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Durham University


Undergraduate Welcome

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

Module Registration

Module registration is a two stage process which includes the selection of module(s) and approval of module(s).

The first stage is where you confirm your programme of study and choose your elective modules. The second stage of the process is where the department approves your choice of modules. The module registration deadline is 22nd Sepetmber 2020, before the start of Michaelmas Term.

To register for modules:

  • You will receive an email when module registration opens
  • Log in to Durham University Online (duo), click the link for Banner Self Service and choose the Registration and Enrolment option
  • Depending on your programme, select your optional modules to make up the total number of required credits
  • The department will then authorise the modules. If you have questions relating to module approval, please contact us at

You are pre-registered for compulsory modules. If all of your modules are compulsory, there is nothing more for you to do.

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.