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Durham University

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6 November 2020

'Your Actions, Your University'

Our new information campaign ensures students and staff understand the current guidelines on stopping the spread of Coronavirus and the importance of adhering to those messages. Find out more and watch the video on our website.

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A Collaborative Exploration: Social Sciences in Action

As part of the 2020 ESRC Festival of Social Science, we are hosting a fast-paced online workshop to bring social science researchers and businesses together to explore collaborative opportunities.

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Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed?

Talking Changes is an NHS self-help and talking therapies service designed to help anyone living in County Durham and Darlington to better cope with common mental health problems.

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Office 365 - helping you stay connected with your studies and socialising with each other

The Office 365 Engagement and Enablement project would very much like to support our students, particularly during this challenging period of lockdown, with a series of live webinars. Of course we want to show you how to get started on Teams, learn more about how to collaborate, safely store and share information, but what about the opportunity to also learn how to have a virtual lockdown party (Christmas is coming)? There are many features that will assist with socialising, clubs and societies too. We have created a series of live webinars through November, please join us and enjoy this great opportunity to develop your O365 skills. To sign up, please click here.

(6 Nov 2020)

Participants needed

Researchers at the Department of Economics and Finance are running paid studies and are seeking to add to a current subject pool. For a chance to participate, you can do an easy one-step sign up at: By doing so, you will be added to the contact list in the BENC recruiting system to participate in a current and many other future paid studies. All studies will be subject to ethical review by Durham University.

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Research participation opportunity

Full and part-time UK workers aged 18+ are wanted for an online study on workplace experiences, connectedness and well-being during the Covid-19 pandemic. This survey should take no longer than 15-20 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. The survey can be accessed here. For more information, please email the researcher

(6 Nov 2020)

University Library and Collections - lockdown restrictions update

As we all start to understand the implications of the new lockdown restrictions announced on Saturday, we can happily reassure you that currently, these measures don’t affect any of the services being offered by our department. We will continue to support you by providing: 

  • access to pre-booked study spaces across several Covid-secure venues on campus and in the wider city 
  • our Browse and Borrow service from Bill Bryson Library, allowing you pre-booked time to borrow items you require 
  • a wide range of online resources, with over 400,000 ebooks and around 20,000 ejournals
  • specialist support from our Faculty Librarians
  • support and information from our friendly and approachable staff through our Virtual Enquiry Desk
  • our 24/7 Live Chat service allows you to get in touch with the Library for support any time, day or night
  •  the Bill Bryson Library remains open 22/7 and there is University researcher and teaching access to our museum collections and archives and special collections.

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