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26th February 2021

Supporting the local creative community

Creative Fuse North East at the Business School is a multi-year project aimed at supporting County Durham’s creative economy. Over the last six months, the project has brought together local small businesses, freelancers and practitioners within the creative, cultural and digital sectors to form a dynamic and inclusive community of learning.

22nd February 2021

Does banning junk food ads work?

PhD Candidate Aarron Toal on the psychology behind our cravings.

In 2020, the UK Government announced a ban on junk food advertising before 9pm. This followed the ban on in-store deals like ‘buy one get one free’ on unhealthy foods. There are also restrictions on where promotions can be placed in-store for foods high in fat, salt and sugar, such as those chocolate bars you sneakily add to your basket at checkouts.

19th February 2021

Starry night or black holes?

Our astronomers have helped make a huge map of the night sky showing more than 25,000 active supermassive black holes in distant galaxies.

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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Freedom of expression

Durham University is committed to freedom of expression within the law and to the safety of staff, students and visitors to the University. 

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Environmental Sustainability

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and improving the local environment, and our researchers are tackling some of the biggest issues facing our planet. 

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Your actions, Your university - help stop the spread of Coronavirus

Find out what you need to be doing to keep yourself and others safe and help stop the spread of the virus.

26th February 2021

New business embraces student talent

A group of talented Durham students are at the heart of a new local business, set to launch in March 2021. Taxigoat aims to connect users to local taxi services, with founder and CEO Ross Pottenger describing the business model as ‘Just Eat meets Uber’.

23rd February 2021

Learning the hidden secrets of Durham University

Our on-campus classes may be on hold for now, however staff at the Durham Centre for Academic Development have lined up some innovative online opportunities for students to link up with experts and peers across the university.

17th February 2021

Making music across the world

As a musician, nothing beats being able to play your music with others. The current pandemic makes that delicate choreography challenging – but not impossible – as our Music Department has shown.

From our student blogHow the Sutton Trust Summer School helped me

In this blog Emma, a Primary Education student and a first-generation scholar, describes her experience at the Sutton Trust Summer School and how this helped her thrive at Durham.

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