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Open Days at Durham University

Visiting a university on an open day is the best way to get to know whether it's the right place for you. At Durham's general open days you'll be shown around the different colleges and get to meet members of staff as well as see the facilities that are on offer.

General open days take place in June and July, while open days for those who have been offered a place on a course take place in March. Durham University’s website lists the type of visits available and the latest dates.

If you can't make it to one of the open days, you can take a self-guided tour of the campus, or be shown round by a current student.

For more information on open days, read The Student Room's guide.

Term dates

The academic year is divided into three terms: Michaelmas, Epiphany, and Easter. Each term lasts approximately two months, with about a month's holiday in between. The term dates for the 2014/2015 year are as follows:

  • Induction week: 29 September - 5 October 2014
  • Michaelmas term: 6 October - 12 December 2014
  • Epiphany term: 12 January - 13 March 2015
  • Easter term: 20 April - 19 June 2015
    • Monday 1st July 2019
    • Pre-Application Open Days
    • Undergraduate
    If you are unable to attend any of our Open Days, you may be interested in attending a Discover Durham tour. The tour begins at one of our undergraduate colleges, where you will receive an introductory talk from a member of college staff, followed by a tour of the college by current students. Durham Student Ambassadors (DSA) will show you round the University taking in some of the city sights.
    • Saturday 6th July 2019
    • Pre-Application Open Days
    • Undergraduate
    If you are unable to attend any of our Open Days, you may be interested in attending a Discover Durham tour. The tour begins at one of our undergraduate colleges, where you will receive an introductory talk from a member of college staff, followed by a tour of the college by current students. Durham Student Ambassadors (DSA) will show you round the University taking in some of the city sights.
    • Friday 20th September 2019
    • Pre-Application Open Days
    • Undergraduate
    If you are unable to attend any of our Open Days, you may be interested in attending a Discover Durham tour. The tour begins at one of our undergraduate colleges, where you will receive an introductory talk from a member of college staff, followed by a tour of the college by current students. Durham Student Ambassadors (DSA) will show you round the University taking in some of the city sights.
    • Saturday 21st September 2019
    • Pre-Application Open Days
    • Undergraduate
    If you are unable to attend any of our Open Days, you may be interested in attending a Discover Durham tour. The tour begins at one of our undergraduate colleges, where you will receive an introductory talk from a member of college staff, followed by a tour of the college by current students. Durham Student Ambassadors (DSA) will show you round the University taking in some of the city sights.

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