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University College

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Pre-application Open Days

You can get a taste of what Durham University and University College has to offer by attending one of the pre-application events that we run.

These events will provide an opportunity for those interested in Durham University to gain a real insight into the Durham student experience. Departments, colleges and other student support services and facilities will be available for talks, tours and demonstrations. There is also likely to be a limited amount of University managed accommodation available. Places will be limited and therefore pre-booking will be required. For further information please see the University's 'Visit Us' pages. There will be an opportunity to meet University College staff, on both days, and to view our facilities.

College visits

The University holds Open Days in late March for students with offers when you can stay in the College and meet current undergraduates. Some applicants are invited for interview by their academic department and they may then also have the chance to stay overnight here. Our current students will make you feel welcome and will be happy to show you round and answer any questions you might have.

We are also pleased to arrange visits at other times; please telephone or email the admissions secretary.

Telephone: 0191-33-44-099



Meet Jimmy


What first struck me about University College was its welcoming nature: you are made to feel at home from the moment you arrive by college staff, ‘parents’, and mentors. It has a great sense of inclusiveness and a wide diversity of people. At Castle we are all individually given scope to develop, through activities such as student-run sports, music and drama societies. The traditional elements of activities at Castle, such as formal dinners, enhance the character of student life here and really make you appreciate your surroundings.

Jimmy Lee, Modern Languages student