I'm a Level 3 physics student. I believe there's a Reading Week at the end of Michaelmas Term. Is this true, and do we need to do anything in it?
There is indeed a reading week but it is not entirely empty. In particular it contains the Poster Session and General Problems Collection examination for the module PHYS3561 Key Skills A. You will find all the information you need in the timetable, which is on the Level 3 notice board and in PDF on the web at http://www.dur.ac.uk/physics/students/timetable/