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Elvet, Durham City

WHEN YOU JOIN DURHAM UNIVERSITY YOU WILL BE STUDYING AT A WORLD TOP 100 UNIVERSITY.

Welcome to Durham University

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Student experience

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(QS World Rankings 2019)

Locations

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Colleges and accommodation

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Studying at Durham

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Courses

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Study Abroad

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Your future

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Entry requirements

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How to apply

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Fees and funding

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Life at Durham University

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Arrival and orientation

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Welcome to Durham University Consistently ranked within the top 5 of UK league tables (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018). A World Top 100 University (QS World Rankings 2019).

Ranked 33rd globally for employer reputation (QS World Rankings 2019).

A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY Founded in 1832, Durham is the third oldest university in England and one of the UK’s most prestigious. Based around a 10th century cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage site, we may be traditional in stature but Durham has always been an innovative, forward-looking university. When you choose to study at Durham University, not only do you have access to a vast range of courses and researchinformed teaching by world-leading experts in outstanding study facilities , we also offer supportive college communities and a fantastic student experience.

LEARNING WITH THE BEST Research-led education is at the heart of what we do. This means that our academic staff are more than lecturers simply teaching from a book, the research they conduct shapes and inspires the structure of our departments and directly informs our teaching. REF 2014 (the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK universities) identified world-leading research in every academic subject that we offer.

GLOBAL OUTLOOK

“I chose Durham largely because of its international prestige and breathtakingly beautiful campus…and maybe a little bit because we get to wear Harry Potter-style gowns. The campus is magical, and the quality of education is amazing. You won’t be disappointed!”

Durham University is an international university with global impact. Many students from the United States and Canada choose to study here, along with students from more than 150 other countries. We will ensure that the skills you learn here will help you compete on the global stage.

Delainea Rust, United States, BA International Relations

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A unique student experience Durham University is not just a great place to study, it is a great place to be a student. While we expect academic excellence, we recognise that academic success is only half of the story. As a Durham University student you will find that there is so much to learn outside the classroom. Important life skills such as teamwork and leadership can be developed through extracurricular activities – and of course they can be lots of fun. Durham University currently has: • More than 200 clubs and societies offering everything from archery to world cinema, and if you do not find one that interests you, why not start your own • Students raising money for over 120 charities in the UK and abroad • More than 600 students volunteering in the local community through our Student Community Action initiative • Award-winning student media, The Palatinate newspaper and Purple Radio • Music societies, groups and events for every taste, from orchestra, bands and chamber choirs, to gospel and opera

Britain’s number one team sport university.

• Durham University Student Theatre – offering the chance to be involved in a range of theatrical productions from behind the scenes to star of the show. DST has more than 600 active members and 30 unique theatre companies.

Sport is an important part of many Durham University students’ lives with students from all levels taking part on a regular basis. Between them, our colleges have more than 500 teams across 18 different sports for more recreational competition, and for serious sportsmen and women there are opportunities to compete at a higher level in one of our 52 University sports clubs. Our aim is for any student, from an enthusiastic amateur to a future Olympian, to be able to enjoy participating and competing in sport. www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/life

“I have been dancing my whole life, so finding Instep Dance Society has been a huge positive because I can continue to train and grow as a dancer while at university. I’m also a coxswain for my college boat club. My experience as an international student has been very positive, International Freshers Week is a great way to find a support network of friends who are experiencing the same cultural adjustments as you are.” Lauren Burian, Canada BA Combined Honours in Social Sciences

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Locations Durham University is located in the beautiful North East of England. The University is well-connected across the UK; 15 minutes from Newcastle, two hours from Manchester and three hours from London by train. Durham City is rich in heritage and culture, and home to Durham Cathedral and Castle – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A picturesque English city with cobble stone roads and brick buildings, Durham is surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Holy Island

Newcastle Quayside

Angel of the North

High Force

With a total population of around 43,000, Durham has a compact, friendly feel but still provides the facilities you would expect of a thriving city, including excellent cafes, bars and restaurants. We are only 15 minutes away from Newcastle by train and there you will find a wide choice of entertainment, culture and shopping. THE REGION The North East is full of exciting things to do and beautiful places to explore, including ancient monuments, beaches, national parks, bustling cities and the highest number of castles in England. The region is home to one of Europe’s largest shopping centres and music and arts venues to suit all tastes. A passion for sport runs through the North East, with two premiership football teams, Newcastle United and Sunderland AFC, and top cricket, basketball, rugby and ice hockey teams competing regularly. Newcastle International Airport is around 30 minutes away and opens up amazing travel opportunities for your spring and summer vacations. With Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Prague and Dubrovnik all less than 3 hours away by plane, this could be your chance to see the Eiffel Tower or the Coliseum like you always hoped to. There are also direct flights from Newcastle International to New York, connecting to other destinations within the US and Canada.

Alnwick Castle

Left: Calman Learning Centre, Above: Durham Cathedral

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Colleges and accommodation Durham is a collegiate university made up of a number of college communities; 15 undergraduate colleges in total. University accommodation is based in our colleges and most first year students live in college. Colleges are much more than just somewhere to sleep though, being part of a college means that you get all of the benefits of a large, international university whilst living in a smaller and friendly scholarly community. Colleges offer a high level of personal support, a range of excellent on-site facilities, and a full programme of studentled events and extra-curricular activities throughout the term. Colleges offer their own sports teams, clubs, and social activities, and you can even help run aspects of your college providing you with unique leadership opportunities.

OUR COLLEGES AT A GLANCE

Hatfield College

John Snow College

Josephine Butler College

St Aidan’s College

St Chad’s College

St Cuthbert’s Society

Stephenson College

St Hild and St Bede

St John’s College

St Mary’s College

Trevelyan College

University College

Van Mildert College

Kate Evans, United States, BA Combined Honours

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Grey College

St Chad’s College quad

Our colleges are located throughout Durham City which means students can easily access any department from their university accommodation. At the time of your application to Durham you can state your college preference. However, if you don’t have a preference for a college we are happy to select a college for you. Durham University will try to honour your college preference but we cannot guarantee that all applicants will be allocated to their first choice college. We try to minimise this number but for most colleges there will be a number of applicants reallocated due to their preference college being over-subscribed for their subject.

Collingwood College

“My favourite thing about Durham is the community. The college system makes the transition for international students really easy and ensures you are never lonely in your first year.”

Our students say that colleges are one of the best aspects of student life at Durham University and the main reason why your experience here will be so different to anywhere else.

Year of foundation

1972

1958

1846

2001

2006

1947

1904

1888 /58

2001

1838

1909

1899

1966

1832

1965

Self-catered, catered or part-catered

C

C

C

S

S

C

C

CSP

S

C

C

C

C

CS

C

Gowned formal dinners

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Total number of undergraduate students

1361

1084

1013

794

1058

847

400

1171

848

1097

496

745

737

766

1203

Total number of undergraduate shared rooms

18

36

126

0

0

100

90

64

0

0

16

0

42

62

0

Total number of postgraduate students

179

140

200

40

125

200

165

217

32

313

160

144

149

450

200

Total number of students

1540

1188

1213

834

1183

1047

565

1171

880

1410

656

889

886

1216

1403

1

G

2

7

9

A

3

4

X

5

J

M

T

U

V

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Studying at Durham University A DEGREE FROM DURHAM UNIVERSITY

As well as two top ranked subjects (English & Music), Durham ranks in the top 10 for 31 out of 33 subjects offered. (Complete University Guide 2019)

In England a Bachelors degree typically takes three years to complete (unless you choose to undertake an additional one year study abroad or work placement opportunity resulting in a four year degree), and a Master’s degree usually takes one year. The advantage of this system is that you are able to complete a graduate qualification within four years, putting you significantly ahead of your peers in North America, saving you money, and allowing you to begin your career or further research more quickly.

Durham has been awarded Gold, the highest possible accolade for the quality of teaching, in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Each programme focuses on the primary subject from the very beginning. Students are not required to take any general education modules. This allows you to delve deeper into your chosen subject area and focus on their specific area of interest from the outset. For Canadian students there is the further advantage of being able to gain direct entry to professional qualifications such as Law, Medicine and Pharmacy, significantly reducing the number of years required to qualify, and saving money in the long run. ACADEMIC YEAR Durham’s academic year is divided into three 10-week terms; Michaelmas Term (Oct – Dec), Epiphany Term (Jan – March), and Easter Term (April – June). Teaching usually takes place in Michaelmas and Epiphany Term, with Easter Term used almost exclusively as a period in which assessment takes place (either coursework or examinations). Teaching contact time varies between subjects, but in addition to scheduled classes we expect our students to be spending 20 hours minimum on selfstudy per week. All students will undertake an extended essay in their final year which will count towards their final degree grade and is known as a thesis or dissertation.

Academic year 2019 – 2020 Induction Week

30 Sept – 06 Oct

Michaelmas Term

07 Oct – 13 Dec

Christmas Vacation

14 Dec – 12 Jan

Epiphany Term

13 Jan – 20 Mar

Easter Vacation

21 Mar – 26 Apr

Easter Term

27 Apr – 26 June

Summer Vacation

27 June – 27 Sept

www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/course/study THE UK HIGHER EDUCATION GRADING SYSTEM VS US AND CANADIAN UK Grading Scheme

US Grading Scheme

Canadian Grading Scheme

1st Class / Distinction (70%+)

3.8 – 4.0 GPA

85+

summa cum laude

A - A+

2:1 / Upper Second Class / Merit

3.3 – 3.7 GPA

77 – 84

(60 – 69%)

magna cum laude

B+ - A-

2:2 / Lower Second Class / Pass

2.8 – 3.2 GPA

67 – 76

(50 - 59%)

cum laude

C+ - B

3rd Class (45 - 49%)

2.3 – 2.7 GPA

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Courses

Study Abroad

Durham offers Bachelor’s degrees in the following subject areas:

Your decision to study at Durham University could give you the opportunity to travel much further. We have links with more than 100 universities across Europe through the ERASMUS Student Exchange Programme. We also run student exchange schemes outside the EU, for example, with China, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and the USA.

• Accounting and • History Finance • Ancient History • Anthropology • Archaeology • Biosciences

• Law

The overseas exchange programmes run for the full academic year. To find out the options available to you, visit our website: www.durham.ac.uk/international/studyabroad

• Liberal Arts • Management

Some of our partner universities are:

• Marketing • University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth, Australia

• Business

• Mathematics

• Chemistry

• Modern Languages

• University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada • Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

• Classics

• Music

• Combined Honours in Social Sciences

• Natural Sciences

• Computer Science • Criminology • Earth Sciences • Economics • Education • Engineering • English Literature

• University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada • McGill University, Montreal, Canada • McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

• Philosophy

• Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile

• Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

• Peking University (PKU), China

• Physics

• Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia

• Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

• Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

• Politics and International Relations • Psychology • Sociology

• Geography

• Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity

• Geology and Geophysics

• Theology

• University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong “The quality of education at Durham is incredible, the lecturers are vastly knowledgeable and eager to help. My experience was so enriching that I returned to do my Master’s in Marketing and Management at the Business School. As soon as I graduated from Durham, I got a job as an assistant in international affairs at the California Chamber of Commerce. Now I work with all of the foreign consulates in the state, and I’ve recently been involved in planning the Governor’s latest trade mission to Mexico. I am absolutely positive that my time at Durham gave me the skills that I need to succeed in the workplace.”

• Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan • University of Tokyo, Japan • Waseda University, Shinjuku, Japan • University of Otago, New Zealand • National University of Singapore, Singapore • Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea • Boston College, USA.

Mary Douglass, United States, BA History and MA Marketing Management, graduated 2013

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Durham University is ranked in the top 10 in the UK for universities most targeted by leading recruiters in 2016/17 (High Fliers – Graduate Market 2018).

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Your future A degree from Durham University is a passport to success both in the US and the rest of the world. Your degree will be recognised by employers in the US and Canada as well as being transferrable into the US and Canadian education systems for graduate school. The Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre helps equip our graduates with the skills they need to succeed. Services on offer include: • Expert advice on CVs, applications and interviews • Specialist careers advisers • Opportunities for work experience, internships and placements • Enterprise events to help you develop entrepreneurial skills • Opportunities to network with employers

“At PwC, we look for students from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. It’s not just about obtaining a good degree; the skills students develop throughout their time at university shape their employability. Students at Durham University have access to a wide range of opportunities to build their skills and experiences alongside their academic studies. This includes building and maintaining relationships with local and national employers, encouraging students to meet them through skills sessions, careers fairs, presentations and mock interviews. This relationship means Durham students very early on, understand what employers are looking for and how they can transfer skills obtained from extra- curricular activities into the recruitment market which is invaluable in an increasingly competitive marketplace.” Price Waterhouse Cooper

• Support to develop your skills www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/employability

“I’m a journalist in a broad sense, but more specifically, I work on digital products like interactives and redesigns for The Atlantic’s website. I manage a team of developers, designers and editorial interests and help facilitate collaborations between the different interests. Working at an intellectual magazine I am surrounded by very highly educated people, many of whom also studied philosophy at major universities. Without the curiosity and general work ethic instilled in me by a Durham education, I wouldn’t have got as far as I have.” Delaney Chambers, United States, BA Philosophy and Arabic Product Manager, Atlantic Magazine

“I work directly with the offices of the 19 Democrats serving in the Virginia Senate. I provide communications and press support through our legislative session and strategic support through the campaign season. I gained a solid academic foundation through my BA program at Durham but I also learned a lot outside the classroom. My degree in Politics and Sociology was a great platform from which to grow, and through my work with my college Junior Common Room and with the Durham Students’ Union I learned how to organize and lead. This is what makes me an effective political operative.”

DUNELM USA AND DUNELM CANADA The North American Foundation for the University of Durham (NAFUD), now DunelmUSA and DunelmCanada, was founded to link past students who now live and work in America or Canada and to ensure that others may follow in their path www.dunelmusa.org Board members are happy to be contacted by prospective, current and graduated students about their experiences.

Kristina Hagen, United States, BA Politics and Sociology, graduated 2010 Caucus Services Director for the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus

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Entry requirements Entry requirements vary depending on the programme you choose to apply for and are published in the course information database: www.durham.ac.uk/courses As a guide, you can find example equivalencies below for typical entry requirements of AAA at A-level. Please check with the International Office for help with entry requirements and required subjects for entry to your chosen programme of study (international.office@durham.ac.uk).

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: A-Levels: AAB – A*A*A International Baccalaureate: 36 – 38 (with 6,6,6 at Higher Level)

Ontario: 87% in each of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses (including 88% in Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U-C), or calculus and vectors (MCV4U-A), or mathematics of data management (MDM4U-B) for programmes that require mathematics). Prince Edward Island: 87% in each of five Grade 12 academic subjects (numbered 611 or 621) (including 88% in advanced calculus 611A for programmes that require mathematics) Quebec: A minimum of 12 academic semester credits in the CEGEP, with an average of 87% or better including English (88% or better in calculus 1 and 2 for programmes that require mathematics) Saskatchewan: 87% in each of five academic courses at the 30 level including English A30 and English B30 (88% in pre-calculus 30 for programmes that require mathematics)

CANADA Alberta: 87% in each of five Grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30/31 (including 88% in mathematics 30-1 for programmes that require mathematics) British Columbia: 87% in each of five Grade 12 subjects (including 88% in Grade 12 pre-calculus for programmes that require mathematics) Manitoba: 87% in English 40S, and at least four other courses at level 40S or 40G (including 88% in pre-calculus 40S for programmes that require mathematics) New Brunswick: 87% in each of five college preparatory courses: 120, 121 or 122 (including 88% in Grade 12 pre-calculus A120/B120 for programmes that require mathematics) Newfoundland: Overall average of not less than 87% compiled from the grades received in those courses at the 3000 level (including 88% in mathematics 3200 for programmes that require mathematics) Nova Scotia: 87% in each of five Grade 12 subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced) (including 88% in Grade 12 precalculus for programmes that require mathematics)

Yukon Territory: 87% in each of five Grade 12 subjects including English 12 (88% in pre-calculus 12 for programmes that require mathematics).

USA A combination of 3 or 4 AP or SAT subject tests in different subjects at scores of 5 (AP) and/or 700+ or better (SAT). If students apply with 4 AP tests they can score at 5,5,4,4 otherwise we expect 5,5,5. OR Associate Degree with a CGPA of 3.2 We are also happy to consider one year-long Honours (from Junior or Senior year) or College level course at B+/80% or better in combination with two SAT Subject tests, two AP tests, or one AP and one SAT Subject tests. For any programme requiring the equivalent to A-level mathematics, AP Calculus BC at grade 5 is required. For any programme requiring the equivalent to GCSE mathematics, a score of 670+ in SAT mathematics or a maths-based AP exam is required. More details on subject specific requirements for all programmes can be found in the course database: www.durham.ac.uk/courses.

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How to apply 1. Apply online through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) www.ucas.com You can also apply through Common App if you are applying to only one UK university and are considered an international applicant, not EU or UK. www.commonapp.org You should apply before 15 October for professional courses in medicine. It’s best to apply before the 15 January for all other courses to be in with the best chance of getting a place, although many courses stay open until 30 June for international applicants. www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply/ucas On the UCAS and Common App applications you will select which course and college you wish to apply for.

2. If your application is successful you will be made an offer of a place and this will be uploaded onto UCAS Track https://track.ucas.com This offer could be conditional or unconditional. Conditional means that the offer depends upon you meeting our entry requirements once you get your school or exam results. An unconditional offer is made when your results are already available and they meet our entry requirements.

3. Once you have decisions back from all of the UK universities that you applied to, you should reply by the deadline showing on your decision on UCAS Track. You can make one Firm (first) and one Insurance choice (this should be your second choice in case you don’t meet the conditions of your Firm choice’s offer). All of your other offers with then be declined. www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/apply-and-track

4. If Durham University is your firm choice, then once we have confirmed your place, you will need to fill in the AS12 form to confirm that you will be taking up your place at Durham. This is very important as it starts the CAS (confirmation of acceptance for studies) process so that you can get your Tier 4 (general) visa. www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/study/apply/offer/as12 College Board code: 5488 Durham Castle Courtyard

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Fees and funding

UNDERGRADUATE FEES 2019 – 2020 Tuition fees:

£19,250 – £24,300

College (accommodation) fees: depending on catering, single/shared room, and private/shared bathroom

£5,062 – £7,883

Please check the course database for more information about specific programme fees.

International students pay the same tuition fees for the duration of their course with no annual increases. For more details on tuition fees and funding opportunities: www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance/international

FUNDING Durham offers a small number of scholarships each year, but as they are limited we encourage students to research outside funding sources: www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance/international We also have a dedicated finance officer who works with North American students who want to take out loans for financial support: www.durham.ac.uk/foreign.loans

PAYING YOUR FEES Durham University does not require a deposit for our undergraduate programmes, or for you to pay your tuition fees until after you have arrived and settled into your studies at Durham University. There are three fee payment deadlines throughout the academic year with the first payment due in December. Payments can be made via direct debit (the preferred method), cheque, or credit card: www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance/paying If you are using loans for part or all of the payment, then the Student Funding Office will work with you to arrange payment: www.durham.ac.uk/foreign.loans Owengate, Durham city

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Adjusting to life at Durham University WELFARE As a student you will need to pay a one-time healthcare surcharge to cover the total time you will be living in the UK and then you will be eligible to receive medical care from the National Health Service (NHS). There is more information at: www.durham.ac.uk/immigration/entryclearance/healthcaresurcharge It is not necessary to take out any other kind of medical insurance for your stay in the UK. You will need to register at a medical centre when you arrive, and they will also be able to recommend specialist treatment if it is needed: www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/life/welfare/health

WHAT TO BRING OR BUY As a full-time student you will be able to open a bank account, apply for a discount rail card for all rail travel, and purchase a UK phone and plan. We know there are many more considerations about what to bring or buy so you can find out more on our new students pages: www.durham.ac.uk/international/newstudents

“My experience as an international student here at Durham has been really interesting (in a good way!). Most intriguingly, while I have introduced North American lingo to my friends, I have also gradually adopted British expressions and word equivalents. For example, what I used to call a sweater, I now call a jumper. What I used to call a truck, I now call a lorry. Although the terms I use have slightly changed, my accent remains very much Canadian, which has surprisingly proven to be quite beneficial. I believe my accent has helped me make new friends. I often have people coming up to me, and asking me where I’m from. ” Cheryl Yip, Canada, Law

CULTURAL DIFFERENCES When you study in England you will not only notice differences in education systems, but you may see cultural differences as well. Navigating these cultural differences can be fun (‘you use that word for what?’) but at times it can also be confusing and therefore helpful to talk to others who have gone through similar experiences. Some of our current students have blogged about their time living in Durham and some of the highlights of their experiences: www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/life/experience/blogs

Durham City

WEATHER The North East of England has a somewhat small range of temperatures throughout the year. In the winter average temperatures are typically between 3-9C (37-48F) and in the summer average temperatures are typically between 15-20C (60-70F) though we do get more warm and sunny days. The North East does not get as much rain as other parts of the country, but we do have a good number of rainy days. Durham’s weather, overall, is fairly mild but changeable, so layers of clothing and a waterproof jacket (or umbrella) are always recommended.

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Arrival and orientation IMMIGRATION Unless you have an UK or EU passport, you will require a student visa to study in the UK. Students who require a visa to study will be responsible for applying for and obtaining their own visa. As immigration regulations change regularly, we recommend students refer to guidance online: www.durham.ac.uk/immigration www.gov.uk/visas-immigration

ARRIVAL Newcastle International Airport is the most convenient airport for Durham City and Queen’s Campus, Stockton. If you choose to arrive at another airport in the UK, we recommend that you connect to Newcastle airport via an internal flight, or, if you prefer, you can take a train to Durham railway station or Thornaby railway station (for students studying at Queen’s Campus in Stockton).

MEET & GREET SERVICES Durham University offers a collection service to welcome international students at Newcastle Airport and Durham Railway Station and provide a coach service to their accommodation. Students can sign up for the service and find more information at: www.durham.ac.uk/international/newstudents

ORIENTATION The International Office hosts an international student orientation event after Meet & Greet to introduce services you may need during your degree and time in the UK, for example: setting up a bank account and cell phone, registering with the medical centre, accessing our library services, and disability services. Colleges and departments then offer an induction week for all new students to introduce the services, activities, and support they each offer. The induction week is an excellent way to start getting involved in college life, sign up for clubs and societies, meet other students, and get to know more about your departments and advisors. Each student can build their own induction week schedule to incorporate their college and department events: www.durham.ac.uk/international/newstudents

“Leading up to my time at Durham I was pretty nervous about how I would fit in as a foreign student. I’ve never had a warmer welcome than the one they gave me. In no time, Durham felt like home and before I knew it, I had made close friends with people from all over the world.” David Kirk, United States, BSC Computer Science.

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CONTACT US

OUR USA REPRESENTATIVE

International Office, Durham University

The Palatine Centre Stockton Road Durham DH1 3LE UK T +44 (0)191 334 6328 F +44 (0)191 334 6326 E international.office@durham.ac.uk

Beth Pearson, Regional Manager, East Coast USA & Canada (UK Based)

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T: +44 (0)191 334 6323 E: beth.g.pearson@durham.ac.uk

@durhamIO /durham.internationaloffice

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