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University College

Visit Days

Information about the programme for our upcoming post-offer visit days can be found below.

Post-Offer Visit Day Wednesday 22 February 2017
10.30am – 12.00mid-day
On arrival please go to the Porters Lodge, which is at the entrance of the Castle on the left, where you will be met by a current Undergraduate Student of University College.

Post-Offer Visit Days 20-22 March 2017

Programme for those staying overnight on Monday 20 March 2017 or Tuesday 21 March 2017

2.00pm Candidates arrive and are shown to rooms by current students. Rooms are available from 2:00pm, (towels will be provided) Tours of College will be arranged, led by student guides.
4:30pm Short presentation in the Senate Room by The Vice-Master & Senior Tutor, Richard Lawrie, and our Chaplain, Hannah Cleugh, for parents, followed by a tour of the College.
6.00pm 3 course sit-down meal in the Great Hall with current students (dress is smart casual).
7.00pm Introductory talks in the Great Hall, followed by time for questions with the Vice-Master & Senior Tutor, Chaplain and student representatives.
8.00pm An opportunity to socialise with current students and other candidates in the College Bar. Free soft drinks will be available.

Arrangements for the following day (Tuesday 21 March or Wednesday 22 March 2017)

8.00am Breakfast in the Great Hall. After breakfast student representatives will take candidates to their departments (please check departmental programme for start times - most are 10am except Combined Social Sciences and Liberal Arts)
10.00am Check out by 10am, please remember to leave your keys when checking out.

The Vice-Master & Senior Tutor and Chaplain will be available for informal discussions, and will be happy to answer individual questions and discuss options.

Programme for those candidates who are unable to stay overnight


If you wish to visit the college, arrangements are as below:

(Tuesday 21 March and Wednesday 22 March)

12.30pm College Tour with student guides, (meet outside the Porters Lodge)
1.00-2.00pm Short talk for prospective students and parents in the Senate Room with the Vice-Master & Senior Tutor, Richard Lawrie and our College Chaplain (Hannah Cleugh), sandwiches and tea/coffee will be provided
2.00 pm College Tour with student guides, (meet outside the Porters Lodge)

The Vice-Master & Senior Tutor and Chaplain will be happy to answer individual questions and to discuss subject options.

Programme Co-ordinators:
Dr Richard MA Lawrie, Vice-Master & Senior Tutor, r.m.lawrie@durham.ac.uk
Mrs Linda Beighton, Admissions Secretary, linda.beighton@durham.ac.uk