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Durham University

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Student welcome guide


Student Welcome Guide

The Durham University Student Welcome Guide is designed to provide an introduction to the basics of University life, and to act as a resource for any problems or queries you may have.

If you require a copy of the guide in an alternative format, or have any other queries relating to the guide itself, please contact the Curriculum, Learning and Assessment Service.


The Postgraduate Student Welcome Guide is available as a downloadable pdf.

This publication is prepared in advance of the academic year to which it relates. The University makes every effort to ensure that the information contained in this guide is accurate. However, information, regulations and the way in which support services are provided change from time to time. Although reasonable steps are taken by the University to provide the courses and services described, the University cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Any course or service may be altered or withdrawn owing to circumstances beyond the University of Durham's reasonable control. Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) industrial action, lack of demand, departure of key personnel, change in Government policy, withdrawal or reduction of funding, change of Law. The University will take such steps as are available to it to minimise the effect of any alteration or withdrawal of a course or service. Such steps may include the offer of a place on an alternative course or service. If there is any conflict or disagreement between what is stipulated in the University’s General Regulations and the contents of this handbook, the stipulations within General Regulations take precedence.