Founded in 1832, Durham University is widely considered to be the third-oldest university in England. Its rich history and impressive student outcomes make Durham a highly sought-after institution with a distinctive university experience. The Russell Group university is home to over 20,000 students and is made up of 17 colleges, each with their own unique personality.
The university offers a community like no other. With over 1000 student-led societies, it’s no surprise that 87% of students find and join a club that suits them. Durham’s spot as the BUCS’ leading team sport university since 2013 is another draw for students looking to make their mark.
Durham sits close to Newcastle, giving the option to choose student-living in the city-centre at iQ's Newcastle sites.
Newcastle is home to two iQ sites — Collingwood and Stephenson House— both of which are located right in the city centre, packed with exciting culture. A combination of trains and buses offers a commute of less than an hour to Durham. Collingwood has a range of social spaces for residents to enjoy, including a roof terrace that offers the perfect view of Newcastle. Stephenson House offers a communal lounge, games room and study zone which each provide great opportunities to network with other residents.