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Enquiries: T 0191 334 9191 E [email protected] Bookings: www.durham.ac.uk/opendays SATURDAY 13 SEPTEMBER
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Page 1: Durham University Queen's Campus Open Day Guide - September 2014

Enquiries: T 0191 334 9191 E [email protected]

Bookings: www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

SATURDAY13 SEPTEMBER

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“The ambassadors were absolutely first class - willing,

helpful, honest in their opinions and a real credit to the Uni”

Tim Pullan, open day visitor 2013

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Welcome 04

Booking your place 05

Travelling to the University 06 By rail, coach, air and road

Parking

Visitors with disabilities

Once you’re here 07

General Talks 08

Academic Sessions 09Open Day Schedule 10General Talks

Drop in Sessions

Library

Sports Centre

Information Zone

College Talks and Tours

Academic Department

Queen’s Campus Colleges 12Stephenson John Snow

Queen’s Campus Map 14

Information Zone 16

Contents

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Enquiries: T: 0191 334 9191 E: [email protected]: www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

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WelcomeWe are delighted that you have decided to visit our vibrant, world-class University.

Pre-application Open Days are the best way for you to find out about our teaching excellence, explore our award winning facilities, experience our distinctive college communities, and discover the range of support services we offer to our students.

At the Open Day you can find out about:

• Our unique collegiate system

• Our departments, their facilities and how our students are taught

• Graduate employment prospects

• Our range of high quality academic courses and what we look for in applicants

• Why we consistently come within the top 10 of major university league tables

• Our internationally renowned research and how it contributes to the student learning experience

Read on to find out more…

“Stunningly well-organised. Just how I like it” Ashley Haigh, open day visitor 2013

This guide provides you with all you need to know including times and locations of sessions, maps, refreshment venues and information desk locations. Please read it fully before booking as it will help you to plan your day effectively.

Bookings: www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

General informationWHAT TYPE OF SESSIONS CAN I ATTEND?Presentations

• Representing all academic programmes and general topics

Tours

• College tours• Campus tours

Drop In

• Sports Centre• Library• Information Zone – Academic staff and support services will be

represented in the Information Zone, in the marquee adjoining the Holliday Building

Student Q&A

CAN I STAY OVERNIGHT?Should you wish to stay overnight, visit www.thisisstockton.co.uk for information on local accommodation.

PRE-BOOKED LUNCHESA hot lunch or a sandwich lunch can be pre-booked (£3.00 pp) and will be available for redemption at our Waterside Restaurant between 11am and 3pm.

Your booking confirmation will summarise all of your purchased provision details. You will require a copy of this as proof of purchase.

Bookings for catering can be cancelled up to 7 days prior to the Open Day and a full refund will be issued. Any cancellations made with less than 7 days notice are non-refundable.

For any queries relating to catering bookings please contact Event Durham on: [email protected] Telephone enquiries: 0191 334 3904

ALL THE SESSIONS ARE FULL – WHAT SHOULD I DO? If sessions are full you can:

• book a campus tour online at www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

• come and visit at your leisure – download a self-guided tour leaflet online to assist you with your visit from www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

I NEED TO CANCEL MY PLACE/SESSIONPlease call 0191 3349191 or email [email protected] to cancel your place.

If you have booked lunch and need a refund please call 0191 3343904 or email [email protected]. You may also cancel your place using this number/email.

If you wish to change booked sessions please email: [email protected] with your booking reference number and requirements. We will do our best to facilitate your request. You will receive confirmation of any changes to your booking directly to the email address supplied. Unfortunately we are unable to add another visitor to an existing booking.

Cancelling your place will allow somebody else to visit.

ENQUIRIESGeneral enquiries:

T 0191 334 9191 E [email protected]

On the day:

T 0191 334 9191

Catering and changes to existing bookings:

T 0191 334 3904 E conferenceadministration.

[email protected]

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BOOK A PLACETOP TIP: Durham University has two sites; Durham City and Queen’s Campus, Stockton. Check the site your of chosen course(s) before you book.

TOP TIP: Please check the entry requirements for any course you are interested in. Go to www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply/entry-reqs

GO TO: www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

CLICK ON: Pre-application open days for courses taught at Queen’s Campus, Stockton.

You will see a list of all available sessions including academic talks, college tours and general guidance talks.

Each person in your visitor group needs to book a place to attend our Open Day. We are unable to add visitors to your booking once made. If you are bringing parents or other guests with you please ensure you ‘Add a Visitor’ and book a place for them before you confirm and submit your booking.

Log on to the booking system www.durham.ac.uk/opendays You’ll be prompted to ‘book a place’. Enter the name and contact details of the student. Click save and continue. If you do not have access to the internet please call 0191 3349191.

Select talks and tours. Don’t forget to click SAVE before moving to the next page!

TOP TIP: Remember to schedule regular breaks into your day. Use the maps to see where sessions are taking place and don’t forget to plan in walking time between venues.

Sessions fully booked? – come along to the Information Zone to speak to an academic member of staff and current students.

Add pre-paid lunches if required (include any special dietary requirements).

TOP TIP: Pre-booking lunch will save you time and money.

Check all details - ESPECIALLY your contact email address as we use this to confirm bookings.

Save and continue to ‘Overview page’. The final page will ask you to check and confirm details. If you don’t want to add another visitor click CONFIRM BOOKING.

ADDING PARENTS AND GUESTS?

If there is more than one person in your group you need to repeat the booking process for each person. CLICK: ‘Add Visitor’.

Visitors accompanying you must book onto all sessions they wish to attend. They do not need to attend the same sessions as you.

TOP TIP: Use the tabs along the top to switch between sections. Don’t forget to click SAVE!

Check and confirm details.

Click ‘confirm’ when you are happy with the final booking arrangements and have checked all details.

A confirmation email will be sent. This will list your booked sessions and your visitors’ booked sessions. Any purchased lunches will also be listed.

TOP TIP: Missing your confirmation email? – check your junk email box.

Print and save your confirmation email. This is your Open Day Ticket. It lists where you need to be and at what time, provides proof of your booking for sessions and for any catering. You will be asked to show this at the door of each session.

TOP TIP: You may not be admitted to sessions if you are unable to provide a booking confirmation.

TOP TIP: Priority for places at all sessions will be given to prospective students, followed by parents, then other visitors.

Booking your place

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If you do not receive your confirmation email within 24 hours of booking please call 0191 3343904 or email [email protected].

Enquiries: T: 0191 334 9191 E: [email protected]

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BY RAIL

The closest station is Thornaby. The University is approximately an 8 minute walk from the train station. Open Day Ambassadors will be on hand to provide assistance at the station.

• East Coast Main Line operate high speed services from London, York and Edinburgh to Darlington, with a connection to Thornaby Railway Station

• Direct services from Manchester Airport, Manchester, Leeds and York run to Thornaby

• A regular service from Saltburn to Newcastle and Bishop Auckland stops at Thornaby and Durham

BY COACH

Regular services run from Stockton and Middlesbrough to Queen’s Campus and X1 services from Newcastle, Durham, Sedgefield and Middlesbrough stop outside the Holliday Building on University Boulevard.

BY AIR

• Durham Tees Valley Airport is just 8 miles from Stockton • Newcastle Airport is a 50 minute drive away

Travelling to the University

Queen’s Campus is in Stockton-on-Tees and is located 23 miles south of Durham City. The Campus is linked by the A66 to the A1(M) and the A19. The postcode is TS17 6BH.

BY ROAD

Please use the University car park (marked as a white ‘P’ with a purple background on the map, see page 14).

Please avoid parking outside of designated bays and on roadways. If the Campus car park is full, visitors can park in the overflow car park (marked as a purple ‘P’ with a white background).

From A19 North to Queen’s Campus, Stockton.

• Join the A66, signposted Stockton/Darlington

• Take the first slip road from A66, signposted Teesside Retail Park/Tees Barrage

• Turn right at the traffic lights, over the bridge across the A66, following signs for Tees Barrage

• Turn left at the roundabout

From A19 South

• Join the slip road for the A66 signposted Stockton/Darlington

• Keep on the slip road and follow the signs for Tees Barrage as described above

VISITORS WITH DISABILITIES

To ensure you have the best possible Open Day experience we would advise you to contact us if you or someone in your party has a disability or mobility issue.

E: [email protected] T: 0191 334 9191

“I didn’t realise how pretty the campus

was and I really enjoyed the community

like feel at Queen’s Campus”

Will Broadbent, open day visitor 2013

“I loved it! Perfect university for sure” Catarina Vianna, open day visitor 2013

Bookings: www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

The X1 bus service provides a free, regular link between Durham city and Queen’s Campus to ensure students can enjoy facilities at both sites.

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INFORMATION DESKS

The Information Desks will be staffed throughout the day.

Desks are located within the marquee adjoining the Waterside Restaurant (Holliday Building).

You do not need to register when you arrive at the Open Day, however you may find it useful to visit the Information Desk during your visit to pick up:

• A copy of the Open Day Guide

• Changes to the schedule, including room changes, cancellations or additional sessions

• Bottled water

• Umbrellas, rain ponchos

First Aid will be supplied by St John’s Ambulance staff. Should you require first aid assistance please come directly to one of our Information Desks.

FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND THE CAMPUS

The map within this guide and signage around the Campus will help you to navigate.

Our current students, clearly visible in Durham University Open Day t-shirts, will be working as Open Day Ambassadors. Our Ambassadors are on hand to answer any questions you may have and to talk to you about their Durham student experience.

REFRESHMENTS

Our catering outlets offer a wide variety of hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks to keep you refreshed and raring to go.

• The Waterside Restaurant, Holliday Building (open 8.30am to 4.30pm)

• Café Aroma, Ebsworth Building (open 8.00am to 4.30pm)

Save time and money by pre-booking your lunch. A lunch will cost £3.00 if pre-purchased when booking. Exchange your proof of purchase email at the Waterside Restaurant between 11.00am and 1.30pm. Don’t forget to print your confirmation email to provide proof of purchase.

“All the ambassadors we spoke to were very friendly, polite and approachable. A real credit to the University” Denise Clifford, open day visitor 2013

Arrival Open Day Information

INFORMATION ZONE Academic staff and staff from support areas including Disability Support, studying abroad as part of your degree and the Students’ Union will be available in the Information Zone at advertised times throughout the day.

If you don’t have time for a one to one conversation, you can always post a personal query by leaving your e-mail address and telephone number and a member of staff will get back to you.

The Information Zone will be located within the marquee adjoining the Waterside Restaurant in the Holliday Building.

STUDENT PROFILE

Name: Emma Sharman

College: Stephenson

Course: Pharmacy

Year of Study: 1

What do you enjoy about studying Pharmacy? When I visited Durham University on the open days I found all of the staff to be very friendly and passionate about their fields of expertise. They were all enthusiastic about sharing information regarding their areas of research with students. Since starting my course I have learnt so many new things, have been on hospital, community and prison placements, have been able to work with cadavers and have taken part in several different practicals a week.

What is the best thing about Queen’s Campus? As Queen’s Campus has only two colleges, you get to know everyone from both colleges really well and there is a nice community atmosphere. There are plenty of opportunities for socialising and making new friends. The colleges also arrange trips and nights out to other parts of the North East such as Yarm, Newcastle and Durham. Everything you may possibly need while at university is within a 20 minute walk: library, lecture halls, labs, shops, hairdressers, restaurants, cinema, nightclubs, gym, river.

What do you do in your spare time? Since starting university I have joined Stephenson College Boat Club and row a few times a week. I am also the elected Social Representative for the Pharmacy Society, which involves organising events for Pharmacy students such as quiz nights, nights out to local venues as well as the summer and winter Pharmacy Balls.

“I loved it! Perfect university for sure” Catarina Vianna, open day visitor 2013

Enquiries: T: 0191 334 9191 E: [email protected]

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AN INTRODUCTION TO OUR COLLEGES

Colleges are far more than a hall of residence. Each has its own identity and traditions, where students can take part in social and sporting activity and mix with a diverse student and academic body.

We guarantee all our first year students college accommodation. This session will introduce you to our collegiate system and explain what it means for our students to become a member of one of our college communities.

Following an introductory talk our current students and staff will lead tours of colleges. This will allow you to fully appreciate how each college delivers the additional support that creates a unique student experience.

DURHAM UNIVERSITY, A PARENTS’ GUIDE

This session will introduce Durham University and cover topics pertinent to parents as they take on a role of supporting young people’s journey to Higher Education. It will also cover how we care for and support our students.

A GUIDE TO STUDENT FINANCE

Find out about fees, bursaries and scholarships, government loans and funding issues.

CAREERS, EMPLOYABILITY AND ENTERPRISE

University is about having the time of your life whilst studying a subject you enjoy. It’s also about gaining a qualification that can lead to a fulfilling and rewarding career. This presentation will provide information about our recent graduates, the jobs they do, the further study and training opportunities they secure and the ways in which their careers develop.

THE DURHAM STUDENT EXPERIENCE

This is a great opportunity to hear from our current students and to quiz them about their Durham experience.

A small panel of students will be available to answer questions posed by the audience at this session. If you’re unable to attend this session make sure you take the opportunity to speak to one of our Open Day ambassadors who will be supporting academic and college sessions.

General talks

“Excellent information and advice from staff and students” Christine Dunne (parent), open day visitor 2013

Bookings: www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

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PHARMACY – MPHARM TALKThis session will include:

• A welcome talk and introduction to the undergraduate programme• Explanation of the course structure• Entry requirements and possible career paths• Examples of the role of the Pharmacist

Both guests and potential applicants are welcome to attend. If you have an interest in Pharmacy, but are unable to fit one of our talks into your schedule, please contact us in advance or on the day, and we will be happy to arrange to speak with you on an individual basis.

PHARMACY PRACTICALThe MPharm team will be able to provide an insight into the practical experience that students will gain as a key component of the MPharm programme.

Focusing on disease states, and the ways in which a condition can be recognised and treated, the practical sessions will explore through a hands on approach the introduction to the integrated Pharmacy curriculum and style of programme delivery that are key and distinctive features of the Durham MPharm programme.

This session is for prospective students only and will take place in D125 (Ebsworth Building).

PHARMACY PARENT’S/GUARDIAN’S INFORMATION SESSION AND TOUR

This session is for parents/guardians to attend whilst students are taking part in the Pharmacy Practical Activity.

This session will explore parent’s/guardian’s understanding of the pharmacy profession and provide a tour of facilities.

MEDICINEAn Introduction to Studying Medicine at Durham will be followed by an overview of entry requirements and the application process.

The session will then be led by medical students who will be happy to discuss all aspects of life at Durham University.

MEDICINE PRACTICALStudents will experience several short interactive sessions which reflect how we teach at Durham University.

This will include Body Painting (Hand/Arm/Face) which helps enable students to visualise and learn anatomy. There will also be live ultrasound of blood vessels demonstrating blood flow, the opportunity to learn how to perform an ECG and to meet one of our simulated patients, SimMan.

FOUNDATION CENTRERealising potential and delivering Higher Education without barriers.

Durham University’s Foundation Centre offers specially tailored multidisciplinary study programmes to prepare students for degree level study. The Foundation Centre specialises in helping mature learners return to education, supporting students who are changing between academic fields, and preparing international students who are unable to study to a sufficient level in their own country for direct entry to UK degree programmes. The Foundation Centre is an academic department that delivers courses to develop students’ learning skills and knowledge in preparation for degree level study primarily at Durham University.

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BUSINESS, MARKETING, ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE DEGREESYou will be welcomed to Durham University Business School by an Academic Course Leader and our current students. We will talk to you about the structure, flexibility and important characteristics of our ‘research-led’ programmes.

You will learn the importance of our internationally recognised ‘triple accreditation’ and demonstrate what this will mean to you ‘our future student’. You will have the opportunity to quiz our students about their undergraduate life and learn more about us from their perspective. Our session will end with an informal Q&A.

Potential applicants and parents are welcome to attend all sessions. If you have an interest in more than one programme, but are unable to fit one of our talks into your schedule, please contact us in advance, and we will be happy to arrange to speak with you on an individual basis.

BSC ACCOUNTING (KPMG SCHOOL & COLLEGE LEAVERS)You will be welcomed to Durham University Business School by Dr Amir Michael. We will present the advantages of the collaboration between Durham University Business School, KPMG and ICAEW and its implications on your studies and career. (This programme is not in UCAS for 2015 entry, we will explain the application process). Our session will end with an informal Q&A. Both guests and potential applicants are welcome to attend.

Potential applicants and parents are welcome to attend all sessions. If you have an interest in more than one programme, but are unable to fit one of our talks into your schedule, please contact us in advance, and we will be happy to arrange to speak with you on an individual basis.

PRIMARY EDUCATIONThis session will outline why teaching is such an important job and how the Primary Education course at Durham addresses the needs of students wishing to become outstanding primary teachers.

The session will demonstrate our Ofsted ranking, the philosophy behind the course and how this makes the course distinctive, and outline other important characteristics of the course, for example our unique partnership model. It will cover what we expect from students who come to Durham, both in terms of the admissions process and also expectations on the course.

PSYCHOLOGY (APPLIED)This session will provide:

• A welcome talk and introduction to the undergraduate programme by Dr Amanda Ellison

• Explanation of the course structure, entry requirements and possible career paths

• Types of research undertaken by the Department and how this links to modules and teaching

• An outline of the differences between C800 Psychology and C817 Psychology (Applied)

Both guests and potential applicants are welcome to attend.

Academic sessions

“Excellent information and advice from staff and students” Christine Dunne (parent), open day visitor 2013

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Enquiries: T: 0191 334 9191 E: [email protected]

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Open Day Schedule

Student Finance

Careers, Employability and Enterprise

Durham University, a parents’ guide

Durham Student Life - Q&A panel with current students

SESSION

GENERAL TALKS

D 012 Ebsworth Building

D 012 Ebsworth Building

D 010 Ebsworth Building

D 010 Ebsworth Building

D 010 Ebsworth Building

D 010 Ebsworth Building

Waterside Restaurant

Waterside Restaurant

Waterside Restaurant

Waterside Restaurant

Waterside Restaurant

TIME 09.30 - 10.00 10.30 - 11.00 11.30 - 12.00 13.00 - 13.30 14.30 - 15.00

INFORMATION ZONE

Staff from academic departments and support services, including Admissions, Counselling Service, Disability Support, Study Abroad and Durham Students’ Union, will be available to answer questions and queries at the following times throughout the day:

Drop in sessionsSPORTS CENTRE AND LIBRARY

Both our Sport Centre and Library staff will be on hand throughout the day to welcome you on a brief tour of the facilities and to answer any questions you may have.

“I was able to visit every talk I had hoped to due to the

excellent timings of different lectures. Every talk was

informative and I got an excellent impression of what life

as a student at Durham is like”

Joanna Cooper, open day visitor 2013

Bookings: www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

CAMPUS TOURS

Ad hoc Campus Tours led by current students will be running throughout the day. Visit the desk in the Information Zone to join one, or to pick up a self-guided tour leaflet.

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ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT SESSIONS

Accounting and Finance

BSc Accounting (KPMG School and College Leavers)

Business & Management

Marketing

Foundation Centre

Medicine

Medical Practical Session (students only)

Pharmacy

Pharmacy Practical Session

(students only)

Pharmacy Information Session and Tour for Parents and Guardians

Primary Education

Psychology (Applied)

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D 015 Ebsworth Building

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D 013 Ebsworth Building

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Tees Suite Wolfson Building

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D125 Ebsworth Building

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Tees Suite Wolfson Building

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Lab B 109 Holliday Building

Lab B 109 Holliday Building

Lab B 109 Holliday Building

SESSION 09.30 - 10.30 11.00 - 12.00 12.30 - 13.30 13.45 - 14.45 15.00 - 16.00TIME

Introduction to Colleges and tour of Stephenson College

Introduction to Colleges and tour of John Snow College

SESSION TIME 09.30 - 10.50 11.00 - 12.20 13.15 - 14.35 15.00 - 16.20

D 003 and D 004 Ebsworth Building

D 003 and D 004 Ebsworth Building

D 003 and D 004 Ebsworth Building

D 003 and D 004 Ebsworth Building

D 003 and D 004 Ebsworth Building

D 003 and D 004 Ebsworth Building

D 003 and D 004 Ebsworth Building

D 003 and D 004 Ebsworth Building

D 103 Psychology (Applied) Common Room Ebsworth Building

Enquiries: T: 0191 334 9191 E: [email protected]

COLLEGES, TALKS AND TOURS

An introduction to the collegiate system and to the colleges of Queen’s Campus will be delivered by College Principals and JCR (Junior Common Room) Presidents. This short talk will be followed by tours of college accommodation and facilities and opportunities for informal Q&A with current students and college staff.

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STEPHENSON COLLEGE

Stephenson is modern, informal and located at the centre of Queen’s Campus, Stockton. It is dynamic and it is growing. We are continually developing innovative new facilities and activities.

The rooms within the college are single, en-suite and arranged in flats of six or seven with shared kitchens.

Livers-in enjoy self-catering but the accommodation charge includes two evening meals a week in the Waterside Restaurant where food is available throughout the day. The Waterside is also the venue for termly ‘Locomotion Dinners’ and other large-scale events.

Stephenson Central houses our café-bar, shop, games room, TV lounge, IT room, JCR offices and meeting room. Used by Stephenson’s many societies (from drama to games, journalism to international cuisine), it provides the venue for a wide range of activities. There is a weekly programme of events, including film, quiz and pool nights, with themed socials. We also have a dark room for our Photography Society.

Sport is popular at Stephenson College and we have many teams. At the beginning of the year we hold a light-hearted sports day with tug-of-war and sack races. Our students enjoy rowing and canoeing on the nearby River Tees. Stephenson is located next to the Sports Centre and it is easy to join classes and use the fitness suite, studio and other state-of-the-art facilities.

At Stephenson College you can do it if you want to.

Queen’s Campus Colleges

Stephenson has many annual events. We have a dinner to welcome our freshers and one to mark the achievements of our graduates. ‘Stephenson Day’ is a lively celebration with activities and a BBQ. We also host Christmas and summer balls. Events like ‘Stephenson Day’ really help to build friendships and to strengthen a sense of belonging.

“The collegiate system draws me into wanting to attend Durham” Sunnie Willisford, open day visitor 2013

“Both colleges were brilliant to attend and

the people there were very friendly, taking us

around and having a general chat about life.”

Shannon Russell, open day visitor 2013

Bookings: www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

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College accommodation is home to 225 of our 1,000 students and is situated a five minute walk away from our Holliday Building College Offices. A major £1 million refurbishment programme has extended our student social space, improved our landscaping and created a new music practice room, a dedicated art room and a games room, adding to the existing facilities of a quiet room, a computer room and the JCR bar and café.

Students dine together twice weekly in the Waterside Restaurant then self-cater, although they can eat in the Waterside or at Café Aroma at other times. This is in addition to our regular formal meals.

Many John Snow students actively participate in College and University sport and benefit from the excellent Queen’s Campus Sports Centre which contains a sports hall, fitness suite and spinning room. Basketball, football, rugby, rowing, hockey and netball feature strongly among our excellent teams.

John Snow College is a vibrant, stimulating college community. Students work hard and play hard and are well supported throughout by committed college staff, JCR officers and college mentors. The atmosphere is a caring and relaxed one where everyone can be assured of a warm welcome and ongoing encouragement.

Our performing arts societies, which include our musical theatre group Infinity Musical Theatre, orchestra, choir and Equinox jazz group, all have the opportunity to perform in Stockton’s professional theatre, ARC. Our Arts Society have the opportunity to exhibit their work there and Café Scientifique, which debates a range of current issues, meet there on a monthly basis.

JOHN SNOW COLLEGE

John Snow College is known as “the modern college with traditional values” as it blends a modern living and working environment with a range of traditional values and customs which contribute to making student life an exciting and rewarding experience.

“The collegiate system draws me into wanting to attend Durham” Sunnie Willisford, open day visitor 2013

STUDENT PROFILES

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Name: Ali Ahmad Ansari

College: Stephenson

Course: Business Finance

Year of Study: 3

What do you enjoy about studying Business Finance? For starters, the amazing educational and support staff, whose passion (and patience) have instilled in me a very strong interest in the world of finance. The academic staff have always found extra time to answer my queries about their respective subjects, or even off-topic, such as on UK policies!

What is the best thing about Queen’s Campus? Its very tough to choose just one, as being a part of the Queen’s ‘family’ is a whole different experience on its own. But, from an international student’s perspective, you feel at home. You get to know almost everyone, including the staff. All of these characteristics allow you an amazing social life, but really help you focus on studying as well.

What do you do in your spare time? As a few small examples of the opportunities available here, I represent the International Office at Queen’s Campus, and the International Students Association. I was supported by the college in starting the Stephenson College Squash team; participating in the inter-college league and have worked on local charity projects through the university.

Name: Barak Spritzer

College: John Snow

Course: Business Finance

Year of Study: 1

What is the best thing about Queen’s Campus? Our campus has new facilities and a state of art library with new and brilliantly fast computers and ample books to enhance our knowledge. We also have the same networking events as Durham city, which introduces Durham Business School students to top employers.

What do you do in your spare time? I go to the union society debates and meet with friends. I am also go to our local gym and enjoy Stockton high street coffee shops.

Enquiries: T: 0191 334 9191 E: [email protected]

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Bookings: www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

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“The student ambassadors were extremely helpful and there were plenty of them to help and direct us around the campus” Patricia Bashford (parent), open day visitor 2013

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Desks:

I Information Desk

1 Business, Marketing, Accounting & Finance

2 KPMG

3 Psychology (Applied)

4 John Snow College

5 Durham Students’ Union (DSU)

6 Stephenson College

7 Primary Education

8 Medicine

9 Pharmacy

10 Foundation Centre

11 Study Abroad as part of your degree

12 The Counselling Service and Disability Support

13 Student Community Action

14 Rediscover Stockton

15 Admissions advice and Campus Tours

Durham University Queen’s Campus, Stockton University Boulevard Thornaby TS17 6BH

Email: [email protected] www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

www.durham.ac.uk

All information correct at time of publication

General Enquiries: 0191 334 9191

If you require this guide in an alternative format please telephone: 0191 334 9191

For changes to existing bookings, and catering payment queries, please contact:

T 0191 334 3904 E [email protected]

Venue: Marquee, access via the Holliday Building.

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