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13 November 2020

EPSRC IAA call for applications

The latest round of Durham’s EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) is now open. The ESPRC IAA provides a bridge between the outputs of EPSRC funded research and later commercialisation activities. 

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Evaluation of polling software

Do you use TurningPoint or any other polling software solution? The Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD) is working with CIS to help evaluate the use of polling software at Durham University. We are inviting anyone with an interest in polling software to complete a brief survey.

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Go Volunteer - November 2020

Staff and Student volunteering have compiled a list of Covid-secure volunteering opportunities for staff and students to get involved with, and will be sharing more information over the next few weeks. Please visit our SharePoint for more information and to sign up. Any questions should be directed to Staff Volunteering:

(13 Nov 2020)

Knowledge Across Borders webinar

As part of our close partnership with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, we have launched a joint webinar series called Knowledge Across Borders. Over 450 people from 34 countries registered for the inaugural webinar which focused on the field of palaeontology. The recording of this first webinar is now available to view here.

(13 Nov 2020)

New Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Colleges and Student Experience)

Professor Graham Towl has been appointed as our new Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Colleges and Student Experience), following a competitive external recruitment process and has taken up his role with immediate effect.

(13 Nov 2020)

New training sessions for Managers

HR-OD are offering new virtual workshops to help Managers to support their teams during these challenging times, including a session on 'Confident Wellbeing Conversations' by external trainer Dave Alego and a session on 'Managing Hybrid Teams during Change' delivered by external trainer Craig Smith. Places on the workshops can be booked via the Training Course Booking System.

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November Community Newsletter out now

November's Durham University Community Newsletter is out now, including: an update on our operations during lockdown, how we're supporting young people in the North East to fulfil their potential, how you can enjoy our museums and learning activities remotely and the latest on our Infrastructure Improvements project. Read it here.

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Password security: act now

We recently asked you to review your passwords to ensure the safety and security of your accounts. Whilst we recognise that the majority of staff and students will already have acted on this request, if you haven’t we need you to do so now. Fraudsters are actively attempting to hack accounts and often target weak passwords as an easy way to gain access to systems.

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Talk Money Week

We offer colleagues a number of resources to support your financial education and wellbeing on our dedicated webpage. This week is Talk Money Week – encouraging people to open up about their finances to build financial confidence and resilience. Talk Money Week also have a number of resources, including online guides to help you start conversations about finances with your family and friends.

(13 Nov 2020)

The Internationalist - a new podcast series from the ACU

As a member institution of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), we would like to share information about 'The Internationalist', a new podcast series launched to generate conversations about current debates in higher education. The podcast takes on big topics such as 'decolonising higher education', 'the student experience on campus' and 'can the curriculum be authentic to where it's taught?'. You can find the podcast on all major podcast platforms, and there is more information about it on the ACU’s website here.

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Update on Winter Congregation 2021

Earlier this week, we advised those students eligible to attend Winter 2021 Congregation ceremonies that we have taken the decision to postpone these ceremonies. This is due to the ongoing significant measures designed to manage the spread of Covid-19.

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