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5th November 2019

Spotlight on social sciences

What do forgotten corners of the world have in common with an urban bird colony? Social sciences research is invaluable to society but its influence isn’t always obvious.

14th October 2019

Stemettes inspire the next generation of women in tech

Anne-Marie Imafidon is Head Stemette and cofounder of Stemettes – an award-winning social enterprise inspiring the next generation of females into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

14th October 2019

Is social media a plague we can’t escape?

Dr Mariann Hardey, Associate Professor at Durham University Business School, is a social scientist and digital humanities scholar.
Her research interests have long been concerned with mediated relationships and digital communications while bringing a richer comprehension of opportunities around working in technology into the process of leadership with a focus on supporting gender equality in tech in particular.

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

How three students are trying to reduce the plastic mountain

Every single minute, a truck load of plastic ends up in our oceans, killing millions of animals every year. This is only going to get worse unless we do something about it. Three Durham students have developed an innovative solution.


1st November 2019

South College to recruit Pioneering students

Durham’s newest college, South College will open to its first cohort of students in 2020. As well as recruiting Freshers’, the college is keen to welcome 120 current students who are willing to transfer and help to build a brand new student community.

To raise awareness of the opportunity to transfer, South College Principal, Professor Tim Luckhurst is hosting a series of lunchtime drop-in sessions where students can find out more about...

23rd October 2019

Curtain set to rise on newly refurbished Assembly Rooms Theatre

To celebrate completion of the £2.4million renovation project, our popular Assembly Rooms Theatre is now open for business and welcoming visitors to a free Open Day event this Saturday 26 October from 10am – 5pm.

15th October 2019

Could our Student Employability Fund help kick-start your career?

Did you know that the University makes money available to help students develop their employability skills and access opportunities to progress in their career?

In its first year, our trail-blazing Student Employability Fund, from the Careers & Enterprise Centre, has helped students travel to job interviews and assessment centres, develop work experience, make connections and more.

From our student blogSurvival Guide to Lumiere 2019

Lumiere returns for its tenth year, bigger and better than ever! In this blog, Marina, a Lumiere veteran and fourth-year Combined Honours student from Grey, gives you some top tips to make the most out of the festival.

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