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Durham University

Welcome to John Snow College

Information for New Students arrival 20/21

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, further information will also be sent to you via email.

If you have any questions, please contact the College at or 0191 33 40046. We look forward to meeting you.

Welcome from College Principal 2020

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 (JCR), 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 with all of 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 it will also be available in the College Handbook.

I want to reassure you that we are planning a Covid-secure arrival and induction for you. In September we will send you more information about when you should arrive. There are a few things that you must do before you arrive, so that we can make sure that things go smoothly. You must give us your personal mobile number that you will be using when in the UK, and also your full home address and contact details of a family member we can contact if needed. We also need a photograph of you for our files before you arrive, and this should be of passport style quality. Thank you for your cooperation.

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

Professor Carolyn Summerbell