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Durham University

St John's College

Induction form for new postgraduates living out

This questionnaire is for new St John's postgraduate students who will not be resident in College 2020/21. Please complete by 24 September 2020.

The information you provide here will help College staff and the MCR plan for your arrival. It will be treated confidentially by the College and University in line with the College privacy policies, will only be used for the purposes outlined, and will be destroyed/deleted by the end of your first academic year, if you withdraw from your studies, or are no longer a member of St John's College, whichever occurs first. If you have any queries about the collection and/or storage of this information then please feel free to get in touch with College via email on

The College Privacy Notice for Students can be accessed here:

* denotes a compulsory field.

Personal details

This has 9 numbers and starts 000, e.g. 000012345.

Please ensure that this is an up to date personal email address. We will use this to correspond with you until your Durham email account is active.

Health and special requirements
While you will not be living in College, we hope that you will be spending time here, both participating in the social life such as formal dinners and events, and accessing support when needed. This is your opportunity to tell us about any health and special requirements you think we should be aware of. Please provide only a brief note in this form, and email us with more detailed information, if applicable, at The catering information will assist the Catering Team to prepare for your dietary requirements when attending College catered functions or buying meals in the College dining hall. Please note that all of our public spaces, shared kitchens and dining rooms are nut free zones. If you have any questions about catering options, or you wish to provide more details about your special dietary needs, please email the Catering Team on

According to UK Governmental Covid-19 guidance, are you an international student from one of the countries outside of the Common Travel Area that requires 2 weeks quarantining on arrival? If so, you are required to complete this short form to let the University know about your period of quarantine.

It is helpful for us to know if you are medically exempt from wearing one as face masks are required in all communal areas across the campus. For the UK Government's guidance on wearing a face mask, please take a look at their webpages
Opting in to the MCR
The majority of our postgraduate students are members of the MCR (Middle Common Room). Membership gives access to our dedicated Postgraduate Centre and enables you to fully take part in the life and community of the College, including postgradaute social events and entertainment, peer welfare and playing sports and joining or starting new societies.

Please click here for detailed information on the benefits of MCR membership and other services and additional charges for postgraduates. For further information about the MCR, visit their website or contact If you opt in, the College will raise an invoice email no later than 9 October 2020.

Opting in to the library provides access to books and study space in the brand new Learning Resource Centre. Students living out are welcome to access the library during the current alert level and can book study space on the top floor. College library membership is £50 for a full academic year (for students who have never been residential in college).

Consent to data sharing with the Middle Common Room (MCR), part of the St John's Common Rooom (SJCR)
*Privacy Statement* St John's College will treat all information submitted in this form confidentially in line with the General Data Protection Regulations and Durham University policies.

The purpose of this data sharing with the MCR Welcome Team is to them plan activities in advance of Induction Week.

Other comments or queries
This is your opportunity to tell us more about yourself, highlight anything we've missed or could have done better when preparing for your arrival, or share ideas you have for postgraduate life at St John's.

Contact us

Senior Tutor's Office

St John's College 
3 South Bailey 

Office hours: 9:0012:30, 13:3016:30

T: 0191 334 3881

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