Congratulations and Welcome to the Department of Philosophy
Hello and welcome to the Philosophy Department!
I’m Robin Hendry, the Head of Department, and I have been teaching at Durham for many years. Congratulations on making it to Durham: we know that you’ve worked really hard for this. We’re a friendly and open group of people and look forward to welcoming you to our academic community. We’re also a small department and hope that you’ll get to know us well. There are many events during the year that bring staff and students together, and spaces in the Department for you to work and hang out.
We have put together an intellectually challenging programme of studies for your first year that will give you a good grounding in philosophy. We hope that it will spark your interest. This induction module should provide everything you need to kick off your studies, but if there’s anything you don’t find here, please turn to our student Learning Community Site or contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to welcoming you to Durham this October!
Professor Robin Hendry
Department information will be available using the links below in due course, please check back regularly.
Find information on your Welcome and Orientation week that is relevant to you.
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.
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!