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w/c 24 April 2017

Environmental Fact of the Week

Did You Know … May is National Walking Month? So why not take a lunchtime stroll to see the blue bells in Great High Wood. Visit the Greenspace walking website for fun walking tips and other local walks.

(28 Apr 2017) » More about Environmental Fact of the Week

Honorary Degrees for Summer Congregation 2017

Dr Rob Catty and Sir Andrew Motion will receive honorary degrees at the Summer Congregation this year. You can view further details at and register your attendance at the ceremonies at

(28 Apr 2017)

Invitation to Summer Congregation

If you wish to share in the fantastic celebration of our students' achievements at Summer Congregation then please confirm your place in the Staff Procession or request staff tickets by Sunday, 11 June at

(28 Apr 2017)

Marshals needed for Summer Congregation 2017

Staff are invited to get involved at Summer Congregation by volunteering to marshal. You will be working with colleagues from across the University to provide advice and guidance to students, guests and staff attending ceremonies. Please sign up at by Monday, 29 May. Instructions and training will be provided in advance and lunch plus cakes/refreshments will be supplied in the Cathedral Restaurant.

(28 Apr 2017)

More Homestay Accommodation needed for International Students

Do you enjoy hosting visitors in your own home? Could you offer a warm welcome to international students attending short courses in Durham this summer between Sunday, 28 May and Saturday, 5 August? If so, the English Language Centre would love to hear from you. They are looking for more hosts with a spare room who could provide half board accommodation. In return for your friendly welcome, we offer a generous remuneration and the full support of our homestay coordinator. For further details, please contact Chris and Clare at

(28 Apr 2017)

Staff Interest Free Loan Scheme

To support all international staff, (including if applicable, EEA staff) with the costs associated with visa applications, applications for permanent residency or British Citizenship, the University will be launching an Interest Free Loan Scheme on Tuesday, 2 May. Staff who are appointed on an open ended contract, or on a fixed term contract of employment of two years or more, will be eligible to make an application for a loan. For further information please visit the Staff Interest Fee Loan Scheme page or email for more information.

(28 Apr 2017)

International Conference: Catholicism, Literature, and the Arts: 1850 to the Present

Registration is now open for this conference, which will take place in Durham on 5-7 July 2017. This conference is organised by the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University and Ushaw College and is supported by the Centre for Poetry and Poetics and the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture at Durham University. For further information please visit here.

(27 Apr 2017) » More about International Conference: Catholicism, Literature, and the Arts: 1850 to the Present

Language learning opportunities this summer

Registration is now open for the Centre for Foreign Language Study’s summer language courses.Nine week development and nine day intensive courses are available, offering the opportunity to study to a schedule which suits your summer plans. Languages available include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish – in a range of levels. All courses are open to staff, students and members of the public for a fee. For more details and to register, please visit the website.

(27 Apr 2017)

Early Stage Researcher Conference

The Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing is pleased to host its second annual Early Stage Researcher Conference on Monday, 12 June, 9am to 5pm at the University, Lower Mountjoy. Please read on for further information.

(25 Apr 2017) » More about Early Stage Researcher Conference

A Day of Knowledge and Wisdom: Your Chance to Astonish the World

The Junior Common Rooms of John Snow College and Stephenson College are pleased to invite you to an event entitled 'A Day of Knowledge and Wisdom: Your chance to astonish the world' on Tuesday, 30 May at 11.00am in F009, Wolfson Building Queen's Campus. 

(15 Apr 2017) » More about Tuesday 30th May 2017