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Durham University

Grey College

Postgraduate Arrival Information 2019

Things to do prior to your arrival

All our postgraduate students should have received a welcome letter electronically and further information can be found in the separate section below for downloadable versions of the emailed information and more. Please do read the information contained in them and complete the forms by the appropriate deadlines.

If your email address changes, please ensure that you inform the College. It is imperative that this information is up-to-date otherwise we will not be able to keep in touch with you until your Durham email is switched on.

Other than that, please read the information contained on this page and fill in the Online College Registration.

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

Postgraduate students downloadable welcome pack

The e-version of the pack is available below. 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 University Information
Master's Letter University Sport Letter
Social Code of Conduct Postgraduate Welcome Guide
MCR Welcome Letter Student Registration
How to Pay University Charges
Student Funding

Arrival at Grey College

All Postgraduate Students living in College accommodation may arrive from Wednesday 25th September and Registration events are being held on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th September. These are for all new postgraduate students and take place between 13:30 and 15:30 each day - you must drop in at some point on one of these days. On the Friday, it is followed by an opportunity to meet other postgraduate students over tea and biscuits in the MCR, before the formal College Postgraduate Induction that all new students are expected to attend.

College Registration and Identification

All students must complete the College Registration and Identification at the appropriate session upon arrival: this is when you'll be identified and can collect your Campus Card and gown amongst other things. 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 any of these forms of identification, you may supply your original Birth Certificate.

Key College Induction Events

The College and Middle Common Room (MCR) have put together a programme of events to enable you to settle into life at Grey College, commencing on Wednesday 25th September. In particular, please note the following important and compulsory events:

  • Official College Induction and Welcome, Friday 27 September at 16.30 (4.30 pm), followed by dinner;
  • College Photograph, Wednesday 2 October at 14.00 (2.00 pm);
  • College Matriculation in Durham Cathedral, Wednesday 2 October at 16.00 (4.00 pm);
  • College Welcome Formal Dinner, Wednesday 9 October at 19.15 (7.15 pm).

Accomodation at Grey College

Accommodation in Grey College for all Postgraduate Students who have opted for it commences on Wednesday 25th September (for All Students). All students should have arrived in Durham by Friday 27 September. (Please note that the dates are different if you are registered for a PGCE programme.) If you wish to move in before your official occupancy commences, the charge is £25.00 per night. Term-time Meals for students who are on the catered package commence on 25th September in the evening.

Consent Matters

Durham University recognises the significant impact of all experiences of sexual misconduct and violence, and is committed to promoting a culture in which this is not tolerated and will be addressed. All new students are expected to complete the online "Consent Matters" course available from Durham Univiersity Online prior to participation in College and University clubs, sports and committees.