Parents--rest assured that your son or daughter will be safe at Hatfield! We know the questions you have may be from your kids', so we put this page together to help you. If there's any information that you would like to see here, please get in touch and we'll make sure to update as soon as possible.
Welfare is a top priority at Hatfield, with students, the college and university services all working together to make sure everybody is well looked after. Upon arriving at Hatfield each student has access to a huge range of support.
We have an extensive and well-trained peer-support network, headed up by our Welfare Office. who also sits on the JCR Executive Committee, and the Assistant Welfare Officer. They are available for all students to come to with any problem, big or small. Along with their team of Senior and Junior Welfare Representatives, they can signpost students on to any other services that might be better placed to help them.
For more serious welfare matters, students can speak to the Senior Tutor, Anthony Bash, and the Assistant Senior Tutor, Eleanor Spencer-Reagan. Their role is to look after each Hatfielder in every sense, ensuring personal well-being and academic progress.
Each student is also assigned a college mentor, who acts as another port of call, generally on academic matters. Wherever possible, mentors and their groups are matched by subject area too. These support networks remain in place whether students live in or out of college, and can also be called upon when required.
These support structures work alongside those within departments and University services too, meaning that each student is well and truly looked after here, giving them the best opportunity to both succeed academically and develop personally whilst they are in Hatfield.
The University sets the level of tuition fees and accommodation costs centrally. For this reason, for the most accurate and up-to-date information please refer to the following websites:
If you have any further questions about the financial side of coming to University, or the specifics of Hatfield, please contact the Senior Tutor, Anthony Bash.
Personal items kept in bedrooms in college are not covered by college insurance. As such, students need to take out personal contents cover if they wish for their items to be covered. Durham is a safe city, and our 24/7 porters keep security tight but there are incidents very occasionally.
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