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Congratulations and Welcome to New Postgraduate Students Welcome from the College Principal

On behalf of the whole College Family at Grey, I would like to extend a warm welcome from all members of the College. Sonia - New Students

Grey College is a wonderful place to engage with both your studies and the wider aspects of student life. As a postgraduate student here, you’ll be part of an active and friendly community of people from all around the world, from many different backgrounds, and having a whole host of interests. 

I look forward to meeting you later in the year. 

Professor Sonia Virdee
Principal, Grey College

University student
Joining the MCR will bring you into this small yet welcoming community, where you can meet like-minded people and form lifelong friendships as you attend various events run by the college or common room. Grey prides itself on being an inclusive, diverse and welcoming college, with plenty of different opportunities. We hope that you enjoy your time here, and take advantage of all that the MCR, Grey College, and Durham University have to offer as you take your next steps as young professionals.

Isobel Warwick
MCR President





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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Student updates

Check out our student blogs to read more about life at Durham from our students. Don't forget to follow us on social media!


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.

Grey College

Grey College, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LG

College Reception Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 5900