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Durham University


Taught Postgraduate Welcome


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 six 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.

The emails are sent to the personal email address you provided when you applied, so it is important that you keep us up-to-date with 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 in Durham

We have put together a schedule of activities which will take place from Wednesday 23rd September for International students and from Monday 28th September to Friday 2nd October for home undergraduates.

Use the Online Induction Planner to plan your first week’s activities by College and Department.

The Online Induction Planner has been designed to let you know where you need to be and when, according to your Department and College Induction activities and events.

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