We have approximately 500 single, en-suite study bedrooms at Josephine Butler.
Each bedroom has:
All bedrooms can access the University WiFi.
A typical bedroom is about 4.60 metres by 2.60 metres (including the en-suite pod). There are a number of larger rooms designed for students with disabilities - please make sure the Vice-Principal is aware of any special needs you may have which could affect your allocation of room (e.g. wheelchair user).
Other measurements you may want to know are:
Bed to Desk – 118cm
Bed to Pod – 75cm
Shelves – 71cm wide
Wardrobe to Door – 200cm
Josephine Butler College is self-catered.
Our kitchens feature the following facilities:
Please note you have to bring your own crockery and cutlery with you. Durham has a variety of shops where you can pick anything up.
Supermarket deliveries can be made to the site. Flatmates often club together for their shopping and cook together - the experience of communal cooking and eating is one that leads to close friendships.
In the city centre (easily accessible via the Park and Ride bus directly outside the College) you will find a Tesco Metro which provides amply for the needs of the vast majority of students, as well as many smaller shops and the indoor market which provides discounts to students. Alternatively, there are several bigger supermarkets on the outskirts of the city (including Sainsbury's and Tesco Extra) which can be reached by bus.
Our bar and kitchen area is open to all. If you don't fancy cooking, we offer a wide variety of meals at very reasonable prices. Our lunch menu is served Monday - Friday from 11.30am - 5pm. Our kitchen menu is served Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5.30pm until 9pm & Saturday and Sunday from 12noon.
Formal dinners are an integral part of the social calendar here at Butler and we have several a term with themes ranging from murder mysteries and Harry Potter, to Burns night and Valentine's day - so there really is something for everyone. They provide an opportunity for the whole of College to come together and are fantastic evenings of wining, dining and entertainment, which can be fully formal (e.g. gowns, lounge suits and dresses) to fancy dress or black tie. Our formals are some of the most popular in the University, and with good reason, as you will come to see!
You will be allocated a College Mentor and have an opportunity to meet regularly, in a group, in an informal setting and grab a hot meal.
I thoroughly enjoy college life at Butler because there are so many ways to get involved and meet new people through sports, societies and committees. As soon as I arrived here I felt like Butler was my home due to the friendly atmosphere and excellent support network. There is a way for everyone at Butler to engage with their interests and have their voice heard and with the number of exciting and diverse events hosted by the college there's never a dull moment!