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    Welcome to Van Mildert College
    A large, vibrant college
    based amongst a picturesque World Heritage Site.
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    Our Community
    1400 students, 40 sport teams, 21 committees,
    5 community projects, a handful of ducks and the occasional swan.

Van Mildert College JCR

Van Mildert College is one of Durham's biggest and, in our opinion, best colleges.

Founded in 1965, the College is a welcoming and friendly environment to live and work in, situated in eight acres of leafy grounds just a short walk from the central University Library. We are a community of roughly a thousand students from all walks of life. With so many people you're guaranteed to find people who share your interests and values.

Expanding Personal Experiences

The JCR is the lifeblood of the student community, it is run by and for the students of Van Mildert and provides a vast array of opportunities to get involved with beyond your academic discipline through societies, committees, exec and more.

Excellent Opportunities

Mildert has the strongest outreach programme in the University - it is often the envy of other colleges and the University themselves. We engage with the local community on a range of levels - from visiting local young offenders with VM Prison Project to building relationships with the elderly community through the Community Visiting Scheme.

Sports, Music, Art and more.

We organise dozens of sports teams that compete in the University inter-collegiate leagues, including eight football teams and three rugby teams. In addition, our music and art communities are strong, with a broad range of recitals, performances and displays taking place throughout the year.

Watch About Us

Why not watch our college videos to find out what it is like to be a part of Van Mildert College!
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