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A few words from our Principal

Welcome and congratulations on gaining a place at St Cuthbert’s Society. You are joining one of the oldest and friendliest student communities in Durham.

At St Cuthbert’s Society (generally known as Cuth’s) we are proud to cater for a diverse range of students. Our welcoming and friendly atmosphere forms the foundations of our offer to you; a world class student experience, during which we will support you to achieve your maximum potential.

Cuth's Principal standing in front of a tree

Police & Fire Safety Videos 2023

Please watch the induction videos for all new students before you arrive in Durham

Fire Safety

Police University Liaison

Induction Checklist

Task Description Deadline Relevant Link
Accept or Decline Your place Please ensure you accept or decline your place to study at Durham University.    
Register with a Doctor Please register with a Doctor once you arrive in Durham 30/09/2023

Medical Registration and Advice - Durham University


Vaccinations - Durham University

Complete Student Enrolment and Register for Modules Follow the steps on this webpage. Note you will not be able to fill in your term time address, or some other details until the accommodation allocation process has taken place.  

Enrol with the University - Step by Step


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Complete College Mentor Information Form All first-year students at Cuth's are allocated a College Mentor. Please fill in the Mentor Form. 22/09/2023 College Mentor Form
Complete the Consent Matters course online You will receive an automated email from the University informing you that you are required to take the course with a direct link to the course. You will need to sign in to the Oracle Learning platform using your normal login details (this will include using Multi-factor authentication). You will need to select the offering and then click on the Enrol button to access the modules and quiz. The attached link provides User Guides to the system in case there are any queries on how to use this. 22/09/2023 Consent Matters Guide 2023
Student Safety We take the safety and wellbeing of our community seriously and work closely with a range of external partners in matters of health and safety. All parties are committed to making the City as safe as possible.   Police University Liaison and Fire Safety
Sign up to the Durham Student Pledge We encourage all our students to be good citizens and good neighbours when they join the Durham community.  Please select the link to find out more. 23/09/2023 Durham Student Pledge
The Junior Common Room (JCR) Read all about the Junior Common Room, the student body of Cuth's. This includes information on how to join. 22/09/2023 Cuth's JCR
Read the JCR Handbook The JCR Handbook is available here.  AWAITING UPDATED INFO 22/09/2023  
Join the 1st Years Facebook Group This is run by the JCR, where you can find out what they have planned to welcome you and ask any questions you have for them. 22/09/2023 Freshers Facebook Page
Sign up for JCR Membership The JCR Levy is a one-off payment* of £160.50 at the beginning of your degree that makes you a JCR Member for the entirety of your three or four years here. 90+% of students join the JCR and being a member means you can join Cuth's sports and societies, use our gyms and library, run for election, get involved in our committees including outreach, social, welfare, and finance committee, and have discounted tickets to our events! The JCR uses the money to fund our events and committees and subsidise sports and societies for everyone, ensuring opportunities at Cuth's are as accessible as possible!

To sign up use the link.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Ben at

*Please note- the JCR Levy can be paid in instalments upon request to
23/09/2023 Sign up to JCR
Read the University's guide to Planning your Finances Follow the link for further information 23/09/2023 Student Financial Support
Read the General Information about Tuition Fees and Residence Charges     Fees and Residential Charges
Read Your Guide to Life at Cuth's 2023-2024 The College Handbook 2023-2024 is available online via the link   Cuths Handbook 2023-2024
International Students Arrival information If you are arriving in Durham from overseas can you please complete our Arrival Information Form. Please complete the form as soon as you know your arrangements.

The form is only for International students and students arriving from overseas, please note that home students arriving from UK should visit the home arrival page for further information and updates.
15/09/2023 International Arrivals Form