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Durham University

College of St Hild and St Bede

Welcome to New Students Starting 2019

Hello, I’m Kesia, the Student Representative Council (SRC) President and I am utterly delighted to welcome you to the College of St Hild and St Bede.

Infamous for its tranquil views, astounding facilities and tight-knit community of students, staff and alumni, Hild Bede truly is an amazing place to spend your undergraduate and postgraduate years. Once you are a member of Hild Bede, you remain a member for life! The thing I admire the most about college is that there is always something going on, something to get involved in and something to celebrate. When you arrive at Hild Bede, you are invited to become a member of the Student Representative Council (SRC). As an SRC member, you will be invited to a host of events including, inter alia: our spectacular Winter and Summer Balls, Formals, Beer Festivals and themed bar nights. You will also have access to a wide range of sports and societies (we currently have over 35 different sports and societies on offer, so there's something for everyone), as well as our SRC funded facilities. The possibilities at Hild Bede are limitless. Come and be a part of our ever growing and changing community. Get stuck in and make your mark - you won’t regret it.

In the mean time, if you have any questions feel free to drop me an email

Trust me, no question is a stupid question!

Kesia Schofield, SRC President 2019-20.

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 only accept the following photographic identification as proof of identity:

  • Students may use their passport, UK driving licence, European Identity card or UK Birth Certificate as supporting documentation. A driving licence must show the name in full if it is used as supporting evidence.

Photocopies are not accepted.

More information on registration can be found at

Your first week in Durham - University Induction Week Events Planner

We have put together a schedule of activities which will take place from Friday 27 September for International students and from Monday 30 September - Friday 4 October for home undergraduates.

Use the Online Induction Planner to plan your first week’s activities by College and Department. Please note that activities might change, and extra activities could be added to the planner so do keep checking it.

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.

The Timetable has been designed so College events don’t clash with any of your academic departmental events, but offer you lots of opportunities