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Graduate School Events


A four-day residential course for Ph.D. researchers in any discipline, full-time or part-time. Places at this GRADschool will be offered to all Ph.D. researchers but preference will be given to those in their penultimate or final year and studying in the five north-eastern universities (Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Teesside and Sunderland). 

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Enterprise School

This is a 4 day residential school designed to explore all facets of enterprise, from the traditional view of the academic entrepreneur setting up a spin-out company through consultancy to the intrapreneur working within an existing organisation or setting up a social enterprise.

Part - Time and Distance Researchers' Summer School

From juggling your research and other commitments to working with your supervisor(s), this four-day series of workshops will address a wide range of research and personal skills. Whether you’ve just started or are near completion, this is a good opportunity to explore the research process, pick up some useful tips and share your experiences and ideas with other part-time and distance researchers.

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Blueprint competition

Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners for the best business idea submitted via a business plan by current registered students (including recent graduates) from Durham University, studying any degree discipline. Business categories are:

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