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EU Settlement Scheme

The EU Settlement Scheme is the mechanism by which EU citizens may continue living in the UK after 31 December 2020. Applications are free and you have until 30 June 2021 to apply provided that you were resident in the UK by 31 December 2020.

(3 Jul 2020) » More about EU Settlement Scheme


Travel Claims and Flight Refunds

Whilst some claims have already been submitted for cancelled travel, there may be further booked trips where the intended date of travel has not yet passed. The University’s travel cover providers have issued a very strong recommendation that in all instances when considering the cancellation of travel, unless it is clear that a refund will be due when travel is cancelled, it is usually best to be patient and wait until the travel provider cancels. This will often mean there will be entitlement to a significant if not full refund; in most instances, if you cancel, normal cancellation charges will apply and no refund will be due.

(3 Jul 2020) » More about Travel Claims and Flight Refunds


Telephony system upgrade

CIS is upgrading the University telephones on Friday 3 July and Saturday 4 July, and during this time there will be some disruption to service. The upgrade will begin at 6pm on Friday 3 July and will require all telephone handsets to reboot to receive the upgraded configuration. The reboot will be done remotely by CIS, and you are not required to do anything.

(26 Jun 2020) » More about Telephony system upgrade


Government update on Covid-19

Recently the UK government announced changes to the lockdown restrictions but has reinforced the message that the best way to help control the spread of Covid-19 is to limit your contact with others. Staying at home as much as possible is the easiest way to do this.

(19 Jun 2020)


Encore Cloud downtime

On Saturday 27 June, Encore will be unavailable whilst the latest version upgrade is applied to our Panopto Cloud portal. The maintenance is expected to start at 10pm and end at 1am on Sunday 28 June. During this period, the following Encore features will be unavailable: integrations, processing/ encoding, recording/ uploading, search, video playback and website access. Users are advised not to make any recordings during this time.

(18 Jun 2020)


Encore Desktop Recorder upgrade - 7.1

On Friday 19 June at 10pm we will be upgrading the Encore Desktop Recorder to version 7.1. The new version will be available via AppsAnywhere and also via the official Panopto website. This upgrade includes both the Windows and Mac versions. AppsAnywhere users will notice the 6.0 group will be removed and the new 7.1 version be available in its stead. Users simply need click on the new group and this will uninstall the old version and install the new. If there are any issues, please contact the Service Desk by the usual means.

(18 Jun 2020)


Financial sustainability communications

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend one of the Financial Sustainability town hall meetings over the past few weeks with our Vice-Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer. If you were unable to attend but would like to view the slides from these meetings, please visit the dedicated web pages: durham.ac.uk/financial-sustainability/password/staffinformation

On these pages you will also find the answers to some frequently asked questions, which the Financial Sustainability Team (FST) will be adding to in the coming weeks, and a news feed, which will be updated every Monday to keep you informed of activity being undertaken by the FST and any key decision points.

(11 Jun 2020)


Conflicts of interest and personal relationships

The University has an obligation to manage any conflicts of interest, or perceived conflicts of interest. Guidance exists to help staff to avoid actual, perceived or potential conflicts of interest and misuse of authority, and also serves to protect members of staff in personal relationships from allegations of bias, conflict of interest or impropriety. You can find out more here.

(8 Nov 2019)


New Viator System

This is a reminder that the Viator system for authorising travel on University business will be unavailable on Tuesday 10 December. Staff and students should not submit new Viator requests later than noon on Monday 9 December. Authorisation of existing requests should be completed by 5pm on 9 December. The new system will be available on Wednesday 11 December for requests to be submitted and approved.

(8 Nov 2019) » More about New Viator System


Lumiere Durham 2019

Lumiere, the UK's largest light festival, returns to Durham from November 14 to 17. The University is a major partner, it promises to be an inspiring event and there are lots of opportunities to get involved.

There will also be impact on our day-to-day operation. Please read the message sent to all staff on Thursday 31 October for more information.

You can read this message online here.

(1 Nov 2019) » More about Lumiere Durham 2019


'Ease the Load' - Setting up Systems - places still available

Last week HR-OD launched the new 'Ease the Load' workshops which will help us adopt the new technologies that most of us can now access via the Microsoft 365 range of products. Places are still available on the July workshops and more workshops will be added soon for August. 

(3 Jul 2020) » More about 'Ease the Load' - Setting up Systems - places still available


AEA Standing Committee Election 2020 results

The successful candidates for the recent Academic Electoral Assembly Standing Committee are (in alphabetical order): Jason Arday, Jens Funke, Fire Kovarovic, Zoe Roth, Marek Szablewski and Sara Uckelman. Congratulations to the successful candidates and thank you to everyone who were nominated to stand and voted.

(3 Jul 2020) » More about AEA Standing Committee Election 2020 results


Back to Billy Bee - restarting Library Services on Campus

University Library and Collections staff (ULC) have been busy planning re-starting services on campus to add to our current digital only offer, following Government and University guidance.

(3 Jul 2020) » More about Back to Billy Bee - restarting Library Services on Campus


Financial sustainability - regular updates

Don't forget, each week on a Monday we will be posting an update on progress to date, details of any decisions made, and news of any upcoming activities/meetings on the Financial Sustainability web pages

(3 Jul 2020)


Health & Safety/ Return to campus - Town Hall meetings

Colleagues across the University are working hard to prepare our buildings for reoccupation and to implement the practical measures we need to safeguard everyone on campus. To hear more about our plans, you are invited to attend the first in a series of Town Hall meetings on the subject of Health & Safety/the return to campus which will take place w/c 13 July. You can book your place at one of the Town Hall meetings hereThe meetings will be held via Zoom. Once you have registered, please confirm the slot in your diary and we'll provide you with the meeting details a few hours before the meeting starts.

(3 Jul 2020)


How we started a #womenintech revolution

A programme which helped 100 women kickstart a career in technology has scooped a national award. Technology initiative TechUPWomen was recognised at the Digital Agenda Impact Awards which celebrates how technology and innovation improves lives. For more information, please visit the news web pages.

(3 Jul 2020)


Infrastructure Improvements project - Works around the Mountjoy Centre

As part of the £8m Infrastructure Improvements project to enhance movement around the University, works around the Mountjoy Centre will start on Monday 6 July, with an expected duration of six weeks.

(3 Jul 2020) » More about Infrastructure Improvements project - Works around the Mountjoy Centre


July's Community Newsletter out now

Our July Community Newsletter is out now – featuring this year's Virtual Durham City Run Festival, a celebration of our inspiring staff and student volunteers, and an update on how we’ve been looking after our shared environment. Read the Community Newsletter here. Anyone can sign up to receive the Community Newsletter here. If you have something you'd like included, please email: dialogue@durham.ac.uk.

(3 Jul 2020)


Junior Scientists at home

We are currently looking for 5-10 year old children to play an online problem solving game. The aim of the game is to work out how to get a red ball into the goal using a funny-shaped tool to help you. Email laura-ashleigh.bird@durham.ac.uk to find out more.

(3 Jul 2020)


New health benefits

The HR Reward team is pleased to launch two new health benefits for all employees of the University: health cash plans and access to discounted private medical cover. Both of these benefits have a range of cover options available and policies can be applied to individuals or families. Please visit the dedicated webpages for further information, including how to apply.

(3 Jul 2020)


PGR Conference: Global Challenges

Following the success of the inaugural Interdisciplinary PGR Conference in June 2019, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health is delighted to announce that they will be hosting a second interdisciplinary PGR Conference again on the theme 'Global Challenges' on Friday 20 November 2020.

(3 Jul 2020) » More about PGR Conference: Global Challenges


Researching Africa Network

The Researching Africa Network (North East) acts as a regional hub for scholarship on Africa. Launched in 2018, the Network brings together scholars from Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities. We are currently updating our database and mailing list. Please visit our website, sign up for our mailing list on the front page, and go to 'Contact Us' page and fill in the form if your work relates to Africa and you would like to have your details added to the website. 

(3 Jul 2020)


Resilience Support

Developing resilience is an important tool to help deal with change. Having the confidence to deal with demanding and difficult situations during the current climate can be challenging. Resources are available to help learn how to be resilient at this link. Also visit the Wellbeing and Working differently web pages, where the Five Ways to Wellbeing help and us to care for our mental health plus links to related support services such as the Occupational Health Service and the Employee Assistance Programme.

(3 Jul 2020)


Road closure - New Elvet Bridge

We would like to remind you that Durham County Council announced that New Elvet Bridge will be closed for up to 14 months commencing on 20 July. These essential works to New Elvet Bridge will see the lifting and supporting of the central section of the bridge whilst work is undertaken on the deck joints, along with extensive concrete repairs. If you have immediate concerns please contact business.resilience@durham.ac.uk.

(3 Jul 2020) » More about Road closure - New Elvet Bridge


Virtual Open month is here

Throughout July, we will be hosting in excess of 317 Microsoft Teams Live Events to showcase the best of Durham University to our prospective students, replacing our planned on-campus pre-application Open Days.

(3 Jul 2020) » More about Virtual Open month is here


Voluntary Payroll Measures - Town Hall meetings

Next week we will be launching some voluntary payroll measures as part of our work on financial sustainability. Before the application process is made live on Wednesday, you are invited to attend one of the Town Halls taking place on Monday and Tuesday to hear more detail about the voluntary measures and to ask any questions you may have. Don’t forget, these are voluntary measures and there is no pressure on individuals to apply. To book your place at one of the Town Halls, visit here. Once you have registered, please keep the slot in your diary and a link will be sent a few hours before the meeting is due to start.

(3 Jul 2020)


'Education Project of the Year' awarded to Teaching and Learning Centre at the AV Technology Awards 2020

Audio visual specialists Visavvi, who worked with the University's Computing and Information Services (CIS) to install cutting-edge digital technology at the new Lower Mountjoy Teaching and Learning Centre, were awarded the accolade of 'Education Project of the Year' at this year’s AV Technology Awards.

(26 Jun 2020) » More about 'Education Project of the Year' awarded to Teaching and Learning Centre at the AV Technology Awards 2020


C19 Essentials Order Form

As of Wednesday 24 June, the C19 Essentials Order Form has moved online. Should you require any PPE or hygiene equipment, please follow this link. If you have any queries, please email c19essential.consumables@durham.ac.uk.

(26 Jun 2020) » More about C19 Essentials Order Form


Cycle to Work scheme changes

Following recent changes to our scheme, eligible employees can now apply for up to £2,000 through Cycle to Work located on our MyDurham employee benefits platform. This increase to the maximum cap will allow you to access a wider range of bikes and equipment, including a range of e-bikes. Cycle to Work is a cost-efficient way of getting a brand new bike as it is managed through salary sacrifice, meaning you benefit from National Insurance savings and spreading the cost across 12 months. Further information on the scheme including how to apply can be found here.

(26 Jun 2020) » More about Cycle to Work scheme changes


Enhancements to the staff contact form

Following a spam campaign aimed at our colleagues and identified by CIS, additional enhancements have been implemented to stop any future attempts. Fraudsters used our Contact Form page available on our website to send these messages and used genuine email addresses of some of our colleagues to create legitimacy and entice the recipients to act.

(26 Jun 2020) » More about Enhancements to the staff contact form


Fitness Centre survey

We would like to take this opportunity to gather some feedback as to what you would like to see in our gym for you to feel you could return safely to exercise at The Fitness Centre. We would be grateful if you could fill in this short survey to help us plan effectively. Please be assured that we are doing our best to open as safely as we can, as soon as we are allowed. We would like to thank you for your continued patience at this time.

(26 Jun 2020)


Green Move Out returns

Green Move Out, our annual scheme encouraging students to leave Durham tidy as they leave for the summer, is back - despite some Covid-19-related challenges. Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to ensure its continuation.

(26 Jun 2020) » More about Green Move Out returns


Infrastructure Improvements project - Hollingside Lane to the Victor Watts Library

As part of the £8m Infrastructure Improvements project to enhance movement around the University, works from Hollingside Lane to the Victor Watts Library will start Monday 29 June, with an expected duration of six weeks.

(26 Jun 2020) » More about Infrastructure Improvements project - Hollingside Lane to the Victor Watts Library


Make your impact - a training opportunity to develop the personal, societal and commercial impact of your research

Places are available to join the first online cohort of Action for Impact, an exciting training opportunity for academics at Northern Accelerator universities, enabling them to develop the personal, societal and commercial impact of their research. If you want to make a positive change in society by actively applying your research skills and knowledge, find out more and apply by 2 July 2020.

(26 Jun 2020) » More about Make your impact - a training opportunity to develop the personal, societal and commercial impact of your research


New workshop 'Ease the Load' - effective systems and helpful processes

Managing busy and complex workloads requires robust and optimised systems, and through the Microsoft 365 range of products there are a range of IT tools now available to us to help effectively manage capacity and streamline processes. To help adopt these new technologies that most of us can now access, we are launching a number of new ‘live’ workshops (online) starting on 2 July 2020.

(26 Jun 2020) » More about New workshop 'Ease the Load' - effective systems and helpful processes


Participants needed

We are looking for participants aged 18-30 to take part in an online psychology study investigating social media use. You will be asked to answer questions related to your social media usage and complete a short experiment that measures your reactions to social media cues. The study needs to be completed on a PC/laptop using a browser other than Safari. To participate or for more information please follow this link

(26 Jun 2020)


Postgraduate conversion webinars

Throughout June and July, we are hosting a series of live virtual events to engage with our postgraduate taught offer holders. The webinars are providing an opportunity for our offer holders to engage with their academic department to find out more about the course they are holding an offer for.

(26 Jun 2020) » More about Postgraduate conversion webinars


UCAS Results Embargo Training 2020

The annual UCAS Results Embargo training is now available at UCAS. The embargo allows us to receive exam results before applicants, enabling the Recruitment and Admissions Team to carry out essential processing work in advance of A Level Results day. UCAS has a zero-tolerance policy on the embargo results, and therefore this training is mandatory for all staff who may be in contact with undergraduate applicants during this period.

(26 Jun 2020) » More about UCAS Results Embargo Training 2020


Virtual Open month preparations are under way

Throughout July, we will be hosting in excess of 320 Microsoft Teams Live Events to showcase the best of Durham University to our prospective students, replacing our planned on-campus pre-application Open Days. The launch event is taking place on Friday 3 July and to date we have had over 11,000 bookings from prospective students.

(26 Jun 2020) » More about Virtual Open month preparations are under way


Volunteering Awards - well done to winners and nominees

This week saw us host our Volunteering Awards 2020. Well done to all staff and students who were nominated for the positive difference they have made through volunteering over the past year. Read more here.

(26 Jun 2020)


We've secured EcoCampus Gold standard accreditation

We’re pleased to announce that the University has achieved Gold accreditation from the EcoCampus environmental management scheme. Work is already under way to help us achieve the top standard, Platinum. Well done to everyone involved.

(26 Jun 2020) » More about We've secured EcoCampus Gold standard accreditation


Wellbeing Wednesdays

Being mindful of the strain working differently could be having on us all, your health and wellbeing remains our top priority during this time. As well as our  Wellbeing and Working differently web pages, HR-OD will be posting wellbeing links and information once a week on a Wednesday on the University wide 'Help Us Help You' Microsoft Team via the 'Wellbeing and Working Differently' channel.

(26 Jun 2020) » More about Wellbeing Wednesdays


A Thank You from the Vice-Chancellor

Please take a moment to view a video ‘Thank you’ message from the Vice-Chancellor in which he highlights how the University Community has demonstrated our core values and 'stepped up' to the many challenges presented to us by Covid-19. This video was launched along with a Testimonial Presentation at the recent 'Leadership Summit' attended by over 120 senior leaders from across the University. The testimonials were provided by these colleagues and celebrate a range of contributions that have been made by students and staff to the University and the wider community at this time and it can be found at this link.

(19 Jun 2020)


Backgrounds in Teams

There is now a set of University themed background images for the Teams client on managed PCs and laptops. You can change your background before a meeting starts or even during a meeting. Please read on for instructions.

(19 Jun 2020) » More about Backgrounds in Teams


Dialogue Signposts for students

This week will be the last Student Signposts of the adademic year 2019-20. We will resume on Friday 2 October 2020. 

(19 Jun 2020)


Remote Working Survey

Colleagues in CIS and Estates & Facilities are conducting a survey to understand issues, requirements, trends and future demand in working remotely. The anonymous survey is open to all University staff and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. The survey can be accessed online until 5pm on Wednesday 1 July.

(19 Jun 2020)


Safeguarding Children - updated e-learning package

The University Safeguarding training has been updated and a bespoke e-learning package called ‘Safeguarding Children’ is now available on DUO. 

(19 Jun 2020) » More about Safeguarding Children - updated e-learning package


Virtual Open Days

Open Days become virtual open month. Throughout July, we will be hosting a series of live virtual events to showcase the best of Durham University to our prospective students, replacing our on-campus Pre-application Open Days.

(19 Jun 2020) » More about Virtual Open Days


Book-drop at Bill Bryson Library

As part of our planning to start to ease our way out of lockdown, we have been able to develop a drop off service for the return of any Durham University Library books to the Bill Bryson Library.

(18 Jun 2020) » More about Book-drop at Bill Bryson Library


DUO module for offsite travel and work

The Health and Safety Service has published a new training course for any university member (staff or student), who is planning to undertake work which involves travel away from Durham.

(18 Jun 2020) » More about DUO module for offsite travel and work


Durham University Alumni 25% Fee Scholarship

Do you have a student graduating this year who is thinking about a postgrad? For 2020-21, the University is introducing the Durham University Alumni 25% Fee Scholarship to provide 25% towards the cost of tuition fees for all postgraduate taught Masters and PGCE programmes – including MA, MSc, PGCE, LLM and MBA – for all of our global alumni and forthcoming graduates. 

(18 Jun 2020) » More about Durham University Alumni 25% Fee Scholarship


Grant applications preparation sessions

Research Development will be holding a series of small-group discussions to focus on preparation for standard grant applications to AHRC and ESRC; and to funding calls for GCRF. These sessions will be for groups of 3-6 people, held on a rolling basis, via zoom. Simply register your interest at research.development@durham.ac.uk and we will notify you as soon as we have enough people to form a group and arrange the session.

(18 Jun 2020) » More about Grant applications preparation sessions


Nominations for British Honours

We believe there are many unsung heroes across the University who deserve to be recognised. They need you to nominate them. Honours are given to a wide variety of individuals who make a significant contribution in their role, their field or in their community. Information on eligibility and how to submit nominations is published on our web pages.

(18 Jun 2020)


Opportunities for social science researchers

A range of new training and development opportunities is available for social science researchers, funded by the Accelerating Business Collaboration initiative. All current opportunities are available to view online here.

(18 Jun 2020) » More about Opportunities for social science researchers


Pre-sessional mentoring

We are looking for volunteer mentors to join our virtual Mentor Scheme for our pre-sessional students at Josephine Butler College this summer. Mentors on the pre-sessional programme have a unique position in providing a friendly face and an informal support system for international students before they arrive in Durham for their main course. No previous mentoring experience is necessary and relevant training and an induction will be given. If you are interested or would like more information, please email butler.studentexperience@durham.ac.uk.

(18 Jun 2020)


Preparing for Teaching in 20/21 - Introduction to teaching and learning online

The Introduction to Teaching and Learning Online course will help you to understand what it is like to be a student in an online teaching environment and to develop modules that can be taught either face-to-face or online.

(18 Jun 2020) » More about Preparing for Teaching in 20/21 - Introduction to teaching and learning online


The enterprising researcher - Develop your knowledge and engagement abilities

Wouldn’t it be great if every time you published your research, a paper or wanted to connect, you already had an established network of influencers ready to share it with? Join us for a supported virtual ‘Tweetup. A Tweetup is usually when a group of Twitter users meet up in person, for an event that's orchestrated via Twitter. Ours on Wednesday 1 July at 1pm will be slightly different. Interested? Then sign up here.

(18 Jun 2020) » More about The enterprising researcher - Develop your knowledge and engagement abilities


Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition winner

The Durham Centre for Academic Development is delighted to announce the results of 2020 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

  • Winner: Laura Erel - Can we hear musical syntax?
  • Runner up: Vincent Brooks - Quantum LEGO: Building molecules, one atom at a time.
  • Runner up: Ying Yee - Computer-generated works and related copyright issues.

(18 Jun 2020) » More about Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition winner


Financial wellbeing update

Why not bookmark our Wellbeing and Development for colleagues working differently web pages so you don't miss out on any new updates. It is regularly being reviewed and improved with new advice. The latest update is by the HR Reward Team, who have produced some guidance on 'financial' wellbeing which highlights a number of benefits which are available for Durham University members of staff and provides some points of reference for advice in areas such as budgeting and financial planning.

(12 Jun 2020)


Durham in world's top 100 universities

In the latest university league tables, we have once again been ranked in the top ten nationally and top 100 globally. Find out more from the homepage or our dedicated world rankings pages.

(11 Jun 2020)


Designing digitally for active learning workshop

This online workshop, delivered by DCAD via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, will introduce the key ideas behind the pedagogy of active learning and detail a range of appropriate activities to support a blended mix of face to face and online learning. Places for the workshop are limited, and joining instructions and an optional pre-session task will be sent prior to the session. Attendance on "An Introduction to Teaching and Learning Online" prior to this workshop is preferable but not essential. For further details and to book online, please visit the website

(11 Jun 2020) » More about Designing digitally for active learning workshop


Disruption to online library services

On Tuesday 16 June at 1pm, we will be performing essential maintenance on our systems which will cause disruption to some of our online library services. This will affect the following services:

  • The Library catalogue
  • DDS request forms
  • Online payments and renewals 

The system will be unavailable until 9am on Wednesday 17 June. You can continue to search for items and access e-resources within Discover. The A-Z lists of e-journals and databases will also be available.

(11 Jun 2020)


Infrastructure Improvements Project - Islamic Prayer Room to Grey College Works

As part of our £8m Infrastructure Improvements project to enhance movement around the University, work to install a new footpath between the Islamic Prayer Room and Grey College will start on Monday 15 June. This phase of the work is expected to last two weeks.

(11 Jun 2020) » More about Infrastructure Improvements Project - Islamic Prayer Room to Grey College Works


Join the virtual Durham City Run Festival

This year's Durham City Run Festival, which we support, has been postponed until October. But a virtual event will take place in July. For more information, please visit here.

(11 Jun 2020)


Meeting of University Council

Council met on Tuesday 19 May. The main item of business was an update from the Executive on responses to Covid-19 and Financial and Educational Impact. Council also approved the Motto and Logo of South College, commented on the Wider Student Experience Strategy Refresh Green Paper, and received an update on the progress of Durham Maths School and a summary of the recommendations of the Casual Working Group which had been approved by UEC. Further information is available from the University Secretary at university.secretary@durham.ac.uk.

(11 Jun 2020)


Online language courses commencing next week

Our Centre for Foreign Language Study’s online language courses commence next week. Registrations can be made up until 4pm on the start day of each course. Languages available are Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. For full details including dates, times and fees, please visit our web pages or email languages.forall@durham.ac.uk.

(11 Jun 2020)


Road closure - New Elvet Bridge

Durham County Council has announced that New Elvet Bridge will be closed for up to 14 months commencing on 20 July. These essential works to New Elvet Bridge will see the lifting and supporting of the central section of the bridge whilst work is undertaken on the deck joints, along with extensive concrete repairs. The bridge deck will also be waterproofed and resurfaced to extend the life of the bridge. If you have any questions relating to the detail of these closures, to support in your planning, please visit Durham County Council’s website for further detail on this planned work. Please consider the impact on your department/college/service as a result of the closures. Business Resilience will now be making contact with contacts across departments, colleges and services to understand any specific operational challenges that this work may cause and to support with continuity planning. If you have immediate concerns please contact Business Resilience business.resilience@durham.ac.uk.

(11 Jun 2020)


Save a life in lockdown

Anthony Nolan is a charity that finds potential donors for those with blood cancer, giving them a second chance at life. If you're from the UK, aged 16-30 and in good health, you can apply to be a lifesaver today. It's as simple as getting a cheek swab pack in the post and sending it back. Please visit anthonynolan.org/durham for more information and to sign up.

(11 Jun 2020)


Supporting businesses through Covid-19 and beyond

We’re continuing to support the local economy in uncertain times through our student and academic research expertise. From virtual internships to our masters students providing advice to help businesses recover from the pandemic, we remain as committed as ever to supporting the local economy. For more information, please visit the web pages.

(11 Jun 2020)


Teacher Professionalism in the Time of the Pandemic

You are invited to this talk by Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills at the OECD on Tuesday 23 June 2020, 4pm – 5pm. This talk is hosted by the School of Education and will be chaired by Professor Vanessa Kind and introduced by Professor Peter Tymms. If you would like to join this free event, please register via the link. Further details about joining the event via Zoom will be emailed to registered participants the week before the event.

(11 Jun 2020) » More about Teacher Professionalism in the Time of the Pandemic


The key to unlocking lockdown

Dr Camila Caiado from Mathematical Sciences and Professor Brian Castellani from Sociology are helping regional health services predict and understand outcomes for Covid-19 patients. The work involves using data and statistics to predict outcomes, known as predictive modelling. The models can be used by hospitals to support planning for critical care capacity and to investigate effectiveness of treatment for different groups of patients. For more information, please visit the website.

(11 Jun 2020)


Vote now: Academic Electoral Assembly (AEA) Standing Committee Elections 2020

Staff at grade 7 and above are invited to vote in the 2020 AEA Standing Committee election. Details of the 19 candidates standing for the six vacancies on the AEA Standing Committee are available here. The electronic ballot can be accessed here (normal log on and password). Votes must be cast by 4pm on Monday 22 June 2020. The outcome of the election will be reported to Senate, and via Dialogue Signposts. Successful candidates will serve a three year term as a member of the AEA Standing Committee and Senate.

(11 Jun 2020)


Vice-Chancellor monthly drop-in sessions

The Vice-Chancellor is holding monthly surgeries/drop-in sessions on a Friday afternoon between 12 noon and 2pm. These sessions consist of 15 minute slots (in the Executive Office, Palatine Centre) bookable by individuals and will offer an opportunity to raise any concerns or ideas you may have directly with the VC. The next sessions are as follows:

  • Friday 24 January
  • Friday 6 March (please note time 2pm - 4pm)
  • Friday 3 April
  • Friday 1 May 
  • Friday 5 June
  • Friday 10 July
  • Friday 11 September
  • Friday 9 October
  • Friday 6 November
  • Friday 18 December

Should you wish to book a slot for any of these dates with the Vice-Chancellor please contact Pat Martin at executive.admin@durham.ac.uk or on 0191 334 6972 in the first instance.

(10 Jan 2020)


Cycle and footpaths to be improved in £8m investment

As a University, the safety of our students, staff, visitors and members of the public is of utmost importance to us. Work will soon begin on site on an £8m project to improve pedestrian and road user movement around our site, particularly around South Road and Hollingside Lane. Read on for more information.

(8 Nov 2019) » More about Cycle and footpaths to be improved in £8m investment


Cyclists - Be Seen, Be Safe!

A reminder to all cyclists that you must have and use your lights when cycling in the dark, both on the front and back of your bike. Now the clocks have changed and the long dark nights are drawing in, it is time to use your lights when cycling in the dark. It is actually the Law that all cyclists have appropriate lighting on their bikes at night.

(8 Nov 2019) » More about Cyclists - Be Seen, Be Safe!


ESRC IAA Funding opportunities - December 2019 call

The Durham ESRC Impact Acceleration Account has funding of up to £15k, available to Durham social science academics and independent researchers to help develop impact from their research.

(8 Nov 2019) » More about ESRC IAA Funding opportunities - December 2019 call


ESRC IAA Mentoring Impact Scheme - £1,000 funding support for impact engagement projects

The Durham ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Mentoring Impact Scheme supports Durham researchers in the social sciences to maximise the impact and influence of their research on non-academic beneficiaries. The scheme is open to researchers at all career stages who wish to develop their impact and engagement work. To apply, please submit a maximum one-page description of your research and details of your planned impact engagement project to esrciaa@durham.ac.uk by Friday 29 November. For further information, please visit the website

(8 Nov 2019) » More about ESRC IAA Mentoring Impact Scheme - £1,000 funding support for impact engagement projects


Extraordinary meeting of the Academic Electoral Assembly: Lecture Capture Policy

An extraordinary meeting of the Academic Electoral Assembly (AEA) has been called to discuss Lecture Capture policy and to propose changes of policy to Senate. All members of the AEA, which includes staff grade 7 or above performing an academic or academic-related role, are invited to attend. The meeting will be held in D110, Dawson Building (next to the Bill Bryson Library) between 1pm-2pm on Wednesday 13 November. The agenda and relevant documentation will be made available online.

(8 Nov 2019) » More about Extraordinary meeting of the Academic Electoral Assembly: Lecture Capture Policy


Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Have Your Say - Staff Consultation Drop-ins

Next week we’re holding a further two Consultation Drop-in Events so you can put your ideas forward to help inform the Health and Wellbeing strategy. There’s no need to book, just drop in and have a chat with a member of staff from Occupational Health, or pop your ideas on a post-it. 

  • Wednesday 13 November 2019, 11am – 2pm in Penthouse B, Collingwood College
  • Friday 15 November 2019, 11am – 2pm in Room PC004 and PC005, Palatine Centre

During the sessions we will be offering blood pressure checks, advice on health and wellbeing and some freebies (you’ll have to come along to find out what these are). If you can’t make it to the sessions you can still send us your suggestions and ideas via internal mail to Occupational Health, Green Lane.

(8 Nov 2019)


Late availability training opportunities

We still have a number of places available on a couple of our forthcoming workshops. The ‘Practical Guide to Well-Being & Supporting Absent Staff’ half day session on 20 November, to prepare managers to understand staff well-being. This workshop is designed for those managing staff. For those undergoing changes we have the last in the series of ‘CV Writing & Interview Skills’ half day sessions on 21 November designed to help you to learn how to sell yourself to employers. Both sessions are bookable on the Training Course Booking System.

(8 Nov 2019)


Lumiere Conference 2019

Tickets are now on sale for an inspiring day of talks, debate and discussion on Friday 15 November at Gala Theatre, Durham as part of Lumiere Festival. For more information please visit the website

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NUS Extra is now TOTUM

NUS Extra cards may have changed their name to Totum, but they are still available to University and Union staff. Get your card to access discounts over the Christmas period. Please visit here for more information.

(8 Nov 2019)


Rare mushrooms discovered around our University

Our Biodiversity continues to amaze us with the discovery of the cauliflower fungus and the rare Earth Star Fungus, the latter of which has not been recorded anywhere locally for probably in excess of 100 years, if ever. Why not take a walk in High Wood or the Botanic Garden and discover our Biodiversity Estate or visit our website to find out more.

(8 Nov 2019)


Respecting Others: Challenging Negative Behaviours: Book your place

A number of places remain on the Respecting Others: Challenging Negative Behaviours workshops running on Tuesday 12 November and Wednesday 4 December. Please visit the Training Course Booking system to book your place. If you require any further information then please email michelle.taylor@durham.ac.uk.

(8 Nov 2019)


Rugby Club car park closure

Please be aware that the Rugby Club car park will be closed all day on Wednesday 13 November as Durham University is hosting a BUCS Super Rugby event. The car park will be open as usual on Thursday 14 November.

(8 Nov 2019)


Science in the news media – accurate and responsible reporting

If you are a scientist or engineer, you are invited to come along to this session by the Science Media Centre (SMC) which is an independent press office for the UK scientific community. The SMC helps ensure that science and engineering in the UK national news is reported accurately and responsibly, particularly on controversial stories. For more information or to book onto the session, please go to the training booking system (Academic Development section). For any queries, please contact communications.team@durham.ac.uk

(8 Nov 2019)


Triple success in international subject league tables

We are celebrating having three more of our subjects ranked in the world top 100 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2020. Our Law School has achieved its best ever result in this ranking, being placed 33rd in the world, whilst Education and Social Sciences (which includes Sociology, Geography, Politics and International Studies) have both retained their world top 100 positions, ranking 53rd and 63rd respectively. The rankings look at hundreds of universities across the globe, based on teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income. To find out more, please visit the website

(8 Nov 2019)


UK Honours Awards

Nominate that exceptional individual who really makes a difference to those around them. Honours awards are given to a wide variety of individuals from different backgrounds who make a significant contribution in their role, their field or in their community, over and above the normal expectations of their position. Information on eligibility and how to submit suggestions is published here

(8 Nov 2019)


Win when using My Durham

If you spend on the My Durham platform between 11 November and 11 December you'll not only make great savings towards your Christmas shopping but you'll also be automatically entered into our local prize draw exclusively for Durham University. Not yet registered with My Durham? Email reward.team@durham.ac.uk to check your eligibility and request an account.

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My Durham 'Firework Frenzy' Week

From 4th-10th November staff who have registered for a My Durham account will be able to access exclusive increased discounts, including 10% off Marks & Spencer, 12% off Debenhams and 25% off buyagift.com. Not registered with My Durham? Email reward.team@durham.ac.uk to check if you're eligible and request an account. Please note that it can take up to 5 working days to gain access to the platform, so please contact the team sooner rather than later to be able to access these offers.

 

(31 Oct 2019)


Vacancies on Senate Discipline Committee

A number of vacancies have arisen on University Senate Discipline Committee. Please think about applying or encouraging a colleague. Members have a key role to play in hearing, adjudicating and sanctioning students in cases of serious misconduct. Is this an area which you feel that you could make a balanced, considered contribution? Please submit an Expression of Interest by Friday 29 November 2019.

(31 Oct 2019)


Changes to Arriva Bus Services Timetables

New timetables came into effect on Sunday 27 October for the Arriva X12, 6, 22, 24, 49/49A and 64 bus services. Improvements have been made to the number 6 bus service which now runs half hourly on Sundays on the Durham-Bishop Auckland section, the evening service now runs 25 minutes past the hour out of the bus station and the last bus from the station leaves at 2325. Printed timetables will shortly be available from key receptions and access to all timetables is available on the Arriva website or the Arriva app.

(30 Oct 2019)


Earn £5 in a Short Study on Ratings of Everyday Sounds

You are invited to participate in a research study in which we are collecting ratings of some properties of everyday sounds (nature sounds, music, machines, etc.). The study takes about 30 minutes and you’ll receive £5 cash upon completion! We are currently recruiting adult participants aged 18-50 years; the only requirement is for normal hearing, due to the fact that you’ll be listening to sounds. The study takes place in the Music Department on Palace Green. Contact Kelly Jakubowski at kelly.jakubowski@durham.ac.uk to sign up for a slot.

(30 Oct 2019)


Postgraduate Open Day- 20 November 2019

We are asking staff and mentors to help tell students all about our upcoming Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 20 November, running from 9.00 – 17.00. Attending the full day is not essential and students are welcome to come along to as much or as little as they would like, however, booking a place is essential. For details of all sessions and how to book please direct students to the Postgraduate Open Day section of our website.

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Shape the future direction of the University

There is still time to apply to be part of University Council. Applications for one member of Professional Services staff will close on Friday 8 November 2019. This is an opportunity to help shape and develop the University, setting the strategic direction and having oversight and overview of the delivery of these plans. This opportunity allows staff to get involved at the highest level of the University’s strategic planning and governance. Please think about applying or encouraging a colleague. We value the input and engagement of our staff in these key roles. If you would like to know more about the role please contact the University Secretary or any of the current staff members of Council 

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UKRI New Funding Service

As part of the creation of a new funding service UKRI are looking to get in touch with individuals who have engaged with grant/funding bodies as an applicant, peer-reviewer and/or panellist.As a user of the services, they would like to hear your views and feedback on early concepts of the new funding service to ensure they develop a service that meets your needs. UKRI will be running feedback sessions throughout 2019 and 2020, with involvement ranging from surveys, brief interviews to testing out prototypes. If you are interested in helping please can you register your interest using these contact details here: https://ows.io/qs/5u32d421. You will only be contacted to let you know when feedback opportunities arise, and you can request to be removed from our contact list at any time.

(30 Oct 2019)


Visit the newly reopened Kingsgate Bar and Café at Durham SU

Try Kingsgate Bar and Café, the newly-renovated food and drinks venue run by Durham SU. With comfortable furniture, ethical coffee and fresh food, it’s the perfect place to stop by for a meeting over coffee or a break between commitments.

 

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Volunteers needed to assist Durham Foodbank

The Staff Volunteering Team are looking for 4 more volunteers to assist Durham Foodbank on Friday, 8 November 9.30am-1.30pm. The task will involve sorting and packing donations at the food store in Chester-le-Street. If you would like to get involved, please contact community.engagement@durham.ac.uk.

 

(30 Oct 2019) » More about Volunteers needed to assist Durham Foodbank


Printing and Binding at the SU

Did you know that printing and binding services for students, staff and Departments are available at Durham SU? 

 

 

(29 Oct 2019) » More about Printing and Binding at the SU


Space utilisation

It is that time of the year when the University conducts its annual space utilisation surveys for all the teaching and meeting spaces. From Monday, 4 November until Friday, 8 November, please be aware that volunteers will be discreetly entering all teaching spaces between ten past the hour till ten to the hour to capture accurate data of numbers utilising the rooms. This will be submitted as part of the Estates Management Record for HESA (Higher Education Statistic Agency). We appreciate your support over this period of time.

(29 Oct 2019)


Hundreds of children enjoy Durham University holiday camps

Over 200 children aged four to 16 enjoyed our recent Team Durham Easter Holiday Camps, run by students and volunteers. Details of the ever-popular Summer Holiday Camps will be announced shortly. For further details, please click here

(16 Apr 2018)


Divestment from Companies Involved in Fossil Fuel Extraction

The University is to divest from companies involved in fossil fuel extraction, and has committed to becoming a major international partner in the development of green energy. This decision follows a Commission on Divestment from Companies Involved in Fossil Fuel Extraction, which was established following a proposal from Durham Students’ Union, which included staff and student members, and which undertook consultation on the issue with staff, students and alumni. For more information, please click here.

(14 Mar 2018)


View progress on the Centre for Teaching and Learning

Two cameras have been installed looking over the Centre for Teaching and Learning construction site at Lower Mountjoy. The feed from these cameras can be viewed on the project webpage, here. The cameras update every 10 minutes. 

(9 Mar 2018)


University Strategy, 2017-2027 toolkit

Colleagues preparing internal documents and presentations regarding the University Strategy, 2017-2027 are reminded that a number of resources can be downloaded from the Strategy toolkit web page. These include a summary presentation, template presentation and branding items. These resources should be used for internal documents and presentations only. All externally-facing documents must be produced by a design partner on the Communications Framework. If you have any questions or would like any help in using these resources, please email university.strategy@durham.ac.uk or call on x46075.

(19 Feb 2018)


Durham wins 'Best Student Community' Award.

Durham University has been awarded 'Best Student Community' in this year's National Student Housing Survey, highlighting the positive impact of the collegiate system and Durham's wider student experience offer. The survey is based exclusively on direct feedback from over 34,000 students across 200 universities and colleges across the UK. Read more about the award here

(8 Sep 2017)


University Strategy feedback

Our University Strategy 2017-2027 is a living document and we continue to welcome constructive engagement in its delivery. If you have comments or suggestions, you can make them here or email university.strategy@durham.ac.uk.

(6 Jul 2017)


Internationalisation Strategy now online

Our new Strategy 2017-2027 includes proposals to significantly internationalise the University. We will internationalise our student body, open an International Study Centre at Queen’s Campus and partner with peer institutions around the world. Find out more here.

(28 Jun 2017)


Education Strategy online now

We want to deliver world-class education that is challenging, enabling, research-led and transformative. Our University Strategy 2017-2027 includes ambitious proposals including for a new Centre for Teaching and Learning, an Education Laboratory and a new Fair Access Strategy. Find out more at www.durham.ac.uk/strategy2027/education

(13 Jun 2017)


Research and Engagement Strategy now online

As a University, we prize academic independence and curiosity driven research. Our University Strategy 2017-2027 includes ambitious proposals to deliver research that is world-leading and world-changing across the whole University. These include building critical mass across the University and investing £2.8 million annually in our new Chancellor’s Scholarships for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers. Find out more at www.durham.ac.uk/strategy2027/research

(8 Jun 2017)


Staff 'sleep out' to fight poverty

Several colleagues recently spent a night sleeping out in Durham Cathedral to raise money to fight homelessness and poverty, as part of the CEO Sleepout. They raised more than £1,000, and the event raised nearly £25,000 in total. Well done to all who took part.

(18 May 2017)


Covid-19, Contagion, Resilience

Over the course of the academic year 2020/21, the Institute of Advanced Study will be running a project on 'Covid-19, Contagion, and Resilience', designed to bring colleagues from all areas of the University together to identify synergies and study the bigger interdisciplinary questions raised by Coronavirus.

(3 Jul 2020) » More about Covid-19, Contagion, Resilience


Crafts for wellbeing

The crafts for wellbeing programme we have been running for the postgraduate students have proven a success and we have therefore scheduled a further two sessions for the summer which are open to all staff and students. Both sessions are based on doodling, require no experience and need minimal materials. The concept of the session is for you to be creative and to relax in what is a stressful time for all of us.

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The Big Durham Talent Show

Thank you to everyone who watched the Semi-Final on Wednesday. We cannot wait to announce the winner of the 'BIG Durham Talent Show' on Wednesday, 8 July at 6pm.

(3 Jul 2020) » More about The Big Durham Talent Show


'Crafts for Wellbeing' with Sarah Dodds

Join the Café des Arts team of the Ustinov Global Citizenship Programme for a wellbeing crafts session, led online especially for postgraduates - though all are welcome; a chance for you to take a break and be creative.This event will be held via Zoom and access information will be sent to attendees 48 hours in advance of the session. Please sign up with a Durham email address. 

(26 Jun 2020) » More about 'Crafts for Wellbeing' with Sarah Dodds


Summer in the City Festival

Explore our website and see what we’ve been doing with the Summer in the City arts festival over the last few weeks. We’ve added more workshops, activities, and exhibitions onto the website for you to enjoy at home. Discover, have fun, and share your creations in our Community Club.

(26 Jun 2020) » More about Summer in the City Festival


Staff network coffee break

The next staff network coffee break will be held on Microsoft Teams on Thursday 25 June at 2pm. This is an informal networking opportunity for staff, those who have been here awhile, those who have just joined and those who are due to start over the next few months, to chat with other colleagues; to support each other, discuss any challenges and issues faced at this time and to meet new people. The link to join on the day is here. We hope you can join the chat. Any questions in advance please email stina.maynard@durham.ac.uk.

(18 Jun 2020)


Festival of Sport

This year's College Festival of Sport (FoS) will be run as a virtual event on Sunday 21 June. With mass participation being the main objective of the FoS each year, this year will be no different.

(11 Jun 2020) » More about Festival of Sport


Palatinate and College Sport Awards

It’s been another great season for Team Durham which will culminate in the first ever online Palatinate and College Sports Awards. The awards ceremony will be hosted on the Team Durham Youtube channel, compared by Head of Sport, Mark Brian, Team Durham President and College Sport Coordinator, Hannah Knowles and Polly Pearse. It will be a fitting tribute to a very successful but also difficult season with Covid-19 meaning some sports did not complete their seasons, whilst others didn’t even get started. The ceremony will involve Durham's talented and hard-working athletes being presented with their awards, recognising their commitment to and achievements within University sport. Tune in to the awards ceremony via the Team Durham YouTube page at 7pm on Monday 15 June to raise a glass and toast another successful season of sport.

(11 Jun 2020)


Virtual AGM 26 June 2020 - Centre for Arts and Culture

You are invited to celebrate another year of activities at the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture, please join us for an afternoon of presentations and discussion on topics including photography, history and art. Our virtual AGM will be held on Friday 26 June 2020 from 1.30pm - 4.15pm. If you would like to attend, please click the Zoom registration link. Once registered, you will receive an email notification with a unique join link. For the programme, please click here.

(11 Jun 2020)


Within Living Memory: Transitional Justice and the Politics of Memorialisation in Zimbabwe

Debra Sithole, Ruth First Scholar, will present her research on demands for justice following the Gukurahundi massacres in post-independence Zimbabwe, focussing on narratives of memory and commemoration on Thursday 18 June between 5.30pm - 7pm via Zoom. For further information about the Ruth First Educational Trust, please visit the website

(11 Jun 2020)


Family network event

Drop in and meet with other colleagues who work at the University and their families. Join in with the Celebrating Faith event on 16 November, children can decorate an Islamic-style tile to take home and take a look around the Oriental Museum. If you would like to join the Staff Network, please email stina.maynard@durham.ac.uk.

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Hild Bede Theatre presents: The 39 Steps

Come along to this theatre production between 14 and 16 November in the Caedmon Hall at the College of St Hild and St Bede. Please visit the website to book your tickets

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Poetry reading by Kate Clanchy

To mark the start of Lumiere Durham 2019, our Centre for Poetry and Poetics is hosting a talk and reading by poet Kate Clanchy. It will be held in the Old Library at Grey College on Thursday 14 November at 5pm. Entry is free. For more details, please visit our website. For more about Kate Clanchy, follow her on Twitter

(8 Nov 2019)


Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH): The Greatest Hits

The Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC) is hosting a meeting of the SPH Special Interest Group on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 November. This meeting will be of benefit to all researchers with an interest in fluid mechanics and flow. A key focus of the meeting is to showcase the technology and to identify applications and interdisciplinary projects in other domains and industries (e.g. engineering, geophysics, biology etc.). To register your attendance please sign up here

(8 Nov 2019)


Staff and student shopping event

The annual staff and student shopping event will be taking place again this year. You can get 20% off retail purchases at our visitor attraction outlets from Monday 18 November to Sunday 1 December. Simply present your campus card at the following attractions to get your discount: Palace Green Library, World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, Oriental Museum or Botanic Garden. Happy Shopping!

(8 Nov 2019)


'UK-USA': Concert Band Michaelmas Concert

Durham University's Gold Award-winning Wind Band is starting off the year with a vibrant evening of music from the two sides of the Atlantic! From Mary Poppins to The Blues Brothers, Phantom of the Opera, 'Variations on America' and Holst's 'Fantasia on the Dargason' from his 2nd Suite in F, we guarantee there will be something for everyone! Join us at 7.30pm on 13 November, Elvet Methodist Church. Tickets are £5/£6/£7 and will be available on the door and online.

(1 Nov 2019)


Waste Awareness Week

It’s Waste Awareness Week 4 November until 10 November. Come along to the Library square and take part in our recycling game! Simon (Sustainability Manager, Waste and Environmental Compliance) and Ninette (Sustainability Coordinator) will be in the Calman Café on Monday 4 November from 12pm -2pm to answer any questions you have. If you want to find out more about recycling at the University, Durham County Council and Biffa will have an information stand on the Library square Thursday 11am-2pm. If the weather is bad, they will be in the Bill Bryson Café. Find out more about the waste campaign here.

(1 Nov 2019)


Durham University Writing Group, Monday 4 November

Do you ever find research and writing too solitary an activity? Durham University Writing Group can help! The group will be meeting on Mondays this term. The next session will take place in the Horsfall Room, St Chad's College, from 9am-4pm, this Monday (4 November) - feel free to drop in and out at any time. For more information, contact helen.b.roche@durham.ac.uk.

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Free English Lessons

We are looking for staff and students to volunteer as English language learners and be taught by our MA Applied Linguistics students. Classes are on Thursdays 1.30pm -3pm in Elvet Riverside. Please contact Lesley.Kendall@dur.ac.uk for further details.

(31 Oct 2019)


French Conversation for Staff

Lunch time French conversation for staff continues this term. Come along for a natter - all levels of French welcome! Please email emma.moore@durham.ac.uk to join the mailing list. Meet-ups are planned as follows: Friday 15 November, 12pm – 1pm, PC003, Thursday 28 November, 12pm – 1pm, PC005, Friday 13 December, 12pm – 1, PC004.

 

(31 Oct 2019)


South College Kickstart Lunches

A series of informal lunches are being held for current students to find out about transferring to South College. This is an opportunity to meet Principal Tim Luckhurst and get information about the Pioneer Scholarship. Staff are welcome to come along to learn more about the college and opportunities to join the SCR. Friday 8 November,12.30pm - 2pm, Bishop's Dining Room, University College, Monday 11 November, 1pm - 3pm Vane Tempest Room, Durham Students' Union. Find out more about the South College Kickstart lunches here.

(31 Oct 2019)


Choral Music of Remembrance and Consolation

Durham Singers will once again perform at the gorgeous surroundings of Ushaw College on Saturday, 9 November at 7.30pm. As can be expected of the date and theme of the concert, the music will be quite solemn. We will sing music from Queen Mary’s as well as President J.F. Kennedy’s funeral services. If you don’t solely like just a capella singing but would like your choral music served with some instrumental accompaniment, we have a treat for you as the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble is performing with us. If you don’t know what cornets and sackbuts look like, better come and check it out for yourself. More information and tickets can be found on the Durham Singers website www.durham-singers.org.

(30 Oct 2019)


CPI Biologics Presentation and Networking Event

Interested in collaborating with industry? Would you like to work in the Biologics field? Come along to a presentation and networking event with CPI Biologics on 5 November, 10.30am to 12pm, Whitehead Room (BL201), Biosciences. All are welcome.

(29 Oct 2019) » More about CPI Biologics Presentation and Networking Event


Rugby World Cup Final 2019 - Live In Riverside

Come to Durham SU's Riverside Bar and Cafe from 8.00am to watch the Rugby World Cup Final!!England face South Africa in Yokohama on Saturday in a re-run of the 2007 final which England lost 15-6. Eddie Jones’ side are 80 minutes away from sporting immortality, if only they can avoid a repeat of the result.The game will be live on the big screens.

We will be fully licensed to serve drinks throughout the match and will be serving breakfast from 8:30am.Pints from £1.80, Bacon/Sausage Sandwiches £1.75, Starbucks Coffee also available. 

 

(29 Oct 2019)


Christian staff prayer group

A number of Christian members of University staff meet regularly to pray together. Meetings take place fortnightly on Tuesday lunchtimes, in St Mary’s College chapel, from 12.30pm to 1.15pm. Members are welcome to take their lunch. For more information, email: mark.a.tallentire@durham.ac.uk or j.p.moore@durham.ac.uk.

(17 Apr 2018)


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