New College Durham

For Oliver Cromwell's university foundation, see Durham College (17th-century).
New College Durham
New College Durham campus
Type Education
Established 1977
Location Framwellgate Moor, Durham, England
54°47′46″N 1°35′42″W / 54.796°N 1.595°W / 54.796; -1.595Coordinates: 54°47′46″N 1°35′42″W / 54.796°N 1.595°W / 54.796; -1.595

New College Durham is a college of further and higher education in County Durham, England . It was founded in 1977 as a result of a merger between Neville's Cross College of Education and Durham Technical College. The college operated on two main sites near the city of Durham: Neville's Cross and Framwellgate Moor. The site at Framwellgate Moor opened in 1957 and was extended in 1970; the site houses the bulk of the college's further education (FE) provision, whilst the Neville's Cross site, an ex-college of education site built in the 1920s, housed most of the higher education (HE) provision.

In the academic year 1999-2000, the college enrolled 8,270 FE students, of whom 1,877 were full-time, and 1,934 HE students, of whom 675 were full-time. Business and management was offered on the Neville's Cross Campus until 2004.

In 2002, the college was given planning permission to build a new £37 million campus at Framwellgate Moor. Construction work began in 2003 with the new buildings being constructed around the old buildings. When the new buildings were completed, work began to demolish the old site at Neville's Cross. The construction work was completed in September 2005, whilst the landscaping was finally completed in October.

In 2011, the College became one of only two in the country to be granted Foundation Degree Awarding Powers. These can be converted to bachelor's degrees via a "top up" year, with the degrees validated by Teesside University, Sunderland University and Leeds Metropolitan University.[1]

Notable alumni


  1. 1 2 "New College Durham". The Independent. 12 August 2013.
  2. "Dave Anderson MP". Retrieved 16 July 2016. Educated at Maltby Grammar, Durham & Doncaster Technical Colleges and Durham University.
  3. "English MP Dave Anderson is shadow Scottish Secretary". BBC News. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2016.

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