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Dialogue Signposts

28 May 2021

Achievement and Relief research questionnaire

Welcome to the study on the perception of situations at university. In this study, we would like to know your sense of relief in different situations to understand students’ performance and wellbeing from an educational psychology perspective. To find out participation requirements and to access the study, click here

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Change to study spaces opening times and availability

After the exam and assessment period, our study spaces and opening times will be revised. From 5 June onwards, pre-booked timeslots for our current services will remain available for those currently in Durham at Bill Bryson LibraryTeaching and Learning Centre, and Leazes Road Study Space with some updated opening times. Other study spaces we have facilitated since the beginning of Easter Term will no longer be available. Please visit our website for full details. 

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Italian course at St John's

This intermediate level Italian language course runs online on Teams every Friday, 7pm-7.55pm, for six weeks starting Friday 4 June 2021. The teacher is a native Italian speaker, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy with a PG-cert in Academic Practice and with years’ experience in teaching and the sessions will be highly interactive. All fees will be donated to support St John’s College and its activities during the pandemic.

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Lateral Flow Testing

To help keep our community safe, you’ll need proof of a negative LFT test to take part in in-person wider student experience activities. You only need to complete the training once, tests are free, quick and easy and you’ll get results within two hours. 

From June we’ll also be adding a QR Code to the email you receive confirming a negative LFT test result. The QR code does not include any additional information to that already included in the email. It is being introduced to support our current testing arrangements to allow students to take part in in-person wider student experience activities, specifically in anticipation of the busy schedule of planned events this Summer. Find out more at

(28 May 2021)

Love and attraction study

Participants are wanted for a large-scale, international study into which factors predict love, attraction and attractiveness. The study is completed online and anyone aged 18 and older can take part. You can access the study here

(28 May 2021)

Meet the dogs that can sniff out Covid-19

Find out how Asher and his furry friends are able to use their super sniffing powers to detect Covid-19. The initial results from this exciting research project, involving Professor Steve Lindsay from Biosciences, show that dogs are so much more than loving pets. Take a look at the full story.

(28 May 2021)

Participants wanted for interactive psychology study

If you are a healthy adult from Europe or Asia, you are invited to participate in this fun, interactive psychology study, including a virtual ball-toss game and an opportunity to enter a prize draw - staff and students both welcome.

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Personalised timetables are coming next academic year

You’ve told us that accessing your timetable is one of the major pain points for you as students. Our systems have forced you to look in several places to piece together the information on your lectures and seminars, and we don’t think that’s good enough. To help make it easier to manage your timetable, we will be launching MyTimetable for the new academic year. For the first time you will have a completely personalised online timetable that you can access from the MyTimetable website or home screen shortcut. Visit our webpage for further information. 

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Public engagement - a route to 'research impact'

Our researchers are using their expertise to identify solutions to a range of Global Goals. This has the potential to make an impact and save many lives if the outcomes of our research can be effectively translated into development policy and practice. The training event on Wednesday 26 May 2021 focused on how to engage with the public, media and network with relevant stakeholders and policy leaders to provide the route to impact and innovation needed for successful outcomes.

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RTProjects fundraising

RTProjects will be hosting a fundraising event called ‘Run to the Sun’ on 19 and 20 June vía Zoom to promote awareness of suicide and suicide prevention! Please feel free to join - you can run literally anywhere (in your bedroom, in your garden, etc.). Watch the video or sign up today. Please feel free to email if you have any questions.

(28 May 2021)

Tent on the Racecourse

The 'Tent' is going up and the shows will go on - from Saturday 5 - Friday 25 June, our festival style venue will host an exciting programme of Covid safe events from our talented students for everyone to enjoy. Enjoy everything you've missed during lockdown from Music Durham, Durham Student Theatre, Durham Students' Union plus so much more. 

(28 May 2021)

Webinar - Black Holes, Galaxies and the Evolution of the Universe

The latest webinar in our Knowledge Across Borders series with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which attracted almost 600 registrations from 29 countries, is now available to watch online.

(28 May 2021)