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Supporting your studies


When you join Durham University you will find plenty of facilities to support, complement and enhance your studies. We are committed to an ongoing programme of investment in current and new facilities. In recent years has seen major developments to lecture theatres, seminar rooms and subject specific facilities such as science laboratories, state-of-the-art equipment and dedicated libraries. In 2019 our brand new, state-of-the-art Centre for Learning and Teaching will open with cutting edge lecture theatres, teaching rooms and education labs. 

We have an outstanding range of study resources for students including well-stocked libraries and IT services, with Wi-Fi readily available. You will benefit from access to award-winning museums, where you can utilise historical collections to support your studies and research.

If you are looking to learn another language to prepare for study abroad, develop skills which will help with your degree studies, enhance your employment prospects, or just for fun, we can help develop your foreign language skills. We offer a range of courses from Arabic and Chinese to Spanish, either credit bearing or extra-curricular.

See our webpages for more information on our current and future projects to develop our facilities. 

Anissa Alifandi, Natural Sciences student

"The library is a calm and productive working environment and it is full of useful tools, whether it is essential course material or extra reading you require,

The online resources are invaluable and you can access the catalogue from anywhere – then you can pick up the book you need."


At Durham University we don’t just offer academic support. We care about your personal wellbeing and we have developed a range of services to help you.

From advice for disabled students, staying safe on campus to faith support we can provide you with all the information you need.

For more information, see our section on welfare and support.