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4 October 2019

'It's Up To You' Funding - Durham Area Action Partnership

Student groups are encouraged to apply for funding from Durham Area Action Partnership after 'It's Up To You' funding confirmed.

A total of £20,000 is available for - a fantastic opportunity if you’ve got an idea for a project in your local area. Applicants can apply for between £1,000 and £2,000.

Groups interested in applying can request a copy of the application form and guidance notes from: Marie Ainscough (Durham Area Action Partnership Support Officer) at:

Durham AAP’s ‘It’s Up To You’ event will take place on Saturday 23 November 2019 from 10.00am – 2.00pm in Durham Town Hall.

(4 Oct 2019) » More about 'It's Up To You' Funding - Durham Area Action Partnership

Black History Month Programme

Durham University is marking Black History Month throughout October with a fantastic programme of events for students, staff and members of the community. Our theme for this year is “commemorating the history and cultural heritage of our African and Caribbean communities.” To find out more about Black History Month and the activities taking place, please click here.

(4 Oct 2019)

Breeze Bike Ride around Durham City

Would you like to find out where to ride around Durham City and meet fellow cycling colleagues? Then why not join the women’s only Breeze ride (max. 10 miles), which is established for women riders, on Wednesday 23 October at 12.30pm, meeting at Durham University Sport and Wellbeing Park (Maiden Castle). 

(4 Oct 2019) » More about Breeze Bike Ride around Durham City

Bright Network

Bright Network is an innovative network of the brightest students and we help connect them with the best career opportunities out there. Everything we do for our members is free of charge and diversity is critical to our mission in helping the brightest get ahead in their careers.

(4 Oct 2019) » More about Bright Network

Foreign Language study courses

The Centre for Foreign Language Study offers extra-curricular courses in a wide range of languages, from Beginners to Higher Advanced level. Courses begin later this month, and on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 October we will be holding open evenings to offer those interested in registering the chance to find out more. Teachers will be available to offer individual advice on choosing your level, and you will also be able to browse textbooks and course syllabi. For full details please see the website.

(4 Oct 2019)

New Lunchtime Karate Club for Staff and Student

Staff and students are invited to join a new lunchtime karate class in The Dojo at Maiden Castle from 12:30 to 1:30pm on Tuesday afternoons.

(4 Oct 2019) » More about New Lunchtime Karate Club for Staff and Student

Coding Club

We would like to invite you to join our Coding Club.

The coding club is a place for people that want to learn how to code (absolute beginners) and, for people that want to work on their own projects, learn a new language, or just have fun programming in a friendly environment.

We meet on Wednesdays 1-2pm at TLC031. Please email to join as a member or as a volunteer/mentor.

(2 Oct 2019) » More about Coding Club

Environmental Fact of the Week

Did you know … week commencing Monday 7 October is National Liftshare Week?

(2 Oct 2019) » More about Environmental Fact of the Week

Free English language classes

We are looking for volunteers to take part in our free English classes. Classes are taught by teachers on the MA Applied Linguistics course running in DCAD.

(2 Oct 2019) » More about Free English language classes

Highest-ever world ranking in Arts and Humanities

We’ve achieved our highest-ever global ranking in Arts and Humanities in a prestigious international league table.

(2 Oct 2019) » More about Highest-ever world ranking in Arts and Humanities

Need your dog walking? Durham students are here to help

Our service is free and runs seven days a week at a time to suit you.

We are a group of volunteers who love dogs and want to help those in our community who may be struggling to walk their dog enough or who can't walk their dogs at all for whatever reason, we would simply love to help. If you are interested in this service please email us at Hope to hear from you soon.

(1 Oct 2019)

What's new for '19 from CIS?

Over the past year, you told us what you wanted to see from CIS. We've listened, and we're pleased to announce that we've solved these pain points, and a lot more.

(1 Oct 2019) » More about What's new for '19 from CIS?

CoderDojo events

CoderDojo is a global movement providing children with the opportunity to learn coding and technology in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The sessions are always free and open to all. We provide computer coding activities in a fun and relaxed environment to young people aged between 7 and 17 who live in Durham City and the surrounding area.


You can find sessions and register here.

(30 Sep 2019) » More about CoderDojo events

Library 24/7

For the 2019/20 academic year, the Bill Bryson Library will be open 24/7 for 35 weeks, including every week of term time plus the Easter vacation. We have listened to student feedback and in response to a Student Union campaign to increase opening hours, are investing in this provision.

As part of the increased opening, service hours will also change with library staff on duty until 10.00pm daily. Overnight services will be provided by Customer Services Assistants. Details of service hours can be found here.

(30 Sep 2019) » More about Library 24/7

Rugby World Cup 2019 - Live In Riverside

Durham SU are showing all home nations games of the RWC. Click the link to get the selected schedule.

(30 Sep 2019) » More about Rugby World Cup 2019 - Live In Riverside

Study space has expanded

We have invested in additional study space at Bill Bryson Library and at Leazes Road Library. A variety of study environments are available from individual study rooms and carrels to silent study areas, collaborative work areas and group study rooms. Group study rooms at Bill Bryson library have new AV kit installed. The new Teaching and Learning centre will include 450 extra spaces from September 2019.

(30 Sep 2019) » More about Study space has expanded