Durham students walking together outside campus

STUDENT LIFE

Wider student experience

Student life at Durham is about more than just your learning in the classroom. At the International Study Centre, you are in a fantastic place to develop and improve yourself.

Across two unique locations, Queen’s Campus in Stockton-on-Tees while you’re at the International Study Centre, and in Durham City when you progress to the University, there’s so many opportunities to get involved.

On Queen's Campus, you’ll find plenty to do with our fantastic enrichment activities. These are all designed to help you feel at home in the UK, and confident in exploring everything Durham has to offer.

SPORTS AND WELLBEING

On Queen’s Campus, you can take part in local sports leagues and play for Durham University teams. We also have a dedicated Wellbeing Week to ensure you feel supported.

COMMUNITY AND LEADERSHIP

Build up your network and key employability skills with volunteering opportunities, created in collaboration with Durham University. You can also take part in the Student Leadership Programme and learn from International Study Centre staff.

ARTS AND CULTURE

Alongside the music room on Queen’s Campus, which is ideal for practicing your favourite instrument, we also work with the local community to create opportunities for you to play music to a crowd.

DURHAM READY

Durham Ready is about making your transition from the International Study Centre to Durham University as smooth as possible and ensuring you're ready to succeed. A comprehensive set of activities, including the Durham Inspired Award, the Student Ambassador Programme, and the Durham University International Study Centre Society ensure you'll have the confidence to progress to Durham.

Durham accommodation communal room

ACCOMMODATION

During your pathway programme at the International Study Centre you can stay at student accommodation in Stockton-on-Tees, a short walk from Queen's Campus. 

FIND YOUR HOME