degree. Click on the image to leaf through the flipbook edition, or open the pdf version.

The Samaritans offer a 24/7 listening service for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. It is anonymous, non-judgmental and available. Call 116 123.

Nightline is a listening service, open every night of term between 9pm and 7am. You can find the telephone number on the back of your Campus Card, and on your DUO homepage.

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.