Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

Internal Communications
  • Latest News

    Latest News
  • Events and Activities

    Events and Activities
  • Lectures

    Lectures
  • Need to Know

    Need to Know

International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

Friday 17 May is an important date for LGBTQ+ communities; the celebration brings together millions of people from all over the World, to recognise human rights for all, including countries where same sex acts are illegal. As you walk around the city you’ll notice Rainbow flags flying at University College and a transgender flag flying on the Lower Mount Joy site. There is also a rainbow banner hanging in the Palatine Centre in recognition of IDAHOBIT. They will be visible from Friday 17 May through to Monday 27 May inclusive. Find out more here.

(17 May 2019)


Join the women in tech revolution!

Did you know only 17% of the tech workforce is female? Or that out of the top 16 tech companies in the FTSE 100, there’s only one ethnic minority woman on the board?

For more information on how to apply for the TechUp programme visit the website.

(17 May 2019) » More about Join the women in tech revolution!


The Experience Durham Leadership Academy are recruiting a Student Leadership and Personal Development Intern

Title: Student Leadership and Personal Development Internship (Experience Durham)
Grade: 1 (£16,460) pro rata
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: 1 August 2019
End Date: 31 July 2020

 

Unsociable hours and potential nights away will be required. If you are passionate and interested in Leadership, development and communication, as well as working with respected Durham alumni then get in touch. We need a strong, hard-working graduate to come on board to communicate/promote and support the co-ordination of our programme to Students and Durham Alumni.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Carol Walker by Friday 14 June 2019 at 5.00pm.

Email: c.a.walker@durham.ac.uk or for more information please contact chantelle.cumming@durham.ac.uk.

(17 May 2019) » More about The Experience Durham Leadership Academy are recruiting a Student Leadership and Personal Development Intern


Careers in Technology Day

Interested in a Careers in Technology Day hosted in Computer Science (free and open to all)?

The aim is to get students and young professionals in an informal setting where those with varied experiences with tech in different fields can share their experience and knowledge with those seeking work experience opportunities. However, to make this happen, we need enough engagement, therefore, we would be grateful if you would complete the form to express interest in the event.

Please complete the form by Friday 24 May 2019, 6pm. If we have enough responses, we will look into getting speakers for the event - in fact, a section of the form allows participants to drop in their email should they wish to be one of the speakers. Students can also add options about career areas which may not be listed but would like to know about or talk about.

(10 May 2019) » More about Careers in Technology Day


Community Newsletter: Out Now

The latest edition of our Community Newsletter is out now, full of news and information about our community-focused work. Read it now here. If you have an item you'd like included in the Newsletter, please email dialogue@durham.ac.uk. You can sign up to receive the Newsletter here.

(10 May 2019)


Deloitte: Brand Awareness

Deloitte is looking to improve their outreach and events, you are invited to complete a survey to help achieve this goal.

(10 May 2019)


Deloitte: Job Opportunites

At Deloitte, there are job roles that are yet to be filled. Applications are still being accepted for various positions.

Visit their website for more details. Also, to get updates about Deloitte sign up to their newsletter.

(10 May 2019) » More about Deloitte: Job Opportunites


Durham University: Food Allergens Policy

A bespoke module is being launched on DUO to ensure all team members supporting catering will receive the latest training. The Durham University Food Allergens Policy is available online.

For any queries regarding the policy or the DUO training module please contact university.catering@durham.ac.uk.

(10 May 2019) » More about Durham University: Food Allergens Policy


Encore: New Room Additions

CIS is pleased to report that a number of additional teaching rooms are now enabled for Encore, taking the new total to 136 across the estate. The Encore website contains a complete list of all rooms currently making use of the service. As ever, if any staff or student has a query regarding Encore, please contact us via the service email: encore@durham.ac.uk.

(10 May 2019) » More about Encore: New Room Additions


Her World, Her Rules Basketball Festival

Over 200 students from schools across Country Durham and Stockton-on-Tees have had fun and learnt new skills during the ‘Her World, Her Rules’ basketball campaign led by our WBBL team, the Durham Palatinates. This has been an ongoing programme designed to engage and increase participation and enjoyment for basketball on a large scale.

(10 May 2019) » More about Her World, Her Rules Basketball Festival


Volunteering Opportunity at Palace Green Library

We are looking for volunteers at Palace Green Library to support staff in helping to ensure that all visitors have an enjoyable experience. The role is varied and involves welcoming visitors to our exhibitions and making sure they get the most from the visit.

As a Visitor Services Volunteer you will be supported by Rachel Harding, Visitor Services Coordinator. Please contact Rachel by email if you are interested rachel.harding@durham.ac.uk.

(10 May 2019) » More about Volunteering Opportunity at Palace Green Library


Complete University Guide 2020

We are proud to be known globally as a centre of teaching and research excellence. Now, our University has once again been ranked sixth in the Complete University Guide (2020), maintaining our position from last year and achieving our 12th consecutive year in the top 10 of this prestigious guide.

(3 May 2019) » More about Complete University Guide 2020


Durham SU Advice Service: Friendly, impartial advice for all students

The Students’ Union’s Advice Service provides friendly, professional and impartial advice in a confidential setting. If you find yourself in a tricky situation, whether it’s about housing, academic problems, or anything else that’s affecting your studies, take a look at the online guides or send in an enquiry form here.

(3 May 2019) » More about Durham SU Advice Service: Friendly, impartial advice for all students


Looking for somewhere to study?

The Bill Bryson Library is now open 24 hours a day until Friday 7 June. There are also spaces in other libraries, buildings, Departments and Colleges. For a full list, visit the Library website, where there is also a link to a Durham Students’ Union map.

A widget showing how many Library spaces are free is displayed at the Library entrance and on the Library website – so you can check before ever leaving home.

(3 May 2019) » More about Looking for somewhere to study?


Qualify as a Social Worker at Durham University

The Durham Master of Social Work is a 21 month programme engaging students with the knowledge, skills and values that underpin social work. Apply now to start in October 2019. For further information and to apply, please click on the link.

(3 May 2019) » More about Qualify as a Social Worker at Durham University


Sign up to free online Scottish Soldiers course

The Department of Archaeology has launched a free online course to give people the chance to study one of its most captivating research projects, relating to the fate of the prisoners from the Battle of Dunbar in 1650. Now our Department of Archaeology has launched a free online course about this remarkable research project. To find out more and to join the course, click here.

(3 May 2019) » More about Sign up to free online Scottish Soldiers course


Tutors sought for The Brilliant Club

Postgraduate researchers - would you like to support pupils from under-represented backgrounds to access university? If so, The Brilliant Club, a charity that seeks to widen access to highly-selective universities by training and placing researchers in non-selective state schools, would like to hear from you. If recruited to the program, you will be paid to deliver a course of tutorials designed around your own, original research. To find out more, and apply for the program, visit the website.

(3 May 2019) » More about Tutors sought for The Brilliant Club


Online report and support tool for staff and students to be launched next academic year

As part of the Hate Crime Project funded by the Office for Students, the University will be introducing an online tool which will allow students and staff to report an incident of harassment or abuse. This online platform, which is scheduled to be launched during the 2019/2020 academic year, will provide a pathway for students and staff to request to speak to a Bullying & Harassment Advisor or to a College Support Officer, as well as make anonymous and named reports requesting action on incidents under the Respect at Study/Work policies and the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy.

(26 Apr 2019) » More about Online report and support tool for staff and students to be launched next academic year


Whole Earth Photo And Poetry Competition

The Durham Whole Earth Photo & Poetry Competition takes inspiration from the acclaimed 'Whole Earth?' exhibition. It invites students and staff across the University to consider how we as individuals and as a University can make society more sustainable, and convey this through photography and/or poetry. The competition forms part of the lead up to the Whole Earth Eco-Festival & Exhibition taking place Monday 3 - Monday 10 June 2019 at St John's College, Palace Green, and Durham University Business School. For full details, visit the website.

(18 Apr 2019) » More about Whole Earth Photo And Poetry Competition


Would you know what to do?

At any time, somebody you know, work with, teach, or care about could disclose to you that they have been the victim of sexual harassment or abuse. If they do, then how you respond in the moment that follows matters a great deal. We run free training courses to help students and staff to understand how best to respond if someone discloses to them. For dates and times, please see the website.

(18 Apr 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)


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)


Arty Crafty is back

Come get creative, improve your well-being, and help out some artists and craftspeople at our 2nd Annual Arty Crafty day. We're looking for student and staff volunteers to join us on Tuesday 11 June, 2.00pm-4.30pm, at Alington House, to help local creatives test out new workshops designed with support of Durham University researchers. You'll get to learn a new art or craft skill, have lots of fun, and help out a creative artist with your feedback.

(17 May 2019) » More about Arty Crafty is back


Durham Pride Service

You are warmly invited to a service of thanksgiving for Durham Pride at St Chad's College chapel, Sunday 26 May at 11am.

(17 May 2019) » More about Durham Pride Service


Join us to Walk with Pride

On Sunday 26 May Durham will host its 6th Durham Pride. Durham University will once again walk in the parade with the banner and we'd love you to join us! Please meet us on Palace Green at 12.30pm ready for the 1.00pm start. Kids zones, stalls, showground rides and live performances will follow from 2pm on the Sands field. This year we will host Sonique and Livin Joy. If you'd like more information about the event contact louise.herron@durham.ac.uk. We hope to see you there.

(17 May 2019)


Sports Teams Wanted

If you're competitive and want to take on teams from our blue light services, NHS, county council and other teams from the University then get your friends together and come down to the Sands Field on Saturday 25 May to kick off the Pride celebrations.

(17 May 2019) » More about Sports Teams Wanted


Art Exhibitions at the Botanic Garden

There is a new art exhibition at the Botanic Gardens by Durham Photographic Society. This exhibition runs until the end of May.

(10 May 2019) » More about Art Exhibitions at the Botanic Garden


Summer at Dunelm House

If you are looking for a venue for a meeting, get together or event, rooms in Dunelm House are available to hire all year round and now taking bookings for the summer.

With stunning views over the River Wear from both our beautiful balconies, we are now offering brand new catering and drinks packages to make your party planning run smoothly.

For more information please email dsu.riverside@durham.ac.uk.

(10 May 2019)


Voice of the Bridge: Durham Arts Festival

The performance takes place in the Joachim Room of the College of St Hild and St Bede on Saturday 29 June. The room has a licensed bar. For accessibility, directions, and further information about the college see the webpage.

(10 May 2019) » More about Voice of the Bridge: Durham Arts Festival


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'


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'


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


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


Durham Early Modern Studies Conference 2019

An interdisciplinary conference on the early modern period is well established at Durham, first as a biennial conference on The Seventeenth-Century, and more recently as a broader Early Modern event. This will be held on 22 July 2019, at 10.30am until 24 July, at 5.00pm at Ushaw College, DH7 9RH.

To book please visit the event webpage. Early booking discounts are available until 20
May 2019.

(10 May 2019) » More about Durham Early Modern Studies Conference 2019


Workshop-Symposium on Research Methods in Music and Emotion

The Music & Science Lab of the Department of Music is hosting a Workshop-Symposium on Research Methods in Music & Emotion on 14 September 2019. Keynote speakers include Prof. Tom Fritz (Max Planck CBS Leipzig) and Dr. Libby Damjanovic (Liverpool John Moores University). See attachment for Call for Papers. Full details of the event may be found here. This event is free to attend. Please follow the
link to the registration site.

(3 May 2019) » More about Workshop-Symposium on Research Methods in Music and Emotion


Conference: Reviving Instrumentalism In Philosophy Of Science

Announcement and Call for Abstracts

 

The Department of Philosophy – Durham University, supported by The British Society for Philosophy of Science (BSPS) and the Knowledge for Use (K4U) project, is organizing a two-day conference entitled “Reviving Instrumentalism in Philosophy of Science”. The conference will take place on the 15th and 16th July 2019 at Durham University.

 

Instrumentalism in the philosophy of science is a position with a long history. However, and due to the rise of realism in the last forty years or so, Instrumentalism has been unfortunately neglected and has since fallen out of favour. The conference aims to bring instrumentalism back to the fore, by providing an opportunity for both proponents and opponents to discuss the merits of instrumentalism and challenges that may be leveled against it. Staunch realists of the more selective or local kind may even find in it a viable option in areas such as fundamental physics. In essence, this conference is a modest effort to restore Instrumentalism to its rightful place at the heart of the realism debate and to suggest new ways of taking the debate forward.

Please confirm your attendance by sending an email with your details to omar.el-mawas@durham.ac.uk with subject heading “Instrumentalism Conference Attendee”. Please email omar.el-mawas@durham.ac.uk with any questions related to the conference.

(27 Mar 2019) » More about Conference: Reviving Instrumentalism In Philosophy Of Science


Music And Lifetime Memories: An Interdisciplinary Conference

The Durham University Music & Science Lab is hosting a conference on music and lifetime memories from 1-2 November. Submissions for oral presentations are now being accepted, until 15 May. Full details of the conference are available here.

(26 Mar 2019) » More about Music And Lifetime Memories: An Interdisciplinary Conference


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.

(15 Mar 2019) » More about Participate: A Psychological Study On The Effects Of Stress On Cognitive Performance


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.

(13 Mar 2019) » More about Two-day Participatory Action Research Course For Doctoral Students And Members Of Community Organisations


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)


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)


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).

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Classics Society Talk: Inscriptions and Epigraphy


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). 

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Classics Society Workshop: Reconstructing ancient Greek and Roman numeracy


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.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Emotion VS Rationality? The psychology of advertising


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. 

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Seminar


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


Emails incorrectly marked as spam.

Following an important upgrade to our email servers last month, CIS is aware of a prevailing issue with some legitimate emails (internal and external) being marked as spam and directed to users' Junk Email folders. This is currently being investigated with our suppliers in order to fully resolve the issue as soon as possible, however in the meantime please ensure you check your Junk Email folder regularly for any emails which have been incorrectly filtered. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

(17 May 2019) » More about Emails incorrectly marked as spam.


Closure of Territorial Lane and Elvet Waterside car parks

Territorial Lane and Elvet Waterside car parks will no longer be available for parking from Sunday 7 July. This is to allow the first phase of works to the area proposed for the Business School to commence. Alternative informal parking is available at Green Lane.

(10 May 2019) » More about Closure of Territorial Lane and Elvet Waterside car parks


Examinations Information

The main University examination period begins on Monday 13 May. We would like to wish all students the very best in the forthcoming examinations. Please ensure that you have read all the important information sent to you about the exam arrangements and please be considerate when celebrating after your last exam.

By now you should have received and read the following important emails:

• Personal Exam Timetables - Room Locations, sent on 29 April

• Examinations Conduct, sent on 07 May

• Information for students with exams at Maiden Castle, sent on 29 April


Please ensure you have read all of the emails and remember to check your Personal Examination Timetable on Duo. It is important that you know where your exams are located in advance of the exams. Information on exam locations can be found here. If you have any questions regarding your exam arrangements, please email exams.team@durham.ac.uk.

(10 May 2019) » More about Examinations Information


Out of hours access through Botanic Garden

Please note that from Monday 1st July 2019, access through the Botanic Garden for Durham University staff and students will be during opening hours only. There will be no access through the Garden out of hours. This measure is to ensure the safety of staff and students. There will be no changes to access arrangements during opening hours. If you have any queries, please contact: eandflouise@durham.ac.uk.

(10 May 2019) » More about Out of hours access through Botanic Garden


Roadworks taking place on South Road

To ensure the safety of students and staff who will be crossing into the new Teaching and Learning Centre when it opens in September, critical roadworks will be taking place on South Road from 13 May for a six week period. All work will take place between the hours of 7pm and 6am, Monday - Saturday. During this time vehicular traffic will be diverted. For further information, and a map of the diversion, please see the website. If you have an queries regarding the road closure please contact Kevan Weetman, Business Resilience Manager, kevan.weetman@durham.ac.uk.

(3 May 2019)


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