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Congratulations and Welcome to New Postgraduate Students

Welcome from the Principal

Congratulations on obtaining a place at Durham University and Trevelyan College. This is an achievement of which you should be extremely proud.  

Let me say a few words about the wonderful community that you are joining. Trevelyan (Trevs) is a vibrant, supportive, and enabling environment where you will be valued and empowered to venture out of your comfort zone, gain new experiences to become future-ready graduates and develop new skills for lifelong learning.  We encourage our students to explore their interests, discover new passions, and challenge themselves to reach new heights. There's something for everyone, from various extracurricular activities to sports, arts, and community outreach initiatives.  

I encourage you to get involved, make new friends, and create lasting memories during your time here. I am genuinely excited to witness your growth and achievements throughout your time at Trevs. Remember, you are not just students but essential members of the Trevs family. Your unique perspectives, talents, and contributions will enrich and improve our community.  

I am looking forward to welcoming you to Trevelyan in September. You will have plenty of opportunities to get to know the team when you arrive – in the meantime, please look at our college staff pages to learn more about us. Your first days at university will be very exciting, but they will also have their challenges, so please come and speak to one of us if you have any questions or worries or would like to chat.  

Please read our induction web pages carefully to ensure that your arrival is as smooth and problem-free as possible. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at or 0191 334 7001.  

Once again, welcome to Trevs! Let’s embark on this incredible journey together. 

Professor Adekunle Adeyeye  

Principal of Trevelyan College  


University student
Hello, I’m Dan, this year’s MCR president at Trevelyan College. Congratulations on your offer, I’m looking forward to welcoming you all to the college soon! When you arrive in Durham you will become a member of the college middle common room (MCR), which is the postgraduate community within the college. We are a small but close-knit and active group of postgraduate students with a vast range of subject knowledge, backgrounds, and interests. The MCR runs events throughout the year and participation at any level is a great way to meet new people and have fun! You may still have many questions about Trevs and the MCR, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email:

Dan Scobbie
MCR President



College Information

Trevelyan is a small, progressive college renowned for its friendliness - and its distinctive hexagonal architecture. Trevelyan encourages every student to venture out of their comfort zone and be the best they can be, promoting an environment of support, inclusion, and curiosity.

Find out more

Enrol online

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

The MCR, or Middle Common Room, is the College's postgraduate community. All postgraduate students at Trevelyan are welcome to join MCR.
Students laugh laughing and talking in the Middle Common Room

College Communications

We will be contacting you by email quite regularly over the next few weeks to give you more information about Trevs. This will include:

You can also follow us on social media for information and updates:

Trevelyan College

  • Instagram - @trevelyancollege
  • Twitter - @trevscollege
  • Facebook - @Trevelyan College 

Trevelyan College MCR

  • Instagram - @trevelyanmcr


Online Student Registration

Please can all students complete their online student registration as soon as possible.

Student Enrolment

As soon as you receive your username and password by email (a few days after you have completed the Online Offer Acceptance Form) you need to complete online student enrolment so when you arrive, we can verify your identity and give you your campus card. Please can you ensure that the name you use on the Enrolment System is an exact match with your proof of identity – passport, driving license or birth certificate (which you will need to bring with you on arrival).

You will receive an enrolment email which will include a link to Banner Self Service, when you are in Banner Self Service you will need to:

  • Choose registration and enrolment
  • Enrol with the University
  • Upload a photograph for your campus card
  • The college will then need to complete the ID check.

You can find further information regarding student registry and enrolment via the links below:

Postgraduate Taught 

Postgraduate Research 


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.
Durham Cathedral and Framwellgate Bridge over the River Wear

Get in touch

If you have any queries about any of this information or any aspect of coming to Durham please contact us.

Trevelyan College

Elvet Hill Road



College Reception Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 47011

College Acommodation Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 47001