Friendly and Inclusive

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.


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The College Annual Review 2017-2018 is now available



Handover 2019: In with the new

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

‘Is Voluntourism Ethical?’

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?’

Who says young people in County Durham have low aspirations?

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?

St. Chad’s Day 2019

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

Celebrating Chad’s Women at the Ladies’ and Friends’ Formal

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

“Building a better World”: St Chad’s 1918-1925

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

JCR exec husts

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

Chad’s 62nd Candlemas Ball

The 62nd Candlemas ball took place in the beautifully decorated grounds of Chad’s on Friday. Mini-decs who had spent the week … Continue reading Chad’s 62nd Candlemas Ball

Chad’s Celebrates Lunar New Year

On Sunday, 20 Chad’s students visited Newcastle to enjoy the Lunar New Year celebration. Second year student, Katya, shares her impressions … Continue reading Chad’s Celebrates Lunar New Year

Consumption, Recycling and Waste

How to capitalise on secondary markets in North East England & Cumbria A seminar organised by the Institute for Local Governance … Continue reading Consumption, Recycling and Waste

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