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Durham University

Van Mildert College

Welcome to New Students – September 2019

Congratulations on your recent examination results!

Welcome from the Principal, Professor David Harper

“ Warmest congratulations on your outstanding examination results! I am absolutely delighted to welcome you to Van Mildert College, one of the largest and most dynamic of the Durham colleges, built on a culture of caring for others, emphasised by the College motto, sic vos non vobis.

Our College occupies a unique lakeside setting on the hill, with a range of great facilities and friendly support staff. High academic achievement is matched, for example, on the sports field, in the concert hall and on the stage and especially by our many outreach and volunteering projects with our partners in and around the city. The success or otherwise of our inclusive College community depends to a very large extent on yourselves, a new highly-motivated student cohort with fresh aspirations and innovative ideas. You are warmly encouraged to participate in the life of the College community; there are over 65 clubs, committees and societies, and you can engage in some of the many activities that define the unique Van Mildert community.

When you leave you will join the ranks of a distinguished alumni population that has made its mark on society in Britain and elsewhere. I look forward to meeting you very soon! ”

Are you joining us as an undergraduate or a postgraduate student? Select from the links below!