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24th June 2019

A simple mesh to clean up oil spills

Oil spills happen frequently ranging from large ones like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster to smaller ones on industrial sites. All have a damaging impact on the environment and wildlife.

20th June 2019

Celebrating four great female philosophers

Is time real? Do we have free will? Philosophical questions such as these seem to have little connection with current issues like the climate crisis or Brexit.

19th June 2019

US military bigger polluter than most countries

Surprised by the headline? No wonder when discussions about greenhouse gas emissions tend to focus on statistics for countries, not institutions. But research from our Department of Geography, in partnership with Lancaster University, found that the US military’s carbon footprint is so big it out ranks that of most countries in the world.

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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Join the women in tech revolution

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?

It’s time to tackle the shortage of women in tech, especially those from under-represented groups. It’s time to create the female tech leaders of tomorrow.

Our TechUP programme is giving 100 women the opportunity to retrain in tech with an interview for an internship, apprenticeship or job role at the end of the programme.

6th June 2019

New student facilities taking shape, ready for 2020!

We’re making major investments in our facilities so that, as a Durham student, you get an experience to rival anywhere in the world.

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.

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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