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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

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.

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…

Recent News

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.

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.

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

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

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