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5th December 2019

Universities ‘should have legal duty’ to fight sexual...

Universities in the UK should have new legal duties to prevent and respond effectively to sexual violence and harassment on campus, according to a survey of selected higher education staff whose views were analysed in a new study.

18th November 2019

India’s National Academy of Sciences honours Durham researcher

One of our leading researchers is to be honoured by India’s oldest science academy.

18th November 2019

Five thousand eyes on the sky

A cutting-edge new telescope instrument designed and built by an international team including Durham University has taken its first observations of the night sky.

University & City: Working together

We are proud of the positive contribution we make to Durham City, economically, culturally, socially and through our world-leading research.

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Transformative teaching and learning

Keep up to date with the digital transformation taking place at Durham, which will make learning more accessible and inclusive.

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Online tool launched

As part of our continuing efforts to tackle bullying and harassment, hate incidents and sexual misconduct, we have launched the Report + Support online tool this October.

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Featured video

DESI puts 5,000 eyes on the sky

This time-lapse footage shows the Mayall Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory moving within its dome. The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) is installed on the Mayall Telescope. Durham University has led on the fibre-optic system for DESI which will seek to measure the properties of dark energy, an agent thought to be contributing to the rapid expansion of the universe.

Video credit: National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory/AURA/NSF


28th November 2019

Hitting the right note for Christmas

We have 84 student-led musical societies here at Durham and during December they'll be spreading some Christmas cheer on campus and around the city.

26th November 2019

Students raise £4,000 for charity with 24-hour football match

Sporting students have raised over £4,000 for charity by holding a 24-hour football match.

19th November 2019

Have you registered to vote?

You probably know that a general election has been called on 12 December 2019, but what have you done about it?

From our student blogChristm… I mean deadlines are coming

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go! How do you do Christmas on a student budget with deadlines looming? Our blogger, Marina has some tips on how to enjoy the festivities without your uni work suffering.

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