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Changes to Bank Holidays 2020

We would like to remind you that the early May Bank Holiday in 2020 will move from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Part-time employees and employees with irregular working patterns may be affected by this change and their annual leave entitlement for 2020 will need to be recalculated. For more information please use this link. Should you have any queries on the above, please contact the HR Business Support team on extension 46533.

(18 Oct 2019)


Oracle Cloud cut-over: taxable fees deadline

Oracle Cloud will replace our current expenses, HR and recruitment systems on Monday 4 November. Regular updates are being sent to Heads of Departments, Colleges and Institutes to be cascaded to all staff. Please note that the deadline for the taxable fees to be entered into the People+ system is 5pm on Monday 14 October. Any entered after this deadline will not be transferred to Oracle Cloud. For more information, please visit the website

(11 Oct 2019)


Parking Permits - Change of vehicle

We would like to remind you that it is the responsibility of the permit holder to ensure that all details on their parking permit are accurate and up to date. If you change your vehicle, you must inform us of this so your permit can be updated. This can be done by completing the online form. Any vehicle parked in a University car park not displaying a valid permit for that vehicle may be subject to a Parking Charge Notice.

(11 Oct 2019)


UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) - updates for sponsored visa holders

Indefinite Leave to Remain means you can stay in the UK without any time restrictions. You can apply for settlement under Tier 2 once you have reached 5 years continuous leave in the United Kingdom and you still have employment at the University. You must also have spent no more than 180 days outside of the UK in any 12 months. Information on continuous residence is available here. With effect from 1 October 2019, overseas research as part of an individual’s tier 2 employment will now be exempt from the 180 day absence calculation in settlement decisions. For further information and details on how to apply visit the Home Office (UKVI) website

(4 Oct 2019)


Grey College car park closure

Please note there will be no parking available at Grey College on both Saturday, 28 September (tomorrow) and Wednesday, 2 October to enable College 'Induction and Welcome' activities to take place. Staff members are kindly requested to ensure that all cars are moved by midnight on the preceding evening.

(27 Sep 2019) » More about Grey College car park closure


Station Approach Footbridge, Durham - Temporary Closure

We would like to inform you of a confirmed footpath closure which will impact pedestrian access in Durham City. Station Approach to Tenter Terrace will be closed from 8.30am on Monday, 30 September for seven days. Throughout the period of closure an alternative route will be available to pedestrian traffic from the northern side of the closure from Station Approach westerly to North Road then south easterly to A690 and the crossing point leading to Tenter Terrace to the southern side of the closure, and vice versa. If you have any questions relating to the detail of this footpath closure, please email steven.galloway@durham.gov.uk at Durham County Council.

(27 Sep 2019) » More about Station Approach Footbridge, Durham - Temporary Closure


Bike Safety Week 2019 - get your bike ready for winter

As part of Bike Safety Week 2019, staff and students can receive 10% off lights, locks and helmets, students can take advantage of a free bike safety check to make sure their bike is winter ready; you can sign up to take part in a lunchtime bike ride, and cyclists can receive a set of free bike lights at a Cycling Information Event on Friday 25 October in the Calman Learning Centre Café from midday. Full details are available on the Greenspace website

(18 Oct 2019)


Cyclists - Be Seen, Be Safe

With the clocks about to change and the long nights soon upon us, it is time to use your lights when cycling. Remember to take your lights with you when you leave your home - it may be light when you leave in the morning, but come 4.30pm it will be dark. It is a legal requirement that all cyclists must have appropriate lighting on their bikes at night. Additional information on the Highway Code for cyclists can be found here. Further details can also be found on the Greenspace Cycling webpage.

(18 Oct 2019) » More about Cyclists - Be Seen, Be Safe


DCAD Collaborative Grants

At DCAD we are proud to announce the launch of our first call for applications for the Collaborative Grants, operated by DCAD’s Education Laboratory to support teaching innovation. 

(18 Oct 2019) » More about DCAD Collaborative Grants


Durham Commission on Creativity and Education

Together with Arts Council England, we published a report this week which sets out a long-term vision for promoting creativity in education. If you’d like to find out more, please visit the Durham Commission webpages.

(18 Oct 2019)


Exciting Opportunities for Staff to help shape the future direction of the University - University Council PSS staff

We are currently advertising for one Professional Services staff member, which includes non-academic staff members in the Colleges. 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 jennifer.sewel@durham.ac.uk or any of the current staff members of Council listed here

(18 Oct 2019) » More about Exciting Opportunities for Staff to help shape the future direction of the University - University Council PSS staff


Have Your Say - Managers' Workshop

What do you want the University’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy to address? Do you have wellbeing tools you’ve used successfully with your own staff you want to share? What new workplace initiatives would you like to see us adopt? On Friday 25 October we’re holding a workshop for staff who line manage/supervise staff. It’s an opportunity for you to put your ideas forward to help enhance and inform staff Health and Wellbeing at Durham. To book a place go to the Training Course Booking System, course ref OH21.

(18 Oct 2019)


Help shape our new South College

Work is progressing well on our Mount Oswald development, which will include a new home for John Snow College, our brand new South College, a University Hub building and a multi-use games area. Recently, the student accommodation at South College reached full height. We are looking for colleagues to form South College’s first Middle Common Room (MCR). This is a great opportunity to share in the Collegiate experience and support our students. If you are interested, please contact: timothy.c.luckhurst@durham.ac.uk. For more information on South College, please visit the website

(18 Oct 2019)


Important macOS information

As a user of the University's managed Sophos anti-malware solution you need to take action to continue to benefit from the protections it offers from current and future security threats. The upcoming macOS version 10.15 (Catalina) comes with additional security lockdowns to the operating system, limiting the ability of anti-virus solutions to perform some of their core functions and therefore permission changes need to be made locally on the device to address this. We would also like to mention that Sophos Central is ending support for macOS 10.12 Sierra on 31 October 2019. 

(18 Oct 2019) » More about Important macOS information


Last chance to register for language courses

The Centre for Foreign Language Study offers daytime and evening language courses in a wide range of languages. Most courses commence next week, and there is just time to register. Bookings are being taken up until the day of the first class. Do hurry if you are interested though, as some courses are filling up quickly (with some already fully booked). For more details, please see the website.

(18 Oct 2019)


Lumiere Durham 2019: programme and practicalities

Lumiere, the UK’s largest light festival, returns to Durham in November and this week the organisers have announced the full programme. We’re proud to be a major partner for Lumiere: sponsoring the festival, hosting several installations and partnering across volunteering, cultural engagement and logistics. For more information on how we’re involved, please visit here

(18 Oct 2019) » More about Lumiere Durham 2019: programme and practicalities


Ring-Fenced Carbon Budget - Apply now

The deadline for applying for the first round of the Ring-Fenced Carbon Budget 2019/20 is Friday 15 November. Further information along with examples of past submissions, emission conversion factors along with a project template to be completed as part of your application can be found here.

(18 Oct 2019) » More about Ring-Fenced Carbon Budget - Apply now


Senate Membership Review Group: Green Paper consultation

All members of the University community are invited to respond to the Green Paper consultation which makes 15 recommendations for the future composition of Senate. Responses are requested by noon on Friday 1 November, and will be used to inform the development of White Paper proposals to November 2019 Senate.

(18 Oct 2019)


Staff Cycle Scheme Event

Are you looking to purchase a bike? Would you like to know more about how a cycle scheme works? Then why not come along and meet Neil from the Serious Law Cycle Scheme on Tuesday 22 October between noon - 2pm in the Calman Centre Café. If you wish to find out more details on cycle schemes available at the University please visit the cycle scheme website.

(18 Oct 2019) » More about Staff Cycle Scheme Event


Student Job Opportunity

We’re asking staff and mentors to help to tell students about three fantastic opportunities to earn money in a flexible, part-time job that is tailored to fit in alongside academic studies. Applications are open for the positions of Durham Student Ambassador, Open Day Ambassador and NECOP mentor. Application form and more details can be found here. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 23 October at 9am. If students have any further questions please get them to email durhamstudent.ambassador@durham.ac.uk or give us a call on 0191 334 9190.

(18 Oct 2019) » More about Student Job Opportunity


Support recycling - Save the pumpkins

On Friday 1 November, the Staff Volunteering team is planning a pumpkin rescue day. We will be picking any pumpkins that have been left on East Grange Farm after the Halloween festivities and will be giving them to charities who can utilise them. This is an open team challenge and is available to any teams and individuals that are interested. If you would like to join us in saving the pumpkins, please get in touch. 

(18 Oct 2019)


The 7th International Conference for Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise

Abstract submission is now open for this conference, which will be hosted by the University's Department for Sport and Exercise Sciences between 7- 9 July 2020. It will bring together scholars from around the world to showcase qualitative research from diverse disciplines relating to sport, exercise and health. Further details can be found on the conference website or contact Cassie Phoenix, Chair of the organising committee on QRSE.2020@durham.ac.uk.

(18 Oct 2019)


Training and development programme 2019/20

The Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD) is pleased to announce that there are still places available on several workshops throughout their 2019/20 training and development programme. To view, or book a place on any of the workshops, please visit the website

(18 Oct 2019) » More about Training and development programme 2019/20


Vote now: Durham PhD students in Matariki 3MT Final

Henna Bains, Matthew Littlefair and Balder Nieto-Diaz progressed to the Matariki 3MT final after impressing in the Durham Energy Institute's competition. Their videos will now be assessed by an international judging panel. The wider public can also have their say in the People's Choice Award. Check out the videos and vote for your favourite here

(18 Oct 2019) » More about Vote now: Durham PhD students in Matariki 3MT Final


A look inside our new Teaching and Learning Centre

Our new flagship building the Teaching and Learning Centre is now open. The building puts student learning at its heart with state-of-the-art facilities and digital technologies. Try the all new Zing Kitchen on the ground floor, which is serving healthy fresh food. Watch our video for a flavour of the new space.

(11 Oct 2019)


ACTION for Impact - training opportunity for researchers to develop personal, societal and commercial impact

ACTION for Impact is an exciting training opportunity for academics at Northern Accelerator universities, enabling them to develop the personal, societal and commercial impact of their research. Places are available for the next course which will run from 25 – 28 November 2019 at Slaley Hall in Northumberland. Read on to find out more and apply by 1 November 2019.

(11 Oct 2019) » More about ACTION for Impact - training opportunity for researchers to develop personal, societal and commercial impact


Brexit: staff town hall

A town hall-style meeting for staff to ask questions concerning Brexit will be held on Thursday 17 October from 10am to 11am in CG85 (Chemistry). The meeting will be chaired by Professor Alan Houston, Vice-Provost (Education) and an expert panel will include representatives from Research and Innovation Services, the International Office and Human Resources. Registration is not required.

(11 Oct 2019)


Community Newsletter out now

The latest edition of our Community Newsletter is out now, full of news and information about our community-focused work. Read all about it! If you have an item you'd like included in the Newsletter, please email dialogue@durham.ac.uk. You can sign up to receive the Newsletter here.

(11 Oct 2019)


Durham SU Advice Service - signposting your students for independent advice

The Students’ Union Advice Service provides friendly, professional and impartial advice in a confidential setting. If your students find themselves in a tricky situation, you can direct them to the helpful guides on the website or to send in an enquiry here. This service is free to all Durham students, because every student has the right to access affordable housing, a good quality education, and to feel part of a safe and inclusive community.

(11 Oct 2019) » More about Durham SU Advice Service - signposting your students for independent advice


Environmental Fact of the Week

Did you know … Corporate discount schemes are available for bus and train travel? In partnership with Go North East, Arriva and Northern, we have signed up to their respective Corporate Discount Schemes where huge savings can be made by members of staff purchasing Annual Season Tickets.

(11 Oct 2019) » More about Environmental Fact of the Week


Lumiere: how to get involved

Lumiere, the UK's biggest light festival, returns to Durham in November and we are a major partner. To hear more about the festival and how to get involved, please come along to a talk by Kate Harvey, Senior Producer of Artichoke, the company that produces Lumiere. The talk will be held in the Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, in the Palatine Centre, on Thursday 7 November at 4pm. Booking is recommended. If you can't make 4pm, there is a talk primarily aimed at students, but open to all, in the same venue at 5pm. You can book a place here

(11 Oct 2019)


Northern Lights at York Minster, featuring Durham's Ordered Universe project

This autumn see York Minster in a different light with Northern Lights, an awe-inspiring light and sound installation inspired by Durham University research. The installation will transform the cathedral’s vast Nave with images and audio, some inspired by the work of the Ordered Universe project led by Durham University.

(11 Oct 2019) » More about Northern Lights at York Minster, featuring Durham's Ordered Universe project


November Services 2019

Reserve your seat among the University party for the Remembrance Service in Durham Cathedral which will take place on Sunday, 10 November at 10.15am. Register by Wednesday, 30 October. Staff can opt to join the Staff Procession, if eligible, or reserve seats in the University section. Further information is available here. Or why not join us at the special service in Durham Cathedral to commemorate the founders and benefactors of the University, City and Cathedral? The service will take place on Sunday, 24 November at 3.30pm. Register by Wednesday, 13 November. 

(11 Oct 2019)


Registration deadline approaching for language courses

There is still time to register for The Centre for Foreign Language Study’s daytime and evening courses. Registrations for courses, which start week commencing Monday 21 October, should be received by 9am on Tuesday 15 October. Courses are available in 13 languages at a range of levels. For full listings, please visit the web pages

(11 Oct 2019)


Research Project Leadership Programme

Nominations are currently open for the new Research Project Leadership Programme coordinated by the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD). This scheme is aimed primarily at those progressing from initial research funding successes to established research leaders.

(11 Oct 2019) » More about Research Project Leadership Programme


Royal Society funder visit

The Royal Society grants team is visiting Durham on Tuesday 22 October, hosted by Research and Innovation Services. They will be delivering open sessions on funding opportunities for the research community at all career stages. The visit will take place 11am-1.15pm in the Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College. You can sign up for the session here.

(11 Oct 2019) » More about Royal Society funder visit


Secure Bike Shelter now open

Our new secure bike shelter is now open for use by staff and students and is located within the grounds of the Lower Mountjoy Teaching and Learning Centre. Access to the shelter is via a swipe card system using your campus ID card. Users of the shelter are reminded to secure their bikes to the sheffield stands available within the shelter.

(11 Oct 2019)


Staff Parking Permits

Did you know that your staff parking permit allows you to park in all car parks across the Durham University estate (with the exception of the Botanic Garden, Oriental Museum and DU Sports and Wellbeing Park, which have their own local restrictions)? To view a map of all of the car parks your permit is valid for, please see the website. Please note the permit does not guarantee a space, merely the right to search and occupy one, subject to availability.

(11 Oct 2019)


Summer Congregation 2020 Timetable

The timetable of ceremonies for Summer Congregation 2020 is now available here.

(11 Oct 2019)


UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) Refresher Training

The workshop will provide an overview of the University’s obligation to ensure UKVI compliance and will outline the responsibilities for colleges and departments in relation to monitoring and record keeping for non-EEA staff members. We are offering two training dates on Tuesday 22 October and Thursday 21 November. To book your place please register at the following links 22 October - 21 November.

(11 Oct 2019)


University Governing Body: Professional Services Staff Member

We will shortly be advertising for one Professional Services staff member on University Council. This is an opportunity to get involved at the highest level of the University’s strategic planning and governance, so please think about applying or encouraging a colleague. In the meantime, if you would like to know more about the role please contact the University Secretary or any of the current staff members listed here.

(11 Oct 2019)


Visitor parking

In accordance with the University Strategy and Green Travel Plan, all visitors to the University should be encouraged to use alternative means of transport. They should be advised about the location and distance of the railway and bus stations, ‘park and ride’ services at Howlands, Belmont and Sniperley, and the multi-storey car park in Durham City. A limited number of marked visitor bays across Upper and Lower Mountjoy are available for external visitors on University business only. These bays can be booked by staff on behalf of their visitor here. Visitor bays are not bookable for staff, contractors or conference attendees. Any bookings made for anyone who is not an external visitor or University business will be rejected.

(11 Oct 2019)


Black History Month Programme

We are marking Black History Month throughout October with a fantastic programme of events for students, staff and members of the community. Our theme for this year is “Commemorating the history and cultural heritage of our African and Caribbean communities.” To find out more about Black History Month and the activities taking place, please click here.

(4 Oct 2019)


Brexit and Immigration Status of EU colleagues

As part of our continuing commitment to our non-UK colleagues we are delighted to be working in partnership with Womble Bond Dickinson who will deliver a session on the effects of Brexit on EU nationals' immigration status at this current time.

(4 Oct 2019) » More about Brexit and Immigration Status of EU colleagues


Car Parking permits

Staff are reminded that car parking permits are not transferrable to family and friends. The permit only entitles the holder to search for a parking space in accordance with any particular restrictions on their permit. The permit remains the property of Durham University and can be revoked at any time. Any ongoing disregard of the Parking Policy may result in the temporary or permanent revocation of the parking permit. The current Parking Policy is available here.

(4 Oct 2019)


Data Management Planning workshop

This workshop, run by Durham Research Methods Centre and the Library on Wednesday, 6 November, 9.30am-12 noon, provides guidance and practice in writing a Data Management Plan. You can book a place on the workshop here.

(4 Oct 2019)


Design and Print Framework renewal

A new contract for our Design and Print Framework began on Monday, 30 September 2019. Details of new suppliers can be found here along with information on how to work with our suppliers, including the new briefing process and template for completion.

(4 Oct 2019) » More about Design and Print Framework renewal


Dialogue 64 - out now

Our latest edition of Dialogue magazine is out now, so why not have a read here?

(4 Oct 2019)


Environmental Fact of the Week

Did you know … week commencing 7 October is National Liftshare Week?

(4 Oct 2019) » More about Environmental Fact of the Week


Free dog walking service

Need your dog walking? Durham students are here to help. Our service is free and runs seven days a week at a time to suit you. We are a group of volunteers who love dogs and want to help those in our community who may be struggling to walk their dog enough or who can't walk their dogs at all for whatever reason. We would simply love to help. If you are interested in this service please email us at dogwalking.sca@durham.ac.uk.

(4 Oct 2019)


Free English language classes

We are looking for volunteers to take part in our free English classes. Classes are taught by teachers on the MA Applied Linguistics course running in DCAD. Students should have an intermediate level of English (B1/ IELTS 4.5/5). Erasmus students welcome, dependents and family and friends of Durham staff and students are also welcome. Classes are on Thursdays 1.30pm-3pm in ER 207, Elvet Riverside. First class is on Thursday, 10 October. Classes run weekly until December. For further details please email lesley.kendall@durham.ac.uk.

(4 Oct 2019)


Have Your Say - Staff Consultation Drop-in

What do you want the University’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy to address? What workplace initiatives would you like to see us adopt? On Friday 11 October we’re holding a Consultation Drop-in Event so you can put your ideas forward and help further inform the strategy. There’s no need to book, just drop in and have your say by popping your ideas on a post-it. If you can’t make it to one of the below sessions you can still send us your anonymous suggestions and ideas via internal mail to Occupational Health, Green Lane.

  • 8.30 to 10am Maple 1 and 2, Mountjoy Centre
  • 11am to 1pm Maple 1 and 2, Mountjoy Centre
  • 2 to 4pm – PC003 and PC004, Palatine Centre

During the sessions we will also 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!)

(4 Oct 2019)


Highest-ever world ranking in Arts & Humanities

We’ve achieved our highest-ever global ranking in Arts and Humanities in a prestigious international league table. 

(4 Oct 2019) » More about Highest-ever world ranking in Arts & Humanities


Institute of Advanced Study: Fellows and Projects

The Institute of Advanced Study is delighted to welcome its first cohort of 2019/20 Fellows. Several of this year’s Fellows focus on supporting four exciting interdisciplinary projects, sponsored by the IAS, and led by Durham scholars. Further details of these projects, its associated Fellows, and activities planned for this year can be found here.

(4 Oct 2019) » More about Institute of Advanced Study: Fellows and Projects


Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) - Durham Early Modern Conference call for papers

We are delighted to announce that the call for papers for the Durham Early Modern Conference 8-10 July 2020 is now open. The deadline for submissions is Monday 11 November 2019. Please see the IMEMS web pages for more information about the 2020 Conference.

(4 Oct 2019) » More about Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) - Durham Early Modern Conference call for papers


International Engagement Travel Grants

The International Office will launch two travel grant funding calls on Monday 7 October. The funding calls are divided into two broad streams with regional priorities: 1) DAC-listed countries, and 2) Europe, North America (USA & Canada), East Asia (Japan, China incl Hong Kong). Applications are also welcome for engagement with Matariki partner universities. Full information including the application form can be found on the International Office web page

(4 Oct 2019)


Introducing Durham Mathematics School

A new flagship Mathematics School, which is currently planned to open in 2022, will benefit talented students across the North East who would not otherwise have access to post-16 mathematics education. The school will serve County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, Cleveland, the North Yorkshire Coast, and Cumbria, targeting students in schools where there is limited local mathematics provision. We will be working closely with Durham Sixth Form Centre as we continue to develop plans for the school over the coming months. Further information about Durham Mathematics School is available here.

(4 Oct 2019) » More about Introducing Durham Mathematics School


Message of the Day

As you may be aware the 'Message of the Day' feature is currently not working. We apologise if your message was scheduled for this week and wasn't shown. Please bear with us whilst we are resolving the issue.

(4 Oct 2019)


NERC-Focused Grant Writing Workshop

The Research Development Team is organising a NERC-focused Grant Writing Workshop that will take place on Wednesday 16 October 2019 from 9am – 3.15pm at the Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan’s College. There are 16 places available and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To reserve a place on the workshop, please complete the online booking form. If you have any queries please contact us at research.development@durham.ac.uk.

(4 Oct 2019) » More about NERC-Focused Grant Writing Workshop


Rotary Club of Durham

In 2018-19 the Rotary Club of Durham raised nearly £13,500 for local and national charities from the donation of £2 per vehicle to park in Territorial Lane car park on Saturday mornings. Following the closure of Territorial Lane, the University has offered the Rotary Club of Durham the opportunity to collect donations from people using Elvet Riverside car park on Saturday mornings. University permit holders are not obliged to make a donation to park but many do and the Rotary Club wishes to extend their thanks to all staff and the University for continuing their support.

(4 Oct 2019)


Staff volunteers needed - Durham Foodbank

The Staff Volunteering team is looking for ten 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 or your team are available and willing to assist the charity, please email community.engagement@durham.ac.uk.

(4 Oct 2019) » More about Staff volunteers needed - Durham Foodbank


Thanks for your feedback in the Digital Survey

A message from CIO, John Hemingway

I was delighted that 803 people completed the Digital Strategy Staff Survey and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to contribute, and have their say over the summer period. There are a number of consistent themes emerging from the survey which we will be taking forward in the coming months as we look to establish, and consult, on a long term strategy. An overview of the survey results is available.

(4 Oct 2019) » More about Thanks for your feedback in the Digital Survey


Unmanned aerial vehicles/ drones (UAVs)

The Civil Aviation Authority regulations governing the use of UAVs within the UK are changing with effect from Tuesday, 1 October 2019. Any UAV use on Durham University business or over University premises must be compliant with the regulations.

(4 Oct 2019) » More about Unmanned aerial vehicles/ drones (UAVs)


What's new for '19 from CIS?

Over the past year, you told us what you wanted to see from CIS. We've listened, and we're pleased to announce that we've solved these pain points, and a lot more. 

(4 Oct 2019) » More about What's new for '19 from CIS?


World Mental Health Day - Thursday 10 October

World Mental Health Day is supported by the United Nations and is held annually to raise public awareness about mental health issues worldwide. The event promotes open discussions on illnesses as well as investments in prevention and treatment services. In support of this year’s WMH day on Thursday 10 October, we’d like to remind you all that we have developed a suite of mental health training modules to help staff recognise signs of poor mental health in themselves and others. The modules are available on DUO under ‘My Organisations and Online Training’ and we encourage all staff to complete the core modules. Additional modules are available if you are a line manager, or you deal with students on a regular basis.

(4 Oct 2019)


£1.4m to create an enterprise zone to work with industry

We’ve received £1.4m from Research England and UK Research and Innovation to develop accommodation in the North East of England for businesses where they can collaborate with our world-leading research experts. The University Enterprise Zone will house business accommodation with lab space, hot desks and meeting facilities co-located within one of our existing research institutes.Find out more about our enterprise zone.

(27 Sep 2019)


Additional study space

The new Teaching and Learning Centre includes 450 extra study spaces, for collaborative and individual study. This follows investment in study spaces at the Bill Bryson Library and Leazes Road Library. A variety of study environments are available from individual study desks and rooms to silent study areas, collaborative work areas and group study rooms. Group study rooms at Bill Bryson Library now all have new AV kit installed. If you haven't yet had chance to take a look around our new Teaching and Learning Centre, then check out the DU Library and Collections blog, 'Looking for a seat?' which gives readers a visual tour of the building and its numerous study spaces. 

(27 Sep 2019)


Alternative travel and parking

To assist staff with the closure of Territorial Lane and Elvet Waterside car parks and access to the University for those who may not have an option but to drive, details are available on alternative travel options, University car parks, public car parks and Park and Ride Sites.

(27 Sep 2019) » More about Alternative travel and parking


Applications open for IBM 2020 Two-Year Worldwide IBM PhD Fellowship

IBM is one of our strategic partners. Strong collaboration with universities is vital to IBM and their PhD Fellowship Program advances this collaboration by recognising and supporting exceptional PhD students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies. For more program details and FAQs please visit the IBM website. For advice and connections directly to IBM please email Michelle.Dixon@Durham.ac.uk

(27 Sep 2019) » More about Applications open for IBM 2020 Two-Year Worldwide IBM PhD Fellowship


Bill Bryson Library 24/7 Opening Hours

For the 2019/20 academic year, the Bill Bryson Library will be open 24/7 for 35 weeks, including every week of term time plus the Easter vacation. We have listened to student feedback and, in response to a Students' Union campaign to increase opening hours, are investing in this provision. As part of the increased opening, service hours will also change with library staff on duty until 10pm daily. Overnight services will be provided by Customer Services Assistants. Details of service hours can be found here.

(27 Sep 2019) » More about Bill Bryson Library 24/7 Opening Hours


Design and Print Framework

Following a competitive procurement process our new Design and Print Framework is in the process of roll out effective from Monday, 30 September. The new framework will support the Marketing and Communications team and other departments across the University with design and/or printing of materials and will cover the following areas:

  • Lot 1 – Project Design
  • Lot 2 – Campaign Design
  • Lot 3 – One Stop Shop Print (Statex)

Statex our printing provider can be contacted directly for any enquiries, Richard Barksby richard.barksby@statex.co.uk or 0191 245 7200. For any design work please contact your Marketing and Communications representative. Further supplier information will be updated on both Marketing and Communications and Procurement webpages shortly.

(27 Sep 2019) » More about Design and Print Framework


Dialogue Signposts submission

We would like to remind you that the content deadline for the weekly Signposts email is 5pm on a Thursday. We reserve the right to edit content submitted to Dialogue Signposts in line with our editorial policy and will not include content which does not align with these guidelines.

(27 Sep 2019)


Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) documentation

We have recently received reports of documentation submitted by students in support of DBS application checks being misdirected and subsequently lost. If you receive any documents related to DBS checks (e.g. utility bills, passport, drivers license etc) please forward these to: Dr Charlotte Quarless, Student Support & Wellbeing, Palatine Centre, for redirection.

(27 Sep 2019)


Durham Palestine Educational Trust's (DPET) Book Fair.

DPET’s next book fair will take place 5-6 October in the Pemberton Rooms on Palace Green, just yards from Durham Cathedral. Open 10am to 4pm each day, admission is free and accompanied children are welcome.

(27 Sep 2019) » More about Durham Palestine Educational Trust's (DPET) Book Fair.


Durham University: Tackling climate change event - Event feedback

We know that many of our staff and students feel strongly about the consequences of climate change and so on the global day of action we ran Durham University: Tackling Climate Change, an event exploring research we’re undertaking aimed at tackling climate change and work we’re doing to reduce our own carbon footprint. For more information and to listen to the talks please click here

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Environmental Fact of the Week

Did you know … The University’s Environment Schedule for 2019-20 is now available? Why not take a look at the activities and see what difference you can make! The schedule is designed to address a wide range of environmental issues and supports our Environmental Sustainability Vision, Policy and Strategy. A copy of the schedule is available on the Greenspace website.

(27 Sep 2019)


Finalisation of the USS 2018 Valuation

A series of consultations relating to the scheme valuations has been held over the last 18 months. The USS trustee board met on 12 September 2019 and finalised the 2018 valuation in line with its proposed option 3 solution. Click here for details of contribution rates and further information.

(27 Sep 2019)


Grant schemes

The Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) and the British Academy of Management (BAM) are pleased to announce the launch of a new grant scheme which started in July 2019, with a second round of funding to be announced in 2020. The scheme partnership strengthens the commitment of both organisations to support management research and promote capacity building. More information is available on the website

(27 Sep 2019) » More about Grant schemes


New Institute for Data Science launches

Our new Institute for Data Science (IDAS), will launch on Monday, 30 September. IDAS will provide a multi-disciplinary platform for researchers across all of our Faculties to explore new ideas in data science, connect subject-specific knowledge in novel ways, and to transform our view of the world around us - nature, society, and culture. It’s open to everyone interested in harnessing the increasing volume, velocity, and variety of data for both blue-sky research and concrete applications. For more about IDAS visit the web page

(27 Sep 2019)


Our commitment to our technicians - find out more

The work of our technicians, right across the University, is very important to our ongoing success. Last year we signed the Technician Commitment, a sector-wide initiative to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technical staff.

(27 Sep 2019) » More about Our commitment to our technicians - find out more


Research & Innovation Services - Team away day

All members of Research & Innovation Services staff will be out of the office on Wednesday, 2 October 2019 attending their Team Away Day. Please call 07771 500 836 for urgent enquiries only. Normal business will be resumed on Thursday, 3 October.

(27 Sep 2019)


Research Impact Fund - call for applications

Applications are invited for proposals to the next call for the Research Impact Fund for 2019/20. This fund is aimed at helping our academics to enhance the impact of their research, and in particular to support impact for Impact Case Studies for REF2021 as well as impact that might lead to Impact Case Studies for future REF exercises. Please note the closing date for this call is 5pm on Friday, 1 November 2019.

(27 Sep 2019)


Small research grant

SAMS and The British Academy call for applications for their grant scheme which aims to increase the number of small grants available to the Management and Business community. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 6 November. More information can be found on the website

(27 Sep 2019) » More about Small research grant


Travel for £1 a day on any Arriva Bus

Staff and students can travel within the Arriva Durham District Zone including around Durham City, for just £1 per day or £5 a week on any Arriva bus service. A map is available indicating the boundary points and price options for those living just outside the boundary line. Full details are available on the Greenspace Travel website.

(27 Sep 2019) » More about Travel for £1 a day on any Arriva Bus


University College - meeting and dining rooms

In order to make best use of space and also to preserve some of the rare decoration and artefacts in the Castle, University College has recently made changes to some meeting and dining rooms. The Bishop’s Dining Room – formerly the SCR – is now available for meetings and dining for up to 50 people. Further details are here

(27 Sep 2019) » More about University College - meeting and dining rooms


Volunteering opportunities at Celebrate Science 2019

Celebrate Science is here again! It’s our 10th anniversary and we are currently looking for volunteers to help out at this year's festival on Palace Green. If you are interested please contact Event Durham directly with details of when you are available and whether you have any scientific specialism as soon as possible? Your involvement in Celebrate Science would be a huge help. Meanwhile, if you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact the team at event.two@durham.ac.uk.

(27 Sep 2019) » More about Volunteering opportunities at Celebrate Science 2019


Want to find out more about Organisation Development Opportunities at the University?

What is accessible to support your own personal development as a member of staff? Come along to one of our ‘OD’ roadshows where our dedicated team will give an outline of the range of development opportunities that are available. We would encourage all members of staff who want to find out more about new leadership programmes or personal development workshops to attend one of these informative sessions, meet the team, learn about how to access helpful resources and put your questions to the team. Sessions are an hour long and take place on Thursday, 24 October at 9.30am and Monday, 11 November at 2pm and are bookable on the Training Course Booking System.

(27 Sep 2019)


Your teaching may have moved

Please double check when and where you are teaching. Thousands of requests for changes to the timetable have been received since the timetable was published in May. In order to make these changes your teaching may have changed time, day or location. Please note, the timetable is now set and no further changes can be made. To access an individual staff timetable click on 'Staff' and enter your CIS login. Alternatively you can view the timetable by individual module.

(27 Sep 2019)


Contractor inductions

We would like to remind staff that all contractors, consultants and suppliers must attend a Health and Safety site induction before they are allowed on-site. As part of this induction they will be given a Durham University Contractor ID badge which they must carry at all times whilst on-site. Inductions take place each weekday at 8.30am in the Mountjoy Centre. Booking forms can be obtained by emailing bussupport.eandf@durham.ac.uk. Please note that booking is essential.

(20 Sep 2019)


Fruit picking volunteering day

The Staff Volunteering and Outreach team is arranging a fruit picking day on Thursday, 26 September. The plan is to walk around the University grounds collecting fruit which will be passed onto the charity, REfUSE. The day will start at approximately 9am and finish at 3pm. All staff are welcome to join in for the full day or for an hour or so, however long you can manage. We will provide a map of where fruit trees can be found, and this will also include information on what can and can't be picked. We will collect all fruit from your department at the end of the day. More information on REfUSE can be found here. If you would like to get involved, please email community.engagement@durham.ac.uk.

(20 Sep 2019)


Health and Wellbeing workshops

Following on from the recent Staff Health & Wellbeing survey the Health and Wellbeing Working Group will be running two interactive workshops in October to capture your thoughts and ideas on what initiatives we could consider to enhance staff Health & Wellbeing at Durham. Please book via the Training Booking System. Places are limited so early booking is advised. Additional ‘drop in’ sessions will be arranged at a future date to ensure that all staff have the opportunity to participate.

(20 Sep 2019) » More about Health and Wellbeing workshops


New Institute for Data Science launches

Our new Institute for Data Science (IDAS), will launch on Monday, 30 September. IDAS will provide a multi-disciplinary platform for researchers across all of our Faculties to explore new ideas in data science, connect subject-specific knowledge in novel ways, and to transform our view of the world around us - nature, society, and culture. It’s open to everyone interested in harnessing the increasing volume, velocity, and variety of data for both blue-sky research and concrete applications. To register for the internal launch event or to find out more, please visit here or for more about IDAS visit the web page.

(20 Sep 2019) » More about New Institute for Data Science launches


OneDrive for Business

To give you more options for storing your work and study data, CIS is now fully supporting all staff and students to use OneDrive for Business. Part of the Office 365 suite, OneDrive is a secure personal data storage solution that can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection and a web browser or via the dedicated Office 365 Apps. Using your phone, tablet, or computer, you can continue what you started – wherever you happen to be and any changes you make will be updated on all your devices. 

(20 Sep 2019) » More about OneDrive for Business


Mental Health Training Modules

Mental health and wellbeing affects everyone. To help staff recognise the signs of poor mental health in themselves and others, we have developed a suite of mental health training modules. The modules are available on DUO and we encourage all staff to complete the core modules. Additional modules are available if you are a line manager, or you deal with students on a regular basis.

(13 Sep 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)


Do Teachers Matter? Why Do We Care?

Join us on Saturday 2 November at Durham Radisson Blu Hotel for this free discussion as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. Free lunch is provided so please register.. To reserve your place please email o.m.ventista@durham.ac.uk with any dietary requirements. You can find out more about the event here

(18 Oct 2019)


Durham University Writing Group

Do you ever find research and writing too solitary an activity? Our Writing Group can help. We will be meeting on Mondays this term. The next session will take place in the Bettenson Room, St Chad's College, from 9am-4pm, this coming Monday (21st October) - feel free to drop in and out at any time. For more information, please email helen.b.roche@durham.ac.uk.

(18 Oct 2019) » More about Durham University Writing Group


HASTEN Network: Equalities Network NE

HASTEN: NE — Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences: The Equalities Network North East — is pleased to announce its launch event on Wednesday 23 October, 1pm-5pm at Newcastle University. We will showcase the innovative Equality, Diversity and Inclusion work across the five universities in the North East, including Durham. Lunch and refreshments will be provided (as will cake!) so please RSVP. If no tickets are available please email Megan on M.Todman2@newcastle.ac.uk to express your interest.

(18 Oct 2019) » More about HASTEN Network: Equalities Network NE


Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) reception for postgraduate researchers and early career researchers

The IAS invites you to an informal drinks reception to learn more about the ways in which Durham’s research postgraduate community and early career researchers can engage with the Institute, its programme of work and projects, its Fellows, and other opportunities. Join us at 5pm on Friday 25 October at the IAS (Cosin’s Hall on Palace Green) for an informal reception, and to have the opportunity to informally meet with IAS Directors, and visiting research Fellows. Capacity is limited and registration is therefore essential. Places will be confirmed in order of receipt.

(18 Oct 2019)


Japanese Culture Day 'Teikyo Festival' 2019

Join us for a day of all things Japanese on Saturday 19 October, 10am-4pm. You can experience origami, calligraphy, martial arts, music, yakisoba, dancing, language lessons and more at the Teikyo University, LHCC - opposite Van Mildert College. Entry is free with all donations going to local charities. For more information, check our website.

(18 Oct 2019)


Social Sciences & Health Faculty Research networking and briefing event

Are you an early career researcher, new to the University or looking to expand your research network across the Social Sciences & Health Faculty (SS&H), and find out more about research opportunities and support? If so, then do join us at the SS&H Faculty research networking and briefing event, which will be held on Monday 2 December, noon – 1.30pm, in the Bar Lounge at the Business School. If you would like to attend, please email Holly.ayre@durham.ac.uk with your name, department and any special dietary requirements.

(18 Oct 2019) » More about Social Sciences & Health Faculty Research networking and briefing event


Staff badminton

The University staff badminton club is looking for new members. We meet every week on Tuesdays at 8pm at Freeman's Quay and have players of varying abilities, so everyone has the chance of a good game. If you are interested in joining please email the club secretary at adrian.simpson@durham.ac.uk.

(18 Oct 2019)


African drumming workshop

Learn African drumming the fun way! As part of our Black History Month programme for 2019, our Ustinov College, BAME Network and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit bring you an African drumming workshop. In this exciting activity, you will learn how to combine different beats together to create authentic African rhythms. This activity is free to attend by everyone. It will take place on Tuesday 15 October (3pm to 5pm) at Ustinov College. To book a place, please click here.

(11 Oct 2019)


Italian language course for beginners at St John's College

The course runs every Thursday for eight weeks with each session lasting two hours (6.20pm-8.20pm) at St John's College. The teacher is a native Italian speaker and the sessions will be highly interactive. All fees will be donated to the new Learning & Resource Centre (LRC) on the Bailey. St John’s students, staff and SCR members – £20; other members of the University – £30.

(11 Oct 2019) » More about Italian language course for beginners at St John's College


Open Access Week 2019 - Library event

To celebrate the theme of 2019’s Open Access week ‘Open for whom? Equity in Open Knowledge’, three of our researchers (Dorothy Cowie, Psychology; Nadia Siddiqui, Education; Beng Huat See, Education) are coming to the library on Thursday 24 October at 2pm to discuss their research with support staff.

(11 Oct 2019) » More about Open Access Week 2019 - Library event


Screening of classical film 'Cleft Lip'

Durham University Classics Society is excited to advertise the film screening of “Cleft Lip”, a modern adaption of Sophocles’ Oedipus, on Friday 25 October. The screening will take place in ER140, Elvet Riverside at 5pm, with doors opening at 4.45pm. We hope to see you there.

(11 Oct 2019)


Staff Volleyball Club

Ever wanted to try volleyball? The Staff Volleyball Club is looking for new members. We hold a “pick up and play” session from 12 noon to 1pm on Mondays at the Sports and Wellbeing Park, Maiden Castle. All abilities are welcome and full tuition will be given. If you are interested, turn up to one of the sessions or email Jason.scotney@durham.ac.uk for more information.

(11 Oct 2019)


Breeze Bike Ride around Durham City

Would you like to find out where to ride around Durham City and meet fellow cycling colleagues? Then why not join the women’s only Breeze ride (max. 10 miles), which is established for women riders, on Wednesday 23 October at 12.30pm, meeting at Durham University Sport and Wellbeing Park (Maiden Castle). The ride will take in Durham gems such as Old Durham Gardens, Wharton Park, Redhills Lane, Mill Hill Lane and Teletubby Hill. Sign up is essential and for more information please visit the website

(4 Oct 2019)


CoderDojo events

CoderDojo is a global movement providing children with the opportunity to learn coding and technology in a fun and friendly environment. The sessions are always free and open to all. We provide computer coding activities in a fun and relaxed environment to young people aged between 7 and 17 who live in Durham and the surrounding area. You can find sessions and register here.

(4 Oct 2019) » More about CoderDojo events


Coding Club

We would like to invite you to join our Coding Club. The club is a place for people that want to learn how to code (absolute beginners) and, for people that want to work on their own projects, learn a new language, or just have fun programming in a friendly environment. We meet on Wednesdays 1pm-2pm in TLC031, Teaching and Learning Centre. Please email coding.club@durham.ac.uk to join as a member or as a volunteer/mentor.

(4 Oct 2019) » More about Coding Club


Durham University Writing Group

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 first session will take place in the Bettenson Room, St Chad's College, from 9am-5pm, on Monday 7 October - feel free to drop in and out at any time. For more information, please email helen.b.roche@durham.ac.uk.

(4 Oct 2019) » More about Durham University Writing Group


New Lunchtime Karate Club for staff and students

Staff and students are invited to join a new lunchtime karate class in The Dojo at Maiden Castle from 12.30pm - 1.30pm on Tuesdays. Beginners and experienced martial arts practitioners are welcome. Classes will begin with a warm-up and will cover basics (kihon), forms (kata), pad work, sparring (kumite) and overall strength and conditioning. It will be a great opportunity to get fit and learn a new skill while meeting new people and having fun. Sessions cost £3. This club is affiliated to the International Karate Organisation Kyokushinkai Kan. For further information please email durhamkyokushin@hotmail.com or follow us on Facebook

(4 Oct 2019)


Reminder - School Governor and Academy Trustee network event

The first School Governor and Academy Trustee Network event of the new academic year will be on Tuesday, 22 October, 8am-9.30am in PC168, Palatine Centre. If you would like to attend, please email megan.r.rimmer@durham.ac.uk, along with any dietary requirements, by 5pm Wednesday, 16 October. Breakfast will be provided.

(4 Oct 2019)


Ustinov Women's Football Team - Recruiting new members

Want to improve your fitness? Further your passion for football? Try out a new sport? The Ustinov Women’s Football Team is recruiting new members – all female staff and postgraduates are welcome, whether experienced players or complete beginners. If you are interested contact the captain anna.bird@durham.ac.uk and/or come along to a taster training session. Our first training session is Tuesday, 8 October, 6pm-7pm at Maiden Castle (meet at the Sports Centre entrance).

(4 Oct 2019)


Durham Palestine Educational Trust's (DPET) Book Fair.

DPET’s next book fair will take place 5-6 October in the Pemberton Rooms on Palace Green, just yards from Durham Cathedral. Open 10am to 4pm each day, admission is free and accompanied children are welcome.

(27 Sep 2019) » More about Durham Palestine Educational Trust's (DPET) Book Fair.


Lord of the Flies

Don't miss this new production of William Golding's classic adventure story with a dramatic twist, performed by our students at The Gala Theatre Durham all next week. Tickets are £10 - £16 and available online or via the Box Office at 03000 266 600. This is is the first Gala Theatre and Durham Student Theatre co-production in association with Unfolding Theatre.

(27 Sep 2019) » More about Lord of the Flies


Sandi Russell book launch

You are invited to the launch of Sandi Russell's book 'A Celebration' taking place at St. Chad's College, 18 North Bailey, Durham on Friday, 11 October at 5.30pm. Please email chads.commercial@durham.ac.uk if you would like to attend.

(27 Sep 2019)


School Governor and Academy Trustee network event

The Access and Engagement team is holding the first School Governor and Academy Trustee network event of the new academic year on Tuesday, 22 October, 8am-9.30am in PC168, Palatine Centre. This network event will provide information on the new Access and Participation Plan, an overview of Access and Engagement provision, support available from the staff volunteering team, governor training opportunities provided by Durham County Council and finally, network updates. If you would like to attend, please email megan.r.rimmer@durham.ac.uk, along with any dietary requirements, by 5pm Wednesday, 16 October. Breakfast will be provided.

(27 Sep 2019)


The Songs of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell & others

Come along to 'The Best' of Keith James: Songs by Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, John Martyn and others on Thursday, 3 October, 7.30pm at Ushaw College, Ushaw Moor, Durham. For bookings please visit the website. Keith James will also return for another gig, this time in Durham's Cafedral Cafe on Friday, 4 October at 7.30pm. Keith will play songs from right across Cat Stevens' career, weaving in the story of his life, in what promises to be a memorable evening. This is a Durham Book Festival Fringe event. For booking please visit the website

(27 Sep 2019)


Newcastle United tickets

Tickets for the Newcastle vs Manchester United match on Sunday, 6 October will be on sale at the Durham Students' Union from midday today Friday, 20 September.Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

(20 Sep 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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