Congratulations and Welcome to New Postgraduate Students
Welcome from the Principal
Many congratulations on successfully gaining a place at Durham University.This is a great achievement for which you should feel very proud, and I am delighted to welcome you to Stephenson College.
I hope that coming to University will be one of the most rewarding and exciting chapters of your life. We have an excellent team at Stephenson who are here to give you all the support you need to make to the most of your time at University.Each year the vibrancy of the College is renewed by its new entrants and the energy and enthusiasm you bring.
From the moment you arrive, we want you to feel at home here and feel that you belong as part of our College community. The Freshers' Reps - the returning students who will look after you during your orientation and induction - alongside our College Officers, will ensure that joining the College and starting at the University will be a smooth passage to the life of a student.
An important way of getting the best and most enjoyment out of University and College life is engaging with the wide range of opportunities on offer. These include the many sporting, performing arts, intellectual and other social activities, that are available, many facilitated through the JCR (Junior Common Room). I strongly recommend you make the most of these opportunities, where you will experience new things, make new friends and in no time begin to settle into College and University life. I hope you will play an active role in the College and help shape and contribute to the JCR and MCR over the coming months and years.
The links below provide information that you need to help you prepare for joining Stephenson College. They will be updated regularly as we approach your arrival, so be sure to keep checking in. The information includes things that you should do as soon as possible, such as the About You form.
Coming to university to study at any level can feel overwhelming. At Durham we want to help provide the most relevant information and support.
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.