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Overview

Year founded 2020
Motto Libertas, Aequalitas, Civitas Totius mundi (Freedom, Equality and Global Citizenship)
Number of students living in the college 496
1st year rooms

360

Catering options Self-catered
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South College decorative map, South College is situated on Mount Oswald near the Oriental Museum
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About us

South offers fantastic opportunities to students who would like to share in the adventure of developing and shaping our College's identity. This is based on the principles described in our motto: 'Libertas, Aequalitas, Civitas Totius mundi', in English, 'Freedom, Equality and Global Citizenship'.

Find out more about us Our values

College life

South College offers a vibrant, varied and enriching collegiate experience. Our students study every academic discipline taught at Durham and they have an impressive range of social, sporting, and cultural interests. 
 
South has a wide range of sports teams and societies. They range from our boat club and music society to a kazoo society. A lot is already in place, but if you would like to start something new, we will support you. Above all, the College provides a safe and enriching environment that our students are proud to call home. 
 
Regardless of your interests, academic discipline, or background, we have designed South College to be a community in which every student feels welcome, respected, and inspired. 
  • Junior Common Room

    The JCR is at the heart of our wider student experience for undergraduates at South College, providing a range of opportunities for students to get involved in College life.
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  • Student support and wellbeing

    The wellbeing of our students is a fundamental part of our mission to offer an outstanding student experience.
    Student in College Social Space

Junior Common Room

The JCR is at the heart of our wider student experience for undergraduates at South College, providing a range of opportunities for students to get involved in College life.
Students chatting in front of a screen

Student support and wellbeing

The wellbeing of our students is a fundamental part of our mission to offer an outstanding student experience.
Student in College Social Space

Location

A stunning example of purpose-built modern architecture, South is located on a beautiful, parkland site alongside Durham's existing Hill Colleges.

It is just a short walk from many of our academic departments, the University library and the new Teaching and Learning Centre.
Find out more about where we are
the Pitcairn Building

Facilities

  • Sporting facilities

    Our sporting facilities give students the opportunity to get involved and keep fit.

  • Music rooms

    Our music room is great for individual or small group practice.

  • Café - bar

    A place for students to study, work on group projects, or socialise.

Find out more about our facilities
Multi-Use Games Area with tennis net

Our shared Multi-Use Games Area.

Piano and drum kit set up in practice room

Our music room is fitted with a drum kit, an upright piano and amps for guitar and bass.

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 Our College CafĂ© - Bar is located in the Pitcairn Building.

Town house and en-suite rooms

Find out more about our accommodation at South College.

Student in a South College bedroom

Student enrichment

Get the most out of your experience at South College with our student enrichment programme.

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Student updates

We offer students a unique opportunity to write a new chapter in Durham University's proud history.

Highlights

A South College Pioneer

Ben Bassett tells us more about being a Pioneer Scholar at South College.
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Setting up a brand new college community

Pioneer Scholar Laura Day tells us what it's like setting up a brand new South College community.
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Get in touch

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

South College

South College
The Drive
Durham
DH1 3LD

Tel: +44 (0)191 334 0999