With fantastic facilities and a campus that is constantly evolving, an excellent support structure and a wide range of extra-curriculum and social activities – student life has never been better at and our University Centre.

Our modern campus is less than a 10-minute ride from the scenic and stunning city centre of Durham, and the bustling shops of the Arnison Centre. Embrace your independence with new lifelong friends and discover Durham’s best student coffee spots, or go for some retail therapy using your TOTUM student discount card at the Arnison!

  • Our Student’s Union is run by students, for students

    We want to ensure you have the best experience at college and enjoy student life to the fullest so our SU listens to you! It also organises cultural and social clubs and events so you can meet new friends. Chat with them to ask about volunteering opportunities and signing up for the number one discount card for students - .

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  • The cherry on top: we’re on your doorstep so you can stay local

    Whether you’ve just left school or are looking to take the next step in your career with a degree course, convenience is key! Stay close to your friends and family, benefit from free parking and enjoy cheaper coffees on campus and social events in town.

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    Our University Centre offers fantastic value for money compared to traditional universities, and if you’re local your living expenses will be reduced massively.

  • Get Sporty

    If you like taking part in team sports, our Sports Development Team organises an extensive range of social sport activites and competitive team events.

    Want to develop your football skills?

    Our Football Development Centre runs in partnership with Newcastle United Women and Consett AFC and offers first class training from UEFA licensed coaches. The 'all ages' team welcomes players aged 19 and over.

    Find out more.

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  • University Centre Erasmus programme

    Our popular Erasmus programme can provide you with the exciting opportunity to study or work abroad and experience another culture.

    Meet new people and learn new skills with either a work placement or international week.

    Find out more here.


  • Student Enrichment


    Enhance your college experience in a variety of ways with enrichment activities.

    With sessions running Monday to Friday, from 12pm-1pm and 3pm-4pm, we hope there is something for you to get excited about trying!

    Five-a-side football - love playing football with your mates? Make new friends in a fast-paced game and show off your skills. You will improve your teamwork skills, fitness and coordination. Have a blast, stay active and score goals!

    Dodgeball - dodge, duck, dip and dive in an adrenaline-pumping game of dodgeball. Avoid getting hit by balls and eliminate opponents. You will develop quick reflexes and strategic thinking whilst having a laugh.

    Basketball - whether you're just getting started or are a seasoned player, basketball is a fantastic sport that will help you stay fit whilst having fun. Dribble, shoot and dunk your way to victory as you learn essential basketball techniques and strategies. You will improve your hand-eye coordination, agility and endurance. 

    You can also get involved in revision sessions or learn a new skill with cooking lessons or a First Aid certificate. 

    Clubs and Societies

    Get ready to explore your interests and passions outside of the classroom! Get to know likeminded people and:

    • Keep fit and active
    • Challenge your brain with problem solving and critical thinking
    • Work in a team and develop strong communication and leadership skills
    • Make new friends 
    • Relieve stress and unwind
    • Gain confidence and a sense of accomplishment 

    You will find out more about the full range of activities available and how to sign-up when term starts.


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