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Van Mildert College

Van Mildert College


Welcome to Van Mildert College

Centred around a lake in spacious, leafy grounds, Van Mildert College offers a beautiful setting in which to live and study. As one of the larger hill colleges with a diverse community of over 1500 students, staff and mentors from all over the world, Van Mildert offers a relaxed and lively environment with a wide range of clubs and societies on offer. We are particularly well-known for our community and fundraising spirit, with our growing number of outreach projects. Van Mildert's sports teams and societies also play a huge and active role in the college community offering opportunities in personal development and leadership as well as fostering an inclusive atmosphere for all.

“There was a genuine team ethos demonstrated and staff are passionate about creating a good community of learning. The atmosphere in the college was positive. Students feel well supported and that staff are very approachable.” 
Commendation by the University Review Team, 2013

Mildert leads the way as Durham University cuts back on single use plastics

Van Mildert College's student-led Green Committee is continuing to lead the way on a range of key environmental initiatives. Most recently this has included the introduction of reusable plastic cups, water bottles and shopping bags which are issued to all new students, along with reusable boxes for packed College meals and paper straws in the College Bar. The College is proud to have supported the work of its enthusiastic Green Committee and delighted to see their work recognised by the University which has recently signed the County Durham Single Use Plastics Pledge. Congratulations to everyone involved!

More information about the Pledge can be found on the Community web pages. Read the Pledge in full here.

Contact Details

Van Mildert College
Durham University
Mill Hill Lane
Durham
DH1 3LH

0191 33 47100
vm.reception@durham.ac.uk

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