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 modern-minded College with roots in the traditions of the past - we were founded in 1846, and so in your first year we will be celebrating our 175th anniversary. 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. The diversity of our community is one of our great strengths. We welcome and value the contributions of everyone, and we are proud to embrace our ethos #AllOneHatfield.
Our student Common Rooms are important parts of life in the College. Do join the Junior Common Room (if you are an undergraduate) or the Middle Common Room (if you are a postgraduate). You will be contacted about this in September. The Common Rooms play an essential part in organising activities and events, and in providing resources and facilities which support and enhance the quality of their members' experience of College life, as well as representing students' views in College and the broader university. The student Common Rooms are a very important, central feature of our College community.
Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends of College, Hatfield Bursaries are awarded to new Home undergraduate students from lower income households, covering some costs of College life, including JCR membership. Do check out the details if you think these might apply to you.
You are welcome to contact us if you have questions via email@example.com or 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, as our College motto says, 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. You are arriving at a very exciting time in Hatfield’s history, with this being our 175th anniversary year when we will celebrate our founding ethos of equality and inclusivity.
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!
Congratulations on getting into Durham! I’m Dom, Hatfield’s newly elected Senior Man, which is the equivalent to JCR President, and have just graduated with a degree in Chinese Studies. I’m glad to welcome you to Hatfield and I hope you’re excited to begin your university experience. Being a member of the Hatfield JCR will enable you to take more out of university life such as playing sports, attending events, joining committees, and having your say in how Hatfield is run. See you all soon!
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 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.
We are working hard to welcome you safely and delivering quality education and student experience. Visit our Covid Safety Information webpages for applicants for the latest advice. We can't wait to see you soon!
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