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About Us

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To be an international exemplar of a postgraduate research community that celebrates the strength arising from diversity, interdisciplinarity and collegiality, and makes a substantive contribution to the intellectual life and reputation of Durham University.


To provide a safe, motivating and enjoyable environment that nurtures global citizenship, enables College members to grow intellectually and socially, and facilitates the development of an enduring and mutually rewarding relationship with the College, University and people and communities of the Northeast.


Central to our ethos as a collegiate community are the cornerstone values of respect, trust, responsibility, fairness, integrity, humility, open-mindedness and objectivity. Allied with these values we will openly celebrate leadership, creativity, innovation, teamwork, diversity and excellence.