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Welcome to John Snow! Being involved within our college community and JCR is one of the best experiences you can take away from university and at John Snow College our spirit and inclusiveness make this easily accessible and a lot of fun! The JCR is the undergraduate body of students. It is a student-led organisation that is self-governed by a committee of elected students who each lead a different aspect of JCR life, to explore further visit the following link

Lydia Leach
JCR President



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Enrol online

Enrolment opens eight weeks before the start of your programme.
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Junior Common Room

Welcome to John Snow Junior Common Room. Please visit our webpage to find out all about what we have planned on your arrival at John Snow College.
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Your first week in Durham – University Induction Week Events Timetable

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.

To help you keep track of where you need to be, and what you need to do during your first busy days at university, in your College and your Department, we have created a day-by-day University Induction Planner. This should help you to plan your schedule, so you don't miss anything - from being issued with your Campus Card or meeting the staff in your Department, to trying out for a sports team or joining a student society.
Your Personal Induction Planner
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Covid-19 Safety

We're 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!

Covid-19 Response: Applicants and Future Students

Student updates

Check out our student blogs to read more about life at Durham from our students. Don't forget to follow us on social media!


What to bring to University

Read our top recommendations to add to your packing list ready for your arrival at Durham.

Welcome to Durham – and stop worrying!

Moving to University can be a daunting prospect but there’s no need to worry, you’ll feel right at home here.
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Get in touch

If you have any queries about any of this information or any aspect of coming to John Snow College or indeed, Durham University, please feel free to contact us.

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General Enquiries College Office Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 0034

Reception/Porter:  +44 (0) 191 334 0888


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