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9 October 2020

Applications now open for the Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship Programme 2021 – 25 places available

Calling all first year students (and those in their 2nd year of 4 year courses). Are you interested in getting involved in an academic Leadership and Research Programme? The Laidlaw Scholarship Programme is a rare opportunity as an undergraduate to work alongside leading academics, creating your own tailor-made research project focusing on your interests whilst also undertaking a bespoke leadership development programme. You will also have access to placements where you can put your leadership skills into operation in a way that contributes to various global communities. Each scholar will receive a stipend payment of £6,000 (£3,000 per summer).

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Code Club volunteering

If you have ever been remotely interested in teaching younger, primary school-aged kids how to code then Code Club is the project for you. Running both in-person and online this year, it's fun, rewarding and you get to meet great people along the way. If you would like to get involved and see more about what Code Club is all about, check out the Volunteering Group page or send an email to codeclub.dusvo@durham.ac.uk.

(8 Oct 2020)


Durham Inspired Presents...'Talent Development in Football’

Durham Inspired is excited to be launching a series of regular webinars, 'Durham Inspired Presents', featuring field leaders in sport, music, theatre and the corporate world.

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Extra-curricular language courses - registration deadline approaching

Our Centre for Foreign Language Study has an extensive programme of extra-curricular courses commencing mid-October.

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Library reservations and recalls

Reservations and recalls will be reinstated as of Monday 12 October 2020. Fines will not be reinstated until November - more details will be available in the coming weeks.

(8 Oct 2020)


Make Durham more sustainable - let's start the Greenspace movement

We welcome you all to join our Greenspace movement. We hope we can work together to implement some new ideas to help us become a more sustainable university. Together we can make an impact.

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My Digital Skills

Durham University is offering a new digital skills programme as part of My Digital Durham. My Digital Skills will help students improve their digital skills using Microsoft 365.

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New place to purchase textbooks for your course

Are you a student looking to buy or sell used textbooks from other students? UniHustl.com is the new marketplace where students can buy and sell used textbooks to one another at Durham. The community that provides a cheaper, more sustainable way of sourcing textbooks in Durham. Head to UniHustl.com or follow UniHustl on Instagram and Facebook.

(8 Oct 2020)


Nominate your heroes of Covid - The County Durham Together Awards

Durham County Council and The Northern Echo have launched an awards scheme to recognise those who have gone above and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic. The County Durham Together Awards will be held virtually on 10 December. Do you know a person, organisation or business who you want to nominate? You have until this Sunday 11 October 2020 to make your nominations. Nominate online here

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October's Community Newsletter out now

October’s community newsletter is out now – Read about some of the fantastic accomplishments from our staff and students this month, and discover events not to be missed this autumn, from Durham Book Festival to the return of our children’s hockey programme. Read it here. Anyone can sign up to receive the Community Newsletter here. If you have something you'd like included, please email: dialogue@durham.ac.uk.

(8 Oct 2020)


Online Freshers Fair feedback

The team who built the Online Freshers' Fair is keen to hear your feedback. This will help to improve future online events and the online Student Experience. You can submit your feedback here.

(8 Oct 2020)


PGR conference - Registration link/page now live

Registration for the SSH Faculty PGR conference is now open. Please register via the following this link.

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School of Education Research newsletter

The School of Education Research newsletter includes items of news from our academic staff, postgraduate news, a staff profile, latest research grants awarded, seminar series and recent publications. If you would like to receive a regular copy, please contact Nicola Apperley at ed.research@durham.ac.uk. You can view the most recent newsletter here.

(8 Oct 2020)


Want to take your academic skills to the next level?

Why not come along to one of our free online academic skills classes? Our classes, ranging from academic writing to time management, are free to you as a registered student. We also offer both academic writing and maths and stats one-to-one support. Want further support? Enrol in our DUO page to access our self-study learning resources and to keep up to date with what’s on offer. To do this, click on the ‘Academic Skills portal’ on the right under ‘Student Services’ when you log into DUO. For information on all of our services and to sign up for classes, see our web page.

(8 Oct 2020)


Welcome to Durham Book Festival 2020

There’s still time to save your spot at one the free online events at this year’s Durham Book Festival, which starts today and features a truly international line up of writers, artists and thinkers. Staff and students can also access exclusive free access to tonight’s event: ‘Funny You Should Ask: A Quiz with the QI Elves at 7.30pm - just enter code dbf20qiquiz and sign up with your email address. Check out the full programme via Crowdcast

(8 Oct 2020)