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Durham University

St Mary's College

About St Mary's

Ask any Durham student about University life and it's likely they'll mention that one of the best aspects of studying here is our collegiate system. One of Durham's 'Hill Colleges', St Mary's occupies imposing neo-classical buildings with a wonderful view of the city and its Cathedral. Originally founded in the 19th century, St Mary's retains the traditions of a long-established College in supporting and nurturing academic excellence, whilst also encouraging students to take advantage of the many opportunities available to participate in music, art, drama, sport and community projects. Elsewhere in these webpages you'll find details for the wide range of extra-curricular activities and how you can become involved in College and University societies.

All the staff at St Mary's across the various teams - Operations, Catering, Admissions, Administration and Welfare - are dedicated to supporting your studies, your interests and your wellbeing, ensuring that your time here is happy and productive.

'The College is one big family. Everyone is friendly and welcoming'; not my words, but comments from a Student Experience Survey.

We hope to welcome you to St Mary's.

Maggi Dawn