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08 November 2019

Cycle and footpaths to be improved in £8m investment

As a University, the safety of our students, staff, visitors and members of the public is of utmost importance to us. Work will soon begin on site on an £8m project to improve pedestrian and road user movement around our site, particularly around South Road and Hollingside Lane. Read on for more information.

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Durham University Writing Group, Monday 11 November

Do you ever find research and writing too solitary an activity? Durham University Writing Group can help! The group will be meeting on Mondays this term. The next session will take place in the Horsfall Room, St Chad's College, from 9am-4pm, this Monday (11 November) - feel free to drop in and out at any time. For more information, contact

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Experiences of Depression: Philosophical Perspectives

Mondays 11, 18 and 25 November, 7 - 8.30pm, Teaching and Learning Centre, Room 117.

A collaboration between the Department of Philosophy and the Counselling Service, this short course continues with the second session on 11th. New attendees welcome. We will present findings for discussion from a major academic study of the lived experience of depression. Topics will include changes to emotions and moods, the bodily aspects of depression, changes to interpersonal relations and difficulties performing everyday tasks.

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Go Volunteer Week!

Durham University Student Volunteering have organised a week of one-offs and open project sessions so everyone has the chance to get involved and do something good! Highlights include helping out at a Kennels and at Old Durham Gardens. See the list of sessions and sign-up via this link:

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Make sure you have your say - Register to vote

With a General Election date set for 12 December it's more important than ever that you get the chance to have your say - Don't miss out!

Make sure you are registered to vote by the deadline of midnight on 26 November. For full information visit Register online.

(8 Nov 2019)

Nominate yourself to be a course rep!

Want to represent the students on your course? Want to make a difference to your education? 

Nominate yourself to be a course rep from 9:00am on Monday 11th November. Nominations close at 11pm on Sunday 17th November, and elections will open on Monday 18th November at 9:00am. Put yourself forward and make your voice heard! Visit

(8 Nov 2019)

Science in the news media – accurate and responsible reporting

If you are a scientist or engineer, you are invited to come along to this session by the Science Media Centre (SMC) which is an independent press office for the UK scientific community. The SMC helps ensure that science and engineering in the UK national news is reported accurately and responsibly, particularly on controversial stories. For more information or to book onto the session, please go to the training booking system (Academic Development section). For any queries, please contact

(8 Nov 2019)

Triple success in international subject league tables

We are celebrating having three more of our subjects ranked in the world top 100 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2020.

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Cyclists – Be Seen, Be Safe! Use your lights

A reminder to all cyclists that you must have and use your lights when cycling in the dark, both on the front and back of your bike. Now the clocks have changed and the long dark nights are drawing in, it is time to use your lights when cycling in the dark. It is actually the Law that all cyclists have appropriate lighting on their bikes at night.

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Durham Christmas Festival - Student Discount

Durham Christmas Festival is a magical event, a true festive experience.

The festival takes place on Palace Green from Friday 29 November until Sunday 1 December. There's all kinds of great stall holders and events on across the weekend.

This year we are offering students entry to the Craft & Gift Marquee for just £2, half the normal price.

For more information visit the website.

(7 Nov 2019)

Family Network Event

Drop in and meet with other colleagues who work at the university and their families on Saturday 16 November.

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Sir Thomas Allen: Talk and Masterclass

Join Durham Opera Appreciation Society as we present our first professional session, a chance to meet and hear from the University Chancellor Sir Thomas Allen. This will take place on Monday 18 November 5-6.30pm at Collingwood College.

Sir Thomas Allen will also be holding a masterclass as part of the event. For the chance to sing in this, please email detailing your repertoire, your vocal experience, and why you would like to sing.

We are delighted to welcome him and invite you all to come and hear from this inspirational operatic figure. This event is open to everyone and completely free of charge but you must book a place via this link if you want to attend as part of the audience.

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Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics: The Greatest Hits (so far)

The Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC) is hosting a meeting of the SPH Special Interest Group on Thursday 28 to Friday 29 November. 

This meeting will be of benefit to all researchers with an interest in fluid mechanics and flow. A key focus of the meeting is to showcase the technology and to identify applications and interdisciplinary projects in other domains and industries (e.g. engineering, geophysics, biology etc.). To register your attendance please sign up here.

(7 Nov 2019)

Staff and Student Shopping Event

The annual Staff & Student Shopping event will be taking place again this year.

You can get 20% off retail purchases at our visitor attraction outlets from Monday 18 November to the Sunday 1 December. Simply present your campus card at the following attractions to get your discount:

  • Palace Green Library
  • World Heritage Site Visitor Centre
  • Oriental Museum
  • Botanic Gardens

Happy shopping!

(7 Nov 2019)