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Durham Energy Institute Photography Competition

Durham Energy Institute (Durham University/DEI) invites you to submit entries to our energy photography competition, which will run alongside the annual research symposium on 29 September 2017. This is an opportunity for any professional, amateur or budding photographers out there who are interested in documenting energy in the world around them, and is open to anyone. Prizes of £100, £50 and £25 will be awarded on the day. Further information here.

(8 Sep 2017)


Durham Energy Institute Third Annual Research Symposium, 29 September 2017 at the Calman Learning Centre

“Energy Systems Integration – What do we know and what do we need to do now?” Come along to take part in the discussion and inform the debate on the steps required to integrate the old and the new energy. 

(8 Sep 2017) » More about Durham Energy Institute Third Annual Research Symposium, 29 September 2017 at the Calman Learning Centre


Durham Energy Institute Three Minute Thesis Competition

On the afternoon of Friday 29 September at 2.30-3.30pm, Durham Energy Institute will be holding a 3-Minute Thesis competition as part of their Annual Research Symposium to provide PhD students researching in any Energy related area, from any University, with an opportunity to exercise their research communication skills in language that is appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The competition will be judged by a panel chaired by Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart Corbridge. Prizes of £100, £50 and £25 will be awarded on the day. Further information here.

(8 Sep 2017)


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)


Language learning opportunities for 2017-18

The Centre for Foreign Language Study has courses available in seventeen different languages, including new for this year; Bengali, Dutch, Greek and Norwegian. Registrations are currently being taken for the October programme. Courses are available to staff, students and members of the public for a fee. Several formats are offered, providing the opportunity to study around other commitments. 

(8 Sep 2017) » More about Language learning opportunities for 2017-18


Mystery Shoppers Wanted!

Be a mystery shopper for the Retail Office and earn yourself a £5 YUM voucher. We are looking to recruit four mystery shoppers to visit one of our Durham University outlets, purchase a small item in the shop and fill in an online form detailing the visit.

(8 Sep 2017) » More about Mystery Shoppers Wanted!


Quickly connect with colleagues on campus and around the world. Interested?

Then why not give Skype for Business a go, if you haven’t tried it before. You can:

  • check at a glance if someone is free, busy or away from their desk
  • instant message with a colleague or group of colleagues
  • set up a voice or video conversation with your colleagues, including sharing your screen – all from the comfort of your own chair!

Skype for Business is installed on all staff computers (MDS Managed Desktop Service machines) and available via mdsanywhere. From Tuesday, existing users will notice we’ve enabled some new features - meeting recording and conversation history. Read on to find out more and see Skype for Business in action.

(8 Sep 2017) » More about Quickly connect with colleagues on campus and around the world. Interested?


Defibrillators

‘The University has recently purchased three additional defibrillators. Please follow this link for further guidance and their locations: www.durham.ac.uk/healthandsafety/local/office/guidance/defibrillators/ 

(7 Sep 2017)


Planned power interruptions - Essential work on the University’s electrical infrastructure

Estates and Buildings are carrying out a programme of work on the University’s high and low voltage electrical infrastructure during the summer period which will involve planned power interruptions to a number of buildings. Please read on for more information about this work and the buildings affected.

(7 Sep 2017) » More about Planned power interruptions - Essential work on the University’s electrical infrastructure


REF Database Training Courses

For 2017/18, four courses on the use of the REF database are now available for booking here

(7 Sep 2017) » More about REF Database Training Courses


Durham Book Festival 7-15 October 2017

The Durham Book Festival will be held 7 - 15 October 2017 and features a host of prominent writers, poets and political minds such as Roddy Doyle, Lionel Shriver, Robert Webb, Ala Hollinghurst, June Sarpong, Tracy Chevalier, Andrew McMillan and David Almond. The festival is looking for volunteers to help with the running of events.

(6 Sep 2017) » More about Durham Book Festival 7-15 October 2017


Structure Workshop: Thinking ecologically about policy and structure

Learning how to affect change in stable structures, 31 October 2017, 1-5pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study.

(6 Sep 2017) » More about Structure Workshop: Thinking ecologically about policy and structure


Unconscious Bias and the NEW Respecting Others Workshops Available for Booking

The full programme of scheduled Unconscious Bias and Respecting Others: Challenging Negative Behaviours workshops from September 2017 to June 2018 are available to all staff via the Training Course Booking System www.dur.ac.uk/training.course/diversity/.

(6 Sep 2017) » More about Unconscious Bias and the NEW Respecting Others Workshops Available for Booking


Achieving gender balance in professional service roles - Have your say!

A project group has been established to examine what the University can do to support the promotion of gender balance across the hierarchy of professional services roles.

(5 Sep 2017) » More about Achieving gender balance in professional service roles - Have your say!


Keep up to date on the Estate

A series of new web pages has been launched to provide information on Estates developments. Please visit these pages for details of projects, latest news and the chance to provide feedback www.durham.ac.uk/estates-developments

(4 Sep 2017)