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Congratulations and Welcome to Sport and Exercise Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences! You are joining us at a very exciting time in the development and growth of sport and exercise science provision at Durham University. We are an inclusive, vibrant and international community, with expertise that extends across the disciplinary fields that comprise sport and exercise sciences. As well as receiving a world-class education, I hope you will have a great experience here, and engage in all aspects of the wider student life.

Professor Martin Roderick, Head of Department

 Male sport staff member


University student
Hello new freshers! You lucky lucky people. Congratulations and welcome to the university. If you’re looking for advice, all I can offer is “get stuck into as much as you can while you’re here”. Not only is it the best/easiest way to make new friends, it would be awful to miss your chance to be part of the range of sports teams and societies here at Durham.

Laurie Robson
L3 BA Sport, Exercise & Physical Activity Student and Student Rep

Department Information

Before arrival, we welcome new students to access the Sport & Exercise Sciences Induction on Blackboard Learn Ultra. Navigate to ‘Courses’ where you will find you are enrolled on the Induction course. Content will be updated regularly.

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

Guidance on the structure of our programmes, and information for registering for your modules and selecting any optional and ‘open’ modules.
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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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