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17th May 2019

From food flavourings to biofuels, metals are key

We all know that metals like iron and calcium are essential for a healthy body - but our pioneering scientists estimate that almost half of life’s processes depend upon various metals interacting with living cells.

13th May 2019

Developing cheaper and more efficient solar power

Our scientists have helped to solve a puzzle that could lead to cheaper and more efficient solar power.

9th May 2019

Universities would be £4.5m poorer without chaplains

University chaplains play an important role in the lives of students of many different faiths and are believed to contribute around £4.5 million per year of volunteer labour to the UK Higher Education sector.

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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We’re hiring!

For career-defining opportunities, including the chance to work alongside internationally renowned academics and scholars, check out our latest job vacancies. 

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Investing in teaching and learning

Keep up to date with our major investments in new departmental space, teaching space, residential accommodation and student facilities. 

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Featured video

Tackling the shortage of women in tech

Did you know only 17% of the tech workforce is female? Or that out of the top 16 tech companies in the FTSE 100, there’s only one ethnic minority woman on the board?

Durham professors Sue Black and Alexandra Cristea have developed TechUP - an exciting new Institute of Coding funded programme that takes 100 women from the Midlands and North of England and retrains them in technology careers. Find our more about the programme and listen to some insipring women in the technology sector talk about why they love their roles. 

13th May 2019

Month-long festival of theatre, music and art

June will be a packed month of theatre, music and art as the first Summer in the City Festival hits Durham.

25th April 2019

Durham Theatre Success at the National Student Drama Festival.

Fourth Wall’s production of Gary Owen's 'Killology' was selected to perform at the National Student Drama Festival 2019, held in Leicester. Over 30 Durham students attended the festival, many were invited as Festival Company members by professional selectors watching Durham shows.

17th April 2019

Ellie Hizzett wins Coach of the Year Award

As Durham University Boat Club head into their Easter pre-season, we are delighted to announce that Fresher Rowing Coach, Ellie Hizzett has won the Coach of the Year award for Educational Development. Ellie, who learned of her award in December, was pitted against nominees from all over the country before picking up the award at a dedicated awards ceremony in Henley, held last month.

From our BlogStaying Motivated

At university, there are always hundreds of things you could be doing other than working towards your impending deadlines. With friends often less than 5 metres away and Netflix even closer, it’s easy to fall into a cycle of relaxing rather than studying.

Now, being motivated to study doesn’t mean you won’t be able to do these things anymore, it’s just about using your time efficiently so you can get all of your studying done at a comfortable pace rather than cramming at the last minute. Here are some tips to try!

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