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Accommodation Overview

Our College accommodation contains a total of 492 student bedrooms and 4 self contained flats for staff or visiting fellows. We have two main types of accommodation: Flats & Townhouses.

We have 348 bedrooms within our flat accommodation. All accommodation within our flats is ensuite. There are between 4-8 ensuite bedrooms per flat. Our Townhouses have a total of 144 bedrooms .There are 12 bedrooms per townhouse and each townhouse has 6 bathrooms (1 bathroom is shared between 2 students).
See inside our accommodation
Student accommodation view of student desk and wardrobe.

Accommodation

Room Types

Our College accommodation contains a total of 492 student bedrooms and 4 self contained flats for staff or visiting fellows. Most of the flats have 7/8 bedroom but there are a few smaller containing 5/6 bedrooms (mainly on the ground floor). All of the beds at John Snow are 3/4 size beds (half way between a single and a double bed).

 

Undergraduate Freshers

Undergraduate Freshers will be accommodated in either an ensuite or Townhouse room. Our ensuite rooms are located in cluster flats (of between 5 and 8 bedrooms) in one of our six large accommodation blocks. Each Town houses contains 12 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.

Postgraduate Accommodation

We usually plan to accommodation around 40 postgraduate Masters' student in College Townhouses. In each Townhouse there are 4 floors, 12 bedrooms and six bathrooms (each of which is dedicated for two named students to share). The large ground floor area includes a kitchen and dining space, and a comfortable living area.  

Returning Students

We accommodate around 40 'returners' (2nd, 3rd and final year undergraduate students) in College each year within two of our townhouses and two of our larger flats.  We particularly welcome returners back into College who make a contribution to the work of the JCR and to provide a balanced residential College community.

Allocation 

We try our best to allocate students with one of the following preferences in the same Flat or Townhouse.  Where there is sufficient demand, we can create a dedicated Flat or Town House where all of the students living in it have the same preference.

Bedrooms are allocated based on the information provided in the accommodation application form. This form will be sent to applicants with their confirmation letter in August.

We offer both ensuite and shared bathrooms.

Students should state any food intolerances or food allergies on application for accommodation.  If a student has a number of intolerances we are unlikely to be able meet their request, and will prioritise their 1st preference.  

Kitchen cleans take place fortnightly, the dates are notified to students in advance for the term.

The service includes: wiping down kitchen hard surfaces, the exterior of white goods, vacuuming and mopping floors.

It does not include: removing rubbish, washing dishes, cleaning ovens, hobs or microwaves  - these are the responsibility of the residents.

If housekeeping staff find a particularly dirty/untidy kitchen, they can allow the students 10 minutes to clear surfaces so that cleaning can take place, alternatively, if housekeeping staff are not able to carry out their duties due to extremely cluttered areas, this would be brought to the attention of the College accommodation officer and evidenced with photographs.

To note: The College is a non-smoking environment.

John Snow College have four wheelchair accessible en-suite bedrooms for those students who require this type of accommodation.  All accessible study bedrooms are located on the ground floor. The Mount Oswald site (which includes The Hub and the Heart buildings) are purpose built for accessibility, each have a lift and there are blue badge car parking spaces. If you have and special medical requirements, please let us know so we can do our best to accommodate your specific needs.

 

  • Our Site

    All of accommodation blocks are located on College grounds which means that they are a few minutes' walk to the College buildings such as the College Office, College Bar, Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and The Hub. Our premium accommodation offer a modern approximately 1 mile from the centre of Durham.
    View of John Snow Flats
  • Take a Tour of John Snow College

    See our a tour of our accommodation through the eyes of The Durham Student on Instagram.
    Tour of John Snow College

Our Site

All of accommodation blocks are located on College grounds which means that they are a few minutes' walk to the College buildings such as the College Office, College Bar, Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and The Hub. Our premium accommodation offer a modern approximately 1 mile from the centre of Durham.
View of John Snow Flats

Take a Tour of John Snow College

See our a tour of our accommodation through the eyes of The Durham Student on Instagram.
Tour of John Snow College
Student posing which Durham mascot
The tight-knit community of Snow forms the basis for such a wholesome and welcoming community, and there are so many exciting ways to get involved. There is something for everyone. I've been able to meet so many new and wonderful people and grow as a person both academically and professionally, all while enjoying university life. College life has been the linchpin and best part of my university experience!

Caitlin
English & History, third-year student.