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Stephenson College

 Stephenson College

Welcome to our Stephenson College website

Stephenson College, affectionately known as 'Stevo', was founded in 2001 and is a modern, purpose-built college offering high-quality accommodation and a well-rounded student experience. We are named after the great Northern railway pioneer, George Stephenson, and are situated on the riverside at the centre of the University's modern Queen's Campus, Stockton. At Stephenson, you can expect a friendly welcome to a diverse community of students and staff.

‘Me quondam mirabitur orbis’ – One day I shall astonish the world. Stephenson students are selected for their ambition to do something good and extraordinary. We all have it within us to astonish the world, at some time and in our own way; we continuously seek to give our students the opportunity and courage to try new things, whether they be academic or extracurricular.

Please use the links on the left to find out more about Stephenson College.

Messages from the College

Seeking volunteers to support SCR activities

Stephenson College are looking for volunteers to suport the organisation of events and activities for our SCR members. Read more about this opportunity here.

Stockton Duathlon Festival Road Closures

On Sunday 26th April 2015 the following roads in the local area will be closed and diversions may be in operation.

7am-6pm Council of Europe Boulevarde (Princess of Wales Bridge), Maritime Road (part), Riverside A1305 (part), Church Road (part) A1046, Gyratory System

10:45am-5pm Princeton Drive, University Boulevard, Harvard Avenue, Columbia Drive.

For queries on the Stockton Duathalon Festival please contact Andrea Hogg on 01642 524598 or email
For information on road closures contact Mark Gillson on 01642 526725 or email

Congratulations to those receiving an offer of a place at Stephenson!

Many congratulations if you have recently received your offer of a place to study at Durham University, as a member of Stephenson College. Take a look at our Undergraduate Life pages to find out more about being a student at Stephenson.

Recent News

Need a replacement campus card? Quicker way to pay.

CIS have introduced online payment for replacement campus cards, to save you time and a trip to the IT Service Desk. Replacing a lost campus card costs £5 and rather than making your way to the Service Desk to pay, you will now be able to do it online. Click here to find out what you need to do…

London Alumni Reunion

Thank you for attending our second annual Stephenson College Alumni Reunion on March 20th 2015 at the George on the Strand, London. It was wonderful to meet you all and to hear your tales of your time at Stephenson and it was delightful to hear how well you are now doing.

It was great to see you again and we hope you had a wonderful time meeting fellow Stephenson Alumni and also catching up with those who you may not have seen for years. We hope that you continue to thrive in your chosen career and we hope to either see you at another alumni event soon or welcome you back to Stephenson College

Thank You to Dr Wilf Wilde

The college would like to thank Wilf for providing a talk on 'The Political Economy of Energy Wars and Cold Wars'. It was a most interesting evening and we hope to welcome Wilf back to College in October 2015, look out for another talk from Wilf which will be advertised via our Collegiate Programme.

College Drop-in Sessions

Stephenson College are now running student support drop-in sessions. These will be taking place in college from 9am to 10:30am Tuesdays and Fridays. Please just turn up, no appointment necessary.

Congratulations to Rui Jing and Addie Godfrey Alumni 2015

We would like to congradualate former Stephenson students Rui Jing who won "2013/2014 Msc Marketing Best Business Project", and Addie Godfrey who was awarded "Best Dissertation"

(Right) Rui Jing receiving her award from Annie Robinson (Student Support Administrator).

Upcoming Events

For a calendar of all upcoming events please click here

Taster Day

Queen's Campus, Stockton, 27th April 2015, 1.30-4.15pm.

Taster days are an opportunity for students to visit the Campus and find out more about being a Durham student. Visitors will take part in an interactive academic taster session from their chosen department as well as finding out about the many exciting opportunities to get involved in as a member of a College.

We warmly welcome students from year 9 to year 13, who may be thinking about their future. We can accommodate large groups, with ample parking facilities and disabled access.

To sign up please click here.

Should you need any further information please follow this link or call us on 0191 3340560.

Scholars' Supper on FGM

29th April 2015, 16:00, Stephenson Central Meeting Room

This scholars' supper will introduce two guest Cris McCurley and Gloria Mosha from the National Council of Women to speak on the topic of Female Genital Mutilation.

Following the talk there will be dinner and discussion in the Snug, Waterside at approximately 5:30pm

All are welcome to join us free of charge for the talk and students attending the talk may also dine for free (staff and SCR charged £10 for meal).

If you wish to attend this event please click here to sign up for catering purposes.

Inaugural Lecture with Professor David Eccles

Skill Acqusition in Sport: A Cognitive Perspective

6th May 2015, 18:00 to 19:00, A011 Holliday Building

In this lecture, expertise in sport is shown to depend in part on acquired cognitive strategies that effectively circumvent natural limits on information processing. Thus, superior sports performance may be available to all aspiring athletes, not just a privileged few.

Please follow this link to book

Joint Scholars' Supper presented by Simon Forrest

22nd May 2015, 5:30pm, D111 (Ebsworth Building)

‘A very British affair: the ‘problem’ of sex, education and young people in contemporary Britain’

We are pleased to invite you to the last Scholars' Supper of the academic year.

Dinner to follow at 6.30pm in the Waterside Suite, Holliday Building

Students can attend the seminar and meal for free.

For more information, including how to book, please follow this link.

A Day of Knowledge and Wisdom

Monday 1st June 2015

A Day of Knowledge and Wisdom will be day long conference, and is targeted at the students who study at Queen’s Campus. It will offer them an opportunity to share their own ideas and research work as well as learn about the work of their peers in the same and different subject areas or departments. The event is supported by both John Snow and Stephenson Colleges

Any student who wishes to, is encouraged to apply to speak.

To sign up or find out more please visit and email any questions to

Contact Details

Stephenson College
Durham University
TS17 6JZ
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 0545