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Congratulations and Welcome to Geography

We are thrilled that you will be part of our community over the next three years and look forward to having you shape and sustain it with fellow students and our staff. Whether you’ve had lots of time to prepare for your arrival at Durham or if things have been more rushed, once you are here we look forward to helping you settle in. Information and orientation activities during induction week and meetings early in the term with your academic advisors are all designed to ensure your time at Durham starts out on a path to a successful educational experience.

Professor Cheryl McEwan
Head of Department

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Read on for a welcome from the Durham University Geographical Society and key information about induction week.

University student
Hi, I'm Matt and I am a third year BSc Geographer! As the President of DUGS for the 22-23 year I’d like to both welcome you to Durham and introduce you to the society’s plans for this year. Across the year we will be hosting a range of social and academic events - ranging all the way from guest speakers and talks to the Geography Ball in second term. DUGS allows you to get to know other geography students across all years, while also highlighting the many places geography can take you. See you soon in Freshers week!

Matt Ball
President Durham University Geographical Society



Department Information

Questions? Get answers on the Geography Learn Ultra site (see below). Still have questions? Email this address. Our Learning and Teaching Manager Felicity Wray is happy to help you.

Next steps

Enrol online

Enrolment begins 8 weeks before your programme starts. Please complete this as soon as you can to set up your Durham IT account and access Learn Ultra
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Registering for your programme and specific modules

This link is to Durham's Learn Ultra portal (you must complete Online Enrolment first, once you have an IT account find the Geography Welcome page).
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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!


A day in the life of studying Geography at Durham

Learn about a typical day in the life of a Geography student.

My Geography field trip to the Lake District

Read about Tanisha's field trip to the Lake District.
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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.

Department of Geography

Lower Mountjoy

Durham DH1 3LE

+44 0191 334 1800