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Congratulations and Welcome to New Undergraduate Students

Welcome to St Mary's College! On behalf of the whole College community, I congratulate you on all the achievements that have gained you a place at Durham University and at St Mary’s. Our college is a warm and vibrant place, and we all look forward to you becoming part of the community.

You will be greeted on arrival, not only by our College staff, but also by a team of Freshers' Reps who are looking forward to introducing you to life in College and around Durham.

I look forward to meeting you before long!

Professor Maggi Dawn

College Principal

University student
We really can’t wait to welcome you to our community this September, where I am excited for each one of you to find your home here. My name's Megan and I’m your JCR President for this next year, which means it’s my job to look after all undergraduate students at Mary’s. Whether you have a concern about academics, university life or sports and societies, I am here to make sure you have the best experience possible. If you have any questions my email is See you all soon!

Megan Titterington
JCR President



College Information

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We shall be contacting you by email shortly to give you pre-arrival information 

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Enrol online

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

The JCR, or Junior Common Room, is the body of undergraduate students in 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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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 Durham please contact us.

St Mary's College

Elvet Hill Road




Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 5719