Welcome to St Chad’s

St Chad’s is one of the oldest colleges in Durham, situated in one of its most stunning locations. Established in 1904 as an Anglican foundation, Chad’s today welcomes students of all faiths and beliefs to study for the whole range of Durham University degrees.  With over 400 undergraduate and around 150 postgraduate students, we are a small, human-sized community with an excellent reputation as a college where students will be both challenged and supported.

Here’s what our students say:

Most people are friendly and lovely. You make friends with people in different years. Integration is encouraged.
I really appreciate the college’s efforts with first generation students and exploring how we can start discussions surrounding social mobility.
I love the warm and welcoming atmosphere of all the staff members at Chad’s. Everybody is chatty and friendly, and it makes you feel like an individual within a close community; you feel visible and heard, like you belong to a huge family.
Chad’s hosts some fantastic events!
I’m so grateful to Chad’s for everything it has given me and the people around me.  Both the physical space and the community always made me feel such safety and belonging, and that gave me permission to be confident and settle into whichever group or leadership roles I held. I love how beautifully inclusive Chad’s is…we are all so lucky to be a part of this community.

 

 

News

New study to measure positive impact of charities and voluntary organisations across Yorkshire

Durham University research to measure the role charities play in improving people’s lives and wellbeing in the region.  The positive effect … Continue reading New study to measure positive impact of charities and voluntary organisations across Yorkshire

Going the extra mile, how business works with charities

    The Law Family Commission on Civil Society has been established to do ground-breaking research to enhance the potential of … Continue reading Going the extra mile, how business works with charities

Business innovation in local context

    Over several decades, North East England has borne the burden of a reputation of ‘underperforming’ economically. Certainly, in bald … Continue reading Business innovation in local context

Policy&Practice Annual Report 2020

Policy&Practice has had another productive year, culminating in several reports from our long-running Third Sector Trends Study of the voluntary and … Continue reading Policy&Practice Annual Report 2020

The structure and dynamics of the Third Sector in England and Wales

For the first time in 2019, the long-running Third Sector Trends Study extended its reach across the whole of England and … Continue reading The structure and dynamics of the Third Sector in England and Wales

Law Family Commission on Civil Society

The Law Family Commission on Civil Society, launched today, is an ambitious programme of research into how the potential of civil … Continue reading Law Family Commission on Civil Society

PERSPECTIVES: Britain after Brexit

On 23rd November 2020, Chadsians and friends gathered on Zoom for the second PERSPECTIVES event of the academic year, focussing on … Continue reading PERSPECTIVES: Britain after Brexit

Principles and pragmatism

How can Christian organisations obtain the money they need whilst holding on to their principles? How vigilant should churches and other … Continue reading Principles and pragmatism

Third Sector Trends 2018-2020

Third Sector Trends is a longitudinal study which was established in 2008.  As such it is the longest running research programme … Continue reading Third Sector Trends 2018-2020

PERSPECTIVES X St Chad’s FemSoc collaboration

Boys will be boys? Lad culture, toxic masculinity, and how to balance freedom of speech with the need to keep our … Continue reading PERSPECTIVES X St Chad’s FemSoc collaboration

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