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Department of Psychology

2018 Induction

Congratulations and Welcome

Congratulations on securing your place to read Psychology at Durham University! We very much look forward to welcoming you in October and to working with you over the coming years.

We pride ourselves on our excellence in research and teaching. The Durham Psychology Department is a lively, friendly community including undergraduates, postgraduates and staff, committed to the pursuit of knowledge. You will be an integral part of life in the Department and we look forward to meeting you.

Please scroll down this page for information on student enrolment, module registration and departmental induction week events.


If you have any queries relating to your studies in psychology prior to your arrival, please email

This email address is the best one to use if you need to contact the Psychology Department, especially over the summer vacation when people may be away from Durham carrying out research, attending conferences and taking annual leave. This email account is checked regularly by the office staff and the emails are then forwarded to the most appropriate person for attention.

If you need to speak to someone, please ring 0191 33 43240 in the first instance. This will put you through to the Psychology Department Reception which is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm during the vacation period.

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

Your first week at Durham University – University Induction

We have put together a comprehensive package of induction activities which will take place between Monday 1st and Friday 5th October 2018.

Attendance at all department-based activities is compulsory and we have tried to plan the week’s events so that wherever possible they do not clash with any other college, university or sports commitment, many of which are repeated to allow you several opportunities to take part.

There are links below to the departmental induction week schedules, but please refer to the Online Induction Planner to see how these events will fit in with your other activities across the University.

Module Registration


Module registration is a two stage process which includes:

  • Selection of modules
  • Approval of modules

The first stage is where you confirm your programme of study and choose your optional modules. The second stage of the process is where department(s) approve your choice of modules.

Further information on any undergraduate optional modules can be found in the Undergraduate Faculty Handbook.


Module registration only applies to those postgraduate students who will be registered on the taught postgraduate programmes.

Further information on any optional modules for these programmes can be found in the Postgraduate Faculty Handbook.

Student Registration

Full details of how to complete your enrolment and module registration can be found in the Student Guide to Registration.

Please direct any queries to or phone Psychology Reception on 0191 33 43240.

Induction week helped me get my footing and find my way around the course.


During induction week, we were given an overview of what the next three years was going to look like. This was very beneficial because it helped me mentally prepare and get in full gear!


“Had a fantastic induction week, fun & relaxed way to meet other students and lecturers on the course. ”

Rachel, MSc Cognitive Neuroscience