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Congratulations and Welcome to New Undergraduate Students

University student
Welcome to Josephine Butler College. We draw together people from the broadest range of backgrounds to form a vibrant community. Our emphasis on students, staff, alumni and friends working as one creates a fun and supportive atmosphere giving opportunities for everyone to engage with - and lead on - the breadth of activities which make up college life. Our Junior Common Room (JCR) provides the core of undergraduate student life: a self-organising group embodying the spirit of everything Butler.

Adrian Simpson
College Principal
University student
Welcome to Butler! Within our Junior Common Room (JCR) there are many roles to help you all #GetInvolved. These opportunities help you get a wider student experience; you can do this through, sports, societies & committees! There is something for everyone here, and if there isn’t we can create it with our resilient and adaptive attitudes. If you have any questions message @butler.sabbs on Instagram or email

Emily Dewar (She/Her)
JCR President

College Information

You will be given an arrival/registration time and date slot which will be on either Saturday 25 or Sunday 26th September.  We ask you to stick to this as closely as possible as we have limited parking spaces.  From 19 August we send weekly updates to all new students called ‘InThurmation’.  If you are not receiving these, check we have an up to date email address for you by contacting

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Covid-19 Safety

We're working hard to welcome you safely and delivering quality education and student experience. Visit our Covid Safety Information webpages for applicants for the latest advice. We can't wait to see you soon!

Covid-19 Response: Applicants and Future Students

Get in touch

Contact us by phone or email below to find out more about accommodation, admissions and student support.

Josephine Butler College

Durham University
South Road

Reception: +44 (0) 191 3347260