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Celebrating our Professors in Practice

The Professors in Practice initiative has been a staple of Durham’s educational delivery for more than six years. The initiative has become a vital means of ensuring the academic curriculum continues to both meet and reflect of the modern demands of industry and to help students build the right skills, perspectives and attitudes for the future.
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Our Maths and Computer Science graduates are ready for the AI challenge

In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, future university graduates must harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to thrive in their respective fields.
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Teaching excellence endorsement in National Student Survey

Students’ positive experiences of teaching, learning and academic support at Durham University are reflected in the latest National Student Survey (NSS).
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Audiences flock to Durham Fringe Festival’s 3rd year

This year’s Durham Fringe Festival saw a superb range of performances across six venues in Durham City.

New Director of Library Services and Collections

Stuart Hunt has been appointed as Director of Library Services and Collections and University Librarian. He will begin his role on 1 December 2023.
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A summer of research and collaboration with Zaporizhzhia National University

Over the summer, we have welcomed over 40 friends from our twinned Ukrainian university, Zaporizhzhia National University (ZNU) to Durham.
Students and researchers from ZNU at Durham Law School

Assembly Room Theatre renamed in honour of former Chancellor Sir Thomas Allen

We’ve renamed our city centre venue, the Assembly Rooms Theatre, in honour of our former Chancellor and world-renowned opera singer, Sir Thomas Allen. The venue will now be known as the Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre.
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Durham Grad awarded prestigious Kennedy scholarship

Former Durham student, Philippa (Pippa) Frizzelle, has been awarded a prestigious scholarship which will see her pursue further studies at Harvard Law School later this year.
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Joining forces with NHS Foundation Trust to enhance healthcare and research  

We have joined forces with the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT) to promote greater collaboration in healthcare and research.   
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Remembering George Alagiah

We have been deeply saddened to learn of the death of our alumnus George Alagiah. 
George Alagiah in Congregation robes, ahead of receving his honorary degree

Historic ceremony to welcome Dr Fiona Hill as our 13th Chancellor

We have officially welcomed acclaimed foreign affairs expert Dr Fiona Hill as our 13th Chancellor.
Dr Fiona Hill in academic dress at Durham Cathedral

His Majesty The King’s Birthday Honours 2023

On the announcement of the King’s Birthday Honours List 2023, we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and celebrate the fantastic achievements of the alumni, staff, students and friends who have been honoured.
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