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Overview

Year founded 1947
Motto Super fundamentis certis - Upon Sure Foundations
Number of students living in the college Approx. 386 first years, returning undergraduates and postgraduates
1st year rooms

259 rooms (46 shared)

Catering options Catered
Gowned formal dinners No - a mixture of fancy dress and smart casual
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About us

A modern College, we evolve as we explore new possibilities with our local and international partners. You can develop your talents, or discover new ones, in a caring and supportive environment.

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College life

Our creative writing course is unique, our intercultural and interfaith exchanges are thriving, and our College spaces can host anything from meditation groups to ‘Live Lounge’ and ‘Open Mic’ evenings. With the emphasis on participation, we have a great tradition of both informal and committed activity: from mixed frisbee to women’s rugby, yoga and meditation to tango, salsa, and classical Indian dance.

We are proud co-founders and hosts of Durham Pride and Durham City of Sanctuary, and of two research centres with community impact and growing global relationships at their heart. Through celebrations like Chinese New Year and international film nights, our Banipal Middle Eastern Writer in Residence Fellowship and JSoc’s Shabbat celebrations, we work towards active citizenship to challenge a fractured world.

  • Student support and wellbeing

    We are proud of our inclusive, multicultural and supportive community at St Aidan’s College. We have an experienced Student Support and Development Team based within college who are here to not only provide pastoral support on a day-to-day basis but also to encourage your personal development.
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  • Fees and funding

    The cost of college accommodation is reviewed annually. You can find out the latest information on our Fees and Funding pages.

Student support and wellbeing

We are proud of our inclusive, multicultural and supportive community at St Aidan’s College. We have an experienced Student Support and Development Team based within college who are here to not only provide pastoral support on a day-to-day basis but also to encourage your personal development.
Student support

Fees and funding

The cost of college accommodation is reviewed annually. You can find out the latest information on our Fees and Funding pages.

Location

Situated at the top of Windmill Hill, if you take a moment of calm near our haunting sculpture by Fenwick Lawson, the view of Durham Cathedral and the dramatic landscape of the city will always inspire you.

In the same way, our modernity embraces sensitivity and respect for the other living histories and struggles of this complex region, where natural beauty and industrial resilience coexist.
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Facilities

  • Sporting facilities

    We have a college gym that is available for all Aidan’s students to use. We also have our own outdoor sports court, and during the summer months, the gardens are a hive of activity.

  • Library

    With its wonderful view of the Cathedral, our spacious library is hidden away in a quiet part of college away from the accommodation.

  • Music and Arts

    We have our own music room which was recently refurbished, and can be booked out by students on a daily basis for both private practice or for group/ensemble use.

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St Aidan's Gym

The gym contains two treadmills, four rowing machines, three elliptical trainers, two cycles, two recumbent cycles and a brand new multi-gym. This facility has been designed by students to suit their needs and is a fantastic addition to the college.

St Aidan's Library

Open 24/7 for computer use, book borrowing and quiet study, the library contains approximately 14,000 volumes, 13 network computers, a networked printer and plenty of desk space.

St Aidan's Music Room

The room contains its own regularly-tuned piano, a drum kit, and a set of amps for bands. The University Hill Orchestra uses our Hall for their weekly practice and many of our students play with them.

Accommodation

Undergraduate accommodation

Find out more about our undergraduate accommodation.

Undergraduate Bedroom

Postgraduate accommodation

Find out more about our postgraduate accommodation.

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Student updates

Find out what our graduates and current students are getting up to on our Durham blog.

Highlights

  • Location, Location, Location

    Moving to a new place can be a very daunting experience, but when you’re coming to a great place like Durham it makes things a little easier!
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  • How do you look after your mental health at University?

    Moving away from home (or even just moving on from Sixth Form/College) can mean that you’re thrown into a new environment and that brings so many exciting possibilities, but it also means a lot of opportunities to notice instability.
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Location, Location, Location

Moving to a new place can be a very daunting experience, but when you’re coming to a great place like Durham it makes things a little easier!
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How do you look after your mental health at University?

Moving away from home (or even just moving on from Sixth Form/College) can mean that you’re thrown into a new environment and that brings so many exciting possibilities, but it also means a lot of opportunities to notice instability.
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Get in touch

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

St Aidan's College

Durham University
Windmill Hill
Durham DH1 3LJ

 

Tel: +44 (0)191 334 5769
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 5770
Emma Wilson, College Office Coordinator: +44 (0)191 334 5832