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    As long as I get the grades, I'll be starting at Durham this year and have a question about freshers. Is 'induction week' the official name for freshers week with arrival at the Univeristy the week before? My parents have to arrange time off very far in advance and there's no way I'll be able to get all my stuff up without them!
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    Yep, induction week is Fresher's week. Unless you are an international student, you will be arriving on either the Saturday or Sunday (3rd/4th Oct) at the start of the week (as Durham is so small, different colleges get students to move in on different days to avoid congestion), you need to check with your college which day you'll be arriving on.

    The rest of the week is Fresher's week. Durham only has one week (some other universities have a 2 week Freshers period). During the days you'll have talks from college and other important local people and services, matriculation (the official ceremony to welcome students to the university) and activities in your department. During the evenings each college puts on activities for their students (such as nights out, film nights, games etc.)

    But your parents will only be around on the day they drop you off. Contact your college to find out whether you'll be arriving on Saturday or Sunday
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    Thank you very much, that's helped out a lot!


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