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Durham University

Grey College

Undergraduate Welcome

Welcome from the Junior Common Room President

Hi everyone! I’m Henry and welcome to Grey! I’ve just completed my degree in Natural Sciences and I’m lucky enough to be your president this year, which means that I am employed by you, the students, to improve the college to the best of my abilities. Therefore, if you have any ideas of ways to improve the JCR please let me know! I like to think of myself as a friendly, approachable person so if you ever have any problems or just fancy a chat come and find me! Most likely to be found on the rugby pitch, at the darts board or just chilling in the JCR. I look forward to meeting you all in October!

Henry Folds

JCR President

Welcome from the JCR Freshers Rep

Hi I’m Nathan, but most people call me Guv, I’m your Senior Freshers’ Rep.

My main role is to represent you lot in all aspects of college life as you join us for your first year. That means that I will be available to answer any questions you have before you get here and once you arrive. I’ll always be happy to point you in the right direction when it comes to settling into life in Durham for the next few years of your degree.

I am also in charge of organising the social aspects of your College induction activities and am currently working hard to make it a week that you will look back on fondly as the best introduction to university life possible.

If you have ANY questions or concerns about coming to uni I’m happy to help. You’ll probably find me in our JCR watching sport, playing pool and darts or doing engineering stuff.

I look forward to seeing you all in Induction week!

Nathan Gavin

Senior Freshers Rep

Welcome from the Assistant Master

A very warm welcome to Grey College. Our aim is to try to make your time here a happy and successful one, helping you to develop a range of skills that will be essential for future employment.

I would like to wish you a truly enjoyable and fulfilling experience and look forward to meeting you very soon

Julie Brash

Assistant Master (Welfare)

What happens now?

Over the coming week you will receive your Grey College Welcome Pack. We've been hard at work assembling them with the perfect mix of fun and forms. The forms, both paper and online, and two passport photogaphs need to be returned us by the deadline of Friday 7 September 2018. You need not return the fun!

If you wish to visit Clearing or Adjustment the web address is which has contact details and should answer your queries.

If you have recently changed your address, or have been using a school address as your permanent address, please inform UCAS and the College of your new permanent address. Likewise, if your email address changes, please ensure that you amend this on the UCAS system and inform the College. It is imperative that this information is up-to-date otherwise we will not be able to send you your pack.

Other than that, please read the information contained on this page. Please note: International students have a specific section below.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the wonderful Kellie Stephenson, Student Support Administrator: or telephone 0191 334 5639.

International students downloadable welcome pack

The e-version of the pack is available below. Students residing within the UK need not download this since they will receive it in the post. All College documentation should be returned to Kellie Stephenson, Student Support Administrator, Grey College, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LG.

There is a lot of information and you need to read it carefully.

College Information:

New Student Welcome Handbook

Master's Letter

Let Preference Form

JCR Welcome Letter

University Information:

University Sport Letter

Undergraduate Welcome Guide

Student Registration

How to Pay University Charges

Student Funding

Grey College online registration

All new students need to fill in this form by 7 September 2018.

Enrol Online

Enrolment opens eight weeks before the start of your programme. After your acceptance has been processed you will receive two email messages from which provide:

  • Your Computing and Information Services (CIS) username
  • How to derive your CIS password and guidance on how to access the system

The messages are sent 24 hours apart and are sent to the email address you provided when you applied so it’s important to let us know of any changes to this information by contacting the Student Records Team at You may also need to monitor your spam folders to see if the messages have arrived there.

After you have received both emails you will need to:

  • Change your password
  • Log into Durham University Online – duo
  • Choose the “Banner Self Service” link in duo under “External Tools”
  • Choose Registration and Enrolment
  • Enrol with the University
  • Upload a photograph for your campus card

You will receive information from your department about registering for your programme and modules. You should follow the advice given about whether to complete registration for programmes and modules before you come to Durham, or whether to wait until you arrive before making final choices, so that your department can give you further advice and information.

Verification of identity

Before you can your collect your Campus Card in Durham, you will be required to provide proof of your identity.
We accept the following photographic identification as proof of identity: current passport, current driving licence or current European identity card. If you are a UK student and you do not have either of these forms of identification, you may supply your original Birth Certificate.

Accommodation and arrival

Accommodation in college is provided for all new Undergraduate students who have a confirmed place here, and there is no formal application process necessary. New first year students are invited into residence on Saturday 29 September 2018 between 9.00 am and 4.30 pm. For those travelling by car you will be given an allocated arrival slot in your Welcome Pack; this helps us manage parking and traffic, giving everyone a more pleasant experience.

International Students may arrive from Wednesday 26 September. For further information regarding the International Office Meet and Greet service click here.

Your first week in Durham

International student activities begin first from Wednesday 26 September. After this, activities for both Home and international students take place from Saturday 29 September to Friday 5 October, with teaching commencing on Monday 8th October.

Use the University Induction Week Planner to plan your first week’s activities by College and Department. Additional information will be provided for JCR events during the week.

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. More information on all of the Junionr Common Room events will be provided in your College Arrival pack.

The Timetable has been designed so College events don’t clash with any of your academic departmental events, but offer you lots of opportunities to meet your fellow Freshers, find your way around and settle in to college life here at Grey College.

Contact details

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you to Grey College. If you have any queries about any of this information or any aspect of coming to Durham please contact:

Kellie Stephenson – Student Support Administrator

Telephone no: 0191 334 5639