Freshers Bop


The Freshers’ Bop is a great opportunity to meet other new students in a fun-packed environment. This year’s event promises to the best ever!

At this year’s Bop…


Fonteyn Ballroom


 Beach Party 


Named after Dame Margot Fonteyn, ballerina supremo and former Vice Chancellor of the University, the Ballroom is the largest capacity room in Durham. On the night of the Bop the room will be home to a massive beach party hosted by DJ Robin, our very own King of Cheese. You’ll be dancing to party anthems and testing your skill on the surf machine into the wee small hours.


Riverside Café


hip hop One Level down from the Kingsgate Bar, the Riverside Café is normally the home of Coffee Corner during daylight hours. On Bop night, however, the action starts here. With MC Michael Charles (ex Galaxy FM) compering, you have the opportunity to strut your thang with HIP HOP KARAOKE. The latest craze in London clubbing, it is just like singing down at your local boozer. Except you’re rapping… Guaranteed hilarity. The best performance will win a portable DVD player courtesy of Matalan.
Outside, on our second balcony, we’ll have four hot tubs on the go. You should probably wear your swimming gear under your normal clothes, but changing facilities and towels will be provided (there’ll even be some spare speedos if you’re desperate). Sit back, relax and enjoy the bubbles under the romantic starlit sky. Well, something like that… 
 hot tubs


Vane Tempest


reggae Named after the last of the mines to close in the Durham area, the Vane Tempest is the most intimate (and often sweatiest) of the venues within Dunelm House. In keeping with the tropical flavour running throughout the building, DJ Mark Burton will be spinning cool Reggae and Dub all night long.


Kingsgate Bar


kingsgate bar


You might want to drop in here for a quiet drink to cool down and relax; you wouldn’t want to overdo it!. Kingsgate has a fantastic balcony with views over the river and across to the Cathedral. Hopefully, the first of many nights you’ll spend in the main Union bar.


Tickets Click here for ticket information


If you want to see how good it was last year check out our image bank! 

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