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Durham University

Colleges & wider student experience

New Students Welcome and Induction 2020

Welcome to Durham University

Welcome to Durham University

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We are looking forward to welcoming our new and returning students to Durham in September! Find out more about the measures we’re taking to create a safe space for your studies.

Congratulations on being offered a place at Durham University!

We are looking forward to welcoming you as you start your life as a Durham student.

Please be assured that ourColleges and Academic Departmentsare working hard to ensure you will be living and learning safely.

They are planning both face to face and online induction activities to help you settle in to student life and make the most of your student experience. We encourage you to take the opportunity to meet staff and familiarise yourself with your department, by preparing as much as possible before your course begins. Visit the Before you arrive section to get started on your new student experience!.

Please click here to view our recommended arrival dates.

These webpages will be continuously added to and updated as further information becomes available.

We're working hard to welcome you safely and deliver quality education and student experience in the new academic year. Visit our Covid Safety Information webpages for applicants for the latest advice here. We can't wait to see you soon!

Becoming a Durham student is the first step on your journey to achieving the extraordinary.

Personal Induction Planner

To help you keep track of where you need to be, and what you need to do during your first busy days at university, whether within your College or Department, we will be creating a day-by-day University Induction Planner. This should help you to plan your schedule, so you don't miss anything, from being issued with your Campus Card or meeting the staff from your department, to trying out for a sports team or joining a student society.

Start your personal induction planner

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Teaching 2020/21

We look forward to challenging and inspiring you to push boundaries and find new ways of answering big questions, starting with new ways of teaching and learning for the 2020/21 academic year.
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Blended Learning

Blended learning brings together small, face to face, interactive teaching classes with online learning. We will work with you to ensure these digital solutions fully support you in your learning.

A safe environment

Student and staff well-being is a priority, which means you’ll receive a broad range of teaching delivered in small, covid-safe, socially distanced classrooms, along with an active program of digital learning allowing interactions between larger groups of students, in a safe, inclusive and active online learning environment.
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Academic staff

Your lecturers, all experts in their respective disciplines will be there to support you with your studies, to ensure you have an active and fulfilling time at Durham in the coming academic year.

Induction Week Checklist

There will be so much going on when you first arrive at Durham, we've compiled an Induction Week Checklist of things you need to do - make sure you've got them all ticked off your list by the end of Induction Week!


Calling all Bloggers, Vloggers and Photographers!

Check out the Student Blogs to find out more about the range of activities and events you can get involved in when you arrive at Durham University. Who better to tell you about student life than our students?

We're always looking for Blogs and Vlogs, so if you've got a student story to share we'd love to hear from you. See your Blog/Vlog published and promoted through the University social media channels.
Plus, be credited as one of our Bloggers - It looks great on a CV!

Interested? Contact the Marketing Team