College life

Life at New College Durham is quite different from school. Our spacious campus has a more relaxed atmosphere than your child will be used to at school. It offers a friendly and welcoming environment and there will be plenty of opportunities for your child to meet new people, make lifelong friendships and discover new interests.

College will encourage and support your child into becoming more independent and more responsible for their learning. Our students like that they’re treated like an adult at college; they begin to become more independent, make their own
decisions and manage their own time.

Getting involved in student life at New College Durham will help your child to increase their skills and broaden their life experience. They will achieve things they never thought they could, and their newly acquired self-confidence will boost their future career aspirations and employment prospects.

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Treat like adult

Why college is different to school

Staying at school might seem like the easiest option but take time to explore other opportunities.