Freshers 2022

Congratulations on getting into Cuth’s! This page has all the essential info on Freshers’ Week, Cuth’s and what you need to do before arriving in Durham.

Cuth’s was founded in 1888 by students seeking an alternative to elitist and expensive collegiate life; today, the College offer accommodation and catering, but the JCR (the student body) retains an independent streak. For that reason, we’re often described as being “traditionally untraditional”.

As President, I’m elected by you to head the JCR, an independent charity run by and for Cuth’s students. We’ve got a great Freshers’ planned, but get in touch with any questions – I’m here to work for you!



President of the Society



You’ll receive a checklist from College in your emails (or find it here), make sure you’ve completed all the tasks before arriving! Contact with any questions.

You need to pay the JCR levy to go to any Freshers’ Week events and to get involved with anything in Cuth’s JCR throughout your time here, so do it now! More than 95% of Cuth’s chooses to join the JCR…

You should also join our Facebook group “Official St Cuthbert’s Society Freshers 2022-23”to stay up to date with Freshers’ Week and whats going on at Cuth’s throughout the year. Whilst you’re at it, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram (@cuthsjcr)!

International Students

Arriving at Cuth's from abroad? Here's some info to help you settle in...


The Freshers’ Handbook is written by our Vice-President and contains everything you need to know to get started at Cuth’s. Our Welfare officers write the Welfare Handbook, providing everything you need to know about the support available in Durham. Check out last years below and keep an eye out for this years coming soon!

Freshers' Week

We’re planning a huge week of events, socials, club nights, and induction sessions – keep checking back for the latest updates!

Financial Assistance

The JCR is committed to ensuring our activities are as financially accessible as possible. We offer an option to pay the JCR levy in installments (contact, discounts event tickets for those on the Durham Grant, and, if participating in a sport our society is financially inaccessible, our Participation Fund can subsidise the cost. Find more information on funding and finance resources available across the University here.

Countdown to Freshers'

Freshers Week has arrived!