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Overview

Year founded 1965
Motto Strength through diversity
Number of students living in the college 460
1st year rooms

442

Catering options Self-catered
Gowned formal dinners No
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About Ustinov College

We're proud to enhance the multi-disciplinary graduate student experience through opportunities for intellectual and personal development.

Our College is a vibrant, international and welcoming scholarly community supporting academic excellence, and is the place for postgraduate students to call home.
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Student Life at Ustinov College

Find out about student life at Ustinov College, Durham's sole postgraduate community.

College Life
University student
What you have here are students from all over the world coming together, taking up new ideas, and meeting new people, and it creates an atmosphere that’s not only incredibly welcoming but very stimulating—and I love every second of it.

Justin Marinelli
MSc Global Politics

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  • Sir Peter Ustinov's 100th Birthday

    On April 16th 2021, Ustinov College marked what would have been the 100th birthday of the late Sir Peter Ustinov, former Durham University Chancellor and namesake of Ustinov College. Numerous events took place over this period, organised by both the College and the Graduate Common Room.
    Sir Peter Ustinov in Chancellor academic dress
  • COVID Lockdown Reflections

    The past 12 months have been like no other as we have grappled with the challenges associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. Without a doubt, it has been a period that has invited us to reflect upon our priorities and ways of living and working.
    Woman in respirator mask covering her eyes
  • International Women's Day 2021

    International Women's Day is a global event celebrating all achievements of women. The day also is a call to action for gender parity and is marked every year on 8 March.
    Sheraton Park part of Ustinov College

COVID Lockdown Reflections

The past 12 months have been like no other as we have grappled with the challenges associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. Without a doubt, it has been a period that has invited us to reflect upon our priorities and ways of living and working.
Woman in respirator mask covering her eyes

International Women's Day 2021

International Women's Day is a global event celebrating all achievements of women. The day also is a call to action for gender parity and is marked every year on 8 March.
Sheraton Park part of Ustinov College
  • COVID Lockdown Reflections

    The past 12 months have been like no other as we have grappled with the challenges associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. Without a doubt, it has been a period that has invited us to reflect upon our priorities and ways of living and working.
    Woman in respirator mask covering her eyes
  • Sir Peter Ustinov's 100th Birthday

    On April 16th 2021, Ustinov College marked what would have been the 100th birthday of the late Sir Peter Ustinov, former Durham University Chancellor and namesake of Ustinov College. Numerous events took place over this period, organised by both the College and the Graduate Common Room.
    Sir Peter Ustinov in Chancellor academic dress
  • International Women's Day 2021

    International Women's Day is a global event celebrating all achievements of women. The day also is a call to action for gender parity and is marked every year on 8 March.
    Sheraton Park part of Ustinov College

International Women's Day 2021

International Women's Day is a global event celebrating all achievements of women. The day also is a call to action for gender parity and is marked every year on 8 March.
Sheraton Park part of Ustinov College

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