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2 October 2020

Black History Month programme

As we begin Black History Month this week, we are pleased to share our consolidated programme of activities. We hope that you are able to take part in the activities organised by staff and students from across the University. These events will be open to all members of the University community. Further information regarding Black History Month and its significance can be found here.

(2 Oct 2020)

Consent Matters: Required course for all new starters

Have you taken the ‘Consent Matters’ course yet? Learn about how to recognise and ask for sexual consent, look out for others on campus, and where to find support if you need it. Access the short course under My Organisations and Online Courses on DUO.

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Eat Medieval: A Taste of the Past

We would like to invite you to join our very first online, interactive cookery school, delivered in partnership with Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle between Monday 2 - Friday 6 November. The cost for the course is £99pp (£69.30 with exclusive discount code ZINZIBERDURHAM). Our academic experts will take you through the history of the period and reveal just how much we can know about the past through its food. For full details, please visit our web page.

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First Generation Scholars Network

Durham's First Generation Scholars Network provides students who are the first in their family to attend university with the extra support they may need to negotiate student life and make the most of their time at Durham.

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Institute of Advanced Study: Fellows and Projects 2020/21

The Institute of Advanced Study is delighted to welcome its first cohort of 2020/21 Fellows. This year the Institute’s usual programme for visiting Fellows has shifted into virtual form in response to the global pandemic. But Fellows’ lectures and seminars will continue in this form across both Michaelmas and Epiphany terms, and collaborators will develop virtual programmes of work between October and March.


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Proposed Durham History Centre

Durham County Council has been given the go ahead to restore the grade II listed Mount Oswald Manor House (just off South Road) and turn it into a vibrant and interactive local history hub, bringing together archive, heritage and registration services at a central location near Durham City. Can you help us by giving your views on what you would like to see and do at the centre? To learn more and take part in the consultation, please visit the website.

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Shopping during Covid-19

Durham's businesses are pleased to see students back in the City and looking forward to welcoming you. To help keep everyone safe, please wear a face covering when inside shops (unless you are exempt), shop on your own wherever possible and observe social distancing and one-way systems. If required to queue outside, please also observe social distancing from anyone outside your household.

(2 Oct 2020)

Traffic management measures

Please be aware that as well as the diversion around New Elvet Bridge, there are changes in place to control traffic safely through the city centre while the bridge is closed. These include a bus gate at Quarryheads roundabout. For full details, please visit the website.

(2 Oct 2020)

Want to take your academic skills to the next level?

Why not come along to one of our free online academic skills classes? Our classes, ranging from academic writing to time management, are free to you as a registered student. We also offer both academic writing and maths and stats one-to-one support. Want further support? Enrol in our DUO page to access our self-study learning resources and to keep up to date with what’s on offer. To do this, click on the ‘Academic Skills portal’ on the right under ‘Student Services’ when you log into DUO. For information on all of our services and to sign up for classes, see our website for further details.

(2 Oct 2020)

Welcome to University Library and Collections 2020-2021

As we start the new academic year, you will find some changes to the services that you may be used to from our libraries and collections, due to the effects of Covid-19.

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