Firstly, massive congratulations and welcome to Durham! I hope you’ll enjoy your time here as much as I have. Whether you’re here for a couple of years or just the one, make the most of the opportunities here in Durham. You’ll find there is a such an array of rewarding things you can get involved in, whether in your department, common room, or other student groups.

Sarah McAllister, SU PG Academic Officer

Postgraduates often have different requirements when it comes to housing, so we have put together this postgraduate housing guide to help you find your new home.

Relocating your family can be daunting, but Ustinov College – Durham’s only dedicated postgraduate college – has put together this guide to help those with families settle into Durham.

Durham SU provides a platform for postgraduates to collaborate and help tackle issues that specifically impact the postgraduate experience. Your Postgraduate Academic Officer is here to listen and act on any issues you have while at Durham. You can contact Sarah at

Durham can be a bit of a bubble. When you need an escape, there are plenty of stunning places to visit in the surrounding area. Here are a few of our favourites.