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Alumni and Friends

Your connection with Van Mildert College doesn't end when you graduate. In fact, leaving Durham marks the beginning of your lifelong membership of our vibrant alumni community, with many opportunities to remain engaged with the College.
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Stay Connected

Even after you have completed your studies you will always be a part of Van Mildert.

From the moment you enter Van Mildert on the first day of Freshers' Week, you become part of something very special. This doesn't change when you graduate. Our alumni are an integral part of our community, driving and shaping the future of the College.

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Donate to Van Mildert

Your generous donations make such a difference to the current students at Durham
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Ways to get involved

Get involved by sharing your story, expertise, and connections
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Upcoming events

Join us at an upcoming event - we'd love to see you!
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Submit an alumni profile

Let us know what you have been up to recently and tell current and prospective students your story
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Van Mildert Association

Alumni are also invited to join the Van Mildert Association.

Joining provides a lifetime membership of the Van Mildert Association (VMA); the alumni association of Van Mildert College. The association offers current students access to a network of alumni who provide careers mentorship and support engagement with College life through the provision of vital scholarships and bursaries. Alongside this the association organises reunion events for current and former students throughout the year across the UK and overseas. It has a membership of many thousands of former students many of whom remain in contact with the College long after graduation. The VMA is an independent organisation to which membership fees will be transferred.


Van Mildert College Trust

Our aim is to promote the academic, cultural, social and material welfare of Van Mildert College.

Van Mildert College Trust was established in 2007 with the aim of supporting excellence in all areas of College life, with a particular focus on promoting the energy and talent of our students.

The Trust has four key themes: enhancing research, promoting learning, facilitating career building and enabling cultural enrichment.

The Trust supports PhD scholarships which provide funding for a three-year period and cover tuition fees, accommodation costs, living expenses and some research costs.

It also hosts an annual lecture.  Recent lecturers have included Lord George Robertson, former Secretary General of NATO, and HH Anuja Dhir, the first non-white person appointed to the High Court.

The Trust has made significant contributions to enhancing college facilities, developing an Anniversary Garden in 2015 and contributing to the renovation of the college library in 2023.

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A Lasting Legacy

Legacy gifts enable Durham to continue to grow in stature, providing the environment for its academic staff and future generations of students.

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