College allocation is made after you have received and accepted an offer from the University. Once you have received an offer from the University, the Colleges Postgraduate Office will contact you to provide you with further information about college membership and accommodation options. To apply for membership and accommodation at Ustinov College, you should choose 'Ustinov College' as your first choice on the College Membership Form which is sent to you by the Colleges Postgraduate Office. Your application will then be forwarded to Ustinov College for consideration. We seek to achieve a balance within the college community of students studying at different levels (PGT and PGR) and different course. This means that acceptance to the college is not automatic but in practice the majority of students who choose Ustinov as their first choice are generally accepted for membership, because a broad range of students apply.
Ustinov College welcomes students and their families from all over the world. We offer couples and family College accommodation at Ustinov. Our College residences are based on two different locations, Sheraton Park, nearer to the Business School, and Dryburn Court, nearer to the City Centre.
Couples accommodation is based at both locations. Family accommodation is based at Dryburn Court in Keenan House.
Our main site buildings opened in 2017, offering modern, purpose-built accommodation.
Our Dryburn Court site is situated to the west of the city centre, near the main hospital. It is approx. one and a half miles to the city centre, approx. two miles to the library, and two and a half miles to the Park & Ride service which provides a frequent bus service during the day from Dryburn Court to the city centre, then through the main parts of the University. Residents can also make use of the X1 and X2 services for £1. Please see Durham-Queens Campus travel for further information. Dryburn Court offers modern accommodation and facilities having opened in 2005, including accommodation for families and couples.
Accessible accommodation is available at both Sheraton Park and Dryburn Court. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require any additional information regarding our accommodation or facilities.
Each room has study and bedroom furniture, carpets and curtains.
Bedding packs appropriate to your residence are automatically provided for you. The charges for these are in addition to your residence charge and are added to your residence invoice however can be refunded if you return your unopened bedding pack within 14 days of your arrival. Each pack contains sheets, duvet, pillows, duvet cover, pillow cases and towels. Further details are below:
Residence charges are inclusive of heating, lighting, hot water, electricity/gas and WiFi.
Ustinov College is self-catered. You should provide your own cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. There are shared kitchen facilities in all residences.
The Accommodation Office can provide information on the cost of private rented accommodation and assist students in looking for accommodation. The Durham Students' Union Advice Centre can check contracts on your behalf and assist if you are having any issues.