Why choose New College Durham for Higher Education?

Come and experience higher education with us.  We can give you life changing experiences and qualifications.

HE Great atmosphere

Great atmosphere

Coming to New College Durham offers you so much more than a qualification.  Students love the friendly and supportive atmosphere that we have here.

"The way people are treated makes you feel like part of the family."

Rosario Lopez Garcia de Alvear, BA (Hons) Management

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Employer links

We will develop your commercial awareness with our extensive links with employers and give your CV a boost with work placements and live client briefs.  Employers have an input into the design and delivery of our programmes so that you graduate with the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career.

"The best thing about the course is that I got to experience a range of placements as well as completing the academic work."

Rachel Hooper, BA (Hons) Social Work

HE High quality teaching

High quality teaching

Our highly qualified and enthusiastic lecturers know their stuff and have first-hand experience of working in the sector in which they teach.  They will also make sure you are on the ball with the latest issues and strategies in your sector.

"Staff are outstanding on all my courses at New College Durham.  I cannot praise them enough."

Toni Waugh, BA (Hons) Education Studies

HE Diverse student community

Diverse student community

Our student population is a diverse mix of international students, mature students, school leavers and professionals.  You will be rubbing shoulders with students from the age of 16 up to 60, and beyond.  We are very proud of our vibrant and culturally diverse student community!

"I am so thankful that I got to graduate, it is a dream come true after waiting 20 years."

Ann Robinson, FdA Counselling

HE Small classes

Small class sizes

With our small class sizes there is a relaxed and intimate feel giving you more opportunities to ask questions and join in discussions.  Youíll also have better access to our fantastic lecturers, plus one-to-one support if you need it.

"It is a nice environment with a small class group of about 14.  The course is very comprehensive and well taught."

Gemma Stockdale, FdA Housing & Communities

HE Flexible study options

Flexible study options

Most of our higher education programmes can be studied on a full or part-time basis allowing you to fit your studies around your family and work commitments.

"I studied my HNC and HND at New College Durham and found they were very flexible.  With me having a young family this was of high importance."

Laura McGrath, BA (Hons) Management

HE Extensive support

Extensive support

We are passionate about supporting each one of our students with an extensive range of support services so that you get the very best out of your time at New College Durham, whatever your background.

"The college is accepting of students who are not school leavers and offers additional support to them if they need it in order to become familiar with higher education methods such as Harvard referencing."

Hannah Johnson, FdA Applied Health & Social Care

HE Value for money

Value for money

Our fees are set at an affordable level to make higher education accessible to as many people as possible.  Our courses offer fantastic value for money compared to traditional universities, plus most of our students live locally, so their living costs are kept at a minimum.

"I decided to study higher education at New College Durham as it allowed me to stay at home and not have to travel too far."

Courtney Hunter, FdA Tourism Management

HE Career progression

Career progression

You can study a wide range of relevant professional qualifications that can make a real difference to your career and can share best practice with other professionals.

"The best thing about the course is being able to share experiences with others in the same field of work."

Charlotte Hope, FdA Housing & Communities

HE Fantastic experience

Fantastic experience

College offers a different student experience from a traditional university. New College Durham can give you a unique learning and positive life changing experience.

"New College Durham is an amazing college. I would not fault it at all. The teachers made the lessons exciting and you always went away having actually learnt something. I would highly recommend New College Durham to anyone. I had some amazing experiences and would love to go back."

Michael Race, FdSc Applied Business Computing

HE great facilities

Great facilities

Our modern campus has everything a student will ever need. There are extensive on-site leisure and catering facilities, study resources, industry standard equipment and work related learning environments. Plus free parking!

"The campus is very modern and has excellent facilities."

Juliane Gutsch, BA (Hons) Management

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Celebrating your success

We celebrate your success by organising a prestigious graduation ceremony for every one of our higher education students, which normally takes place the October after you have completed your course.

"This was a fantastic event and a fitting celebration for all the hard work undertaken."

Anna Coates, BA (Hons) Social Work