Durham University Colleges

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Durham University Colleges

As a Durham University student, you become a member of a college in Durham City or at Queen’s Campus, Stockton and students live where their course is based. If your course is based in Durham, you will be a member of a Durham-based college. If your course is based at Queen’s Campus, Stockton, you will be a member of a Queen’s-based college.

Durham has 15 undergraduate colleges which share a lot of similarities, with each offering excellent accommodation and facilities, lots of opportunities for personal development and a comprehensive support system.

Every college has its own distinctive character, defined by its buildings, traditions and people. Some are housed in historic buildings; others are modern. Some take pride in age-old traditions; others are more informal. Some are larger, offering a particularly diverse community. Others are smaller and everybody knows everybody! All colleges are within walking distance of lecture facilities, study facilities, bars, cafés and shops. Whichever college you live in we are sure that you will quickly settle in and soon feel at home.

For more information about each college see ‘Our at a glance’ guide below and follow the links to each individual colleges webpages.

Colleges at a glance

CateredGowned
Formal
Dinners**
Total number
of 1st
year rooms*
% of
ensuite
1st year
rooms*
% of
shared
1st
year
rooms*
ShopChapel/
Multifaith
room
Approx
total
students*
UCAS
code
CollingwoodFCN31910%5%YN1,1031
GreyFCY23512%8%YY1,000G
HatfieldFCY13817%46%NY9502
ButlerSCY250100%0%NY8759
St Aidan’sFCN2700%40%YY1,285A
St Chad’sFCY11578%70%NY4683
St Cuthbert’sFC/PC/SCN27920%9%NN1,2004
St Hild &
St Bede
FCN3150%0%NY1,2255
St John’sFCY12829%23%YY469J
St Mary’sFCY18310%0%YY833M
TrevelyanFCY1770%12%YY800T
UniversityFCY15610%30%NY1,010U
Van MildertFCN3405%0%YN1,100V
John Snow
(Queen’s)
PCY230100%0%##1,1257
Stephenson
(Queen’s)
PCN280100%0%Y#1,0608

*Please note:
a) These figures are subject to annual change.
b) A higher proportion of single, en-suite bedrooms are reserved for returning third or fourth year students who wish to live in college. Please contact your preferred college for details.