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
Barbara Conn is the Cleaner for Laming block and she has worked at the University for about 7 years now.
Over the year Barbara has become very close to the students in the block that she is responsible for and she will be especially sad to see the students leave.
Our cleaners do a lot more than clean kitchens and shower rooms, they get to know the students very well and if they have any concerns about the welfare of a student or if they see that someone isn’t looking well they will point it out to College staff who will look into the matter further. Also they aren’t afraid to give students a little push/telling off too if they aren’t pulling their weight in the flats!
From a pastoral care point of view it goes to show that it's not just College staff that have the best interests of the students at heart…it’s a team effort here at Stevo!
Barbara was overwhelmed as she has received a lot of gifts and cards from students as they were leaving the accommodation. The top floor of Laming made a great effort by all signing a joint card and filling it with verses and thank yous! The chocolates she received also went down a treat!
She has also had contact from Parents to say that they are grateful for making their sons/daughters first year at Stephenson College a welcoming one and for taking good care of the students.
Barbara has shed a few tears as she will miss all of the students when they leave but she would like to wish you all the very best of luck for the future!
Well done to all of our students who have finished their exams, we hope you enjoy your well earned summer break. For those of you graduating this year we look forward to celebrating with you and your guests in the Debating Chamber of Pemberton Building.
Good Luck to Primary Education Students
We would like to wish the best of good luck to those studying Primary Education who will soon be going on placement.
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.
For a calendar of all upcoming events please click here
A Day of Knowledge and Wisdom
Monday 1st June 2015
A Day of Knowledge and Wisdom is a conference 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
The conference will begin at 10.30am and continue until 4pm.
If you are attending the conference please register by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Farzan Batki
We would like to congratulate Farzan Batki a fourth year KPMG student who has entered the "Pitch to Rich" competition held by Sir Richard Branson for innovative ideas. His app is the iWin App which aims to increase the legitimacy of targeted advertising by giving companies the opportunity to access customers through competitions. Farzan is one of only 150 shortlisted idea hoping to make it to the semi-finals. We would like to with him the best of luck in the coming months. If you would like to see his pitch please follow this link.
Congratulations to Harold Kristandt
We would like to congratulate Harold Kristandt on his efforts in the Blueprint Enterprise Challenge. Although Harold was unable to complete the competitive aspect of the challenge he has made fantastic progress and as such the Blueprint Team saw fit to award him with the ‘Special Recognition Award’ for his efforts.
Well Done to the Durham Award Recipients.
We would like to congratulate the Stephenson students who achieved the Durham Awards this year. The Durham Award recognises student’s employability through extracurricular activities in addition to the course of study. Those receiving the award completed an application, an interview with university staff and graduate recruiters and received feedback from them.
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…
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.