Two male rugby students in a lineout with the Peterlee Campus main building in the background

College Charter

All students, actual or potential, of East Durham College have the right to expect the following:

  • Readily available access to information and guidance relating to courses, student welfare and college resources
  • High standards of teaching
  • Adequate resources to facilitate learning
  • Equality of treatment and opportunity in all aspects of College activity
  • Full support throughout the periods of learning including, where appropriate, counselling, tutoring, welfare support, access to social and residential facilities and assistance when considering progression


As a Student at East Durham College you are entitled to:

  • A prompt response to all enquiries or complaints
  • Clear and helpful information about the College, its facilities and its courses
  • Friendly advice and guidance to help you choose the right course including accurate financial information
  • An informal interview or information session to make sure the course(s) you have chosen meets your needs
  • An introduction to College life, which will help to make the most of your course and enjoy your time at College
  • An environment free from harassment, unfair or unlawful discrimination
  • A quality course with good lecturers who offer a variety of teaching styles in a supportive environment
  • Access to recreation/leisure and sporting facilities and events
  • Access to Additional Learning Support
  • Access to high quality work experience if your course requires it