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Welcome to the School of Education

University student
Congratulations on gaining a place at Durham. It is a pleasure to welcome you to the School of Education. I know I speak for all staff when I say we are looking forward to you joining us. We are proud of our excellent record of research and teaching. You are joining a vibrant and friendly School committed to supporting your personal development and helping you to be successful in your studies. So welcome to the beautiful city of Durham, our wonderful University, and to the School of Education.

Professor Lynn Newton
Head of School



University student
We wish you a warm welcome and congratulations on securing your place at the School of Education, Durham University. We are excited to welcome you to our campus and newly refurbished building! The department is brimming with vibrant individuals with a passion for all areas of education; we embody a diverse community where everyone has the opportunity to succeed and contribute. The SofE is a place that we hope you will come to find support and a sense of belonging. I know that the student body will join me in wishing you an extraordinary time in Durham.

Lucy Palmer
Year 3 BA Primary Education 23/24



University student
Congratulations! You’ve made it to Durham University, and we are more than happy to welcome you! The School of Education - both its staff and your fellow students - will be with you every step of the way as you travel along this new path in your academic journey. In this community, there is no such a thing as a question not worth asking, and answers hold the value of a lifetime of personal experience and expertise - so, never be afraid to share your own! We all look forward to meeting you soon!

Eli Hart
Year 3 Education Studies-Sociology 23/24



Department Information

Our School of Education Student Hub  is a 'one-stop-shop' for everything you need to know about your programme (such as module choices, key departmental contacts, assessment information), as well as details regarding departmental procedures and policies. 

Whether you're an Undergraduate, Postgraduate, or PGCE student, here you'll find all the information you need for your programme.

Next steps

Enrol online

Enrolment opens eight weeks before the start of your programme.
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Registering for your programme and specific modules

Module registration is via our Banner Self-Service facility.
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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.
Durham Cathedral and Framwellgate Bridge over the River Wear

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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.

School of Education

School of Education
Durham University
Confluence Building
Lower Mountjoy
Stockton Road
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 8195