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Durham University


Post-offer Visit Days

Post-offer Visit Days are an opportunity for those holding an offer with Durham University to sample their chosen course, view their college community and get an insight into student life. The events enable you to make an informed choice about your next steps in your application journey.

Dates and Times
We have plenty of opportunities for you to join us in a Post-offer Visit Day during February and March. Take a look at the different events on offer and proposed dates below. This will help you to plan your visit. Please note that not all colleges are able to offer residential options. South College will be offering a residential option but this will be held in Collingwood College whilst South College is being completed.

Day Visit - an ideal opportunity if you wish to arrive and cover everything in one day. Day events run from 09:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 19th February 2020
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Wednesday 25th March 2020

A Residential Visit provides you with the opportunity to experience college life as a resident followed by your academic taster the following day. As a residential visitor you will be expected to remain on site throughout the visit unless undertaking an accompanied tour of the city and to abide by the offer holder code of conduct.
Arrive: Monday 23th March 2020 from 16:00 until Tuesday 24th March 2020 13:00 (approx.) or,
Arrive: Tuesday 24th March 2020 from 16:00 until Wednesday 25th March 2020 13:00 (approx.)

As a Day Visitor with Evening Meal, you will have a perfect opportunity to experience a little of college life if you aren't able to stay overnight in a college. As an evening visitor you will be expected to remain on site throughout the visit unless undertaking an accompanied tour of the city and to abide by the offer holder code of conduct.
Evening Meal: Monday 23th March 2020 18:00 - 23:00 (approx)
Academic Taster: Tuesday 24th March 2020 (10:00 - 13:00) or,
Evening meal: Tuesday 24th March 2020 18:00 - 23:00 (approx)
Academic Taster: Wednesday 25th March 2020 (10:00 - 13:00)

As a residential or evening visitor you may want to extend your visit to the University past 13:00 by visiting some of our support services or facilities as the event will finish at 16:30 on both Tuesday 24th March and Wednesday 25 March.

How to Book

Post-offer Visit Days are only open to Durham University offer holders and you will receive a personal invite to attend following your offer, once the booking system is open.

The booking system for the February event usually opens late December and for the March events mid-February. In order to book for the March events you will need to wait until you have been allocated your college before you book.

There are a number of ways to visit us outside of the post-offer events including:

  • Discover Durham Tours - Discover Durham Tours in April are for offer holders only and offer holders will be contacted if they are unable to attend a Post-offer Visit Day.


If you have any questions please call us on 0191 334 1000 or fill out an enquiry form.

Around Durham City

In Durham City, you will find there is a mix of popular high-street shops such as H&M, Next, Topshop, New Look, and Jack Wills to name but a few. There is also a vibrant indoor market and individual boutiques with their own ranges of goods. 

The Gala Theatre and Cinema in the City’s Millennium Square hosts a range of national touring productions as well as amateur shows from student and local groups. For comedy fans, the Comedy Store features big names from the stand-up scene.

Adding to this, the exciting new Riverwalk development will bring new bars, restaurants an Odeon Cinema and Lane 7 bowling to Durham from autumn/winter 2018, providing further leisure destinations within the City.

The University’s colleges and Durham Students’ Union also organise a busy schedule of events that cater for a wide range of tastes. For example, our sketch group, Durham Revue produces a new show each term and the best material from each year’s shows goes to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

There is also a highly successful public concert seriesMusicon, which showcases international professional musicians. Many of our colleges also stage theatre and music productions for all tastes, to which all students are welcome.