St Chad’s is one of the oldest and most popular colleges in Durham. 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 nearly 400 undergraduate and 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.
Most years, our students achieve amongst the highest academic results in Durham. We have a vibrant intellectual culture including excellent library resources and study space, as well as our own Research Unit – Policy and Practice – which focuses on issues of inclusion and justice.
St Chad’s is a progressive, enterprising college, home to students from all over the world, and from all parts of the UK, from a wide variety of backgrounds. Our motto is “non vestra sed vos” – “not what you have but who you are”. St Chad’s is a community known for its quirkiness, where all kinds of diversity is respected and where you will be valued, just as you are, and encouraged to develop into all you can be.
The College Annual Review 2017-2018 is now available
Small charities make a big contribution to wellbeing in local communities and as recent research has shown, they can be effective … Continue reading The Social Process of Supporting Small Charities
Many young people in County Durham are not achieving as much as they should as they make their journey towards adulthood. … Continue reading Tackling barriers to young people’s aspirations and ambitions in County Durham
Last week, the roles were handed over to the new committees. The JCR Executive Committee, the Bar Committee, Wine Cellar, Charities … Continue reading Handover 2019: In with the new
On Monday evening, as part of our ‘Perspectives’ lecture series, Chad’s was delighted to invite DUCK and COCO Charity as well … Continue reading ‘Is Voluntourism Ethical?’
A seminar will take place at Bishop Auckland Town Hall, DL14 7NP, between 1.00pm and 4.30pm on Friday 29th March 2019, … Continue reading Who says young people in County Durham have low aspirations?
On the 2nd of March every year, something very special happens on North Bailey, Durham. Think green, think 8am, think pots, … Continue reading St. Chad’s Day 2019
Last night at ‘Ladies’ and Friends’ formal’ we marked 30 years since women were first admitted as students to St Chads. … Continue reading Celebrating Chad’s Women at the Ladies’ and Friends’ Formal
Thanks to Jenny Parker, St Chad’s Librarian and Archivist, a window onto Chad’s history was opened last Saturday. An exhibition of … Continue reading “Building a better World”: St Chad’s 1918-1925
The JCR exec husts are well under way now. Congratulations to everyone who has run for a position; as always in … Continue reading JCR exec husts