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Durham University

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Dialogue Signposts

31 January 2020

Are you interested in our digital future?

We have been working with colleagues across the University to develop our draft Digital Strategy and we'd love to hear what you think about it. 

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Earn up to £30 in a fun experiment

You are invited to participate in an experimental study that investigates social perception and interaction. The study takes about 30 minutes and takes place at the Consultation Room, Business School. You’ll receive £5 cash upon completion, plus an opportunity to win a £25 Amazon gift card! We are currently recruiting adult participants aged 18-60 years. Please contact Bibi Zhang at bibi.zhang@durham.ac.uk to sign up for a slot.

(31 Jan 2020)


Extended call for Papers: 3 Rivers Regional Learning and Teaching Conference

The call for papers to the 15th regional learning and teaching conference, taking place on 24 April at the University of Sunderland has been extended to 29 February, and our teaching community is invited to participate with this 'Call for Papers'. 

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French Conversation for Staff

If you speak conversational French at any level and would like the chance to practise with colleagues, please come along to our informal get-togethers this term. The catch-ups from 12-1pm usually take place in the Palatine Centre and alternate between Thursday and Fridays.

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Mums and babies needed!

The Durham Infancy and Sleep Centre (DISC) is looking for mums in the Durham/Newcastle area with babies under seven months to take part in some research about early evening care. 

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National Student Survey

The NSS started last week, and our final-year undergraduates are taking part alongside half a million students across the country. Please encourage your finalists to fill in the online survey at www.thestudentsurvey.com

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New foot and cycle path to open soon

As part of our Infrastructure Improvements project to enhance movement around the University, a new foot and cycle path linking Hollingside Lane and Howlands park and ride will open for use on Monday 10 February. This will go through the woods near Collingwood College, running parallel to South Road. The next phase of the project is to enhance the existing footpath along South Road between Hollingside Lane and Howlands park and ride. To allow this work to take place, the existing footpath will be closed from Monday 10 February until Monday 24 February. Please use the new route instead.

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Opera by the Lake with Sir Thomas Allen

Join us at Van Mildert College on Saturday 22 February for an evening of opera favourites with our Chancellor, Sir Thomas Allen, along with Durham Alumni soloists. Tickets can be reserved by emailing vm.development@durham.ac.uk 

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Researchfish 2020 Submission Period opens Monday 3 February

Researchfish is an online reporting system used by funders to collect information on the outcomes, outputs and impact of the research they fund. The 2020 submission period is open from Monday 3 February to Thursday 12 March at 4pm. Full information on deadlines and instructions on how to submit can be found at: https://www.dur.ac.uk/research.innovation/local/research/projects/reporting/outputs/resfish/

(31 Jan 2020)


Save on Your Holiday Bookings with My Durham

A brand new Holiday Discounts service has been launched this month as part of the My Durham staff benefits platform. Holiday Discounts is a dedicated team of travel experts and holiday packages booked through them are fully ABTA and ATOL protected.

My Durham users can also save 10% when booking direct with Jet2, TUI and Hotels.com as well as receiving discounts on airport parking.

If you don't have access to My Durham, please email reward.team@durham.ac.uk to check your eligibility and request an account.

(31 Jan 2020)


University representatives needed on external committees

We are seeking experienced and committed individuals to be the University's nominees on either the Northumbrian Universities Military Education Committee (NUMEC) or the Council of Governors for South Tees NHS Trust. 

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