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Welcome to Ustinov

A Warm welcome from our College Principal

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Welcome to Ustinov College, Durham University’s sole postgraduate-only College, comprising a community of  scholars representing over 100 nationalities.

Renamed in 2003 in honour of the actor and writer Sir Peter Ustinov, who was Chancellor of Durham University,  Ustinov College was formerly known as the Graduate Society.

Our focus at Ustinov College is to provide a safe, supportive, motivating and enjoyable collegiate environment  that nurtures global citizenship and enables its members to grow intellectually and socially. Globally the College  is recognised as a friendly and welcoming place that openly celebrates the strength arising from diversity, inter-  disciplinarity and collegiality and applauds leadership, creativity, innovation, teamwork and excellence.

At Ustinov I trust you will have a truly unique experience as a ‘Ustinovian’ that will lay the basis for a life-long  mutually rewarding relationship with the College, University and the people and communities of the North East  of England.

On behalf of all staff at Ustinov I would like to extend a warm and hearty welcome. We look forward to meeting  you at one of the many events organised as part of the College’s social and academic calendar.

Professor Glenn McGregor (Principal, Ustinov College)


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College Handbooks 

You can find the following College handbooks below:



If you have any queries about arriving in Durham or the information on these pages, please contact us:


College Reception

College Admissions

College Accommodation