Welcome to the School of Government and International Affairs
On behalf of my colleagues, I offer you a warm welcome to the School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA). We are delighted to have you with us for the next three or four years. You are now part of an elite group of students in that you have been chosen from more than a thousand applicants.
The academic and administrative staff of the School wish you every success in your studies and, if you have any problems, consult any appropriate member of staff for help and we will all support you throughout your studies, they will be pleased to assist. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you personally.
Dr Gidon CohenHead of School
Throughout my time at SGIA, I have had the opportunity to work with various experts in their respective fields, and this has translated into the quality of teaching that I have received. SGIA has lecturers who are passionate about their fields and who are dedicated to ensuring that you get the most out of your time with the department. Overall, SGIA is comprised of dedicated lecturers who are passionate about their roles, whilst at the same time being a very welcoming and inclusive department.
Here you will find the link to the Blackboard Learn Ultra where you will find your Induction information page.
Take a look at our Student Hub web page for more useful information!
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.
Check out our student blogs to read more about life at Durham from our students. Don't forget to follow us on social media!
If you have any queries about any of this information or any aspect of coming to Durham please contact us.
School of Government and International Affairs
Al Qasimi Building
Elvet Hill Road
Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 5656