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Congratulations and Welcome to the Department of Classics and Ancient History

Dear Classicists,

Prof. Roy GibsonCongratulations on your place at Durham and very well done on all the hard work that you have put into your studies at school/college or on your Foundation programme this year. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you on campus and meeting you all in our Induction Week activities. 

You’ll find our Department friendly and welcoming and I am delighted that you’ll be joining the Durham Classics community. 

With all best wishes for a fun, informative and inspiring welcome week and a fantastic first term.


Professor Roy Gibson



Department information

Once you have completed your enrolment, please visit our Learn Ultra page for induction information and our SharePoint "Student information and support" site. (You will need your Durham login to access both of these sites.)

Information on specific modules can be found in the Faculty Handbook.

If you have any questions please email



Next steps

Follow the links below to complete your enrolment and find out more about starting your studies at Durham:

Enrol online

Enrolment opens eight weeks before the start of your programme.
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Registering for your programme and specific modules

Register for specific modules using Banner Self Service
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Welcome and Orientation

Find information on your Welcome and Orientation week that is relevant to you
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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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If you have any queries about any of this information or any aspect of coming to Durham please email:

Get in touch
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