Congratulations and Welcome
Congratulations on securing your place as a postgraduate student in Theology and Religion at Durham University. We pride ourselves in offering a range of high quality MA programmes and excellent postgraduate research supervision, and are very fortunate in attracting a strong and dedicated population of postgraduate students. It constitutes one of the largest postgraduate communities in the university and has a rich and vibrant research culture. We look forward to welcoming you into this community, and seeing you thrive as an emerging scholar within our discipline.
Dr Mathew Guest
Director of Postgraduate Studies
Enrolment opens eight weeks before the start of your programme. After your acceptance has been processed you will receive two email messages from firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
After you have received both emails you will need to:
- Change your password
- Log into Durham University Online – duo https://duo.dur.ac.uk
- 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
Completing enrolment will give you access to your personal @durham.ac.uk email address and allow you to view information from the department and your college in DUO.
Module registration is a two stage process which includes:
- Selection of modules
- Approval of modules
DO NOT complete this online, but wait until the Department Induction when you will be given a form to complete. The Postgraduate Administrator will then confirm your module registration online.
Students whose degree programme is wholly by research (PhD, MLitt, MA by research) do not complete module registration.
Department Induction Timetable
You will also need to use the Online Induction Planner for a complete list of events relevant to you.
Monday 3 October 2016 (17:00 – 19:00):
Welcome Meeting and Drinks Reception for All new PG's (Debating Chamber, Pemberton Building, Palace Green - upstairs in the building next to Abbey House)
Tuesday 4 October 2016 (09:30 – 12:30):
Welcome Meeting for Postgraduate Taught (PGT) students (Room PG21, Ground Floor, Pemberton Building, Palace Green - next to Abbey House)
Tuesday 4 October (10:00 – 12:00):
Welcome Meeting for Postgraduate Research (PGR) students (Room PG20, Ground Floor, Pemberton Building, Palace Green - next to Abbey House)
Friday 7 October 2016 (11:00 – 12:30):
Coffee & Brief Tour (optional - Room PG28, Ground Floor, Pemberton Building, Palace Green - next to Abbey House)
New PG’s meet for coffee and brief tour of Durham with continuing PG’s. (optional) - The tour is led by present postgraduate students and starts with coffee in Room PG28, Palace Green.
To view and download the Department Induction Timetable, please click below:
- PG Induction Schedule 2016 (last modified: 7 August 2016)
Your first week in Durham
We have put together a schedule of activities which will take place from Wednesday 28 September for International students and from Monday 3 - Friday 7 October for home postgraduates.
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. Remember to check it frequently for updates!
Attendance at all department-based activities is compulsory (unless otherwise stated) 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 events, many of which are repeated to allow you several opportunities to take part.