New Students' Information 2017/18
All home undergraduates are expected to arrive on 1 October 2017. All home postgraduates should arrive on 28 September 2017. International students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) should arrive on 27 or 28 September 2017 when a 'Meet and Greet' service will be operated by the International Office.
The documents below contains lots of information that you need to know before you come to Durham. Please read this carefully.
There are three stages to the registration process:
- Module Registration
- Verification of Identity
Enrolment and Module Registration
After your acceptance has been processed you will receive two email messages from email@example.com 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
- 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
You will receive information from your department about registering for your programme and modules. You should follow the advice given about whether to complete registration for programmes and modules before you come to Durham or whether to wait until you arrive before making a final choice so that your department can give you further advice and information.
- Enrolment and upload of photograph should be completed 12 calendar days before your start date
- Module choices need to be made by 5 pm on Tuesday of Induction Week (information and advice on module choices will be given in departments on Monday and Tuesday of induction week).
Verification of Identity
Verification of identity takes place at your college. You will need to bring either your current passport, current UK Driving Licence or current European Identity Card. If you are a UK student and you do not have any of these forms of identification you can bring your original Birth Certificate. After you have had your identity verified you can then collect your campus card.
If you require assistance through the enrolment process, please contact College, department or further guidance is available on the Student Registry website at https://www.dur.ac.uk/student.registry/registration/ If you have a technical problem, please contact the IT Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org
College Induction Events Timetable
Please refer to the College Welcome page for details of events during Induction Week in College
Residence Agreement (Undergraduates)
Before you can be given a key for a room in College you must have returned your signed Particulars of Offer, which you will receive by email. The Particulars of Offer will define the period of occupancy and any additional details that you need to be aware of. Please read this carefully before accepting online. It will also contain a link to the full Residence Agreement - again please read this carefully as it, along with the Particulars of Offer, constitute your contract for residence.
It is important that you sign on-line to make your arrival at Durham University as easy as possible. Please note the standard let also provides accommodation only outside of term time.
Details of current College residence charges can be found here https://www.dur.ac.uk/colleges.se.office/charges/2017-18/undergraduate/
Room Sharing Before Christmas
The number of Freshers stating a preference to share occupancy of a room before Christmas often far exceeds the number of shared rooms available.
Freshers who will be sharing occupancy of a room in the 1st term will be sent an email from Mrs Anne Allen, the Admissions Secretary by 22 September 2017. The email may also include contact details of the person with whom they will be sharing occupancy of a room. You will not receive an email if you have been allocated occupancy of a single room for the 1st term. All students will be given a room number on arrival when they collect a room key from the Porters Lodge.
Contents Insurance Cover
The Residence Agreement includes basic contents insurance. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have the right cover for your requirements e.g. musical instruments, laptop outside the room etc.
Information on paying your tuition fees is included in your Welcome Pack. Please make sure you open a bank account at least 3 weeks before arriving at University to avoid any delays with Student Finance, Direct Debits etc.
More information about living costs in College can be found here:
Additional Opt-Out Charges:
a) Library Contribution:
An optional College Library contribution of £30.00 for three year undergraduates, £40 for students who will spend four years in Durham and £10 per year of attendance for postgraduates, is also levied on the first bill to help cover the costs of our college library.
b) JCR Dues - Undergraduates:
JCR dues (membership of the undergraduate common room) are charged in the first year only, at the rate of £130. This payment will cover your whole time in Trevelyan. Only common room members will be able to play sport, engage in societies and join in JCR events. Please refer to the section ‘JCR Dues’ near the back of the Freshers Handbook for full details of what opting out of JCR membership means you are unable to partake in.
.c) MCR Dues – Postgraduates:
MCR dues are charged each year at the rate of £35. MCR Dues are paid to help run all of our college activities. By opting in you can join any of the college societies, teams, and clubs; run in, and vote on, MCR elections; attend all of the college formals; and many more things throughout the year.
d) Trevs Day
The annual end of year celebration run by the JCR with lots of entertainment £8
e) Students on one year courses:
A number of these additional charges are reduced e.g. the Library contribution will be £10, JCR subscription, £43.33.
Details of how to opt out of these charges using a web based form will be sent by email in due course.
Students who are eligible for a Durham Grant and are living in college will see a reduction on their residence invoice for the value of the award. For further information please see
Note: Kettles are provided in the pantries please do not bring your own as they are not allowed in rooms.
Student Parking Policy 2017/18
Students will only be entitled to apply for a permit to park on University premises if they:
• have an exceptional medical need and are in possession of a blue badge;
• live in University premises and have academic commitments requiring them to travel to locations not easily accessible by public transport (e.g. some PGCE students);
• have other exceptional circumstances;
• represent the University in elite sports, in which case they will be eligible to apply for a permit for Maiden Castle/Queen’s only.
Students who fall into these categories, must apply first to their College except for those applying under elite sport, which should be made directly to the Facilities Manager, Experience Durham at Maiden Castle. Please note however, there is no guarantee that a permit will be granted (unless you are in possession of a blue badge). Postgraduate students living in Keenan or Brackenbury House, will be able to apply for a car parking permit to park at the respective sites only.
Students who park vehicles anywhere on the University estate without permission or without a valid parking permit for a particular car park/location, will be found to be in breach of the University’s Parking Policy (Section A of the Parking Policy) and may be subject to a Parking Charge Notice. Breach of the Policy may also result in proceedings under General Regulation IV – Discipline particularly where there are repeated offences. A copy of the University Parking Policy can be found at www.durham.ac.uk/estates/transportparking/
If you have any queries about the information here or any other aspect of coming to Durham please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or telephone 0191 3347057.