The Durham Union is Durham University’s oldest & largest student society. Founded in 1842, we have over 3,000 active undergraduate and postgraduate members and an alumnus reach of more than 10,000 life-members.
The Union plays a unique role in the collegiate structure of Durham, bringing together students from across the university to socialise and network in a way no other student society can.
Years of Debate
The Union was founded to stimulate debate on pertinent issues, but today the Union takes on a much bigger role in Durham life.
We host a diverse range of events in our very own chamber and bar: from free Members’ socials, and headline balls, to debates and addresses from high-profile speakers, to training for our world-class competitive debating squad.