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29th October 2020

Prestigious award for leading cosmologist

Our world-leading research into space science – already ranked fifth in the world – has received another accolade.

28th October 2020

Bio-detection dogs meet Matt Hancock and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall

Dogs trained to sniff out Covid-19 received a VIP visit for a training demonstration at Paddington Station in Central London.

27th October 2020

Who cares? Food banks and the poverty of morality

Professor Benedetta Cappellini considers the normalisation of food banks during the global pandemic.

Vice-Chancellor's India Scholarships

We are excited to launch these brand new scholarships for entry in 2021. Scholarships will be available to students from India for courses in Engineering (undergraduate and taught postgraduate), Law (taught postgraduate) and Data Science (taught postgraduate).

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What's on

Keep up to date with our extensive programme of online events and activities. Connect with us from wherever you are in the world!

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Postgraduate Virtual Open Day

Our Postgraduate Virtual Open Day is an excellent opportunity to find out more about all aspects of postgraduate study. Visitors will be able to speak to current staff and postgraduate students and find out about academic life and the wider student experience at Durham. Bookings are now open. 

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North East Scholarships programme

We want to welcome the best and brightest students with the merit and potential to succeed, regardless of their economic circumstances. 

That’s one of the reasons we are delighted to announce the establishment of a major scholarships programme to enable students from low-income backgrounds in North East England to study here at Durham.

20th October 2020

Durham Inspired – North East Scholarships programme launched...

We want to welcome the best and brightest students with the merit and potential to succeed, regardless of their economic circumstances. 

That's one of the reasons we are delighted to announce the establishment of a major scholarships programme to enable students from low-income backgrounds in North East England to study here at Durham.

19th October 2020

New programme for North East students studying STEM subjects

Our academics are supporting North East students with studying STEM subjects and applying to university, under a new scheme.

Through ‘Levelling Up: Aspire Higher’, our experts will tutor and mentor students that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education STEM subjects, particularly Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics, as they study towards A-levels in these subjects and apply to university.

16th October 2020

My virtual field trip to Spain…

Although our Geology students aren’t able to visit Spain for their usual field trip right now, their tutors came up with a really innovative virtual alternative. 

From our student blogIntroducing Scoop!

A student-run, non-profit, zero-waste shop at Riverwalk Durham. Their aim is to bring an affordable, plastic-free alternative where students and the local community can purchase non-perishable food goods at a price which competes with local supermarkets. 

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