Welcome from the President

President 2007 Flo Herbert

Congratulations on your exam results and welcome to Durham! This is a great place to be a student and I hope that you are looking forward to coming in October. Not only is Durham a beautiful city, we also have more societies than many other universities, top sports teams and a wonderful collection of colleges. Every student at Durham is also automatically a member of DSU and it doesn't cost you a penny!

DSU is Durham Students' Union, your union. It represents you, campaigns on issues that you feel strongly about, provides services such as the Advice Centre and supports over one hundred societies, publishes a newspaper and airs a radio station. We also have a shop, selling daily newspapers for 25p, a bar with the best balcony in Durham and regularly host some of the biggest ents in the city. All this and more happens under one roof, in Dunelm House!

Our Freshers' Ball is set to be bigger than ever this year and the Freshers' Bop has a distinctly tropical taste! These are two events not to be missed, but don't worry, you can pre order your ticket. Make sure you come along to Freshers' Fair too - it's literally spilling out of the building, with great opportunities for you to get involved in anything from Ballroom Dancing to Freefalling.

Do get in touch if there is anything we can help you out with, either before you arrive or when you are here. Our offices are on the top floor of Dunelm House and you're always welcome to come and have a chat. We are sure that you are going to love Durham and look forward to meeting you.


Flo Herbert
DSU President