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Durham University

Covid-19: Information

Durham University remains open and is responding to the Covid-19 virus with the health and wellbeing of our community and the communities we are part of as our first priority.

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Covid-19: Research

Durham University’s boundary-breaking research is helping people around the world combat the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and chart the route to recovery.

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3rd July 2020

Culture dictates how we cope with COVID-19 career impact

Whether we’re more concerned with our own career development or the success of the company is often determined by our culture, research at the School has revealed.

29th June 2020

Transforming vacuums into ventilators

Dr Joanna Berry talks us through how, when the world was going into lockdown, vacuums were turned into ventilators through an innovative collaboration between people and organisations.

26th June 2020

The Culture of Women in Tech

Dr Mariann Hardey has a new podcast episode out this week with New Books Network. The episode focuses around the culture of women in tech and Dr Hardey’s own experiences in this area.

Durham Alumni 25% Fee Scholarship

Find out about the launch of our Alumni 25% Fee Scholarship, available to Durham graduates across all postgraduate taught Masters, LLM, MBA and PGCE programmes.

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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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Continuing Professional Development

We provide professional training that challenges boundaries, is research-led, transformative and takes advantage of the latest digital technologies.

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Featured video

How dogs could join the fight against Covid-19

Professor Steve Lindsay from the Department of Biosciences explains the important role which trained sniffer dogs could play in identifying people with Covid-19. 

30th June 2020

England Hockey award for Durham Palatinate

We are celebrating with Team Durham and Durham University Hockey Club after one of our students was named the Men’s Emerging Performance Player of the Year, at England Hockey’s online awards ceremony.

25th June 2020

Awards honour best student volunteers

Durham students both get a world-class education and have fantastic opportunities to develop their personal and leadership skills – including through our volunteering programmes. The best of this year’s student volunteering was honoured at our annual Volunteering Awards.

22nd June 2020

Gold standard for EcoCampus

It’s really important to us that we take good care of our environment. So we’re proud to have met the requirements of the Gold standard for EcoCampus.

From our student blogTaking the Inter University Musical Theatre Festival online

Last year Durham won the first ever Inter University Musical Theatre Festival! It was our turn to host the event this year but due to lockdown restrictions the new plan was to create ‘video performances’ with a winner chosen by public voting. In this blog, Isla a third year education and psychology student tells us how they went about this and you can watch the amazing video they created.

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