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Our Colleges

As a Ƶappstudent, 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.
Find out more about our colleges
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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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Leadership and Personal Development

Ƶapp is world-leading in academic fields, but we also pride ourselves on challenging you to participate above and beyond your academic commitments.

  • ƵappLeadership Framework

    Our programme enables you to explore the core skills that define good leadership, and reflect on how you can put those skills to use yourself.
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  • Leadership Mentors

    As a highly competitive year-long practical programme, the Leadership Academy strives to create the leaders of tomorrow.
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  • The Laidlaw Leadership and Research Programme

    The Laidlaw Leadership and Research Programme aims to develop and invest in highly talented and motivated undergraduate students.
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ƵappLeadership Framework

Our programme enables you to explore the core skills that define good leadership, and reflect on how you can put those skills to use yourself.
Group of students balancing holding a plank

Leadership Mentors

As a highly competitive year-long practical programme, the Leadership Academy strives to create the leaders of tomorrow.
A woman and younger adult looking at a laptop

The Laidlaw Leadership and Research Programme

The Laidlaw Leadership and Research Programme aims to develop and invest in highly talented and motivated undergraduate students.
Male and Female student looking through a Laidlaw frame

ƵappStudents' Union

ƵappStudents' 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 Ƶappstudent you'll find a wide support network available to you while studying at the University.

Find out more about the support available to you

  

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
Geography

Student Blogs

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

Highlights

  • International student video competition winner, Peter Liu from China, tells us why he’s still enjoying his Ƶappexperience, now in his fourth year.
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  • Second-year student, Ruby tells us about the types of support available at Durham.
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International student video competition winner, Peter Liu from China, tells us why he’s still enjoying his Ƶappexperience, now in his fourth year.
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Second-year student, Ruby tells us about the types of support available at Durham.
Two students talking on campus

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