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Our Colleges

As a Durham student, you become a member of a college, somewhere that is so much more than just the place where you will live. In each of our colleges, you will find a sense of community that is distinctive to Durham.
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University student
I found it hard to get involved with things outside my studies at school but St Aidan’s is such a warm and welcoming place it was easy to get involved in college life.

Irenitemi Michael Agbejule
Computer Science

Accommodation and Catering Costs

Accommodation costs are based on whether your allocated college is catered or self-catered, and then by the room type the college offers.

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Student enrichment

When you come to Durham, you are entering a community, not just embarking on a course of study and like all communities we create, perform, play and support, as well as working.

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Durham Students' Union

Durham Students' Union is the representative body for all students of the University, and offers many different clubs and societies to join.

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Student support and wellbeing

As a Durham student you'll find a wide support network available to you while studying at the University.

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University student
My advice to new students is to be really open to trying lots of new things. College is so much more than just a halls of residence; it’s a home, a community and a family.

Alice Cooper

Student Blogs

Find out more about what it's like to live and study at Durham from the people who are.


What is your favourite thing about Durham?

International student video competition winner, Peter Liu from China, tells us why he’s still enjoying his Durham experience, now in his fourth year.

Student support at Durham

Second-year student, Ruby tells us about the types of support available at Durham.
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