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Please ensure that you have worked your way through Part One of the Pre-Arrival Tasks. In Part Two below you will find a number of important documents. Please take you time to read them through carefully in preparation of your arrival to Durham. Thank you.

Katie Stobbs
Assistant Master

Pre-Arrival Tasks - Part Two

TaskDescription
Hatfield College Handbook 2021-22 This Handbook contains important information about the College's regulations
Hatfield College JCR Guide 2021-22 Your informal guide to the Junior Common Room (JCR), how it works and how you can get involved
Hatfield College JCR Freshers' Handbook 2021 Written by your Senior Freshers' Reps, this guide will help you through your arrival in College
Hatfield College Freshers Timetable 2021  This Freshers' Timetable has been produced so that you do not miss any of the super-exciting events we have planned for you.  In here you will find the times, locations and details of all the events planned, and there will always be Freps on hand to guide and help.
Hatfield College International Handbook 2021-22 For OVERSEAS STUDENTS ONLY : wrttten by your Senior International Reps this Handbook contains useful information about life at Durham, with advice and experiences of other international students to help you settle into the Hatfield community.
Hatfield College International Orientation Activity Schedule 2021 For OVERSEAS STUDENTS ONLY : the Hatfield International Orientation Activity Schedule, written by your Senior International Reps, will help you as you arrive in Durham and settle into College before the main Freshers' Induction Week programme begins.
Hatfield College Mentoring System Find out what the mentoring system is all about
The Durham Inspired Award Find out more about the Durham Inspired Award
Durham University Sports Information about University sporting facilities at the Sports and Wellbeing Park and what to do if you are interested in representing Durham University
Residence Charges If you live in College-provided accommodation, please carefully read the important information about residence charges

How to pay your University charges

Summary information about tuition fees and accommodation charges and how to set up payment options

Managing your Finances

Take time to ensure you have planned your finances for the duration of your degree. Details confirming what you need to do to ensure that you have made the necessary financial arrangements before term begins, the costs involved, along with information concerning the financial support options which may be available to you during your time at University

Endsleigh Insurance Contents Cover

Take a look at the contents insurance which Durham University has arranged for you with Endsleigh.  It is important for you to check this cover, so please follow the steps below to ensure you fully understand the protection provided. 

Your policy number is HH1288.  Please review your policy details and check:

  • what is covered
  • key exclusions and limitations
  • policy excess
  • how to make a claim, extend and personalise your cover.

It is important to find out exactly what you are covered for as you may find that contents cover is not sufficient and you need to extend it to protect all of your possessions both inside and outside of your room. 

TV Licence

Decide whether you will need to buy a TV licence.  This is a legal requirement if you watch live TV through any means in your room. 

Book your Covid-19 vaccination

You can now book your Covid-19 vaccine if you are aged 16 or over. The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective, and give you and others the best protection against COVID-19. We encourage students to book their vaccination as soon as they are eligible.

A number of student FAQs are available on the NHS website here - with information on how to book your vaccine, what to do if you're an international student, and a number of helpful links for more information.

University Fire Safety

Fire Safety in student accommodation is extremely important for all the students at Durham University. Please watch our short video with some simple ‘do’s and don’ts’, on fire safety. Also, advice and information on items that are banned in your accommodation to ensure you are aware of all the risks, and know how to keep yourself and others safe.

Need help?

If you have any questions about any of the information, or any aspect of coming to Durham, please get in touch with us.

Hatfield College

Durham University

North Bailey

Durham, DH1 3RQ

UK