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20 MINS CREDIT/£10 VOUCHER - Age Up: Unusual Perceptions Survey

This online survey consists of a variety of questionnaires which will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Anyone aged 18 - 30 and 60 - 75 can take part for the chance to earn a £10 Amazon Voucher, or 20 minutes of participant pool credit.

(23 Jun 2017) » More about 20 MINS CREDIT/£10 VOUCHER - Age Up: Unusual Perceptions Survey

Graduating next week? Make sure you've saved your important docs!

Don't forget - if you're about to complete your course of study you must prepare for your IT account closing. Make sure any files, documents or emails you want to keep from your University provided email or storage (including OneDrive) are saved somewhere safe. Your University account will close once you graduate and you will lose access to these services. Find out more

(23 Jun 2017) » More about Graduating next week? Make sure you've saved your important docs!

Green end of term travel

When planning your end of term travels, don’t forget public transport or car sharing (have a look at the University’s car share scheme or GoCarShare. Whether it is a taxi to the station, or a longer drive home, car sharing is a great way to save money (and help the environment!).

If travelling home by train from Durham Train Station at the end of term, please take note: • Arrive at the station at least 20 minutes before the booked departure time of your train. • If collecting your ticket at the station, remember there are only 4 ticket machines (i.e. leave plenty of time). • If travelling to Kings Cross or Edinburgh with large items, contact a member of the platform staff on arrival at the station to arrange safe passage of your luggage in the guards van.

(23 Jun 2017)

Sexual Violence and Misconduct Operations Group

The latest update from the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Operations Group can be seen here

(23 Jun 2017)

Students' Union opening hours

Now we are at the end of term the Students' Union will be changing our opening hours to Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00. Any queries outside of this time can be emailed to

(23 Jun 2017)

Time Machines Film Screening: 12 Monkeys, Gala Theatre

Time Machines: Film Screenings Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12 Monkeys We've teamed up with The Gala Theatre in Durham for some special screenings of films which play with time.

(23 Jun 2017) » More about Time Machines Film Screening: 12 Monkeys, Gala Theatre

Volunteer opportunity at the Tech Boom North East Conference

Dynamo is the North East’s Digital and IT Industry group. This year they will be having their annual conference in the Calman Centre on July 3rd:

“For the fourth year, Dynamo is bringing its annual conference back to showcase the IT & tech sector in the North East. With the title ‘Tech Boom North East: Spotlight on the opportunity’ this year’s event, taking place on Monday 3rd July kindly hosted by Durham University, promises to showcase the strength in our region, and where the opportunity is growing for the sector.” 

(23 Jun 2017) » More about Volunteer opportunity at the Tech Boom North East Conference

2017 Ustinov Annual Conference

The Ustinov Annual Conference provides a space for dialogue between students, faculty, and practitioners to explore questions of global citizenship at the intersection of academic theory and real life practice. The 2017 conference will address the perceived polarisation of Western society and the globalism / nationalism dichotomy, as well as non-Western discourses on global citizenship.

(16 Jun 2017) » More about 2017 Ustinov Annual Conference

New Arriva X12 Bus Timetable

A new Arriva X12 bus timetable will be in operation from 23rd July 2017. A copy of the new timetable can be found on the Arriva website ( and printed leaflets from Arriva will be available at key reception areas shortly.

(16 Jun 2017) » More about New Arriva X12 Bus Timetable

Student Group Re-Registration 2017/18 - Deadline 31st July

Re-registration is now open until 31st July for any groups that have held their AGM and elected a new Exec. You will be required to submit information about the Exec for 2017/18 along with:

  • An inventory of any equipment
  • Your constitution (a template one is available if you don't have one)
  • CIS email registration form (you will need to print this off, complete it and then scan it and upload it to the form for the SU to sign and send to CIS)
  • General risk assessment of your main activities throughout the year
  • Mandate forms (these need to be signed and scanned then uploaded) and scans of the campus cards of your three main Exec (President, Secretary and Treasurer, or equivalents

Find out more here

(16 Jun 2017)

NUS Extra Card

Don’t have a NUS Extra Card yet? Pop down to reception at Dunelm House and get yours today!

From only £12 for a year, you can buy an NUS Extra Card to access hundreds of national high street discounts, both in-store and online.

(2 Jun 2017)

Parking of Vehicles on South Road

The University has been informed by Durham County Council that vehicles have been found to be parking on South Road (just past the Howlands Park and Ride site). These vehicles are causing an obstruction to the footpath and preventing routine maintenance of the footpath/verge/street cleansing. We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that vehicles should not park along South Road. Any vehicles found in this area could result in them being removed by the Police at the expense of the owners (£150 plus £20/day storage).

(2 Jun 2017)

Movember’s Student Ambassador Programme 2017

Applications for Movember’s Student Ambassador Programme 2017 are officially open for students in the UK.

Each year the ambassador team lead the ‘Mo’vement’ on their campus, rallying sign-ups and raising funds for men’s health. From Aberdeen to Aberystwyth, students have fun whilst doing good. 

(26 May 2017) » More about Movember’s Student Ambassador Programme 2017

Commonwealth Scholarships

6 Commonwealth Research Master's Scholarships are available to students and graduates of Durham University wishing to study in South Africa or Sri Lanka.

(19 May 2017) » More about Commonwealth Scholarships

Durham University support sporting stars with their new Zambia inititive - #Zambia5050

It's with huge excitement that we launch, alongside the Perfect Day Foundation, Mel Marshall and Adam Peaty's summer fundraising challenge in Zambia. The 50 in 50 Zambia Challenge is 50 hours of sport over 5 days in 5 sports, using sport as a platform to promote and enhance the quality of young people’s lives in Zambia.

The aim is to raise £50,000 through the 50 in 50 challenge and that money will be distributed by the charity partner Perfect Day Foundation 

Click here or Text melz17 and amount to 70070 eg melz17 £10 for a ten pound donation.

(12 May 2017) » More about Durham University support sporting stars with their new Zambia inititive - #Zambia5050

Meet the Guide Dogs

Last year the Students' Union ran a Worksmart event called 'Meet the Guide Dogs' raising money for Guide Dogs for the Blind. While providing this service allowed the puppies to socialise and get used to people, it provided many students an opportunity to de-stress during exam periods. With the money raised, we were able to adopt a guidedog puppy which students decided to call the puppy, Elvet! 

Back by popular demand, the puppies will be returning on Wednesday 10 May. Tickets cost £3.50 with £3.20 of the money going to Guide Dogs and are on sale here. Get them quick - last year they sold out very quickly. Until then here's some gifs of puppies to look at!

(5 May 2017)