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Are you a finalist and leaving Durham University?

Please remember to return all of the Library books and any other items you have out on loan and clear your account by Wednesday, 13 June 2018. Please ensure that you pay any outstanding Library charges on your account here. If you have any queries please email main.library@durham.ac.uk.

(18 May 2018) » More about Are you a finalist and leaving Durham University?


Call for participants - Neurostimulation study

Hearing the Voice is looking for participants aged 18-35 to take part in a neurostimulation study. The study takes place in the Department of Psychology, and involves completing three sessions, separated by approximately one week in time, each lasting about 50 minutes. You will be asked to complete a simple auditory perception task, which requires you to listen to bursts of random noise and specific sounds in the noise. For taking part, you will be rewarded with a £20 Amazon voucher. Please email kaja.j.mitrenga@durham.ac.uk if you are interested in taking part.

(18 May 2018) » More about Call for participants - Neurostimulation study


Celebrating International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

17 May was 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 will notice Rainbow flags flying at University College and a transgender flag flying on the Lower Mountjoy site. There is also a rainbow banner hanging in the Palatine Centre in recognition of IDAHOBIT. They will be visible from 17 May to 28 May inclusive. You can find out more here.

(18 May 2018)


Environmental Fact of the Week

Did You Know … May is National Walking Month? So why not take a lunchtime stroll to the Wicker Man in Low Burnhall Woods, join a history walk in Durham or take a walk along the River Tees? Visit the Greenspace walking website for further details including fun walking tips and details on other local walks.

(18 May 2018) » More about Environmental Fact of the Week


Queen's Campus transition programme

The second phase of the University’s Queen’s Campus transition programme will begin in June, with Psychology relocating into the remodelled Rowan House. Further moves are planned throughout summer 2018, ahead of all academic programmes and John Snow and Stephenson Colleges being based in Durham City for the 2018/19 academic year. The timing of this relocation is not affected by the recent announcement regarding the Mount Oswald project. For more information on the Queen’s Campus transition, please click here.

(18 May 2018)


Visit the Air Quality Team from Durham County Council

This is a chance to talk with members from the Durham County Council Air Quality Team about what is happening in Durham. The Team will be in the Calman Learning Centre on Thursday 24 May,11.30am - 2pm.

(18 May 2018)


A new Islamic Prayer Room

The University has received planning permission to construct a new Islamic Prayer Room and building work has commenced. The new single-storey Prayer Room will take the place of an unoccupied bungalow, situated to the east of South Road, near Grey College. It will be closer to the Bill Bryson Library, making it a more convenient location for students. Increasing the diversity of the student body is crucial. A new space in which students can practise their faith will improve existing facilities for current and prospective students and will add to the University’s ongoing contribution to Durham’s cultural and community life. Building work is being carried out by Elite Systems (GB) LTD and will finish in late June / early July. For further information please visit here.

(11 May 2018)


Call for applications - Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation Studentship

Applications are invited for the Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation Studentship to support a suitably qualified postgraduate student for a three year PhD programme of research in Geography at Durham University. The Studentship is to support research of high academic quality that helps to build resilience to hazards and risks challenging human societies, particularly in the global south. Further details of the Studentship and the application procedure are available here. Applicants must follow the application procedures in full in order to be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview which will be conducted using Skype or video conferencing. The closing date for applications is Thursday, 31 May. For any other queries about IHRR or the funding please contact ihrr.admin@durham.ac.uk.

(11 May 2018) » More about Call for applications - Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation Studentship


Environmental Fact of the Week

Did you know … Durham University has become the first university in the North of England – and only the second in the UK – to join a new water ‘refill’ campaign aimed at reducing plastic waste?

(11 May 2018) » More about Environmental Fact of the Week


Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

This year’s PTES launched on Tuesday, 8 May. If you’re studying on a taught postgraduate course, please look out for an invitation email from BOS (Bristol Online Surveys) to your Durham email address, which contains a unique link for you to complete the survey. The survey closes on Friday, 15 June.

(11 May 2018) » More about Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey


Write for The Northern Review

The Northern Review is an online culture and ideas magazine based in the North East. We publish articles on art, music, politics, theatre, pop culture, society, dance, film and books. If you are a critical and thought-provoking writer, then this is an excellent opportunity to write for a non-academic audience and receive critical feedback. Contact hazel.rowland@northernreview.co.uk to pitch your ideas or for further details.

(11 May 2018)


Environmental Fact of the Week

Did You Know ... May is the National Walking Month and to encourage people to walk more, the University is promoting the Living Streets #Try20 tips.

(4 May 2018) » More about Environmental Fact of the Week


Reminder - Submitting to Dialogue Signposts

The process for submitting items to both staff and student Dialogue Signposts has been altered and streamlined. In order to submit items, a form has been created in which you can specify whether your post is aimed at staff or students. All University staff and students are able to submit content via the form, you no longer need to have specific CMS permissions. This new process will take effect w/c 21 May to allow staff and students to get familiar with this new way of submitting items to Dialogue. For now, the content deadline will remain 12 noon on a Friday to be included in that day’s email.

(4 May 2018)


A new study for students with Autism

The Department of Psychology is conducting research on social motivation and is looking for students with Autism. If you would like to particpate please email emine.gurbuz@durham.ac.uk. This is an opportunity to earn up to £10. 

(30 Apr 2018)


Call for research study participants - Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology is recruiting participants for two ongoing research studies. The first is a neurostimulation study in which you will be asked to complete a simple auditory perception task during three separate 50 minute sessions. You will be rewarded with £20 Amazon voucher for taking part. The second will consider ‘Speech Perception and Unusual Experiences’ and will consist of two auditory computer-based tasks and will last approximately two hours. You will receive 120 minutes Participant Pool credit for taking part. To participate, please email kaja.j.mitrenga@durham.ac.uk.

(27 Apr 2018) » More about Call for research study participants - Department of Psychology


Call out for Artwork

This is a call-out for artwork by you, our Durham student body, on the theme of women’s self-representation! We are a group of Masters students on the Visual Culture programme, looking for art by students to show at our exhibition, Women, Art, Visibility which will happen on 11 June, followed by a workshop on 12 June. Please email katherine.a.bradley@durham.ac.uk with any submissions, before 18 May. If your file is too big, send a sample image and tell us about the work and we will find another route for you to get the work to us.

(27 Apr 2018) » More about Call out for Artwork


Counselling Service

Many students experience some anxiety or stress prior to and during exam and assessment periods. Durham University’s Counselling Service is offering drop-in sessions in the weeks leading up to exams. The sessions have been planned to give students the tools they need to manage stress and use it as a motivator for achieving their best results whilst at University. The sessions will equip you with tools that enable you to plan your work, consider methods of stress relief, looking after yourself during exams and celebrating your achievements. No appointment required; you can drop into the Student Support Hub Room (PC063) located in the Ground Floor in the Palatine.

(27 Apr 2018) » More about Counselling Service


Japanese classes

Free Japanese classes starting on Wednesday, 2 May at 2pm. The classes will take place at the Lafcadio Hearn Cultural Centre at Teikyo University of Japan, Mill Hill Lane. For more information please email steven.wilson@durham.ac.uk. All levels are welcome.

(27 Apr 2018)


Language courses available this summer

The Centre for Foreign Language Study is offering courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish this summer. All are open to staff, students and members of the public. A range of levels is available, offering the opportunity to start learning a language as a beginner, or to develop your existing language skills. Please see the website for full details of days, times and fees. 

(27 Apr 2018)


NSS 2018 closing on Monday

The National Student Survey ends on Monday. Nearly two-thirds of finalists at Durham have already taken part. If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to fill in the survey

 

(27 Apr 2018) » More about NSS 2018 closing on Monday


Reminder: Environmental Sustainability Events

Visit the sustainability events taking place over the next couple of weeks and seek tips on how to reduce waste, learn more about active travel options, test your skills in the eco-driving simulator, talk to representatives from Arriva and Northern, learn more about the Blyth Off-Shore Wind Farm and find out how you can join in activities for the National Walking Month of May with Living Streets. Full details available on the Greenspace Website.

(27 Apr 2018)


Short-term accommodation in the heart of Durham

St John's College is situated in the historic heart of Durham City, within a World Heritage site. Only a stone's throw away from Durham Cathedral, the College boasts a series of interconnected Georgian houses, as well as secluded gardens and lawns stretching down to the River Wear, where you can enjoy leisurely walks, or respite for reflection and reading. Most academic departments and lecture halls are within a 15-minute walk. Short-term lets are now available to postgraduate students, University staff and Visiting Fellows at competitive rates, subject to availability. For further information or to make a booking, please contact johns.housekeeping@durham.ac.uk.

(27 Apr 2018) » More about Short-term accommodation in the heart of Durham


Arty Crafty Durham!

Would you like to learn a new craft or skill, taught for free by one of the North East's artists or craftspeople? Could you help a creative business to develop and refine their craft workshop ideas? The Creative Fuse North East project at Durham University has brought together artists, creatives and craftspeople who are looking to develop new ideas and want some feedback on their work. Please read on for booking arrangements.

(26 Apr 2018) » More about Arty Crafty 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)


Summer language courses

The Centre for Foreign Language Study is offering courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish this summer. Courses commence in June and are available in various formats to fit around your other summer commitments or plans. A range of levels is available, offering the opportunity to start learning a language as a beginner or to develop your existing language skills. Please see the website for full details of days, times and fees. 


Please note that Language Development Japanese Lower Intermediate Step 1 will follow a slightly different schedule, with the whole course being delivered over three weeks in June (between the end of exams and the end of term).

(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)


Police appeal

The following is a message from Durham Constabulary. Detectives investigating a sexual assault are re-appealing for the public’s help to identify a man they would like to speak to in connection with an incident. The incident happened at around 2.30am on Monday, 12 June 2017 in the Oswald Block, Durham. Detective Sergeant Chris Woollett, from Durham Constabulary said: “We would like to speak to the man pictured in the CCTV image. Anyone who recognises the man should call us.” Anyone with any information should call 101, quoting incident number 33 of 12 June. The CCTV image can be viewed here

(1 Feb 2018)


3D Imaging in Archaeology - public talk

As part of the Dig Deeper talks, David Errickson, Teesside University will talk about how the use of 3D imaging in heritage and archaeology has helped visualise data in a novel and informative way. This talk discusses the recent advancement in 3D technology with particular examples including animals from London Zoo, the gladiators of York, and forensic and archaeological skeletons. The event is free of charge and will take place on Wednesday, 30 May at 1pm in the Learning Centre at Palace Green Library. Booking is not required but seating will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

(18 May 2018) » More about 3D Imaging in Archaeology - public talk


Douai/Ushaw 450th Anniversary Lecture 2

This public lecture, taking place at Ushaw College at 6pm on Monday 21 May, will be on 'The Restoration of the English and Welsh Seminaries in the Aftermath of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars'. All welcome; registration essential via https://centreforcatholicstudies.eventbrite.com

(18 May 2018)


Keynote Address

Professor Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe, Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law, Duke University Divinity School, USA will give a keynote address on Tuesday, 3 July 3.30pm in the Leech Hall, St John's College. He is one of the world's leading theologians and was named 'America's Best Theologian' by Time magazine in 2001. In the context of the 2018 International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry conference, Professor Hauerwas will deliver a keynote address entitled 'God and Alasdair MacIntyre'. Further details and free registration, which is required can be found here.

(18 May 2018)


The Role of the University in Promoting Reconciliation in a Modern Society

This lecture will be presented by Professor Francis Campbell, Vice-Chancellor, St Mary's University, Twickenham on Wednesday, 30 May at 7.30pm in the Leech Hall, St John’s College. With many divisions still in our society today, do universities have a role to play in the process of reconciliation and as places to value diversity in all its forms including faith? Professor Campbell will consider the significance and contribution of universities in today’s world. All are welcome.

(18 May 2018)


Institute of Advanced Study - Easter Term events 2018

The Institute of Advanced Study continues its programme of events during Easter term - including lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences linked to its 2017/18 'Structure' programme, as well as additional activities independent of the annual theme. Most events, and in particular lectures, are free to attend and open to all.

(17 May 2018) » More about Institute of Advanced Study - Easter Term events 2018


The Future of the University - public lecture

The final lecture in the 2017/18 IAS and University College series, ‘The Future of the University’ will be delivered by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart Corbridge, on Wednesday 30 May 2018 at 8pm in the Senate Suite, University College. Attendance is on a first come, first served basis. Please contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk if you have any questions in relation to this event.

(17 May 2018) » More about The Future of the University - public lecture


Hearing the Voice - Public lecture

'Hearing the Voice' warmly invites you to attend a public lecture by Mathieu Frerejouan from 5pm - 7pm on Thursday, 31 May in the Learning Centre, Palace Green Library. Exploring whether ‘auditory verbal hallucinations’ (or ‘voices’) should be considered as properly auditory, Mathieu’s talk will use the grammatical analysis proposed by Wittgenstein to suggest that the problem lies not with the language used by voice-hearers – for it is part of ordinary language to speak of mental events in perceptual terms – but instead can be attributed to the concept of ‘auditory verbal hallucinations’ advocated by psychologists and philosophers. All are welcome to this free event. More information can be found here.

(11 May 2018)


IT self-service - log your own calls, track progress and leave feedback online

The new look self-service portal is a quick and easy way to request CIS services or report an IT issue. All staff and students can log new calls, check the progress of ongoing calls and leave feedback once they are completed. Try it out next time you need IT support, by visiting here.

(18 May 2018) » More about IT self-service - log your own calls, track progress and leave feedback online


Academic Skills Programme workshops

Pre-exam programme of workshops for undergraduates and taught postgraduates open for booking. For details and to book places please visit here.

(27 Apr 2018)


Pre-exam drop-in support

Open to all students. The programme comprises sessions addressing two themes; dealing with exam stress and maths and stats problems. 23 April- 11 May - Student Hub, Palatine Centre. For times and details please visit here

(27 Apr 2018)


Queen's Campus Library 24/7 Opening Hours

Queen’s Campus Library has commenced 24/7 opening hours, which will end on 25 May 2018 at midnight. 

(17 Apr 2018) » More about Queen's Campus Library 24/7 Opening Hours


The Bill Bryson Library 24/7 Opening Hours

The Bill Bryson Library has commenced Library 24/7 opening hours until 1 June 2018 at 10pm. 

(9 Apr 2018) » More about The Bill Bryson Library 24/7 Opening Hours


Police appeal

The following is a message from Durham Constabulary. Detectives investigating a sexual assault are re-appealing for the public’s help to identify a man they would like to speak to in connection with an incident. The incident happened at around 2.30am on Monday, 12 June 2017 in the Oswald Block, Durham. Detective Sergeant Chris Woollett, from Durham Constabulary said: “We would like to speak to the man pictured in the CCTV image. Anyone who recognises the man should call us.” Anyone with any information should call 101, quoting incident number 33 of 12 June. The CCTV image can be viewed here

(1 Feb 2018)


St Mary's College footpath diversion

The pedestrian route between St Mary’s College and South Road has been diverted to allow construction of the Centre for Teaching and Learning. From Monday 15 January, an alternative route will be available, past the Fergusson Building and Teikyo University of Japan in Durham.

(12 Jan 2018)


Police availability/safety and social responsibility messages

Durham Police University Liaison Officer (DPULO), Rebecca Carey, is extending her availability for private one to one or small group meetings in the Palatine Centre. She is now available on Thursdays between 1.30pm and 3.30pm in the Student Support Hub, PC063. Students may drop in or contact Rebecca in advance - rebecca.carey@durham.pnn.police.uk.

(9 Nov 2017) » More about Police availability/safety and social responsibility messages


5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

This critically acclaimed production will return for one night only on Tuesday, 5 June. 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche takes place during the 1956 annual quiche breakfast of the Susan B Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein, when their peaceful meeting is turned upside down. When the Communists attack, the closet doors blow open as secrets, repressed desires and an insatiable hunger for quiche is released.You can buy your tickets here

(18 May 2018) » More about 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche


Wear Pink and Blue Day

All staff and students are encouraged to wear Pink and Blue on Tuesday, 22 May to light up the North East in memory of a young couple from South Shields, Chloe Rutherford (17) and Liam Curry (19), who lost their lives in last years Manchester Arena Attack. Their families have created the Forever Together Trust to support young people to follow their dreams and passions as Chloe did with singing and Liam did with Cricket. You are asked to support their families, friends and memory by wearing these colours and sharing photos of this on Facebook and Twitter with #ChloeandLiam #TogetherForever. 

(18 May 2018)


Footprint: an environmental event

Footprint is an environmental event held on Friday, 15 June and Saturday, 16 June. It will look at ways in which we as individuals and communities can reduce our environmental impact, and how to encourage a more positive and hopeful discussion about climate change. There are 20 free early bird tickets and standard prices are only £7. Check out the website for more details.

(11 May 2018) » More about Footprint: an environmental event


Jurassic Park viewing and discussion

Watch Jurassic Park and discuss it with an animatronic dinosaur zookeeper on Wednesday, 4 June at 6.30pm at Ustinov College, Sheraton Park Café, Sheraton Park. There is no need to sign up and free food and drinks will be provided. For further information please email ustinov.cafesci@durham.ac.uk

(11 May 2018) » More about Jurassic Park viewing and discussion


Van Mildert College - Recital

Van Mildert College is hosting a recital by three Durham University alumni (Matthew Morgan, Emily Penn and Michael Hickman) on Thursday, 31 May at 6pm. The performance, titled ‘English and Irish Treasures’ features music by Benjamin Britten, Arnold Bax, Ralph Vaughan Williams, George Butterworth, Ernest John Moeran and Hamilton Harty. Tickets to attend are £7 and are available on the door. The recital will be followed by a dinner at 7.30 pm – tickets for this are £12 per person. To book for dinner please email vm.development@durham.ac.uk.

(11 May 2018)


Durham University Folk Society Ceilidh Dance

Durham University Folk Society will be hosting the next big Ceilidh Dance on Friday, 1 June between 7pm-10pm in the Fonteyn Ballroom at the Students' Union. Tickets are £3 for members and £5 for non-members on the door. No experience is necessary and the callers will be there to guide you through the dances. Everybody is welcome.

(4 May 2018)


Durham Festival of the Arts (DFoA)

DFoA is back for its fourth year, bigger and better than ever! With events celebrating music, theatre, and artistic excellence in Durham there is truly something for everyone. The festival will run from Friday, 1 June until Monday, 25 June and will encompass 14 music concerts, 14 theatre productions, a black box series, performance workshops, community masterclasses, an art and photography exhibition and so much more! Led by students, this year there is more for the local community to get involved in than ever before, so please head to the website to find out all about what’s on offer and plan your DFoA adventure.

(27 Apr 2018)


Durham University Folk Society Ceilidh Dance

Durham University Folk Society will be hosting its last big Ceilidh before exams tonight Friday, 27 April 7pm-10pm in the Fonteyn Ballroom at the Students' Union. Tickets are £3 for members and £5 for non-members on the door. No experience is necessary and the callers will be there to guide you through the dances. Everybody is welcome. After this, the next big Ceilidh will be same time, same place on Friday, 1 June.

(27 Apr 2018)