There are lots of things you can do to get a head start on student life before you arrive! Here are the key tasks to complete so you're ready to study, live and socialise as a Durham student:
Once you are enrolled, you get access to a range of digital services such as your university email account, FREE Microsoft 365 and Office subscription, plus a range of teaching and learning apps to help you with your studies. View the interactive pdf and video
Your College is waiting to welcome you, visit their Welcome webpages to find out everything you need to know about arriving and joining their community
There are a number of different ways you can get to know more about your department before you arrive, including looking at our Freshers webpages, logging in to Sharepoint/Learn Ultra and watching videos.
To make the transition to university as smooth as possible, we’ve worked with students to create an online pre-arrival course for you to complete called Transition to Higher Education. Use our virtual learning environment to try out some new academic skills and get familiar with our digital tools.
You are pre-registered for compulsory modules, but may need to select optional modules depending on your chosen programme, to make up the total number of required credits. You can do this once you have completed Transition into HE. The Department delivering the module will authorise module choices.
We take your health and wellbeing very seriously. We encourage you to register with a doctor in Durham, so that you can access healthcare when you need it. This is especially important if you have an ongoing health condition or require repeat medication.
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.
Durham Students' Union is the representative body for all students of the University, and offers many different clubs and societies to join.