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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Recently Elected Governors

The Governing Body of St Chad’s College has three new members: John Marshall – Bishop of Newcastle’s nominee Alex McCallion – … Continue reading Recently Elected Governors

St Chad’s Advent Procession

On Sunday Chadsians, family and friends all gathered to watch St Chad’s annual Advent Procession in the dim glow of a … Continue reading St Chad’s Advent Procession

Chad’s Christmas Panto

Chad’s is well and truly in the Christmas spirit and what better way to kick off the festive season than with … Continue reading Chad’s Christmas Panto

Vestra Vox Concert

An awesome £231.02 was raised at the Vestra Vox concert in Chad’s Quad last week! The money was raised in aid … Continue reading Vestra Vox Concert

Policy&Practice Annual Report 2018

Policy&Practice has had a productive year.  Projects have been completed for the National Lottery in an evaluation of a project in … Continue reading Policy&Practice Annual Report 2018

Let’s talk about value: how universities create value for students, staff and society

St Chad’s College Lunchtime Lecture, Wednesday 30th January, 12.30 – 1.30 p.m. Carol Adams, Professor of Accounting in Durham University Business … Continue reading Let’s talk about value: how universities create value for students, staff and society

Bishop David Stancliffe

On Friday, St Andrew’s Day, David Stancliffe, St Chad’s Fellow (and former Bishop of Salisbury) celebrated the 50th anniversary of his … Continue reading Bishop David Stancliffe

Postgraduate formal and MCR research forum

It was so great to see so many postgraduates at Thursday’s formal. Here at Chad’s we aim to celebrate every common room … Continue reading Postgraduate formal and MCR research forum

Novice Cup

This weekend brought Durham’s annual Novice Cup, in which all college novices compete for the winning title. On the first day, … Continue reading Novice Cup

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

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