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10 Teams Through To BUCS Big Wednesday Final

Over the past couple of weeks our athletes have been engaged in Championship and Trophy semi-finals as we continue on our campaign for BUCS gold. 10 teams across 7 sports beat tough opposition and will now travel to Nottingham on Wednesday 27 March to compete in their respective finals. We wish the best of luck to all athletes and coaching staff involved.

(21 Mar 2019)


Academic Proofreading Services

Short Proofing consists of a team of academics from Durham University and Oxford University to offer affordable proofreading services to students in the University. Check out our website for further information.

(21 Mar 2019) » More about Academic Proofreading Services


Our MSc Management Students Won The Accuracy Business Cup 2019

We are extremely proud to say that three of our Masters in Management students recently won the UK finals of the Accuracy Business Cup 2019.

 

This excellent win for Therese Seiringer, Lydia Edwards and Alexander Lane means they will now travel to the international final in Paris on Friday 22 March to face other countries’ winners. Click here for more info.

(21 Mar 2019)


PGR And ECR Funding Announcement And Call For Proposals

IAS postgraduate and early career interdisciplinary conferences, workshops and other research-focussed events.

The Institute of Advanced Study promotes, incubates and supports transformative interdisciplinary enquiry across the natural sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities. We are now pleased to announce a new funding initiative, supported by our endowment funds, and specifically targeted at Durham’s postgraduate (PGR) and early career (ECR) (postdoctoral) communities. Funding of up to £4000 is available to host an interdisciplinary conference or workshop that is aligned to the IAS’s goal of enhancing interdisciplinary thinking specifically amongst Durham PGR and ECR communities. This is an exciting opportunity for members of these communities to take their work into new territories and to foster ID dialogues and exchanges.

Applicants need to identify a mentor to advise the organisation team.
Deadline: 12.00pm, Friday 12 April.
Please complete the attached application form found here.

(21 Mar 2019) » More about PGR And ECR Funding Announcement And Call For Proposals


Vote For Three PhD Students In The Shell LiveWIRE Competition

Natasha Boulding, Phil Buckley and Scott Bush make up the Plastech Innovation team who are hoping to win the Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award. The PhD students recently won the national Bright SCIdea Challenge with a novel solution to reusing non-recyclable plastic. Vote here.

(21 Mar 2019) » More about Vote For Three PhD Students In The Shell LiveWIRE Competition


Call for applications: Joint Uppsala-Durham Seedcorn Fund

Building on their collaborations through the Matariki Network of Universities, Durham and Uppsala Universities wish to strengthen their bilateral ties and have developed a joint seedcorn fund to source and support joint research. Through a competitive process, Durham and Uppsala Universities will jointly advertise, select and fund research projects to the value of €10,000- €25,000.

(20 Mar 2019) » More about Call for applications: Joint Uppsala-Durham Seedcorn Fund


Durham Leadership Programme: Applications Now Open

The Experience Durham Leadership Programme is currently accepting applications for 2019/2020. Through the Programme, you will gain access to:

 

• Personalised one-to-one mentoring from Durham University alumni.

• An invitation to a speaker series from industry professionals focusing on leadership development at university and in your future career.

• Links to a vast alumni network.

• Exclusive resources and training on leadership theory and practice.

• Access to sessions on networking, giving and receiving feedback, working with a mentor, avoiding conflict, emotional intelligence and more.

Deadline for applications is Friday 12 April 2019. Please send applications to Chantelle Cumming, chantelle.cumming@durham.ac.uk. For more updates please follow our Facebook page.

(20 Mar 2019) » More about Durham Leadership Programme: Applications Now Open


Estates and Facilities Directorate: New Facebook Page

Find us @estatesandfacilites on Facebook. We will be posting regular project update pictures, along with other works and projects happening around the Estate.

We will also be uploading recruitment opportunities.

(20 Mar 2019)


National Student Survey

More than half of final-year undergraduates have already filled in the NSS this year – if you haven't, there's still time to take part here.

(20 Mar 2019) » More about National Student Survey


Chancellor's Medal Recipient 2019

Congratulations to Professor Robert Layton, Department of Anthropology, who is the 2019 recipient of the Chancellor's Medal. Professor Layton will receive his award at the Celebrating Excellence dinner on Monday 29 April.

(15 Mar 2019)


Community Engagement Task Force: Update

Our Community Engagement Task Force met recently. There were updates on the work of its five sub-groups, economic, culture, citizenship, the lived environment and Durham for All; and our new Student Pledge. You can read a brief update from the meeting on our Community web pages.

(15 Mar 2019) » More about Community Engagement Task Force: Update


Cutting Out Single Use Plastics

We don’t want plastic rubbish ruining our environment. Read how Van Mildert is cutting back on single use plastics, and other environmental initiatives.

(15 Mar 2019) » More about Cutting Out Single Use Plastics


Greenspace Environmental Sustainability Online Training Module

Staff and students are strongly encouraged to complete the Greenspace Environmental Sustainability Online Training Module available on duo and find out ‘how to make a difference’. Completing the module will enable you the opportunity to learn more about what the University is doing and what we can do, individually and collectively, to reduce our carbon footprint. Why not take the module today and find out what small step you can take.

(15 Mar 2019) » More about Greenspace Environmental Sustainability Online Training Module


New Global Challenges CDT launched

The new Durham Global Challenges Centre for Doctoral Training launched this week. The CDT, which will receive £3m over three years from the Global Challenges Research Fund, involves researchers from across the University and will see PhD students working in developing countries to address global issues. Find out more.

(15 Mar 2019)


Responsible University Statement

The revised Responsible University Statement sets out the high standards of respect, professionalism and integrity expected of staff and students alongside the related policies and processes to support good ethical behaviour. View the new statement here.

(15 Mar 2019)


Towel And Tampon Drive 2019: Results

Huge thank you to all those who collected and donated for the 2019 Towel and Tampon Drive, in recognition of International Women's Day.

(15 Mar 2019) » More about Towel And Tampon Drive 2019: Results


Careers And Enterprise Services Survey

If you are a mature undergraduate student at Durham, or are currently studying at Durham and have a disability, and can spare two minutes to complete a survey to review our activities and services, we'd very much appreciate your support. Please find the link for the disabled students survey here.

**In order to take part, you must have been aged 21 or over at the time of commencing your undergraduate studies.

**A disability is defined by the Equality Act of 2010 as ´´having a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.´´ These questionnaires will be used to review, inform and shape the support provided by the Careers & Enterprise Centre.

(14 Mar 2019)


Funding Announcement And Call For Proposals

The Institute of Advanced Study promotes, incubates and supports transformative interdisciplinary enquiry across the natural sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities. We are now pleased to announce a new funding initiative, supported by our endowment funds, and specifically targeted at Durham’s postgraduate (PGR) and early career (ECR) (postdoctoral) communities. Funding of up to £4000 per application is available to host an interdisciplinary conference or workshop that is aligned to the IAS’s goal of enhancing interdisciplinary thinking specifically amongst Durham PGR and ECR communities. This is an exciting opportunity for members of these communities to take their work into new territories and to foster ID dialogues and exchanges.

Applicants need to identify a mentor to advise the organisation team.

Deadline: 12.00pm, Friday 12 April 2019.
Process: please complete the attached application form.

(14 Mar 2019) » More about Funding Announcement And Call For Proposals


Council Meeting

A Council meeting was held on Tuesday 26 February where PVC Education, Professor Alan Houston, led an interactive session on thoughts around the Curriculum Reform. The key business included Council’s approval of; the establishment of a new Faculty of Business from Thursday 1 August 2019, revisions to the University’s Brand Values, a revised University Executive Committee (UEC) structure, a three year programme of investment in colleges infrastructure, and an Outline Business Case for the Academic Estates development Phase 2A (including Elvet Waterside). Council also discussed updates to the University Global Strategy, and a proposal to establish a Durham Maths School. Further information is available from the University Secretary at university.secretary@durham.ac.uk.

(12 Mar 2019)


Registration Now Open For Summer Language Courses

The Centre for Foreign Language study’s programme of summer courses is now open for registration. Courses are available as nine week evening classes, as well as in an intensive format delivered over nine working days before the summer vacation. The latter may be of particular interest to students who wish to complete a level quickly and ahead of the new academic year. A 10% ‘early bird’ discount on the fee is available when registering for an intensive course by midnight Tuesday 30 April. Please see the website for full details.

(8 Mar 2019)


Durham Student's Union: Changes

As a result of a number of changes to how the University is run, Durham Students’ Union will be represented on two new senior committees. These are the Provost’s Board and the Operations Board, both of which will report to the University Executive Committee. These changes will take effect from 1 August 2019.

(7 Mar 2019)


Summer Language Courses: Registration Now Open

The Centre for Foreign Language study’s programme of summer courses is now open for registration. Courses are available as nine week evening classes, as well as in an intensive format delivered over nine working days before the summer vacation. The latter may be of particular interest to students who wish to complete a level quickly and ahead of the new academic year.

An ‘early bird’ discount is available when registering for an intensive course by midnight Tuesday 30 April 2019. Please see the website for full details.

(1 Mar 2019)


Visit Our Mount Oswald Project

Interserve, the company building our Mount Oswald development, is running tours of the site on Thursday 21 March and Friday 22 March. There are one-hour tours at 11.00am and 1.00pm on both days.

The tours are part of the Open Doors, a national construction industry initiative. Places on the tours must be booked. Please visit the website.

(27 Feb 2019)


'Under The Microscope' Art Exhibition

'Under The Microscope' looks at how the department are using the latest technology to see what is happening with all types of plants, from those in our gardens to the ones we eat. A fusion of art & science, come and see the fantastic images taken the department. This will be at Botanic Garden Visitor Centre, March 2019.

Find out more here.

(26 Feb 2019)


New Library Café Is Now Open At The Bill Bryson Library

After extensive renovation and refurbishment work, the new Library Café has opened on Thursday 21 February. Also known as Small Island Coffee after Bill Bryson’s best selling book, the new Café will operate in partnership with a local supplier called Rounton Coffee Roasters who are based in Northallerton.

(22 Feb 2019) » More about New Library Café Is Now Open At The Bill Bryson Library


Winter Congregation 2020

The timetable for Winter Congregation 2020 is now available here.

(22 Feb 2019)


Butler Research Forum - Submissions Open Now

Submissions for Josephine Butler Research Forum are now open. You can submit proposals and abstracts here until Sunday 31 March with the forum taking place on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April.

(20 Feb 2019) » More about Butler Research Forum - Submissions Open Now


The Water Hub: RIPPLE 2019

The Water Hub’s first annual network event is for businesses, creative thinkers, and practitioners; for those who want to create an impact in the water and environment sector and share our ambition for putting the North East at the heart of the global market in water technology innovation.

The day, which takes place at the Centre for Life in Newcastle on Thursday 21 March 2019, will provide industry and government insight, cutting-edge innovation, real life examples, and inspiring talks from those influencing the sector in the North East and beyond.

To register to attend this FREE event, please visit our webpage.

(21 Jan 2019) » More about The Water Hub: RIPPLE 2019


Update On EU Settlement Scheme - Next Pilot Phase

The Home Office has just announced the next phase of the settlement scheme. From Monday 21 January, the next pilot phase of the EU Settlement Scheme will go live. Building on the testing already undertaken in the higher education sector, this phase will be open to all EU citizens living in the UK who have a valid biometric passport. It will also be open to non-EU family members who have a valid biometric residence card.

Applicants will be able to access the application form direct on GOV.UK.

Please note, this is currently closed and will only open once the next phase of testing begins.

By applying during this test phase, applicants will continue to provide valuable insight into how the system is performing so that further improvements can be made before the scheme is fully rolled out by Saturday 30 March 2019.

Who can apply

The next phase of testing means that students and family members are able to apply provided they have either a biometric passport or biometric residence card. EEA and Swiss nationals are not eligible to apply during the pilot but will be able to once the scheme is fully live by Saturday 30 March 2019. Irish citizens do not need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme but they can if they want to.

Support 

For any questions about an application made during the pilot, contact the EU Settlement Scheme Resolution Centre by calling 0300 123 7379 (inside the UK) or +44 (0) 203 080 0010 (outside the UK). Find out about call charges here. You can also ask a question using the online submissions form.

For more information about the EU Settlement Scheme visit GOV.UK.

(16 Jan 2019)


Could you help Pelaw Performers?

Do you love drama? Would you like to help kids who might not otherwise get the chance to try it? Student volunteers are supporting the Pelaw Performers, a drama club based on Sherburn Road Estate, Durham City. 

(28 Nov 2018) » More about Could you help Pelaw Performers?


Food Bank Collection

There is now a Food Collection Box situated in Hatfield College's Porter's Lodge. All donations will be given to Durham Foodbank. We are collecting any non-perishables, such as soup, biscuits and teabags. 

(28 Nov 2018) » More about Food Bank Collection


Interview Practice Platform

Careers & Enterprise have a new resource available to help you develop and enhance your interview technique when it comes to applying for job or work experience opportunities.

(28 Nov 2018) » More about Interview Practice Platform


New Appointment: Deputy Director, Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving

On Monday, 26th November 2018, Tristan Alltimes joined the University as our new Deputy Director for Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving in DARO.

 

(28 Nov 2018) » More about New Appointment: Deputy Director, Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving


Participants needed for Psychology Dissertation Study

This 20-minute study aims to investigate how personality and background distractions affect task performance. The experiment will involve completing a personality questionnaire, followed by a memory task and verbal reasoning task, and finally three post-test questions. Psychology students will receive 20 minutes of participant pool credit in return.

(28 Nov 2018) » More about Participants needed for Psychology Dissertation Study


Responses Needed for Archaeology Dissertation

Dissertation responses needed for a study on the public opinion of whether Qing artefacts in European museums should be returned to China. Anyone of any background is welcome to complete the online survey, which will take less than 10 minutes to complete. 

(28 Nov 2018) » More about Responses Needed for Archaeology Dissertation


Reverse Advent Calendar

DASH are running a Reverse Advent Calendar project for all Colleges. Over the next 14 days, or until the end of term, pop one item each day into a cardboard box. 

(28 Nov 2018) » More about Reverse Advent Calendar


Durham Wildcats Manager Lee Sanders awarded LMA Manager of the Month

Durham Wildcats Manager Lee Sanders was awarded the League Managers Association Manager of the Month for October this week.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Durham Wildcats Manager Lee Sanders awarded LMA Manager of the Month


ESRC Business Boost Informal Scoping Meeting for Researchers

There is still time to book a place at the informal scoping meeting for researchers, on Wednesday 21 November.Hosted by the Business Boost Officer, the meeting will take place at Hatfield College between 12 noon - 2pm.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about ESRC Business Boost Informal Scoping Meeting for Researchers


Feasibility Study into incubation space in Durham

We are keen to seek the views of our students to help assess demand for new business incubation space in Durham, by completing a short online survey

(26 Oct 2018) » More about Feasibility Study into incubation space in Durham


Divestment from Companies Involved in Fossil Fuel Extraction

The University is to divest from companies involved in fossil fuel extraction, and has committed to becoming a major international partner in the development of green energy. This decision follows a Commission on Divestment from Companies Involved in Fossil Fuel Extraction, which was established following a proposal from Durham Students’ Union, which included staff and student members, and which undertook consultation on the issue with staff, students and alumni. For more information, please click here.

(14 Mar 2018)


View progress on the Centre for Teaching and Learning

Two cameras have been installed looking over the Centre for Teaching and Learning construction site at Lower Mountjoy. The feed from these cameras can be viewed on the project web page, here. The cameras update every 10 minutes. 

(9 Mar 2018)


Work to expand Maiden Castle Sports Complex set to begin

Durham County Council has approved the University's plans to improve the sports facilities at Maiden Castle. Work on the new facilities is set to begin in April, to develop a sports hub for students and the community. Read more about this exciting development here.

(6 Feb 2018)


Durham Graduate Showcase

This year’s troupe of 10 performers was selected by 3 external industry professionals through open auditions. After graduating, many Durham students go on to receive agency representation; work professionally in TV, film, and theatre; and pursue further training at drama schools including LAMDA, RAM, and Bristol Old Vic.

This year's troupe of actors will perform the showcase onFriday 22 March at 7.30 in the Music Department. Limited tickets on the door.

(21 Mar 2019) » More about Durham Graduate Showcase


Miss Julie At The Gala Theatre

Strindberg’s electrifying play of sex and class comes to passionate life in a powerful new production by Elysium Theatre Company on Saturday 23 March, 7.30pm. With a professional cast and a student ensemble, this is not a show to be missed. To book please call the box office on 03000 266600 or visit the website.

(21 Mar 2019)


A Night of German 'Kultur'

Durham County Council’s link of friendship with the German town of Tübingen is 50 years old this year. There is a programme of events throughout the year to celebrate the twinning but the main focus will be on an event taking place on in Durham on Thursday 13 June. Please visit the County Council webpage for more
information
.

(20 Mar 2019) » More about A Night of German 'Kultur'


Hill vs Bailey: The Improv Comedy Match

Join Shellshock! on Friday 22 March, 8.00pm, in Upper Kingsgate in the Durham Students' Union, as our very own improvisers battle for the honour of Hill or Bailey. This is an improvised comedy show, which means that every scene you'll see will be made up on the spot based on audience suggestions.

(20 Mar 2019) » More about Hill vs Bailey: The Improv Comedy Match


Roma Screening At Durham Law School

Durham Law School, the Decent Work Regulation Project, the DU Mexican Society, the DU Hispanic Society, and the DU Latin American society warmly invite you for a screening of Roma at the Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Durham Law School, on Friday 29 March at 5.00pm. Wine reception and snacks provided.

(20 Mar 2019) » More about Roma Screening At Durham Law School


The North’s Biggest Book Fair

Bigger and better than ever, the Durham Palestine Educational Trust’s Easter Book Fair runs from Saturday 13 April to Monday 22 April in the Pemberton Rooms on Palace Green. Open 10.00am to 4.00pm each day. Admission is free and accompanied children are welcome. Good disabled access.

(20 Mar 2019) » More about The North’s Biggest Book Fair


Ballet Workshop In French

The final ballet workshop taught in French is scheduled for Thursday 21 March, 3.00-4.00pm at Collingwood Dance Studio. You will learn basic ballet exercises at the barre and the centre, as well as useful French vocabulary. If you have any questions, please email geraldine.crahay@durham.ac.uk.

(15 Mar 2019) » More about Ballet Workshop In French


Celebrate The Hindu Festival Of Holi At The Oriental Museum

Celebrate the passing of winter and the arrival of spring as the Oriental Museum hosts the spectacular Hindu festival of Holi on Saturday 23 March 12.00-5.00pm. The day will include ‘powder throws’, arts and craft activities, storytelling and the opportunity to help produce some traditional Rangoli designs. Tickets cost £4 per person, and are free for the under 2s. Visitors are advised to book in advance here to ensure they get a place. The ticket price also includes entry to the Oriental Museum on the day. For more information please contact charlotte.spink@durham.ac.uk.

(14 Mar 2019) » More about Celebrate The Hindu Festival Of Holi At The Oriental Museum


'Look At Me' An Exhibition By Down's Syndrome North East (DSNE) At The World Heritage Site Visitor Centre

Look at me…what do you see? Thirty six volunteer models ranging in age from a few months to 38 years old visited the studio of creative photographer Kayla Wren to have their photos taken. They were asked to come with something that was important to them or something they liked, and to think about what they wanted to wear and how they would like to pose and be seen by people. DSNE hope you enjoy this exhibition and have time to write your comments in their book ‘Look at Me ….What do you see?’ The exhibition is on display in the Visitor Centre on Owengate until Saturday 30 March, opening hours 9.30am-5.00pm.

(7 Mar 2019)


Walk From Finchale Priory To Durham Cathedral

Walk from Finchale Priory to Durham Cathedral Saturday 23 March from 10.30am-2.00pm. At 10.30am, there will be an act of inauguration of the new signage in Durham County Hall (DH2 5UL), which was funded by the Diputación da Coruña in Spain. Free transport to Finchale Priory for walkers is provided from Durham County Hall (DH1 5UL) at 11.00am, but pre-booking is essential.

(7 Mar 2019) » More about Walk From Finchale Priory To Durham Cathedral


Forthcoming Exhibition : 'Things From Home'

An exhibition of contemporary ceramics inspired by the experiences of international students, created by artist Katrin Moye. From Friday 22 March to Sunday 27 October at the Oriental Museum.

(6 Mar 2019) » More about Forthcoming Exhibition : 'Things From Home'


Durham University Classical Ensemble: Epiphany Concert

Durham University Classical Ensemble warmly invites you to their second concert of the 2018/19 academic year, at St. Oswald's Church in Durham, on the European Day of Early Music. Join us at 7.30pm on Thursday 21 March. Doors open from 7.00pm. Tickets available for purchase here until 5.00pm on the day of the concert. Ticket Prices - Standard; £8, Concession: £5, Music Durham: £4

(28 Feb 2019) » More about Durham University Classical Ensemble: Epiphany Concert


'Under The Microscope' Art Exhibition

'Under The Microscope' looks at how the department are using the latest technology to see what is happening with all types of plants, from those in our gardens to the ones we eat. A fusion of art & science, come and see the fantastic images taken the department. This will be at Botanic Garden Visitor Centre, March 2019.

Find out more here.

(26 Feb 2019)


Take Part In A Total Warrior Event For Charity

Local mental health charity, Veterans at Ease, are looking for both people to run the Total Warrior and raise money for the charity, and also for volunteers to go along on the day and help the event to run smoothly. (The charity will receive £20 for each volunteer who goes along for them.)

The event is taking place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 of June 2019 at Bramham Park in Leeds. Please email student.volunteering@durham.ac.uk to get involved.

(26 Feb 2019) » More about Take Part In A Total Warrior Event For Charity


All Male No More

Hatfield College warmly invites you to join us for our College exhibition, as part of this year’s events to mark thirty years of women in the College. 'All Male No More!', an exhibition curated by Hatfield students and staff, will be open to members of the University and the wider public, Friday 22 February - Friday 22 March 2019, in Hatfield College Chapel (2.00-5.00pm).

(31 Jan 2019) » More about All Male No More


Durham University Interfaith Forum Befriending

The St. Margaret’s Care Home visits are back for 2019 on the following dates: Wednesday 30 January, Wednesday 13 March, Sunday 7 April and Wednesday 15 May 2019.

All visits are at 2.00pm and the visit lasts one hour or less. No preparation needed, no need to bring anything, just smiles and love. Everybody is welcome, both staff and students. Should you be interested to take part on any or all of the dates, please contact Nassiba Benferdi at nassiba.benferdi@dur.ac.uk.

(28 Jan 2019)


Behind the Mask Opens At Oriental Museum

A new exhibition featuring art inspired by Ancient Egyptian treasures and created by members of a mental health charity has opened at our Oriental Museum.

For more information on the 'Behind the Mask' exhibition, please visit the website.

(21 Jan 2019)


Wandering Christmas Acapella at Palace Green

Get into the Christmas spirit with Foot Notes performing around Palace Green and Palace Green Library on Saturday, 1st December at 11:30am. This wandering acapella group will be performing classical Christmas tunes, as well as hits inspired by breath.

(28 Nov 2018) » More about Wandering Christmas Acapella at Palace Green


Art Workshop: The Art of Japanese Urushi Lacquer

Join us at the Oriental Museum on Saturday 1st December, 1-4pm, for a creative workshop led by artist / maker Suzanne Ross. Design and create your own lacquer panel using the traditional Japanese maki-e technique. Booking essential. Payment of £40 is required upon booking. 

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Art Workshop: The Art of Japanese Urushi Lacquer


DDF - Durham Dance Fusion

Durham is hosting its annual Inter-University Dance Competition DDF on Saturday 24th in the DSU. We have different universities travelling to compete in Modern, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary and Street categories! Come along to support our fabulous dancers and witness some great talent, skill and creative routines.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about DDF - Durham Dance Fusion


DUOS Symphony Concert

Join DUOS in their first symphony concert of the academic year: 24th November 2018, 7:30pm, Elvet Methodist Church
Tickets are available at: https://www.musicdurham.org/event/duos-symphony-18/

(16 Nov 2018) » More about DUOS Symphony Concert


Durham University Writing Group

Next week, the Writing Group will be meeting from 9am-5pm, Monday 19th-Thursday 22nd November inclusive, in the Williams Library, St Chad's College. Further information is available on the facebook group, or contact helen.b.roche@durham.ac.uk.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Durham University Writing Group


Estranged Students Solidarity Campaign

Durham Estranged Students' Solidarity Campaign will run from 26th-30th November 2018. The aim of our campaign is to raise awareness about family estrangement and estranged students in Durham, build a network for estranged students studying at Durham, and encourage the university to sign the Stand Alone Pledge and offer support for estranged students at Durham. 

Latest updates on the campaign will be updated here

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Estranged Students Solidarity Campaign


Football fundraiser to tackle male suicide

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45. Collingwood College AFC is staging a 24-hour football match to raise money for the Campaign Against Living Miserably, a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide. The match will run from 12pm on Friday, 23 November to 12pm on Saturday, 24 November.

Spectators and donations are most welcome. For more information, please visit this website

(16 Nov 2018)


Pitch Productions presents “Us/Them”

Pitch Productions presents “Us/Them” by Carly Wijs: Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November at 8pm, Hild Bede Chapel. Written in 2014, this shocking contemporary drama follows two children as they narrate their experiences of the 2004 Beslan school siege. 

Ticket prices: Standard £7, Concession £6, DST members £5. Online ticket booking is open here, or more information contact: pitch.prods@durham.ac.uk

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Pitch Productions presents “Us/Them”


Prizes for Classifying Photos on MammalWeb

For every classification you do on the County Durham Survey project in MammalWeb between Monday 12/11/2018 17:00 and Monday 26/11/2018 17:00, you’ll get one ‘ticket’ in a prize draw to win either a £100 Amazon voucher, or one of two £50 Amazon vouchers! The more classifications you do during this time, the more chance you’ll have to win!

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Prizes for Classifying Photos on MammalWeb


Student Community Action's Christmas Charity Dog Show

Student volunteering are hosting their annual Christmas Charity Dog Show on Sunday the 16th of December, at Maiden Castle Sports Centre from 10am-4pm. The event is fantastic fun for all the community and is bound to be bigger and better than ever this year! More information on how to spectate or enter your dog(s) to follow soon.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Student Community Action's Christmas Charity Dog Show


Submissions Open for Durham University Economics Journal

The Durham University Economics Journal is now taking student submissions for its Annual Print Edition. Opinion articles and student research (including degree-related essays) are strongly encouraged. Submission deadline: 7th January 2019 to DUEconomicsJournal@gmail.com

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Submissions Open for Durham University Economics Journal


Ushaw Christmas Lecture and Carol Service

Tuesday 11th December will see two special Christmas events take place at Ushaw. Janet Soskice will give a public lecture on "Christ, the Light of Our Lives; or 'What Do the Ox and the Ass Get Out of Christmas?'"; this will be followed by a carol service in the beautiful St Cuthbert's Chapel.

All welcome; registration is essential via this website, where information for those needing help with transport is also available. The registration deadline for transport is 10am on 27 November.

(16 Nov 2018)


Love Food Hate Waste Competition

The hotly contested inter-collegiate Love Food Hate Waste competition takes place from Monday 29th October until Friday 2nd November. Each College has the chance to win the coveted ‘John Turner Trophy’. More information can be found on the Greenspace website.

(26 Oct 2018) » More about Love Food Hate Waste Competition


Leadership In Commercial Negotiation

James Johnson, former banking partner with Clifford Chance, will be hosting a free talk about ‘Leadership in Commercial Negotiation’ on Thursday 2 May, 5.30-6.30pm, PCL048 (Hogan Lovells lecture theatre), with questions afterwards. James’s talk will be a unique opportunity to network with an industry expert, receive valuable career advice, and access exclusive insights about working for multinational companies.

(21 Mar 2019) » More about Leadership In Commercial Negotiation


Music Chills Experiment

The Department of Music is running a 40-45 minute experiment on musical chills, goosebumps and shivers. Participants will receive £5 for participation! To very easily and quickly sign up, follow this link. Any questions contact Scott Bannister at scott.c.bannister@durham.ac.uk.

(21 Mar 2019) » More about Music Chills Experiment


For Better Or Worse: AI And Society Panel Debate

Durham University, on behalf of the NINE DTP has organised a panel and networking event to discuss 'For better or worse: AI and society' at PROTO: The Emerging Technology Centre, Gateshead on Tuesday 23 April.

We'll be talking about the role of artificial intelligence in society and how social science research contributes to the development of AI. The event will provide a platform for audience members to ask our panel members key questions and to expand and develop their network.

(20 Mar 2019)


Health And Wellbeing

Your university; your voice. Durham is a great place to live and study in, but there’s always room for improvement. We already have loads of student support mechanisms available to us, including College Offices, Disability Services, and Counselling, and opportunities for the sense of community and for physical activity that we know support our wellbeing – but we want to offer more.

For more information see the Health and Wellbeing website or if you have a question about the survey, contact Sabrina Seel, s.v.seel@durham.ac.uk.

(15 Mar 2019) » More about Health And Wellbeing


PARTICIPATE: A Psychological Study On The Effects Of Stress On Cognitive Performance

We invite you to take part in our research project looking into how stress affects cognitive performance. Please contact linda.arrighi@durham.ac.uk if you wish to participate.

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Round Table To Launch The Researching Africa Network Website: What Is African Studies Good For?

We invite you with pleasure to a round table event, 'What is African Studies good for?' with four leading scholars of African Studies, on Friday 22 March, 3.30-5.00pm in room CG83, Chemistry Building, Durham University. The roundtable is a celebration of the launch of a new website for the Researching Africa Network.

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Centre For Social Justice and Community Action 10th Anniversary Conference

On Tuesday 21 May 2019, 10.30am-4.00pm the following lecture will take place at the Royal County (Marriott) Hotel, Old Elvet, Durham, Dh1 3JN: 'Top-down meets bottom up: Negotiating ethics in participatory action research for health & social well-being.'

Booking is essential as places are limited and likely to be taken quickly. Please book online. Booking & travel queries, please contact conferenceadministration.service@durham.ac.uk or phone: 0191 3349352. Any other queries about the programme and the detailed organisation of the day, please contact Sarah Banks: s.j.banks@durham.ac.uk.

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Two-day Participatory Action Research Course For Doctoral Students And Members Of Community Organisations

On Thursday 11 and Friday 12 July 2019, there will be a course on the following: 'Participatory action research (PAR): theories, methods and challenges.' taking place at St Mary’s College.

If you are a PhD (doctoral) student and would like to attend, please complete the booking form here. If you are from a community group, please complete the booking form here. The nominal closing date is Friday 12 April, 2019 at 5.00pm. We are expecting the course to fill up very quickly at this point. Please sign up as soon as possible if you would like to guarantee a place on this course.

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Understanding Durham’s World Heritage Site Today

This lecture will be held on Thursday 21 March, 6.00-7.30pm, Seminar Room, Sheraton Park. Join Ustinov College - Global Citizenship Programme's Seminar Team to talk, listen and exchange views and experiences about your World Heritage Site - Durham! We would like to hear the perspectives of both students and local residents on their experience, stories and views of the World Heritage Site and its use today. We are also interested to learn about any concerns or expectations that you may have about future plans or developments at, or near, the World Heritage Site. For further details please email ustinov.seminar@durham.ac.uk.

(13 Mar 2019)


Durham World Heritage Site Lecture: 'Mind The Gap: Who Benefits From Heritage?'

This lecture will take place on Monday 6 May, 6.00-8.00pm in Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre (Room PCL048), with Professor Freidrick Lueth lecture taking place specifically between 6.00-7.00pm. There will be a wine reception. To book please follow this link.

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Exploring Play And Games At Durham University

Interested in play and games in teaching or practice, or as an area of research? Attend an initial group scoping session on Wednesday 3 April, 4.00-6.00pm, in the Penthouse Boardroom at Collingwood College.

(8 Mar 2019) » More about Exploring Play And Games At Durham University


Fourth Annual Wolfson Research Institute For Health And Wellbeing Early Career Researcher Conference

Registration and Call for abstracts or posters is now open. Calling all undergraduates, postgraduates, and postdocs involved in research. The Wolfson Early Career Researcher Committee invites you all to take part in the Fourth Annual Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing Early Career Researcher Conference taking place at Durham University on Friday 14 June 2019.

Come and showcase the importance and impact of your research. The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday 5 April, 300 words (max). Please email your abstract to wolfson.ecr@durham.ac.uk. We look forward to welcoming you to the conference and learning about your work. Abstract guidance is available at the link below. There will be a prize for best oral and poster presentations. All abstracts and posters will be reviewed by the Wolfson ECR Committee and will be selected on the basis of set criteria. Successful participants will be notified by Tuesday 23 April.

(7 Mar 2019) » More about Fourth Annual Wolfson Research Institute For Health And Wellbeing Early Career Researcher Conference


Health and Safety Workshops For Principal Investigators

H&S Services are re-launching the Introduction to Managing H&S for Principal Investigators workshops. They are an opportunity for participants to gain an insight into the key components of effective H&S management in a research-based environment and provide staff with an awareness of the underlying legislative principles and business drivers.

The workshops are primarily aimed at new and existing academic staff overseeing research in laboratories or higher-risk fieldwork activities in the Faculties of Science and Social Sciences and Health. To book a space please visit the website. If you require any further information, please contact the Health & Safety Services team on health.safety@durham.ac.uk.

(7 Mar 2019)


Researching Africa Network: Website Launch And Roundtable Event

We are pleased to announce a round table event 'What is African Studies good for?' on Friday 22 March from 3.30pm until 5.00pm in room CG83 of the Chemistry Building, Durham University, to celebrate the launch of a new website for the Researching Africa Network. All are welcome. No reservation necessary, but seats will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Our new website aims to act as a resource for African studies in the North East of England. To help us populate the website with information (and promote your research) please fill in this online form if you work on, or in, the African continent. If you would prefer to join our mailing list without being named on the website, please email hannah.brown@durham.ac.uk or laura.routley@newcastle.ac.uk.

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Beyond World Heritage – The Wider UNESCO Designations Across The UK UNESCO Creative Cities – York City Of Media Arts

Join us on Friday 22 March, 2019, 6.00pm in the Learning Centre, Palace Green Library for the lecture "Beyond World Heritage – the wider UNESCO Designations across the UK - UNESCO Creative Cities – York City of Media Arts". Professor Chris Bailey, Visiting Professor, York Business School will bring to life some of the exciting activities and opportunities explored in York City of Media Arts.

Please note that places are limited for this lecture, please contact Jane Gibson, p.j.gibson@durham.ac.uk, if you would like to attend.

(5 Mar 2019) » More about Beyond World Heritage – The Wider UNESCO Designations Across The UK UNESCO Creative Cities – York City Of Media Arts


Early Medieval Archaeology Student Symposium (EMASS)

The 13th Annual EMASS is hosted by the universities of Durham and Newcastle from the Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 April 2019. Registration is now open. See the website for full details. #EMASS2019 @EarlyMedArch

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Free Catch Your Breath Events

With only a few weeks left of Palace Green Library’s exhibition Catch Your Breath, we’re hosting lots of events. From talks and workshops to yoga and Mindfulness, there’s something that will peak your interest. View the Palace Green Library or Catch Your Breath website for a full list of upcoming events.

(26 Feb 2019) » More about Free Catch Your Breath Events


Conference: New Song: Biblical Hebrew Poetry As Jewish And Christian Scripture For The 21st Century

This conference, to be held in Durham from Monday 24 - Tuesday 25 June 2019, will bring together leading scholars from around the world to explore the significance of the poetic medium in the ongoing interpretive engagement with Biblical Hebrew poetry as Scripture in today's world. The aim of the conference is to move beyond reconstructive historical work to constructive theological work. Registration is open here.

(19 Feb 2019)


CODEC April Symposium - Missio Dei In A Digital Age

At CODEC’s annual symposium, held at St John’s College, Durham on Tuesday 23 April to Wednesday 24 April 2019, we are exploring ‘Missio Dei in a Digital Age’.

Register here now - Digital technology is not only influencing the methods by which missions are carried out today, but the cultural shifts that it has given rise to demand fresh reflection on missiology. Deadline is Monday 25 March.

For more information contact jonas.kurlberg@durham.ac.uk.

(29 Jan 2019)


Centre for Cultural Ecolgoes

Reading Group - Tuesday 4th December 10am - 12 noon in Elvet Riverside A56.

As space is limited, please email Barbara Jackson to reserve a place and request the reading. 

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Centre for Cultural Ecolgoes


Classics Society Talk: Inscriptions and Epigraphy

Durham University Classics Society is delighted to announce that Professor Polly Low will be giving the talk "From Kyzikos to Bootle: inscriptions and epigraphy in ancient Asia Minor and modern Liverpool", on Tuesday 27 November at 7.30pm in the Ritson Room (Classics Department).

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Classics Society Workshop: Reconstructing ancient Greek and Roman numeracy

Durham University Classics Society is delighted to announce that Professor Serafina Cuomo will be leading a workshop on "Chickens of the 6th indiction: Reconstructing Greek and Roman numeracy", on Wednesday 21 November at 4.00pm in the Ritson Room (Classics Department). 

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Emotion VS Rationality? The psychology of advertising

Brands use storytelling to connect with consumers and turn them into customers. Politicians use emotion to gain power and influence your behaviour. Have you heard of Neuromarketing? Companies are throwing billions of dollars just to appeal to your brain and this is because your brain is a terrible liar and much of it is beyond your control. It taps into your unconscious mind, priming your brain to like the product, anchoring your emotion to desire the product…

Mr Matthew Thompson (PhD) 28th November, 6-7 pm, PCLO48 (Palatine Centre)

Learn more at the Facebook event page.

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Energy Access & Poverty Challenges in Developing & Developed Countries

In this talk Dr Nalule will highlight energy access challenges in developing countries and energy poverty challenges in developed countries.

Learn more here.

(16 Nov 2018)


Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) - Events for the remainder of Michaelmas Term 2018

The Institute of Advanced Study has a wide variety of events for Michaelmas Term including lectures, seminars and workshops linked to the Institute’s 2018/19 programme. Events such as public lectures are free and open to all to attend. Other events may require registration. Please see the IAS events page for more details.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) - Events for the remainder of Michaelmas Term 2018


Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Seminar

A tale of two adventures in geodesy: Mapping intracontinental strain in the Alpine-Himalayan Belt with InSAR and unraveling postseismic deformation following the 2010 Mw 8.8 Maule earthquake with GPS

The next seminar of the series takes place on 19th November 2018, 13:00 to 14:00, W309, Geograph and is with Jonathan R. Weiss, COMET, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK. 

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Missio Dei in a Digital Age

Digital technology is not only influencing the methods by which missions are carried out today, but the cultural shifts that it has given rise to demand fresh reflection on missiology. At CODEC’s annual symposium, held at St John’s College, Durham on 23-24 April 2019, we are exploring ‘Missio Dei in a Digital Age’.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Missio Dei in a Digital Age


Nudging: How you are influenced and how you can influence others

Why does online shopping always seem to give you the ‘most popular’ choice? Have you noticed how fruits are the first thing you see instead of chocolates in the grocery stores nowadays? If YOU want to find out what’s been nudging you or how to nudge others, then come along and find out! 8th November, 6-7 pm in CG93 (Chemistry building)

(26 Oct 2018) » More about Nudging: How you are influenced and how you can influence others


Easter Vacation In The Library

The term is almost over and Easter vacation starts on Saturday 23 March: please check opening hours across library sites.

(20 Mar 2019) » More about Easter Vacation In The Library


Dialogue Signposts: Important Information

There will be no Staff or Student Signposts email on Wednesdays until further notice. If you’d like to submit content for the Friday Signposts emails, please complete the online form by 5.00pm on the Thursday before. Please note this is also a change to the deadline day/time. If you’ve any queries please contact dialogue@durham.ac.uk.

(8 Mar 2019)


National Student Survey

Over 40% of final-year undergraduates have taken part in the NSS, and there's still time to give feedback on your experience as a student at Durham. It only takes a few minutes to fill the survey in online.

You’ll be encouraged by your Department and College to participate, and there are prizes for the Department and College with the highest response rates. The survey closes on Tuesday 30 April.

 

(8 Mar 2019) » More about National Student Survey


Car Parking

A polite reminder to all students, vehicles brought onto University grounds must be parked responsibly and within marked designated areas or marked bays and must clearly display a valid permit at all times. Vehicles must not be left in a position where they are reasonably likely to create a hazard, obstruct other vehicles, pedestrians, access to buildings, rights of way and gated entrances. This also applies to parking any vehicles on other unmarked designated parking areas.

(13 Feb 2019) » More about Car Parking


Community Engagement Task Force update

An update following a recent meeting of the University's Community Engagement Task Force is available on the Community webpages

(28 Nov 2018) » More about Community Engagement Task Force update


International Transgender Day of Remembrance

On Tuesday 20 November you will see the Trans Flag flying on the Science Site in Remembrance of all those who have died due to transgender -based hate or prejudice. To learn more about International Transgender Day of Remembrance, please visit our web pages.

(16 Nov 2018)


University Merchandise

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift for either yourself or someone close to you? Then why not head to our website for a wide range of Durham University official merchandise. 

With items from clothing and jewellery, to bears and stationery, there is something to suit everyone. 

(16 Nov 2018)


Cyclists – Be Seen, Be Safe!

With the clocks about to change and the long nights soon upon us, it is time to use your lights when cycling. Remember to take your lights with you when you leave your residence, it may be light when you leave in the morning, but come 4.30 pm it will be dark!

(26 Oct 2018) » More about Cyclists – Be Seen, Be Safe!


No Access to Bike Rack near Abbey House

By way of information, please note that the bike rack down the side of Abbey House will be closed for the duration of the Assembly rooms refurbishment (26th October 2018 – 24th July 2019). Please note that the closest alternative bike rack is located in front of Bailey Court accommodation.

(24 Oct 2018) » More about No Access to Bike Rack near Abbey House