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Durham University


Queen's Campus

Durham University International Study Centre

If you are studying the International Foundation Year, Pre-Masters programmes or English Language Preparation course delivered at the Durham University International Study Centre you will be based at Queen’s Campus, Stockton.

Here you will be living and studying in an area of contrasts; from its urban shopping centre and retail park to the many parks, walks and riverside attractions.

The Campus is situated in a striking waterfront setting and combines a friendly and vibrant student community with modern living. In and around the Campus there are a range of sporting, cultural and leisure activities, including one of the UK’s best whitewater courses. Find out more about the Durham University International Study Centre location.

Around Queen's Campus

The Campus is a short walk from Stockton’s busy town centre, offering all the familiar high-street shops, two malls, great restaurants and bars, and regular markets. You will find cultural attractions including the 18th-century Georgian Theatre and ARC, an arts venue which houses two theatres, a cinema, a dance studio, three bars and a restaurant, and hosts a variety of productions. 

The nearby Teesside shopping and leisure complex offers a huge variety of well-known stores and restaurants, a multiplex cinema and bowling.

There are lots of annual events in Stockton including Stockton International Riverside Festival, which is one of the finest street-art festivals in the UK, a spectacular fireworks display, and Christmas and spring festivals.

At the nearby Tees Barrage, an Olympic-standard white water course, you can enjoy kayaking, canoeing and white-water rafting. Alternatively you can try diving, kayaking, jet-skiing and rowing at the Water Sports Centre opposite the Campus.

Travel a little further and you will arrive in vibrant Middlesbrough – a popular choice for nights out and shopping sprees. In addition to a great selection of bars, nightclubs, restaurants and shops, Middlesbrough’s attractions include mima, one of the UK’s leading galleries for contemporary art.

Another short journey away is Yarm, a picturesque, cosmopolitan, Georgian town previously voted the UK’s best High Street. It offers an array of cafés, exclusive restaurants and boutique shops, as well as walks along the tranquil riverside. Annual events include Yarm Fair where the High Street is taken over by a large funfair for five days, and the Yarm Gala with fun on the river, live music and street entertainers.