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Durham University

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25 October 2019

A new economic indicator

An alternative economic indicator is about to become a reality: the first ever economic development metric that asks for the people it seeks to serve to contribute to it, and the first metric that will reflect and truly act in the interests of each individual. Become a part of history here. This survey won't take any more than 5 minutes.

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Assembly Rooms Theatre - Open Day

The curtain is set to rise on the newly refurbished Assembly Rooms Theatre! Pop in any time between 10am - 5pm on Saturday 26 October to take a look behind the scenes of this historic city centre venue or come along at 7.30pm for an 'Open Mic Night' featuring music, dance and theatre.

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BAME Network Michaelmas meeting

Join us for our Michaelmas Term meeting on Tuesday 12 November at 1pm in PC168, Palatine Centre or come along to Whitechurch the same day at 5.30pm. If you would like to be added to the BAME network mailing list, please email For further information, please visit our web page.

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Botanic Garden temporary closure

The Botanic Garden and Café will be closed for essential maintenance work from Monday 2 December until 10am on Monday 9 December. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this period.

(25 Oct 2019)

Considering buying a bike?

If you sign up to the Cycle to Work scheme via the MyDurham benefits platform before Wednesday 11 December, you'll not only save up to 32% off a new bike but you'll also be entered into a prize draw to win one of three Garmin GPS watches. Also from Monday 4 November you'll be able to access special discounts and offers for one week only as part of the MyDurham 'Firework Frenzy' event. You'll need to be registered with MyDurham to access these exclusive offers - email to check if you're eligible and request an account.

(25 Oct 2019)

Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD) - Resource bank

We are delighted to launch our new teaching enhancement resource bank. The resource bank offers a range of quick and easy ideas to enhance your teaching practice in four key areas: Active Pedagogies – Enhancing the interactivity in your teaching, Authentic Assessment – Design a variety of new assessments to enhance student learning, Inclusive Curriculum – Embed inclusivity in all your teaching practices and Digital Learning – Embed the latest in digital innovation in your teaching approaches.

(25 Oct 2019)

Oracle Cloud introduction: expenses and advances deadline

On Monday 4 November, our current People+ HR and Finance systems will be replaced by Oracle Cloud, a cloud-based computer system which we believe will offer a much improved service across payroll, HR, expenses, recruitment, timesheets and absence. An email that has been sent to all staff detailing key messages and actions ahead of the ‘Go Live’ date can be found here

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Report and Support tool launched

An online tool has been recently launched; which enables students and staff to make an anonymous report and, where contact details are provided, obtain support and guidance from a designated staff member or request for the University to take formal action. Hate incidents, as well as incidents of bullying and harassment, sexual misconduct and violence and domestic abuse can be reported. The Report and Support tool also contains information on various internal and external support available for students and staff. To access the tool, please click here

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Sexual Misconduct and Violence Policy: Training available now for all staff

At any time, someone you know, work with, teach, or care about could disclose to you that they have been subjected to sexual violence or domestic abuse. If they do, then how you respond in the moment that follows matters a great deal. We run free training courses to help staff to understand how best to respond if someone discloses to them, highlighting the responsiblities that all staff have under the Sexual Misconduct and Violence Policy. For dates and times, please see our web pages

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Smart Railcard promotion

Do you have a smart season ticket card for rail travel? Would you like to be in with a chance to win back up to £200 from part of the cost of the ticket? Then why not enter the big £500k giveaway? You can enter the prize draw here

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TurningPoint Lunch and Learn

The Durham Centre for Academic Development will be hosting a TurningPoint Lunch and Learn session on Thursday 7 November. This session will be led by staff from Turning Technologies and include examples of how staff at Durham are using TurningPoint to support their practice. The session will take place from noon to 2.30pm in the Teaching and Learning Centre and lunch will be provided. Places are available to academic staff only. To book your place, please visit the Training Course Booking System.

(25 Oct 2019)

Vacancy - Finance Assistant (P/T) St Chad's College

St Chad's College is looking to appoint a part-time Finance Assistant. Full details can be found on the College website. The closing date for applications is Friday 8 November 2019.

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X12 route will travel via Teesside Park from 27 October

The X12 Arriva bus will change its route from 27 October to include Teesside Park. There have also been changes to the time the bus leaves Durham Bus Station and Durham University Science Site. For more information about the X12 route visit the Arriva website or pick up a leaflet from reception points from 27 October 2019.

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Marshals needed for Winter Congregation 2020

Staff are invited to get involved at Winter Congregation (Thursday 9 and Friday 10 January) 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 Sunday 24 November. Instructions and training will be provided in advance and lunch plus cakes/refreshments will be supplied in the Cathedral Restaurant.

(24 Oct 2019)

Staff Attendance at Winter Congregation 2020

If you wish to share in the fantastic celebration of our students' achievements at Winter Congregation then please confirm your place in the Staff Procession or request staff tickets by Sunday 15 December at

(24 Oct 2019)