Welcome to Hatfield College - and congratulations on your academic success!
We are looking forward to meeting you when you come to Durham to join Hatfield College in September. Present students and staff will make every effort to ensure you feel very welcome and supported from the start.
Hatfield is a thoroughly modern-minded College with roots in the traditions of the past - we were founded in 1846. Above all, we are a community living and working alongside and supporting each other. Our students come from near and far, from large cities and small towns, from many different backgrounds and experiences, and are studying for degrees across the full subject spread. Our ethos is #AllOneHatfield, as expressed in our recent declaration which recognises the enriching value for all of a diverse, inclusive community of equals.
Our student Common Rooms are important parts of our community in College. You will be contacted in September about joining the Middle Common Room, which is open to all our postgraduate students. The MCR plays a key role in putting on a variety of events for its members, social, intellectual, and general interest, as well as supporting students with information and advice, and representing students' views in College and the broader university. The MCR greatly enhances the quality of their members’ experience of College life; it is a key, central feature of our College community. I do hope you join the Hatfield MCR and take an active part in College life.
You are welcome to contact us if you have questions via email@example.com or for urgent queries telephone +44 (0) 191 334 2610.
Lastly, beware fake Facebook pages about Induction Week in Durham. Only follow links from documents and links in or through this website with "dur.ac.uk" in the relevant part of the address. If you are not certain that a Facebook page or web link is genuine, do contact us.
I very much look forward to welcoming you in Hatfield in September.
Professor Ann MacLarnon
We would like to extend to you a very warm welcome to Hatfield. We are all looking forward to meeting you when you arrive in Durham to begin an exciting new venture in your life. Our aim is to help you to be the best you can be.
Our focus at Hatfield is to provide a safe, supportive, motivating and enjoyable collegiate environment that enables all of its members to grow intellectually and socially. We are #AllOneHatfield and we are very proud of the diversity of our College community. Our College is recognised as a friendly and welcoming place which applauds leadership, creativity, innovation, teamwork and excellence. The College has a lively programme of sport, music, theatre, volunteering and art - along with a range of opportunities designed to support your personal development, intellectual curiosity and future employability. During your time at Hatfield, we trust that you will have a truly unique experience that will lay the basis for a life-long, mutually rewarding relationship with your College, Durham University and the people and communities of North East England.
The main part of our roles as Vice-Master and Assistant Master is to help you to make the most of your time in Durham. We want you to develop as a person whilst you seek to attain the best degree you are capable of. We also work to offer support to those who face pastoral or personal issues during their time at Hatfield. Our doors are always open so please do pop in and say hello!
Welcome to all our new members! We look forward to you joining the Hatfield community. Durham is an amazing place to live and study - and being part of your College is one of the defining aspects of the Durham experience.
We know this is a busy time for you and that you are excited and busy as you prepare to come to Hatfield College. Even so, you need to complete the essential steps below before coming to Durham.
The Timetable has been designed so College events don’t clash with any of your academic departmental events, but offer you lots of opportunities to meet your fellow Freshers, find your way around and settle into student life. Details of College events will be updated once confirmed.
Check out our student blogs to read more about life at Durham from our students. Don't forget to follow us on social media!
If you have any queries about any of this information or any aspect of coming to Durham please contact us.
College Admissions Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 2610
College Reception Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 2633