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Durham University

Colleges & wider student experience

Induction week checklist

Important things to do during Induction week!


1. Complete Enrolment

Make sure you have completed enrolment. You can do this online before you arrive, but if you haven't already done this, click here


2. Verify your identity with your college, collect your campus card and get online

If you successfully uploaded a photo and completed the enrolment process your college or department will have a Campus Card waiting for you. If you weren't able to do so, your college or department will give you a stamped and signed verification slip and you'll need to attend one of our Campus Card Roadshows where we will take your photograph and issue your card. Use your User Name and Password to connect to 'DU Student' - the dedicated WIFI network for students. Find ut how to get connected. If you have any probelms getting connected, your College Freshers Rep (FREP) will be able to help you, or you can book an appointment at one of our 'Get Online Surgeries.


3. If you're an international student - attend a Permission to Study event.

All overseas students (non EU/EEA nationals and students who require a visa to remain in the UK) are required to attend a Permission to Study event as part of the enrolment process. You will not be fully registered until you have attended an event. If you are a returning Tier 4 student, you need to do this on an annual basis. Please bring your Campus Card, Passport and, if you have one, your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).


4 Complete module registration for your programme

You may need to consult your Department to make your module choices and have them registered by Tuesday 1 October.

See the Module Registration webpage for further information.


5 Get involved with your College

Your College delivers essential information and advice on student life, offers many opportunities to get involved and has put together a fun social calendar for the week to help you meet new people and feel at home.

Use the Online Planner to find out about key talks, events and activities taking place at your College.

‘FREPs’ Freshers Reps are on hand to guide you throughout Induction Week and help you settle in.


6 Attend your Matriculation ceremony in the Cathedral on Wednesday 2 October.

Have a look at matriculation timetables here.

Matriculation ceremonies welcome all new students and mark your formal entry to Durham University. Join the rest of your college to attend this traditional occasion held in Durham's stunning Cathedral. Welcome to Durham!


7 Visit the Freshers Fairs

Wednesday 2 October, 11am - 6pm
Thursday 3 October, 11am - 6pm
Venues - Durham Students' Union and Elvet Riverside

With over 500 teams across 18 different sports, 50 community projects to volunteer with, and a choice of 250 clubs and societies to join, plus the largest student theatre organisation in the country, you're sure to find something that appeals to you!


8 Register with a GP and ensure your immunisations are up to date

We take the health and wellbeing of all our students very seriously. For this reason we encourage you to register with a local doctor whilst you are resident at the University, also to check your vaccinations are up to date.

Visit the Essential Medical webpages for full information.


9 Electoral Registration

Don’t miss out on having your say! Remember to register to vote.

Registering to vote as a student is easy, simply visit here for full information.


10. Understand that Consent Matters

As part of our commitment to tackling sexual violence and misconduct, we have developed an online module to raise awareness of the issue. Complete the online module entitled Consent Matters which covers the areas of sexual consent, communication and relationships, and bystander intervention on DUO.