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John Snow College

Information for New Students 2017

Welcome to John Snow College

The following pages are to help you prepare for your first week and to guide you through Induction and College events that will be taking place. Please familiarise yourself with the full Induction Schedule uploaded on these pages (and also given to you on a memory stick with other important information on arrival).

If you have any questions, please contact the College at, we look forward to meeting you.

Welcome from College Principal

As Principal of John Snow College, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Durham University. Coming to University for the first time marks one of the most significant and exciting developments in your life, and at John Snow College we want to make the whole of your stay here a happy, safe, exciting and stimulating time for you. Our team of College staff, together with the student-run Junior Common Room, are committed to making John Snow College an ideal place in which to live, study and enjoy University life to the full.

The purpose of these webpages is to provide you all the information that you need before arriving at Durham University. There will be a lot to do, both administratively and socially, during the first weeks of term, and part of that process needs to begin now - particularly the process of enrolment. So, do please read the rest of these pages carefully and pay particular attention to the information that we ask you to supply in advance of your arrival.

Please remember that there are people who you can contact if you have any questions before you arrive - useful contact details are provided on our website. During the first few days of your arrival you will be registered as a student of Durham University, as part of your induction programme. You will receive more detail of the process of induction during this programme, and this information will given to you in lectures and seminars, and will also be available in the College Handbook.

On behalf of the College staff and the JCR, we look forward to meeting you in October, and to welcoming you personally to John Snow College.

Professor Carolyn Summerbell, June 2017

INDUCTION SCHEDULE - Your first week at Durham University

We have put together a schedule of activities which will take place from Thursday 28 September (for International students) and from Sunday 1st October - Friday 6 October for home undergraduates.

Please click on the link Online Induction Planner to upload a copy of your personalised Induction timetable.

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 John Snow College.

Please note:

International Students arrive from Wednesday 27 September onwards(ready for international registration on 28th and 29th September)

UK and EU students arrive on Sunday 1 October.