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Durham University

St John's College

The Leadbeater College Accommodation Award

The Leadbeater College Accommodation Award was launched in 2018, established through a generous contribution to College in memory of Gordon Leadbeater. The purpose of the award is to promote widening participation and access by supporting new undergraduate students from lower income families to live in St John’s College in their first year, and to encourage innovative contributions to College life. It is expected that 1000 GBP is awarded annually to one scholar, and used to offset their College accommodation fees.

The application process for 2020/21 is now closed. Applications for 2021/22 will open in October 2021.


  • Full-time UK first year undergraduate students who do not already have an undergraduate degree
  • Household income as assessed by Student Finance England (or equivalent) is under £35,000.

Terms and conditions

  • A payment of 1000 GBP is used to offset the award holder’s College accommodation fees in the second or third term of the academic year.
  • The awardee must write and submit a blog post (ca 500 words) for the College blog, John’s Chronicle.

Assessment criteria

  • Potential contribution to College life
  • Evidence of need and eligibility.

Contact us

Senior Tutor's Office

St John's College 
3 South Bailey 

Office hours: 9:0012:30, 13:3016:30

T: 0191 334 3881

Student support and wellbeing: 


College enquiries, admissions and accommodation:

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