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About Us

Collingwood encourages you to be the best you can be at whatever interests you. Our students are ambitious, get involved and make great things happen: from Art to Zorbing, there are over 70 sports teams and over 20 societies and committees to join.

Whether you’re a serious athlete, casual gym-goer or enthusiastic spectator, our floodlit pitch, extensive gym and fitness studio allow you to stay active and try something new, whatever your ability level. Team Collingwood hope to retain the inter-collegiate sports trophy for the 10th consecutive year!
College Life
Collingwood students playing women's rugby match

Life at Collingwood

The arts are equally important; our music, theatre, tech and dance societies utilise our industry-standard music and recording studio and performing arts centre. Filmmakers, photographers and artists enjoy dedicated creative spaces, and our library is home to budding writers and thinkers.

Our culture is informal; you’ll find students chatting about their next volunteering initiative over coffee, dreaming up new College events whilst watching the football, or challenging the Principal to a game of table-tennis. Formal dinners happen 3 or 4 times per term, are big and bold events (think fairground rides and silent discos). We end each year with a huge music festival organised by our college bar, The Stag’s Head.

Your personal development is at our core and we’ll help you to seize rare, life-changing opportunities: apply to our unique research internships, ever-expanding list of global opportunities, or pitch for funding for your innovative ideas.

We’re a fully catered college offering two different types of accommodation: standard bedrooms with shared bathrooms, and en-suite bedrooms.

Cathedral viewed from Owengate with Durham Tours purple app logo in left corner

Durham Tours

Fancy taking a virtual tour around Durham? Our brand new 'Durham University Tours' app is available now in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store!

Learn more about our virtual tours