Visits to Academic Departments and Colleges
We highly recommend visiting us at one of our Pre-application Open Days or joining us for a Discover Durham Tours as these really are the best ways to get the most from a visit to the University. Alternatively you may wish to undertake a self-guided tour, a great way to familiarise yourself with Durham city.
Some of our Colleges offer the opportunity to visit outside of these organised events. You can use the links below to contact them directly to arrange a visit. Unfortunately if they are not listed below then they are unable to accommodate visitors other than during our events. This may be for a variety of reasons but generally it is to respect the privacy of current students resident in the College. Each college is unique in the layout of their buildings and it is this that restricts the access to colleges outside of advertised activities.
Where possible departments are keen to accommodate visitors outside of the Open Days and Discover Durham Tours, however they are restricted to staff and facility availability. We ask visitors to fill out an enquiry form, with a minimum of 6 weeks notice prior to your intended visit date. We will then do our best to accommodate your request. When emailing please provide your proposed
- visit date(s)
- visit time
Please do not attend without a prior arranged appointment as we cannot guarantee you will be seen.
The links below will take you to either an booking form or an email page to allow you to arrange your visit.
- College of St Hild and St Bede - Self-guided Tour available from reception please be aware you may not be able to view a typical student room.
- Grey College
- John Snow College
- Josephine Butler College
- St Aidan's College
- St Chad's College
- St Cuthberts Society
- St Mary's College
- Trevelyan College
- Van Mildert College
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