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Recording Rooms available now

To support academic colleagues with recording asynchronous teaching sessions, CIS has created a number of small recording rooms which feature high quality recording facilities. There are a range of facilities available  from rooms capable of connecting your own device to capture recordings, through to more enhanced facilities which include large touchscreen display equipment. More information on the rooms, equipment, and the booking process can be found here.

(15 Oct 2020)


Exit barrier at Stockton Road site entrance

If you have visited the Mountjoy site recently, you may have noticed that the exit barrier at the Stockton Road entrance has been lowered. This is to enhance security for vehicles parked on the site. Staff wishing to exit the site in a vehicle via this route should swipe their campus card to have the barrier raised.

(8 Oct 2020)


Zoom - Protect your Zoom video calls from unwanted guests

As part of our drive to defend Durham University from cyber criminals, we'd like to remind you to be careful when sharing Zoom or Teams meeting details. To stay safe and ensure only those who you want to attend your events come along, use passwords and only distribute your invites through email or calendar invites. Never post your meeting details on public social media channels. For further information visit our Zoom pages and our Staying Safe Online pages.

(8 Oct 2020)


Covid-19: Important information about teaching and learning

Teaching is due to start again from next week and a lot of work has been undertaken by colleagues to ensure that face-to-face teaching and learning activity can take place in a Covid-secure manner. To find out more, please click here.

(2 Oct 2020)


Covid-19: Our Outbreak Response Plan

At the end of last week, we published our Outbreak Response Plan, as required by the UK Government Department for Education. You can read more about what the plan is for and what it covers here. The full plan can be found on our web pages.

(2 Oct 2020)


Covid-19: Everything you need to know about health and safety on campus

To safeguard everyone on campus, we have developed effective and flexible health and safety plans, informed by guidance from the UK government and professional bodies. To find out more please click here.

(25 Sep 2020)


Covid-19: Everything you need to know about identifying and reporting symptoms, and self-isolating

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be providing you with regular updates on different topics to ensure you have all the information you need for the start of term and the return to campus. Please click here to find out what you need to know about identifying and reporting symptoms, and self-isolating.

(25 Sep 2020)


Local restrictions

New restrictions came into force on 18 September in seven local authority areas across the North East of England to address the increase in the number Covid-19 cases seen in recent weeks. The new restrictions, which are legally enforceable, state that residents must not socialise with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens. Residents are also advised not to socialise with other people outside of their own households in all public venues. If you are socialising with people from your household in a public place, please ensure that you limit your group to a maximum of six people, in line with national advice. More information on local restrictions is available on the UK Government website or on Durham County Council’s Covid webpage. 

(25 Sep 2020)


Reporting symptoms of Covid-19

If you have Covid-19 symptoms, you must immediately self-isolate, book a Covid-19 test (via nhs.uk/coronavirus) and inform your manager. If you have been in close contact with anyone else in the University community, including students and staff, we will ask those colleagues/students to self-isolate. We anticipate close contact being rare as the University is Covid-secure and colleagues should be socially distanced. We have a new process in place to allow managers to capture relevant information from colleagues who either have symptoms which may be Covid-19, or who have tested positive for the virus. This is so that we know where the colleague has been within the University (to allow for cleaning) and who they may have been in close contact with. Details of the process can be found in these posters which will be displayed around campus. More information, including FAQs and scenarios, is available on the Health & Safety page.

 

(25 Sep 2020)


Continuing cyber security threat: help us protect our IT systems

Last week we alerted colleagues to reports of malicious cyber activity in the region and asked for your support in maintaining the security of our IT systems. We need everyone to continue to be vigilant and practice good cyber hygiene. Please read the advice on the page linked to below and take the actions requested.

(11 Sep 2020) » More about Continuing cyber security threat: help us protect our IT systems


Black History Month Programme

We would like to encourage everyone to take part in the ongoing Black History Month programme of activities. These events are open to all members of the University community. To find out more about Black History Month and its significance, please click here.

(16 Oct 2020)


Peer Support Groups for Students

The Counselling Service organises thematic Peer Support Groups for students on a termly basis. The groups this term are:

  • Estrangement group
  • International group
  • Student parent group
  • Student carer group
  • PGR group
  • Long-term physical health group

Students should email counsel.service@durham.ac.uk to register interest.

(16 Oct 2020) » More about Peer Support Groups for Students


Race Equality Charter Consultations

The University is currently developing a Race Equality Charter (REC) action plan. To achieve sustainable and long-term impact, we need everyone’s input. All staff and students are invited to take part in our REC consultations with the VC and members of the REC Self-Assessment Team, which will take place on 29 October, 2-3pm. You can book your place here. The REC provides a framework to systematically address racial inequalities across the institution and to advance our ongoing anti-racism work. Further information on REC can be found here.

(16 Oct 2020)


Supporting face-to-face teaching and learning: your input requested

We want to support academic colleagues to deliver face-to-face teaching and learning in a safe manner. To help us to help you, we would be grateful if you would complete this short questionnaire, which should take no more than five minutes. For more information on the measures in place for face-to-face and online teaching this term, please click here 

(16 Oct 2020)


Video message from the VC

The latest of the weekly videos from the Vice-Chancellor is available for all staff to view online. The next Town Hall meeting for all staff, led by members of the University Executive, will take place on Monday 19 October, 10am-11am. To book your place or to view the dates of future Town Halls, please visit the dedicated web page. If you would like to submit a question in advance, please complete the online form 

(16 Oct 2020)


Academic Skills support for students

The Academic Development for Students team has had a very good take-up of classes for the live online academic skills classes this term, ranging from improving academic writing to time management. For all taught sessions, students can access a recording of the full session  or in some cases a summary of the session  through our DUO page. Also on our DUO page, students might find our academic reading and notetaking resources helpful. To access these from our welcome page, they should click on ‘Class materials’ and then ‘Being productive’. To enrol on our DUO page, students should click on the ‘Academic Skills portal’ on the right under ‘Student Services’ when they log into DUO. For any queries, please contact academic.skills@durham.ac.uk.

(15 Oct 2020) » More about Academic Skills support for students


Botanic Garden Open to staff and students

The Botanic Garden is now open to staff and students from 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday only. It is closed on weekends.

(15 Oct 2020) » More about Botanic Garden Open to staff and students


Creating an environment of respect and safety

We're committed to making Durham University an environment that is respectful and inclusive. Earlier this week, the Vice-Chancellor wrote to all staff and students regarding:

i) A new approach to sharing the outcomes of disciplinary investigations;

ii) The outcomes of two investigations recently completed;

iii) A new procedure for handling suspected breaches of Covid-19 restrictions.

The messages can be viewed online here.

(15 Oct 2020) » More about Creating an environment of respect and safety


DCAD workshops

DCAD’s Digital Learning Team is running a suite of workshops supporting 'Teaching on Teams, Zoom and Collaborate' along with additional slots for consultations with the team. Places can be booked here.

(15 Oct 2020)


Designing digitally for active learning

In this interactive 3 hour workshop, taking place 27 October 2020, 10am-1pm, DCAD’s Dr Mark Childs will explore the underlying principles around online learning design, before using breakout rooms to explore the design process in groups. Places can be booked here.

(15 Oct 2020)


Discounts on Organic Sanitary products

We are delighted to let you all know that we have negotiated a discount with Grace and Green. They provide organic, 100% plastic free sanitary products; pads, tampons and cups. We have a one off 30% discount (or 20% for cups) available for all staff and students. Please see here for further information and t&cs.

(15 Oct 2020)


Durham Research Methods Centre - Bulletin Issue 1

We would like to share our first Durham Research Methods Centre Bulletin with colleagues across the University. This will be a termly bulletin and will showcase the work DRMC are involved in. You can view our October 2020 Bulletin here.

(15 Oct 2020)


Enabling Opportunities - a Widening Work Experience Programme

Applications are now open for this programme and the closing date is Monday 19 October. Enabling Opportunities is a bespoke programme, designed by Careers & Enterprise, to provide careers support to a small group of students from under-represented backgrounds who are seeking work experience.

(15 Oct 2020) » More about Enabling Opportunities - a Widening Work Experience Programme


Exciting Opportunity for staff to help shape the future direction of the University - University Council Professional Services staff member

The University Council has overall responsibility for the governance and strategic planning of the University. As well as external independent members and the Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor/Provost, it includes 7 members of University staff (of which 5 are academic and 2 can be appointed from all categories of staff). We are currently advertising for one Professional Services staff member, advertised on our internal jobs site here

(15 Oct 2020) » More about Exciting Opportunity for staff to help shape the future direction of the University - University Council Professional Services staff member


Introducing the University Security Community Response Team

We want to do everything we can to support our local communities through Covid-19. As part of this we have created a University Security Community Response Team, to support Durham Constabulary during the pandemic by engaging with our students, explaining to them the current local and national Covid-19 restrictions and encouraging them to observe these.

(15 Oct 2020) » More about Introducing the University Security Community Response Team


Library Document Delivery Service / Inter-Library Loans

Document Delivery Service (DDS) allows staff and students of Durham University to obtain material not currently held by the Library. All DDS services nationwide (including the British Library) were suspended as the nation went into lockdown in March. This has remained the situation until very recently, but some services are being re-established. The British Library re-instated their inter-library lending for DDS services on 1 October. We are now also gradually reinstating DDS services to request items from other libraries for Durham University library users. For information, please visit here.

(15 Oct 2020) » More about Library Document Delivery Service / Inter-Library Loans


Managing long-term physical health conditions at University - webinar

Please signpost your students to our webinar on 4 November at 11am via Teams. This webinar is for students, helping them to cope with long-term physical health conditions whilst at the University. To register, students should email counsel.service@durham.ac.uk.

(15 Oct 2020) » More about Managing long-term physical health conditions at University - webinar


Mental Health and Wellbeing

Prioritising our mental health and wellbeing has never been more important as the Covid-19 crisis continues. The Organisation Development team has produced a series of short video clips that look at Health and Wellbeing at Durham University, along with a quick introduction to each of the resource pages you can find on the Wellbeing Hub. To get you started, you can find the first one in the series here.

(15 Oct 2020) » More about Mental Health and Wellbeing


Nominations for Chancellor's Medals

Please remember to submit your nominations for the Chancellor's Medal, to be awarded in 2021, to congregation@durham.ac.uk. Further details and the nomination form can be found here.

(15 Oct 2020)


Online PGR Employability Fair, 9 November 2020

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Health will be running an online employability fair for PGR students, organised with David Henderson in the Careers Centre.

(15 Oct 2020) » More about Online PGR Employability Fair, 9 November 2020


PGR conference proposal submission – deadline extended

The deadline to accept oral presentation proposals for our Faculty PGR Conference has been extended to 5pm on Friday 6 November.

(15 Oct 2020) » More about PGR conference proposal submission – deadline extended


Research Staff Awards

Nominations are now open for the Research Staff Awards. These awards celebrate the excellent research and impact work undertaken by our research staff. There are three awards this year: Excellence in Academic Research, Excellence in Delivering Impact and Most Supportive Principal Investigator. For the winner in each category there will be a £500 prize to support the research they undertake. Research staff must be either employed on projects led by a member of Durham Academic Staff or hold a fellowship hosted by Durham University.

(15 Oct 2020) » More about Research Staff Awards


Study spaces at Hotel Indigo

We are pleased to announce that University Library and Collections has procured additional study space at Hotel Indigo, Durham on a temporary basis. The Council Room will have 18 study spaces available to all Durham University students for individual study who may find it easier to access due to its location within the city. The room is open 8am-10pm, seven days a week. This is currently available on a drop-in basis (first come first served) with no time restriction, although we ask that you are considerate of other students who may need the space. In the coming weeks, this space will become available on a booking only basis with specific timeslots.

(15 Oct 2020) » More about Study spaces at Hotel Indigo


Town Hall meeting on pensions

Joanne Race, Director of HR, and Modaser Choudhary, Finance Director will facilitate a town hall meeting on our latest position on the Universities Superannuation Scheme, what our next steps will be and the timetable for the current valuation. The town hall will include a presentation by an independent pensions consultant from Mercers and will take place on the following date:

  • Wednesday 21 October, 10am-11am

The meeting 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. If you haven't received the link an hour before the meeting is due to commence, please email dialogue@durham.ac.ukIf you would like to attend the town hall meeting, please click here to register.

(15 Oct 2020)


Applications now open for the Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship Programme 2021

Applications are now open for the next intake of Laidlaw Scholars, deadline is Midnight on Sunday 17 January 2021. This year we in are inviting students to apply with their own project proposal’s and will be encouraged to approach an academic member of staff to support them. Each scholar will receive a stipend payment of £6,000 (£3,000 per summer). Additional fund are also available to support the research work.

(9 Oct 2020) » More about Applications now open for the Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship Programme 2021


Video message from the Vice-Chancellor

Each week we will be sending out a video message from the Vice-Chancellor. In these short videos, he will focus on key, topical messages for staff. You can watch the first video - a message of thanks to all staff - here.

(9 Oct 2020)


£4.5m funding boost for our plant survival research

We are delighted to have received £4.5m from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council to help us further research into how we can futureproof crops against climate change, led by our Department of Biosciences. For more information, please visit our web page.

(8 Oct 2020)


Academic Skills support for students

The Academic Development for Students team is offering a suite of live online academic skills classes this term ranging from improving academic writing to time management. We also offer both academic writing and maths and stats one-to-one support for all students. To access our self-study learning resources and to keep up to date with what’s on offer, we are encouraging students to self-enrol in our DUO page by clicking on the ‘Academic Skills portal’ on the right under ‘Student Services’ when they log into DUO. For information on all of our services, see our web page for further details.

(8 Oct 2020)


Covid essential supplies and installations - 'business as usual' operations

Effective from Monday 5 October 2020, following the reoccupation of the non-residential and residential estate, and as we continue to move into our new ‘business as usual’ phase, Estates and Facilities have updated the process for requesting all essential PPE supplies and Covid installation items. To find out more, please visits the Estates and Facilities web page.

(8 Oct 2020)


Knowledge Across Borders - webinar

We have launched a new webinar series in partnership with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, called Knowledge Across Borders. The first webinar will be held on Thursday 29 October and presented by palaeontologists, Professor David Harper (Earth Sciences, Durham University) and Professor Renbin Zhan (Chinese Academy of Sciences/Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology). The topic of the webinar is “The first carnival of the animals: Causes and consequences of the diversification of Early Palaeozoic marine life”. For more information and to register, please visit our web page.

(8 Oct 2020)


Library reservations and recalls

Reservations and recalls will be reinstated as of Monday 12 October 2020. Fines will not be reinstated until November - more details will be available in the coming weeks.

(8 Oct 2020)


Make Durham more sustainable - let's start the Greenspace movement

We welcome you all to join our Greenspace movement. We hope we can work together to implement some new ideas to help us become a more sustainable university. Together we can make an impact.

(8 Oct 2020) » More about Make Durham more sustainable - let's start the Greenspace movement


My Digital Skills

Durham University is offering a new digital skills programme as part of My Digital Durham. My Digital Skills will help students improve their digital skills using Microsoft 365.

(8 Oct 2020) » More about My Digital Skills


Nominate your heroes of Covid - The County Durham Together Awards

Durham County Council and The Northern Echo have launched an awards scheme to recognise those who have gone above and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic. The County Durham Together Awards will be held virtually on 10 December. Do you know a person, organisation or business who you want to nominate? You have until this Sunday 11 October 2020 to make your nominations. Nominate online here

(8 Oct 2020) » More about Nominate your heroes of Covid - The County Durham Together Awards


October's Community Newsletter out now

October’s community newsletter is out now – Read about some of the fantastic accomplishments from our staff and students this month, and discover events not to be missed this autumn, from Durham Book Festival to the return of our children’s hockey programme. Read it 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.

(8 Oct 2020)


PGR conference - Registration link/page now live

Registration for the SSH Faculty PGR conference is now open. Please register via the following this link.

(8 Oct 2020) » More about PGR conference - Registration link/page now live


School of Education Research newsletter

The School of Education Research newsletter includes items of news from our academic staff, postgraduate news, a staff profile, latest research grants awarded, seminar series and recent publications. If you would like to receive a regular copy, please contact Nicola Apperley at ed.research@durham.ac.uk. You can view most recent newsletter here.

(8 Oct 2020)


Staff flu vaccination programme

To help support a healthy community, the University has arranged for a very limited number of free flu vaccinations to be made available to staff, which will be administered by BUPA Nurses. You can now register to receive a vaccination at one of our clinics at Durham Students’ Union on Thursday 26 November, Tuesday 1 December or Wednesday 2 December 2020. Due to the limited number of vaccinations available, colleagues who are eligible for a free flu vaccination provided by the NHS should pursue this opportunity in the first instance. For any queries please email flu.vaccinations@durham.ac.uk

Please note: The flu vaccination does not protect against COVID-19

(8 Oct 2020)


University Governing Body: Professional Services Staff Member required for Council

The University Council has overall responsibility for the governance and strategic planning of the University. As well as external independent members and the Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor/Provost, it includes seven members of University staff. We will shortly be advertising for one Professional Services staff member.

(8 Oct 2020) » More about University Governing Body: Professional Services Staff Member required for Council


World Mental Health Day 2020

Saturday 10 October 2020 marks World Mental Health Day. 1 in 4 of us will experience mental health problems this year and having a colleague in your corner can make all the difference. At Durham University we know that it benefits all of us to talk about mental health and wellbeing. Resources and support for staff and managers include; 24/7 unlimited access to counselling support via the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), and Wellbeing information and advice via the Organisational Development Wellbeing Hub. For further information on the resources available download the EAP app via the Occupational Health webpage or visit the Organisational Development Wellbeing Hub.

(8 Oct 2020)


Academic Skills support for students

The Academic Development for Students team is offering a suite of live online academic skills classes this term ranging from improving academic writing to time management. We also offer both academic writing and maths and stats one-to-one support for all students. To access our self-study learning resources and to keep up to date with what’s on offer, we are encouraging students to self-enrol in our DUO page by clicking on the ‘Academic Skills portal’ on the right under ‘Student Services’ when they log into DUO. For any queries, please contact academic.skills@durham.ac.uk.

(2 Oct 2020) » More about Academic Skills support for students


Annual leave carryover

Following the decision to allow the carryover of 5 days of annual leave entitlement into 2021 please note that any leave carried over will be handled offline via line manager approval and should not be processed through Oracle. Additionally, any carried over leave must be taken by 1 May 2021. For further details, please see our FAQ.

(2 Oct 2020)


Black History Month programme

As we begin Black History Month this week, we are pleased to share our consolidated programme of activities. We hope that you are able to take part in the activities organised by staff and students from across the University. These events will be open to all members of the University community. Further information regarding Black History Month and its significance can be found here.

(2 Oct 2020)


Flexible/Casual Appointments

Earlier this year the University concluded a working group, chaired by the Provost, to consider casual/flexible working arrangements across the University. The Group’s recommendations have now been endorsed by Council.

(2 Oct 2020) » More about Flexible/Casual Appointments


Institute of Advanced Study: Fellows and Projects 2020/21

The Institute of Advanced Study is delighted to welcome its first cohort of 2020/21 Fellows. This year the Institute’s usual programme for visiting Fellows has shifted into virtual form in response to the global pandemic. But Fellows’ lectures and seminars will continue in this form across both Michaelmas and Epiphany terms, and collaborators will develop virtual programmes of work between October and March.

 

(2 Oct 2020) » More about Institute of Advanced Study: Fellows and Projects 2020/21


Online courses for staff

The HR-OD team has a number of short online courses available for all staff ranging from 15 – 25 minutes. These can be found in the Job Families Core Skills area on Duo. There are nine skills areas containing useful information, so why not have a look?

(2 Oct 2020)


People and Pay Services Team

With effect from Monday 5 October the HR Business Support team and the Payroll & Pensions team will merge into a single function within the HR & OD department, creating a People and Pay Services team, headed up by Lauren Edwards, Assistant Director of HR & OD. A member of the team will contact Departments and Colleges to confirm team contacts and provide details of the new team and its various functions. If you have any queries, please contact lauren.edwards@durham.ac.uk.

(2 Oct 2020)


Preparing for teaching 2020-21

An Introduction to Teaching and Learning Online is a four-hour course, running over two weeks, that will help you to understand what it is like to be a student in an online learning environment and to develop modules that can be taught either face-to-face or online.

(2 Oct 2020) » More about Preparing for teaching 2020-21


Proposed Durham History Centre

Durham County Council has been given the go ahead to restore the grade II listed Mount Oswald Manor House (just off South Road) and turn it into a vibrant and interactive local history hub, bringing together archive, heritage and registration services at a central location near Durham City. Can you help us by giving your views on what you would like to see and do at the centre? To learn more and take part in the consultation, please visit the website.

(2 Oct 2020) » More about Proposed Durham History Centre


Reminder - online workshops offered by DCAD

In addition to offering sessions to assist with teaching and learning online, DCAD also offer opportunities to learn more about the Professional Recognition Pathway (PRP) - HEA Fellowship programme, and Preparing to Supervise. Other workshops will be added in due course. View and book places on our courses via the Training Course Booking System.

(2 Oct 2020)


Self-Certification of Absence Form for students is moving online

From 5 October the form that undergraduate and postgraduate taught students use to self-certify for absence is being moved online. This is to ensure the form is accessible for students wherever they may be studying, and that staff who manage this process can do so wherever they may be working.

(2 Oct 2020) » More about Self-Certification of Absence Form for students is moving online


Senior Leadership Town Hall meetings

Over the coming months, the Vice-Chancellor and other members of the University Executive will be holding Town Hall meetings for all staff on a range of topics. These will take place fortnightly and are an opportunity for staff to come with any questions they may have. The next meetings will take place as follows:
  • Monday 19 October, 10am-11am
  • Friday 6 November, 10.30am-11.30am
To book your place please visit our Town Hall web page or click this link. If you have a question in advance you can ask via our online form or visit our Town Hall web page.

(2 Oct 2020)


Traffic management measures

Please be aware that as well as the diversion around New Elvet Bridge, there are changes in place to control traffic safely through the city centre while the bridge is closed. These include a bus gate at Quarryheads roundabout. For full details, please visit the website.

(2 Oct 2020)


Welcome to University Library and Collections 2020-2021

As we start the new academic year, you will find some changes to the services that you may be used to from our libraries and collections, due to the effects of Covid-19.

(2 Oct 2020) » More about Welcome to University Library and Collections 2020-2021


'Ease the Load' workshops

HR-OD is continuing to offer the new virtual workshops to help us adopt the new technologies that most of us can now access via the Microsoft 365 range of products. These very practical sessions are led by David Longstaff who will offer tips and hints for use of the new systems. There are still places available for our session on Tuesday 6 October at 10am. To book on the Training Course Booking system and further details can be accessed at this link.

(25 Sep 2020)


Catering Click & Collect

From Monday 28 September 2020 a Click & Collect service is available to order hot and cold refreshments across campus, with collection points at Palatine Café, Zing Restaurant in the Teaching & Learning Centre and Fusion within the Business School. Please visit the web page for catering at Palatine, Fusion and Zing. Register your details, create an account, select your collection time slot and choose from the menus available.

(25 Sep 2020)


Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences - Research Newsletter - Issue 2

We would like to share our Research Newsletter with colleagues across the University. Included are some recent successes, recent research projects, a welcome to new colleagues, plus more. If you would like to receive a regular copy, please contact Lucy Cawson at ses.researchadmin@durham.ac.uk. You can view our September 2020 newsletter here

(25 Sep 2020)


Digital Learning Special Interest Group

The Digital Learning SIG Team hosts live events on practice in online and blended learning, keeps members up to date with the latest resources and support for online teaching, and provides a space to discuss good practice in digital learning. Everyone who teaches is welcome to join. To join: sign into Microsoft Teams, go to the Digital Learning SIG and ask to be added to the Team.

(25 Sep 2020)


New reading list system: Talis Aspire

The new reading lists system, Talis Aspire, is now ready for you to use. This will improve the student experience and allow course tutors to edit their lists directly. If you already had a reading list on DUO, this will have been automatically copied to Talis Aspire.

(25 Sep 2020) » More about New reading list system: Talis Aspire


Opportunities for social science researchers

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

(25 Sep 2020) » More about Opportunities for social science researchers


PGR Conference: Global Challenges

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Health will be hosting their second interdisciplinary PGR Conference, solely online. The theme of the conference, which will take place on Friday 20 November, is 'Global Challenges' and the Organising Committee invites proposals that fit the over-arching 'Global Challenges' theme.

(25 Sep 2020) » More about PGR Conference: Global Challenges


Race Equality Charter Consultations

The University is currently developing a Race Equality Charter (REC) action plan. To achieve sustainable and long-term impact, we need everyone’s input. All staff and students are invited to take part in our REC consultations with the VC and members of the REC Self-Assessment Team, which will take place on 29 September (3pm to 4pm) and on 29 October (2pm to 3pm). You can book your place at one of the consultation meetings here. The REC provides a framework to systematically address racial inequalities across the institution and to advance our ongoing anti-racism work. Further information on REC can be found here.

(25 Sep 2020)


Respect Town Hall recording

A Town Hall meeting on 'Respect' was held in September and the recording is now available for colleagues who couldn't attend. You can view the video here.

(25 Sep 2020)


Returning to campus

As some of us return to campus, to begin the academic year, many of us will find ourselves part of a blended/hybrid team. Here you can find support and guidance as you and members of your team begin to work in this new way. In addition, further support and guidance can be found on the Wellbeing Hub, as well as details of how to access the Employee Assistance Programme .

(25 Sep 2020)


Study a foreign language online

Our Centre for Foreign Language Study is offering a wide range of online courses starting this October. We have 18 languages available, with some new additions this year including Hebrew and Polish. All are open to Durham University staff, students and members of the public (for a fee). For full details and to register, please visit our web page.

(25 Sep 2020)


The Participant Hub

The Participant Hub was created with the help of a Durham University Northern Accelerator award. The vision: to make the process of conducting online research simpler, easier and more accessible to all. 

(25 Sep 2020) » More about The Participant Hub


We've doubled our number of female computer science students

We’re absolutely delighted to have doubled the number of female computer science students who will begin studying with us in the coming weeks. The success is thanks to a number of initiatives run by staff and students in our Computer Science department to address the lack of women who study and work in computer science. Find out more on ourwebsite. 

(25 Sep 2020)


Study a foreign language online

Registration has now opened for the Languages for All programme commencing this October at our Centre for Foreign Language Study. Courses are available in 18 languages, with some new additions this year including Hebrew and Polish. All are open to Durham University staff, students and members of the public (for a fee). 

(11 Sep 2020)


Opportunities for social science researchers

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

(28 Aug 2020) » More about Opportunities for social science researchers


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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

 

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Printing and Binding at the SU

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

 

 

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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)


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)


Akala: Africa in History

The Durham People of Colour Association in collaboration with the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit are delighted to announce that this year’s Black History Month keynote speaker is the rapper, poet, author of Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire, founder of the Hip Hop Shakespeare Company, and MOBO winner, Akala. The talk will be live on Zoom on 28 October, and there will be a chance to ask questions afterwards. Sign up here to avoid disappointment.

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Durham Book Festival

It's the last few days of this year's digital Durham Book Festival, so make sure to take a look at the fantastic programme of events for this weekend. And don't forget, you can view all the past festival events for free on Crowdcast - just click here

(16 Oct 2020)


Honorary Treasurer for North East Environment Charity

The North East Environment Network – a charity and company limited by guarantee (trading as Outdoor and Sustainability Education Specialists)  is looking for a new Treasurer.

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Online evening language courses

Our Centre for Foreign Language Study has a wide range of online evening courses commencing this October.

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Durham Book Festival Fringe

Durham Cathedral and Sacristy Press (Durham's only mainstream publisher) are co-hosting three live-streamed author events as part of the Durham Book Festival Fringe. They are free to attend. Subjects include politics, climate crisis, religion and historical fiction. These free events will be live-streamed on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Visit the web page to find out more.

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Online language courses - registration deadline approaching

Our Centre for Foreign Language Study has an extensive programme of online courses commencing mid-October.

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Talent Development in Football

Durham Inspired is excited to be launching a series of regular webinars, Durham Inspired Presents, featuring field leaders in sport, music, theatre and the corporate world.

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Welcome to Durham Book Festival 2020

There’s still time to save your spot at one the free online events at this year’s Durham Book Festival, which starts today and features a truly international line up of writers, artists and thinkers. Staff and students can also access exclusive free access to tonight’s event: ‘Funny You Should Ask: A Quiz with the QI Elves at 7.30pm - just enter code dbf20qiquiz and sign up with your email address. Check out the full programme via Crowdcast

(8 Oct 2020)


Eat Medieval: A Taste of the Past

We would like to invite you to join our very first online, interactive cookery school, delivered in partnership with Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle between Monday 2 - Friday 6 November. The cost for the course is £99pp (£69.30 with exclusive discount code ZINZIBERDURHAM). Our academic experts will take you through the history of the period and reveal just how much we can know about the past through its food. For full details, please visit our web page.

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Online exhibitions news

Our galleries are closed to the public for now, but we’ve been working on all kinds of online exhibitions behind the scenes. Look at this Shorthand story to see what we have coming up over the next few months.

(25 Sep 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.

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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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