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Durham University

Trevelyan College

Trevelyan College: Explore Without Limits

Trevelyan College was founded in 1966 and named after George Macaulay Trevelyan, the famous historian and Chancellor of the University. Originally an all-female college, men were admitted for the first time in 1990 and the College is now a diverse, international community with just over 1,000 students.

Trevelyan is a small, progressive college renowned for its friendliness – and its distinctive hexagonal architecture. We are the perfect mix of modern and traditional, combining valued traditions such as gowned formals with a forward-thinking mind set. Trevelyan encourages every student to venture out of their comfort zone and be the best they can be, promoting an environment of support, inclusion, and curiosity.

We have a thriving arts scene suited to all interests and abilities, supported by outstanding musical and theatrical facilities: we have a 60-seat theatre and a fully sound-proofed rehearsal and recording room on campus. We also excel at sports, and have a large indoor sports hall, an outdoor all weather sports court, and a newly refurbished gym. We have 37 different clubs, covering everything from football to Frisbee, and punch well above our weight in the intercollegiate leagues.

Trevelyan strives to produce future-ready graduates. We have an excellent careers programme that connects our students with established alumni in various sectors, and host regular careers talks and networking sessions. We also believe in providing the space and opportunities for our students to realise their own potential. Our extensive travel bursary scheme will provide you with the support you need to travel the world in pursuit of academic and personal development, while our close-knit collegiate system will provide you with ample opportunity to develop your soft skills.

Trevelyan was designed as a “modern castle”, with all of its facilities interconnected and under one roof. Our students tell us that this layout makes it much easier to make friends, and that they felt at home in Trevelyan from the very first day.

Contact Us

Principal: Prof Adekunle Adeyeye

Acting Vice-Principal: Dr Rose Newman

Trevelyan College
Elvet Hill Road
DH1 3LN 

0191 334 7000

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