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6 March 2020

Study a language this summer - registration now open for courses

Have you been thinking of improving your foreign language skills or even starting to learn a new language?

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Switch it OFF!

You may have seen some little green stickers on light switches, plug sockets, and monitors. If you see one, it means you can Switch It OFF! Switching things off that aren't in use can save so much carbon! Take your monitor for instance, you might be looking at it right now...

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“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:

(5 Mar 2020)

Don't miss...

  • Join Trevelyan College's Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir in St Margaret's Church for their second ever joint concert! All are welcome to come along for a night of fantastic music. More information here.
  • Fourth Wall presents: The Kitchen Sink, 12 - 13 March. From one of Britain’s most exciting young writers, Tom Wells, The Kitchen Sink is an irresistibly funny modern family drama about big dreams, small towns and looking after each other. More information here.
  • Durham European Law Institute will be hosting a lunchtime seminar with Leonardo Cervera Navas, Director of the European Data Protection Supervisor titled "Data Protection and Digital Rights at the Dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution". Friday 13 March, from 1 - 2pm, Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre. DELI events information.
  • Durham academic, Dr. Ehmke Pohl (Biosciences / Chemistry) will deliver the 2020 Matariki Lecture at Uppsala University, Sweden, on Friday 13 March, 9-10am (GMT). The lecture, "Virus-X – exploring the structural and functional diversity of the Virosphere" will be livestreamed here and made available on the Matariki website afterwards.

(5 Mar 2020)

Greenspace update!

It has been a busy couple of months in the work to make the University more environmentally sustainable, with an inter-collegiate energy competition, Environment Week and more. But first, we have some good great news to announce to you all! The University has just achieved the Silver level of the EcoCampus award, recognising the work of our Energy and Sustainability Team and many others across the University to implement an Environmental Management System (EMS).

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Have you had a part-time job this year?

If you have had a part-time job between 01/04/19–27/03/20 you can be nominated for a Student Employee of the Year award and be in with a chance of winning a national award and £100 prize money!

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Participants required – Earn £10 Amazon Vouchers

We are seeking participants over the age of 18 to take part in a study in Durham. The aim of this study is to measure the effectiveness of virtual field trip games in learning. Participants will be asked to play a digital game. If you are interested, please contact the experimenter by email:

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QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

In the latest QS subject rankings, we have once again been named as one of the leading universities in the world across a number of our subjects. The QS assesses 1,368 institutions from 83 countries across 48 subjects and the results recognise our global reputation and quality of our research. Find out more from the DU homepage

(5 Mar 2020)