St Aidan's JCR

Freshers' Week

Freshers’ Week is one of the most exciting parts of the Aidan’s student experience. Although it may seem daunting to begin with, Freshers’ Week is designed to help you settle in and make new friends. At Aidan’s we have an especially devoted Freshers’ Week team who will ensure that you feel welcome and that you ease into your new life as a student. For that first week, members of our Freshers’ Week team will make certain that you are enrolled correctly, fill in all of your forms properly, and get to your lectures on time.


Freshers’ Week is always packed full of activities. There will be a whole host of social events so you will be meeting new faces every day, as well as finding out all about how your department works. It makes for an extremely exciting time! Rest assured though, at Aidan’s we will be here to guide you through it every step of the way. It’s no wonder that the majority of our students stated in the most recent Student Experience Survey that they would choose to apply to Aidan’s again if it were possible…


While the Freshers' Handbook is still in development, it should be available by the end of August. In the meantime, have a look at the University's official pages relating to 2016, including the important forms to fill in before you arrive in Durham, and welcome letters from our JCR President and College Principal.