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
Big Win for Van Mildert College Outreach at the Green Gown Awards 2017!
Staff and students from Van Mildert attended the UK and Ireland Green Gown Awards on Wednesday 15th November at The Monastery in Manchester. The evening was an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding work of Mildert’s six outreach projects which, under the banner of Van Mildert College Outreach, were shortlisted as Finalists in the Community category of the awards alongside Higher Education Institutions from across the UK and Ireland.
Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK and Ireland. With sustainability moving up the agenda, the Awards have become established as the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the further and higher education sector.
After a super reception in a hue of green lighting and entertainment from Salford University Brass Ensemble, we entered the are stunning Monastery where we were welcomed by singers from the Royal Northern College of Music. Following an excellent meal, the awards began and the room erupted as Van Mildert College Outreach was named as the Community category Winner! This prestigious award recognises the hard work of the whole College community but particularly our students who enthusiastically commit their time week by week to our six outreach projects. Mildert’s commitment to outreach and volunteering activities can be traced back over 30 years and is now firmly embedded within the ethos and culture of the College. We feel sure that it will only continue to flourish in the future!
As winners of the Community category, Van Mildert College Outreach will now take part in the International Green Gown Awards competition in Marseille, France in May 2018.
Mill Hill Lane
Principal Van Mildert College, Professor of Palaeontology, Durham University. Chair, International Commission on Stratigraphy