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#DUinspire

As the construction of the Teaching and Learning Centre comes into its final stages, we are looking for your images to display inside the new building. For your chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher, share photographs of what inspires you to learn on Instagram with #DUinspire @DurhamUniversity.

The competition is open until midnight on Monday 28 January.

For the full terms and conditions see the website.

(14 Jan 2019)


Durham University women's service in the First World War

The University published a Roll of Service in 1920 listing members of the university who had served during the First World War in the Royal Navy, Army or Royal Air Force - the fallen and those who survived. Some Durham women's war service did not qualify for inclusion in this list, but the Library's Archives and Special Collections team would welcome a volunteer to help us investigate their contributions further.

If you would like to help trace some of these women, and perhaps research some of their lives, please contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk. This task will involve a few hours work, spread over several weeks if that's more convenient, at Palace Green Library.

(14 Jan 2019) » More about Durham University women's service in the First World War


Epiphany Term has started: Bee in the Library!

Christmas vacation is over and the Library is operating term time opening hours across its various sites. Study spaces have been reorganised in the Bill Bryson Library particularly on Level 1 to ensure users may easily choose study areas suited to their needs.

For further details about study spaces and their characteristics, please visit the website.

(14 Jan 2019) » More about Epiphany Term has started: Bee in the Library!


Inspiring the next generation of women tech leaders

Staff and students from our Computer Science Department were involved in STEMettes Hack Durham, a full-day event aimed at inspiring the female technology leaders of the future.

Nearly 50 girls aged nine and ten from nine local schools were introduced to website-building tools and supported to build their own site. For more information, please visit the website

(14 Jan 2019)


Laidlaw Scholarship in Research and Leadership Programme 2019

Laidlaw Scholarships equip undergraduate students with research and leadership skills to help them pursue their academic and professional aspirations beyond their current course of study. 

Successful applicants will receive a total stipend of up to £6,000 over the three year duration of the programme.

The Programme comprises two periods of research, each of at least six weeks duration. Research may be within a single discipline or be multi-disciplinary and may contain an international element Scholars will also complete a leadership programme providing training and personal development opportunities.

For further information and details of how to apply are found here.

Closing date for applications is Friday 25 January 2019.

(11 Jan 2019)


Music Harmonizations and Emotions Experiment

This online experiment aims to see whether different harmonizations may affect the way we perceive emotions in music. You’ll listen to a few variations of three melodies which you’ll then rate, and then you’ll answer to a short questionnaire about your music listening habits. There is a chance to win a £30 Amazon voucher.

Follow the link here.

For any more information or questions please contact georgios.athanasopoulos@durham.ac.uk.

(11 Jan 2019)


Access to IBM Software

As a strategic partner of Durham University, IBM offers all of our staff and students access to IBM software via IBM's Academic Initiative. To access, click on the link here, and create your own account using your Durham University email address (please note it will only work with your Durham University email address).

(14 Dec 2018)


John Snow College location for 2019/20

We’re pleased to announce that John Snow College will be based at Rushford Court for the academic year 2019/20. Further information is available here.

(14 Dec 2018) » More about John Snow College location for 2019/20


EHRC Survey on Racial Harassment

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have launched an inquiry to understand the types of racial harassment experienced at publicly funded higher education institutions (HEIs), such as universities or higher education colleges.

They would like to hear from staff and students who have experienced, witnessed or helped in an incident of racial harassment from September 2015 onwards. They would also like to hear from other staff and students if they have other information relevant to this inquiry.

The survey will close on Friday, 15 February 2019 at 11:59pm. The EHRC aims to publish their inquiry report by autumn 2019.

To access the survey, please click here.

(7 Dec 2018)


Extra-Curricular Language Courses Commencing January 2019

The Centre for Foreign Language Study’s programme of extra-curricular courses commencing January 2019 is now open for registration.

14 languages are available at a range of levels from Beginners to Higher Advanced. Please see the website for further details including days, times and fees.

(7 Dec 2018)


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 University Folk Society Charity GIAG Ceilidh Dance

Durham University Folk Society will be hosting its first big ceilidh of 2019 on Saturday 19th January 7.00pm-10.00pm in the Fonteyn Ballroom at the Students' Union.

This is a charity Give It A Go event and entry is free. We will be collecting donations for Ruth First. No experience is necessary and our callers will be there to guide you through the dances. Everybody is welcome.

(11 Jan 2019)


Lunchtime Concert with the Anglo-American Duo

Join Music Durham for this free lunchtime concert as we welcome the Anglo-American Duo, a renowned piano and violin ensemble that regularly tour through the US and Europe.

Join us at 1.00pm on Wednesday 16th January in the Music Department Concert Room, Palace Green.

(11 Jan 2019)


The Durham Revue presents: Apocalypse... Now?

Join award-winning sketch comedy troupe, The Durham Revue, as they celebrate the final hour of human existence. From the group which brought you Ed Gamble, Nish Kumar, Jeremy Vine and many more, this is an hour of cutting-edge student comedy not to be missed.

Two showings will take place on the below dates in the Mark Hillery Arts Centre, Collingwood College.

Sunday 20 January 2019, 8.00pm-9.00pm
Friday 25 January 2019, 8.00pm-9.00pm

Book tickets here. £3.50 (Adult). £3.00 (Concession)

Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: @TheDurhamRevue.

(11 Jan 2019) » More about The Durham Revue presents: Apocalypse... Now?


Volunteer with Code Club

Looking to do some volunteering in 2019? Code Club are now looking for volunteers to join them in delivering coding workshops to local primary school children.

Training will be provided on Wednesday 23 January 2019, so no need to have previous coding experience.

Code Club sessions will run every Wednesday evening 6.30-7.30pm in Elvet Riverside 1, and there will also be sessions in a local primary school on Thursday afternoons. You can volunteer every week, or just a few times - commitment is flexible. Email codeclub.sca@durham.ac.uk to get involved.

(11 Jan 2019)


Extra-curricular language courses commencing January 2019

The Centre for Foreign Language Study’s programme of extra-curricular courses, commencing January 2019, is now open for registration.

Fourteen languages are available at a range of levels from Beginners to Higher Advanced. Please see the website for details of days, times and fees.

(14 Dec 2018)


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


Careers in Risk Forum

The Geography Department and the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience will host the 2nd annual Careers in Risk Forum on Thursday 24 January, 2.00-5.00pm, Birley room, Hatfield College.

All postgraduates welcome!

Please contact geog.riskmasters@durham.ac.uk for more information.

(15 Jan 2019) » More about Careers in Risk Forum


Evening Lecture with Durham Alumni Founder: Join Dr Ben Medlock MBE, Co-Founder of Microsoft SwiftKey

On behalf of Professor Gordon Love, Head of Computer Science, you are invited to join us for an exciting evening event featuring a talk from successful entrepreneur and Durham Computer Science alumnus Dr Ben Medlock MBE, Co-Founder of Microsoft SwiftKey.

When: Monday 21 January at

 5.15pm: Drinks Reception

 6.00pm: Lecture

Where: Chemistry Café (Drinks Reception; wine and soft drinks will be served)

 CG91, Chemistry (Lecture)

 

RSVP: Places are expected to fill up quickly and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis; to reserve your place please RSVP to event.four@durham.ac.uk with your name and date of birth to secure your space.

(15 Jan 2019)


'Not more than a Dent? Long-term Trends in Middle East Democracy since the Arab Spring' Lecture

This is to invite you to attend our al-Sabah/IMEIS lecture for Epiphany Term 2019 titled "Not more than a Dent? Long-term Trends in Middle East Democracy since the Arab Spring" by Dr. Jan Claudius Völkel. The lecture will take place on Friday 18 January 2019 at 12.00pm to 1.45pm in the School of Government & International
Affairs, Al-Qasimi Building (Room 201).

 

(14 Jan 2019)


Durham Castle Lecture – Prof. Linda Martín Alcoff

Come along to the next Durham Castle lecture entitled 'Sexual Subjectivity' with Prof. Linda Martín Alcoff, at the Great Hall, Durham Castle on Wednesday 23 January at 8.00pm.

Free and open to all, with no reservation required. Seats are first come, first served, and doors open at 7.30pm.

(14 Jan 2019) » More about Durham Castle Lecture – Prof. Linda Martín Alcoff


Julian Coman (The Guardian) on the Politics of Place

'Globalisation, the economic crash of 2008 and a migration crisis have triggered a crisis in western European societies. From Brexiting Britain to an Italy where nationalism is resurgent, the far right is mobilising a romantic politics of place and identity, which is hostile to the outsider. How can progressive thought fight back?'

Free public lecture on Tuesday 22 January, 5.30pm-7.30pm. Details and registration via Eventbrite.
All welcome.

(14 Jan 2019)


Research Seminar: The London Effect - A Local Authority Reflection on its Origins and Sustainability

This seminar will take place on Wednesday 20 February at 1:00pm, in ED134 at School of Education. 

The seminar will be led by Sean Hayes, Head of the Performance and Data Team at Hounslow Council's Children's and Adults' Services. 

Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required.

For more information please contact ed.research@durham.ac.uk.

(14 Jan 2019)


Research Seminar: Transforming the Pedagogy of STEM Subjects (TPSS)

This seminar will take place on Wednesday 13 February at 1:00pm in ED 134 at School of Education.
The seminar will be led by Dr. Vanessa Kind and Dr Taha Rajab from the School of Education.

Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required.
For more information please contact ed.research@durham.ac.uk.

(14 Jan 2019)


Creative education, educating creatively

Come to our collaboration and knowledge exchange (CAKE) event from 3.00pm-5.00pm on Wednesday 23 January 2019, in the Calman Learning Centre, to explore and network about creativity, creative learning, the growing use of innovative learning technology in the classroom and beyond.

Come for the knowledge, stay for the cake!

(11 Jan 2019)


Research Seminar: Learner Analytics

This seminar will take place on Wednesday 30th January at 1.00pm in ED134 at the School of Education.

The seminar will be led by Professor Alexandra Cristea, Head of the Innovation Computing Research Group at Durham University's Computer Science Department. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required.

For more information please contact ed.research@durham.ac.uk.

(11 Jan 2019) » More about Research Seminar: Learner Analytics


Classics Society Talk: 'How Literatures Begin: The Case of Syriac'

Durham University Classics Society is excited to announce that Dr Alberto Rigolio will be giving the talk "How Literatures Begin: The Case of Syriac", on Tuesday, 22 January at 7.30pm in the Ritson Room (Classics Department). Find information about the event here.

It is open to all and especially recommended to all language students! More information can be found on the Facebook page.

(14 Dec 2018)


Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) - Events from January 2019

The Institute of Advanced Study is pleased to announce a full calendar of events starting in early January until the end of March 2019.

Events include 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.

(14 Dec 2018) » More about Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) - Events from January 2019


Classics Society Talk Summary: Prof Polly Low on 'Inscriptions and Epigraphy'

Following Prof Polly Low's talk on "From Kyzikos to Bootle: inscriptions and epigraphy in ancient Asia Minor and modern Liverpool", on Tuesday, 27 November, the Classics Society has published a summary on the Classics Society Journal, Ostraka, for anyone who wasn't able to attend.

(11 Dec 2018)


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


Male 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.

If you are interested in taking part please send an email to arrange a time and location: michaela.redhead@durham.ac.uk

(14 Jan 2019) » More about Male participants Needed For Psychology Dissertation Study


Final Dialogue Signpost of 2018

This is the final student Dialogue Signpost of 2018.

They will resume on Wednesday, 16 January 2019.

(14 Dec 2018)


Final Dialogue Signpost of 2018

The final student Dialogue Signpost will be sent out on Friday, 14th December 2018.

They will resume on Wednesday, 16th January 2019.

(11 Dec 2018)


Avoid Stress At The Start Of Term – Scan Your Computer During The Christmas Vacation

At the start of every term we need to check that your device has the latest anti-virus and anti-spyware updates and system patches. It’s an important process that keeps your devices and our networks secure. If your computer doesn’t pass through the scan – you won’t be able to connect it to the University’s student network. Make sure you can get connected as soon as you return by using our remote scan facility – available from Tuesday, 1 January 2019. Look out for an email from the IT Service Desk or visit the website.

(10 Dec 2018) » More about Avoid Stress At The Start Of Term – Scan Your Computer During The Christmas Vacation


The Pleasures and Pains of Collecting

To mark the 50th anniversary of the acquisition of the Malcolm Macdonald collection of Chinese ceramics at the Oriental Museum, we are delighted to launch a new book entitled 'The Pleasures and Pains of Collecting'.

The Pleasures and Pains of Collecting by Malcolm MacDonald is available for sale from the Oriental Museum, priced £12 in hardback. It will also be available to purchase online from the Durham University Shop.

(7 Dec 2018) » More about The Pleasures and Pains of Collecting


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