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College Life

College life is one of the key pillars of Durham University. Every Durham University student belongs to a college - a vibrant, supportive community that provides opportunities for you to gain new experiences and develop the skills to achieve more in your future life. 

While every College offers excellent opportunities for their community, each college is unique and has its own distinctive character defined by its buildings, traditions and people and each offers an excellent range of facilities for study, sports, socialising and relaxing. 

Stephenson is a modern, progressive and inclusive College. We are a diverse community and promote an environment where members can achieve greater than just academic success; supporting creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation. We are a relaxed community with vibrant student bodies (JCR and MCR) and our students are engaged in a wide range of activities including sports and the arts.  

Stephenson Junior Common Room (JCR)

The Junior Common Room or JCR is the collective body of undergraduate students at Stephenson College.
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Stephenson Middle Common Room (MCR)

The Middle Common Room (MCR) is a group within the Junior Common Room (JCR) specifically catering to the needs to postgraduate and mature students at Stephenson College.
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Year in Review 2022/2023

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We are delighted to share our Year in Review 2022/2023, a wonderful showcase of College life over the last twelve months and we hope you enjoy reading it.

Writing a Year in Review is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on where we have come from and what we have achieved, as well as our vision for the future.

A special mention goes to all the JCR society presidents, club captains and JCR and MCR Exec Committee members for their contributions to the publication. We would also like to take the chance to thank all the staff, students and supporters who contribute to Stephenson College in so many ways – thank you.



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Durham Tours

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