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Durham University

Van Mildert College

Information for New Postgraduate Students

Welcome from the Deputy Principal (Dr Victoria Brown)

“ I am absolutely delighted that you will soon be joining Van Mildert College as a postgraduate student! Congratulations on securing a place! The Middle Common Room (MCR) at Van Mildert College offers a vibrant and inclusive community for all postgraduate students. Indeed, this year our diverse cohort of new postgraduate students will include both research and taught students from around the world reading for degrees in a vast number of subjects. We hope that you will take the opportunity to get involved with the many opportunities available to you while you are a member of our College including the Dimensions programme and activities organised by the MCR. As Deputy Principal, I will be your point of contact for any questions that you may have, along with our Postgraduate Co-ordinator Sharon Bagnall, so please do get in touch. I am looking forward to hearing from you or meeting you over the coming weeks! ”
Dr Victoria Brown, Deputy Principal

What happens now?

Emails have been sent to all postgraduate students with a confirmed place at Durham University and Van Mildert College. These emails contain important information which you should read in full and take action as necessary. In particular you must complete the Postgraduate Information Form. Medical Registration documents must be returned by you to your chosen medical practice, do not send those to College as we are unable to deal with those on your behalf.

This page will be updated weekly as we approach Induction Week with additional information. As such, please do return to this site in due course. You can also find out more about the events that we have planned for you during Induction Week by making use of the online Induction Week Planner.

Information Packs

Please find below links to the various documents comprising the Postgraduate Induction Pack. These include a series of important documents which you should read in full and action as soon as possible. These documents have also been sent to all new postgraduates via email and are made available here for reference.

Please ensure you complete the Postgraduate Information Form and submit this by no later than Friday 20th September 2019.


Check List

Please ensure you have completed everything which is mentioned in the Check List below.

Task Where? TICK
Postgraduate Information Form Further information and form are available from the related 'Task' link.
Consent Matters (Compulsory) Online course, available on DUO. Further information is available from the related link in 'Consent Matters' (see 'Resources' above).
Online Enrolment, ID Verification and Campus Cards Confirmation of your status as a student of the University. Further information is available from the related 'Task' link.
Medical Registration Further information and forms are available from the related 'Task' link.
Matriculation Photograph Further information is available from the related 'Task' link.
Passport Photograph (for Residents in College ONLY)(Size: 2in x 2in) Required for your meal fob if living in College during 2019-20. Send to Mrs Sharon Bagnall, Postgraduate Coordinator, Van Mildert College, Mill Hill Lane, Durham. DH1 3LH by no later than FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2019, ensuring you write your FULL LEGAL NAME on the back of your photograph.
Common Room Membership Further information is available from the related 'Task' link.
Read the College Handbook (Compulsory) Available from the related 'Task' link.

Should you have any queries please contact

More Information

Your first week in Durham

For information about your first week in Durham (induction week) and arrival dates, see Your Arrival and First Week in Durham.

Fees and finance

Details about college accommodation costs, university tuition fees and university funding can be found on the Fees and Finance webpage.

Induction Week Student Drop-In Sessions

We are happy to speak to you throughout the course of your studies, however, drop-in sessions during induction week are available. Further information can be found on the Induction Week Student Drop-Ins webpage.

Supporting letters

If you require a supporting letter, e.g. to open a student bank account or to verify your student status, see Request a Supporting Letter. Many of these letters can be automatically generated for you on request.

Student Car Parking

Details about student car parking can be found on the Car Parking webpage.

Further information

Welcome letters from the Police University Liaison Officer and the University's Head of Sport and Physical Activity should be read by all students and are available at the Further Information webpage.