Durham is an historic university with its heart in a small and beautiful city. It is also a modern, culturally vibrant university with links across the globe. The sense of community and place, engendered by the people, buildings and environment, makes for an intimate relationship between staff and students, and between disciplines, which is hard to match elsewhere.
Durham offers something for everyone who lives or works here. It successfully combines a rich historical past with all the attractions of a modern and vibrant city.
Leisure attractions include theatres, museums, and art galleries; ancient pubs, chic café bars and restaurants, and a superb array of shops. With the added serenity of its riverside location, beautiful walks and peaceful pedestrianised streets it provides a pleasant setting for residents and visitors alike. The city and surrounding villages offer a variety of housing, an excellent range of schools, and comprehensive healthcare facilities.
Our Queen’s Campus, in the heart of Teesside, is a modern campus but is fast developing a character of its own. Located in a striking waterfront setting, the campus is a short walk from Stockton’s busy town centre, offering theatres and a cinema, all the familiar high-street shops, two malls, great restaurants and bars, and regular markets. In addition, the Teesside Retail Park and Leisure Complex is nearby.
...with easy access from anywhere.
Durham city is easy to reach from other parts of the UK and from overseas and when you get to the city, the campus is in the centre. London is less than three hours away by high-speed train. There are excellent road and rail connections throughout the UK, and international airports at Newcastle, Manchester and Leeds-Bradford are within easy reach.
Queen’s Campus, Stockton is 20 miles south of Durham on the banks of the river Tees, with a regular bus link free to staff and students. It is three hours from London by a regular high-speed train service.