Our Christmas Formal was held at the National Railway museum last year‌

‌Students at one of our legendary Club Ds

Our college sports teams are some of the best on campus

Our Junior Common Room Committee organises great events throughout the year

Derwent College in the snow‌

Derwent College students during a RAG volunteering parade in York city centre

Welcome to Derwent College‌

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Derwent was one of the first colleges to be established at the University of York in 1965. It has a proud history as a lively, social college in the heart of the Heslington campus. Please use the links below to explore what college life can offer you and the ways in which you can shape the future of our college community.


If you're an incoming student to York for 2015, firstly, congratulations! You've made it into a brilliant university, and are sure to have a fantastic time here. If you're unsure on what college to choose see the links below for information on what makes Derwent great. If you've chosen Derwent, then welcome to the college! Use the "New Arrivals information" tab to the left to prepare for your arrival, and join the Derwent College 2015-2016 facebook group to chat with current students, and ask them any questions you may have!

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