Theological Education Institutions (TEIs) involved in the delivery of Common Awards programmes have various sources of advice available to staff.
Contact with Durham should normally be routed via each TEI’s 'Key Contact'. That helps us know that requests have come to us with the knowledge of the wider TEI, and that our responses are communicated to all relevant staff, so that thinking is as 'joined up' as possible.
The Common Awards scheme is a three-way partnership between Durham, the TEIs, and the Church of England. The Church's involvement is overseen by National Ministry Team. Advice on the relationship between Common Awards and Church policies should be sought from National Ministry Team.
The main options for contact at Durham University are:
Students will normally contact their personal tutors or module teachers if they have questions about their studies. Most issues are decided and resolved locally. Some issues, however, are appropriately referred to Durham. To work out whether the question or comment falls into that category, students should read our page on shaping your programme.
For issues that do need to be raised with Durham, students can communicate with their TEI's ‘Key Contact’: a person who is in direct contact with Durham University throughout the year, and who will be able to find an answer to questions.
There may be times when you need to get in contact with Durham University staff; for example, in relation to student events, if you are a student representative on a formal committee (such as the Common Awards Management Board), or if you take part in some of the quality assurance processes (such as validation visits and periodic external reviews). In those cases, you can contact the Common Awards Team.
The Common Awards scheme is a three-way partnership between Durham, the TEIs, and the Church of England. Find the right contact information through our Contact Us page.
University of DurhamPalatine CentreStockton RoadDurhamDH1 3LE
Tel: +44 (0) 191 33 43180 or
+44 (0) 191 33 43138