Firstly, a massive congratulations and welcome to John’s – from a totally unbiased perspective you’ve made an awesome choice/open application. You should all be receiving a John’s Freshers’ pack soon, bursting with forms, leaflets, booklets and yes, even more forms; all for your delectable reading pleasure. Although there seems like shed loads to get through, it’s supposed to ensure that things such as room allocation, parking application forms, etc, are all sorted before your arrival, so things run smoothly....that’s the theory anyway. So although we know it’s a bit tedious and that the paper cut risk is high, sit back, take a bit of time out and get stuck in.
The John’s Freshers’ Handbook - the bible to everything Johnian - is included in the packs as well as on this site so check it out when you have time – it’s an important read. In addition is the JCR Handbook – this’ll tell you all about St. John’s Common Room and its Executive Committee (a lovely bunch of Johnians). You don’t need to know it inside-out but it’s a very useful reference and well worth a look.
There’s also a Facebook group set up:
On here you’ll be able to ask myself or the Freps any questions you may have and also chat to other Freshers coming to Johns in October. If you still have any questions however, please don’t hesitate to contact me via e-mail:
Jonny - firstname.lastname@example.org
Moving away to uni is one of the most exciting and nerve – wracking experiences of your life, and the job of my team and me is to make sure that you settle into college as quickly and as easily as possible and, most importantly, give you an awesome Freshers’ week in the process.
With just over a month to go until the fun begins, we can’t wait to relive Freshers’ Week....it rocks. Until then however, enjoy the rest of the hols, get loads of sleep and get ready for Durham life. You’ll love it.
All the best,
Jonny (Freshers’ Week Co-ordinator)