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25 October 2019

Botanic Garden Temporary Closure

The Botanic Garden and Cafe will be closed for essential maintenance work from Monday 2 December for a week. Everything will re-open at 10am on Monday 9 December 2019.

(25 Oct 2019) » More about Botanic Garden Temporary Closure

British Sign Language Level 1 Classes

British Sign Language society is organising Level 1 courses in BSL this year, and we have a few spaces left in the Thursday 9-11am class. The course is open to staff and students, and the lessons will be weekly - classes start next week! (W/C October 28) Contact us at with any questions, or to reserve your place.

(25 Oct 2019) » More about British Sign Language Level 1 Classes

Lumiere tickets - available from Monday

Lumiere light festival returns to Durham from November 14-17, running from 4.30pm to 11pm each evening. Of the 37 installations, 26 can be viewed at all times without a ticket. A ticketing system will operate for access to the central Peninsula, where the remaining 11 installations are sited, between 4.30pm and 7.30pm. The free tickets are available from Monday. Read on for details.

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Report + Support tool launched

An online tool has been recently launched; which enables students and staff to make an anonymous report and, where contact details are provided, obtain support and guidance from a designated staff member or request for the University to take formal action. Hate incidents, as well as incidents of bullying and harassment, sexual misconduct and violence and domestic abuse can be reported. The Report + Support tool also contains information on various internal and external support available for students and staff.

To access the tool, please click here.

(25 Oct 2019) » More about Report + Support tool launched

Sexual Misconduct and Violence Policy: Disclosure Training available for PGRs

At any time, someone you know, work with, teach, or care about could disclose to you that they have been subjected to sexual violence or domestic abuse. If they do, then how you respond in the moment that follows matters a great deal. We run free training courses to help staff and PGR students who teach fellow students to understand how best to respond if someone discloses to them highlighting the responsiblities that all staff have under the Sexual Misconduct and Violence Policy. For dates and times, please see the website.

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Smart Rail Card Promotion

Do you have a smart season ticket card for rail travel? Would you like to be in with a chance to win back up to £200 from part of the cost of the ticket? Then why not enter The Big £500k giveaway.

(25 Oct 2019) » More about Smart Rail Card Promotion

x12 Arriva Bus: Teesside Park

The X12 Arriva bus will changes its route from 27th October to include the Teesside Park; there have also been changes to the time the bus leaves the Durham bus station and Durham University Science Site. For more information about the X12 route visit the Arriva website or pick up a leaflet from reception points from Sunday 27 October 2019.


Teesside Park – will be easy to get to by bus Service X12 runs direct into the heart of Teesside Park. Get off the bus right outside the shops - there’s no need to hunt for a parking space. Visit the range of shops, restaurants, a cinema and the bowling alley with the whole family with Arriva’s £14 family ticket that allows unlimited travel across the whole of the North East via Arriva buses, (2 adults and up to 3 children).

(25 Oct 2019)