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w/c 7 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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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

(11 May 2018)

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 to pitch your ideas or for further details.

(11 May 2018)