Amazing that you're thinking of Durham University.
I'm currently at John Snow college so I can tell you a bit more about it. John Snow College is on the Mount Oswald site which is a 15-minute walk to town. There are loads of on-site facilities like a gym, dance studio, music room, JCR, college bar and astroturf. John Snow provides a lot of welfare support with Welfare roles on the JCR Exec and working-class, LGBT+ and BAME agents. John Snow also has a Student Support Officer who is available to help with more serious issues to provide support and guidance. There are a whole plethora of societies at John Snow ranging from a Taylor Swift Appreciation Society to a Book Club - it's really easy to set up a new society. The same goes for sports, John Snow has a wide range of sports available that can be played casually or you can play at an intercollegiate level. There are opportunities for part-time jobs in college whether in the gym, working formals or working at the college bar. The college is gowned with regular formals and college events. Most of the rooms are ensuites except for the townhouses.
I understand that this is a lot of information. If you've got any questions let me know. If you're interested in finding out more about Josephine Butler I recommend getting in contact with their JCR's Instagram page!
-Lamesha (Official DU Rep)
Hi, I visited John Snow in March but wasn't sure about the vibe? Is there a lot of participation in sport and societies? also how often are the formals?