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Congratulations on receiving your offer for Grey College and Durham University!

Grey College was founded in 1959 and is one of 17 Colleges of Durham University. We are situated right next to the main Mountjoy Site in a beautiful landscaped setting, and just a short walk from the City Centre. Our students pride themselves on their creativity and community spirit, and fully partake in the wealth of opportunities available to them in the College across sports, music, volunteering and societies.

Colleges are so much more than just a place of residence where you simply live and socialise; they are individual communities that support our students in their academic endeavours, whilst also providing many opportunities to get involved with an incredibly wide range of extra-curricular activities.

At Grey College, our excellent facilities on-site include our library, the bar, recently refurbished and enlarged gym, and Fountains Hall, containing music rooms, chapel and sports hall. We also have an excellent dining hall, as we are a fully-catered college for undergraduate students.


Virtual post-offer visit days

We are hosting two Virtual Visit Days for our offer holders on 17th February and 20th March from 4.00 - 6.00 pm (GMT). At these events, offer holders will first all:

  • Get a welcome to the College from the Master, Prof. Tom Allen;
  • Be introduced to both life at Grey and the Community of Grey College, including a virtual tour, by the Vice-Master, Dr Peter Swift;
  • Receive a welcome to student life and the student common room, JCR from Miss Sam Dornan, JCR President.

There will then be a short time for any questions of a general nature, before we move into break-out rooms for Offer holder including

  • the opportunity to talk with current students;
  • the chance to ask questions of staff members.


What's next?

Applicants who hold an offer from us should check the Durham University Undergraduate Offers page for guidance on what to do next, whether you have met in full the conditions of your offer, if your grades are lower than expected, or if you are still waiting for some or all of your results.

The University and College will be in regular touch with offer holders over the coming months with important information and updates

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Still have questions?

If you have any queries about joining Grey College please email us via If you have any questions about the admissions process, you will receive an answer quickest if you head to the University Ask Us page.

A note for Parents and Guardians: we are unable to discuss applicant offers with a third party.


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