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a photograph of three young people in Palace Green Library

This session has been designed to teach sixth form students the research skills they will need for post-16 study and potentially for their undergraduate studies. Students will be given a short lecture highlighting research strategy, and how to access and reference online material. Afterwards, they will be taken on a tour around Durham University’s main library, learning how to find and use educational material.

Please note that if you wish for your students to use the University’s main library for research, they must first attend this session. After the tour, they will be free to use our facilities independently.


Durham University is home to an incredible art collection spanning many different cultures, countries and movements. Your students will not only experience the art, and learn more about the artists, but will also have a chance to go behind the scenes. Here, they can see how our collections are stored, catalogued, and meet the art professionals who care for them.

Our archive houses some incredible primary source material, which can help transform how your students perceive the study of historya must for any potential history undergraduate. We support teaching across a huge range of subjects including the Normans, Tudors and the Suffragettes.

We are keen to work with schools and colleges on Widening Participation and Raising Aspirations projects. We design these projects in consultation with individual schools and staff. Please contact us to start planning ways we can help to inspire and encourage your pupils.