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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.

Upcoming Events

For a calendar of all upcoming events please click here

Scholars' Talk with Wilf Wilde

We are pleased to invite you to this Scholars' Supper on Wednesday 4th March 2015, where Wilf Wilde, will be discussing his work. Dinner will begin at 5:30pm in the Snug, Waterside followed by talk in Stephenson Central Meeting Room at approximately 6:15pm.

All are welcome, free of charge for the seminar and meal.

Please follow this link to book before 12 noon on Monday 2nd March 2015.


Wilf intends to have a look at events since 2003 in the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe in a wider economic and historical context than the normal coverage. He will focus especially on Syria, Egypt and the Ukraine, but also look briefly at Iraq, Libya and Russia.

Alumni News

We are pleased to announce the venue for our annual London Reunion has been confirmed for 20th March 2015. For more information, and bookings please click here.

Messages from the College

Additional Rede Bus Service 21A

With effect from Thursday 19th February 2015 until the end of the academic year, students residing at Rede House will be able to use the 21A Arriva bus service free between Middlesbrough Bus Station and Stockton High Street. Students must show their Essential Rede House passes to gain free travel. The bus stops on Mandal Road near Thornaby Railway Station and at Rialto Court. We hope this will offer some further assistance throughout the day. 

Please click here for a full timetable.

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.

Don’t forget to book on to one of our Open Days if you wish to visit us.

Welcome to Annie Robinson

We would like to welcome the newest member of our team Annie Robinson (Student Support Administrator). Many of you will get know Annie and see her around over the coming months at Wednesday Evening Dining.

For a photo and full description of Annie (and the rest of the team) please click here.

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.

Recent News

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"

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

Our new JCR website is now live.

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our JCR the new website is now up and running.

Please follow this link to find out more about who they are, what they can do for you, and the fantastic list of events for the coming freshers week.

Contact Details

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