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Durham University

Stephenson College

Stephenson College

Congratulations to all students receiving confirmation of your place at Stephenson College.

Welcome to Stephenson College

Stephenson College is one of the youngest of Durham's Colleges, founded in 2001 and named after the "Father of Railways" George Stephenson, a great inventor and social innovator. We are a modern, welcoming, inclusive College, where our students engage in a wide range of opportunities that challenge them, provide a window to the world and help them develop as active global citizens. 

At Stephenson we encourage and support our students to pursue their intellectual curiosity and celebrate innovation and new ideas. We are a College that encourages students to develop a sense of service and civic responsibility and our students are recognised for championing sustainability. Students at Stephenson have the opportunity to develop their self-awareness, leadership and problem-solving skills, and participate in a wide range of societies and sports teams of interest to the widest possible group. We host and engage world-class scholars, research postgraduates, postdoctoral students and researchers through the forging of close and supportive relationships with all departments in the University. 

Since 2018 the College has been situated in calm green surroundings on the land of a former farm. Our facilities reflect our identity and values offering multiple opportunities for students to engage in a range of music, performance, sports and creative activities, as well as providing a comfortable social space for relaxing and community dining. We also provide quiet space for studying. We have strong links with the local community through programmes aimed at widening participation, volunteering and learning as well as international links, which support our students’ development. 

Our aim is to provide the opportunities and support to inspire our students to be the best they can be and in the words of our College motto: 'me quondam mirabitur orbis', we hope that each and every one of our students will, at some time and in their own way, astonish the world. 

Contact Details

Stephenson College
Howlands Farm
South Road
County Durham

Tel: +44 (0)191 334 0545
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