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Congratulations and Welcome to New Undergraduate Students

Welcome from the College PrincipalSonia - New Students

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

Grey College is a wonderful place to engage with both your studies and the wider aspects of student life. As a 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 hope the rest of your summer goes well and look forward to meeting you later in the year. 

Professor Sonia Virdee
Principal, Grey College



University student
Welcome Grey Students! I’m Isobel, your JCR President this year. Congratulations on receiving a place at Durham - we are really looking forward to welcoming everyone into our Grey family. My last four years at Grey have been nothing short of wonderful, and there are so many ways that you can get involved too! Whether you’re interested in sports, societies, events, there is a lot to choose from. As President, it is my role to make sure that everybody feels equally supported, and has the opportunity to make the most out of their experience at Grey.

Isobel Warwick
JCR President





Your first week in Durham – University Welcome 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 Welcome Week 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.
Create Your Personal Welcome Week 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.
Durham Cathedral and Framwellgate Bridge over the River Wear

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