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Durham University

Durham Centre for Academic Development

New Starters

Welcome to Foundation!

We look forward to your arrival in October and hope that you will enjoy your time with us, from Freshers Week until the final results day.

To ensure that you are fully prepared for the start of your foundation year, we will be sending you information as the new academic year approaches. We will also be providing information on the website, so keep an eye on this page for news.

You should also engage with your college, who will have been in contact with you. If they have not, please contact them directly.

If your questions are not answered, please contact us using the details on this website.

The Foundation Programme Team

Main University Induction Week Events

Use the Online Induction Planner to plan your first week’s activities by College and Department

The Online Induction Planner has been designed to let you know where you need to be and when, according to your Department and College Induction activities and events.

Attendance of all of department-based activities is compulsory and we have tried to plan the week’s activities so that wherever possible they do not clash with any other college, university or sport commitment, many of which are repeated to allow you several opportunities to take part.

Department induction will mainly take place at the Masonic Hall in Durham, although please check your planner for details of where you need to be throughout the week.

A map to the Masonic Hall for induction.

All Foundation Programme members of staff will be at induction, however after the induction week, you can find us at Pelaw House, directions for which can be found below.

Map to the Foundation Programme.

Get directions

Get directions by public transport and car with Google Maps

Journey planner