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Pre- Application Open Day


Student Ambassador posing for a group photo on a College Open Day


Welcome to John Snow College

We would like to invite you to visit the college and meet with our student ambassadors (current students of John Snow College), college staff, and to explore our wonderful grounds.

Our guided tours will give you the opportunity to view our grounds, facilities and student accommodation. Feel free to ask any questions you may have, in the meantime, feel free to view our Frequently Asked Questions page. 

We look forward to meeting you!

Details for Pre-Application Open Day in the Academic Year (2023-2024)

Dates and times:

  • 14th & 15th June 2024, 9-4pm.
  • 20th & 21st September 2024, 9-4pm.


Venue Activity

College Reception Desk

  • Welcome/ Meet and Greet by college staff and student ambassadors
  • Collect an information leaflet
The Igloo (Our College Bar)
  • Our college staff and student ambassadors (current students at John Snow College) will be holding regular, guided tours of the College
  • Refreshments are available at the end of each tour

College information

John Snow College is a self-catered and gowned college. The College was founded in 2001, and is proud and excited to be located on Mount Oswald since Summer 2020.

The buildings include two types of accommodation:

  • Ensuite bedrooms within flats of 6-8 students, with each flat sharing a kitchen and living space.
  • Townhouses containing 12 bedrooms and 6 shared bathrooms, with a large, shared ground- floor kitchen and living space. 

More information

How to find us

Location map to John Snow College
John Snow College building view from the front

How to find us

John Snow College is located at Mount Oswald, Durham City as one of the Hill Colleges. We are short walk from many of the academic departments, particularly the Business School, University library, Teaching and Learning Centre; and the Botanic Gardens are also nearby.

Durham City Park & Ride is adjacent to the Mount Oswald site, there are also frequent shuttle buses running between the college and City Centre.

Link to Google maps : John Snow College

Buses into the city stop almost at our doorstep and your campus card will get you cheap fares. 


John Snow College 
The Approach 

Mount Oswald 
DH1 3FR 

Tel: +44 (0)191 3340046