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College Life

At John Snow, we aim to provide you with a first class Wider Student Experience. Our goal is to help and encourage you to develop your life long personal qualities which add value to your academic achievements.

We know these qualities are highly desirable to future employers, and critical in helping you become a global citizen. These qualities include intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, entrepreneurship, self-expression, leadership, teamwork, independence, and a strong sense of social responsibility.
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Students outside John Snow College

Here in College, you will have the opportunity to attend interesting lectures, workshops and debates on subjects beyond your degree studies, which will develop your intellectual curiosity. Through engagement with our many sports clubs, art, music and theatre societies, and the Junior Common Room (JCR) of the College, you will develop your personal effectiveness. Through your engagement with our outreach and volunteering programmes you will develop your sense of belonging and values.  

We will provide you with challenges and opportunities, and encourage your engagement and participation with everything we offer.  And we are sure you will enjoy these experiences so that your time at Snow will provide a kaleidoscope of vivid memories.

Cathedral viewed from Owengate with Durham Tours purple app logo in left corner

Durham Tours

Fancy taking a virtual tour around Durham? Our brand new 'Durham University Tours' app is available now in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store!

Learn more about our virtual tours