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Facilities and opportunities

Palatine Centre

World-class students require world-class facilities. Whether it is the University’s Bill Bryson Library, with its Archives and Special Collections attracting scholars from all over the world, cutting-edge IT support, or the opportunity to study abroad, you will find all the facilities you need to complement, support and enhance your academic studies.

We are committed to ensuring that we provide the very best facilities to support our students throughout their studies. We have a continual programme of improvements and annually invest millions of pounds to make sure that you have access to high quality lecture theatres, seminar rooms and subject specific facilities such as science laboratories and dedicated libraries. Durham was ranked 4th in The Complete University Guide 2014 for the amount of money the University spent on facilities.

As part of the £60 million Durham Project, the Palatine Centre (completed in September 2012) houses all student services including a new careers facility, counselling and disability services, immigration and financial support, and a catering facility. The project also sees an impressive extension to the Bill Bryson Library, and a new Law School complete with Moot Court. The Palatine Centre has been ranked 'Excellent' for its environmental design.

As a purpose-built campus, Queen's Campus, Stockton offers a tremendous set of teaching/learning facilities. A multi-million pound programme of investment in academic, social and sporting facilities provides students with a state-of-the-art sports centre and purpose built social spaces. There are great facilities in the Information Resource Centre for group working which is a key part of academic programmes. For further information on the plans for Queen's Campus see