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13 November 2020

Centrally bookable rooms available for livers out and in

A centrally bookable system will be provided for students to undertake activity in households or individually across the University campus. This will predominantly be for use of Elvet Riverside or TLC Rooms. You can book this space for filming, acting, dance, music, or even to do a dance class online that you don’t have space to do in your own living room! These rooms can only be booked by households – you cannot meet if you are not part of the same household and this will be checked as part of the booking.

(13 Nov 2020)

Go Volunteer - November 2020

Staff and Student volunteering have compiled a list of Covid-secure volunteering opportunities for staff and students to get involved with, and will be sharing more information over the next few weeks. Please visit our SharePoint for more information and to sign up. Any questions should be directed to Student Volunteering:

(13 Nov 2020)

Knowledge Across Borders webinar

As part of our close partnership with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, we have launched a joint webinar series called Knowledge Across Borders. Over 450 people from 34 countries registered for the inaugural webinar which focused on the field of palaeontology. The recording of this first webinar is now available to view here.

(13 Nov 2020)

November Community Newsletter out now

November's Durham University Community Newsletter is out now, including: an update on our operations during lockdown, how we're supporting young people in the North East to fulfil their potential, how you can enjoy our museums and learning activities remotely and the latest on our Infrastructure Improvements project. Read it here.

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Password security: act now

We recently asked you to review your passwords to ensure the safety and security of your accounts. Whilst we recognise that the majority of staff and students will already have acted on this request, if you haven’t we need you to do so now. Fraudsters are actively attempting to hack accounts and often target weak passwords as an easy way to gain access to systems.

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The Internationalist - a new podcast series from the ACU

As a member institution of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), we would like to share information about 'The Internationalist', a new podcast series launched to generate conversations about current debates in higher education. The podcast takes on big topics such as 'decolonising higher education', 'the student experience on campus' and 'can the curriculum be authentic to where it's taught?'. You can find the podcast on all major podcast platforms, and there is more information about it on the ACU’s website here.

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Well @ Uni survey - take part

All undergraduate and postgraduate students are invited to take part in a collaborative research project exploring student mental health and wellbeing at university. Participation involves completing a one-time 15-20 minute online survey before 11 December 2020. Participants will have the opportunity to enter into a £50 prize draw. The survey can be accessed here.

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