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Congratulations and Welcome to the Department of English Studies

Professor John NashOn behalf of the Department and all my colleagues, welcome to Durham, where we hope you will spend three enjoyable and rewarding years, not only in the study of English Literature, but also taking advantage of all the opportunities university life has to offer.

Professor John Nash
Head of Department

University student
Induction week is a wonderful time, full of endless possibility. The English Department is incredibly welcoming and offers a vast amount of support to all students. My main piece of advice is to never be afraid to ask questions, and to follow any opportunities to get involved. Keep your mind open, and take risks - whether it be with joining societies, or taking a module that’s an unfamiliar topic. Welcome to the Durham English department and to induction week, and don’t forget to have fun!

Jill Hardy
Course Rep - BA English Literature



Department Information

Your induction pack, emailed in mid-August, provides lots of information about your programme and English Studies modules.

Please enrol and then register for the optional modules you wish to study using the links shown below.  English Studies students should register for their modules by Friday 3 September.

If you have any queries, please email us via and we will be happy to help.

Next steps

Enrol online

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

English Studies students should confirm their modules by Friday 3 September. Log in to Banner Self Service to enrol and register for your module.
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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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Covid-19 Safety

We're working hard to welcome you safely and delivering quality education and student experience. Visit our Covid Safety Information webpages for applicants for the latest advice. We can't wait to see you soon!

Covid-19 Response: Applicants and Future Students



Student updates

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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.

English Studies Department

77 Hallgarth Street



Tel: +44 (0) 191 33 42501