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Centre for Academic, Researcher & Organisation Development

Online Courses

We offer a number of online courses aimed at enhancing your key skills. We highly recommend that you take the time to go through the courses in the areas where you have identified a need for development.

Careers Courses

Research Methods


Career Planning
Career planning in the Arts
Career planning in the Sciences

Are you an entrepreneur?
Opportunity Recognition & Creation
Resources (People, Finance)


Getting Published in the Arts
Getting Published in the Sciences

Microsoft Office Specialist

Durham University offers you the opportunity to gain certification in Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Please click on the following link to get more information on the MOS exam.

Times Higher Education Awards

Durham University has won a prestigious national award for its work supporting young researchers. The Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers award was presented by the Times Higher Education magazine at its annual award ceremony in London.