What do I do if I'm in a University sport team and need to miss a commitment to compete in a championship or to play an away match?
It is sometimes assumed that University sport is an automatic excuse for missing academic commitments. This is not true. You need to apply for a sporting concession - see https://www.dur.ac.uk/learningandteaching.handbook/2/4/6/. In particular, you will need to print out a copy of the form https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/learningandteaching.handbook/Section2/a2.02.docx and fill in Part A and ask the Director of Sport to complete Part C, then take the whole thing to the Learning and Teaching Manager to sign Part B.