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6th August 2020

Enabling researchers to innovate in business

We’re working to create an enabling environment where the inspiring research of our academics can become innovative solutions to economic challenges and needs, both global and local. So we’re excited to announce a new £1.7m (US $2.23m) seed investment fund to support spin-out businesses.

24th July 2020

University spin-out wins prestigious award

A University spin out company been recognised for its pioneering work helping Network Rail to investigate hidden shafts and voids in its tunnels.

17th July 2020

English speakers some of the least likely to wear face masks

Recent research by Professor Sascha Kraus suggests Brits, Americans and other English speakers are some of the least likely to wear face masks and social distance in the world. The only native speakers, researched by the academics, less likely to following health precautions are German speakers.

Durham Alumni 25% Fee Scholarship

Find out about the launch of our Alumni 25% Fee Scholarship, available to Durham graduates across all postgraduate taught Masters, LLM, MBA and PGCE programmes.

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Transformative teaching and learning

Keep up to date with the digital transformation taking place at Durham, which will make learning more accessible and inclusive.

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Continuing Professional Development

We provide professional training that challenges boundaries, is research-led, transformative and takes advantage of the latest digital technologies.

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Congratulations Class of 2020!

We are delighted to have officially conferred our 2020 graduates with their degrees. Enjoy this video of the In Absentia Conferral Ceremony which took place on 4 August 2020, and includes messages from the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart Corbridge, and Chancellor, Sir Thomas Allen.

Well done to all our graduating students on their many achievements!

12th August 2020

What will 2020/21 look like? Alan takes your questions...

As Covid-19 restrictions are gradually eased for Durham and North East England, we’re looking forward to welcoming students to Durham in September.

We understand you will be keen to know what the academic year 2020/21 will look like, and how we’re working to keep you safe. Here our Vice-Provost (Education), Professor Alan Houston, answers some of your questions.

3rd August 2020

Global celebrations for graduates

This week, thousands of our students around the world graduate and join our international alumni community, with degrees conferred viritually.

15th July 2020

Diversity shines through student art

The diversity that we love at Durham University is at the heart of a fantastic new online exhibition by some of our top student artists.

From our student blogMemories of unusual Graduations!

The graduating Class of 2020 will be awarded their degrees next week, and a short video of the official online In Absentia Conferral Ceremony will be available to watch online from Thursday 6 August. 👨‍🎓👩‍🎓
As we can’t celebrate Graduation in the usual way until the re-scheduled Congregation Ceremonies next Spring, we asked alumni to share memories of their unusual graduation experiences.

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