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Department of Engineering

Durham University Electric Motorsport team


"As Team Principal of DUEM, I lead a team of over 30 engineers in building solar-powered racing cars.

The society competes at events around the world, putting Durham's Engineering capability to the test against more than 40 international teams.

It's a fantastic opportunity for us to take the excellent tuition we receive, and apply it to a real world machine.

Aside from further developing our skills of project management, leadership and teamwork, the end result is one of the most efficient vehicles in the UK; one able to cruise at highway speeds on the power of a domestic microwave."

James Marriott, Team Principal of DUEM

Durham University Electric Motorsport team (solar car team) are the longest running and most successful student lead solar car team in the UK.

Every two years they compete in Australia to race from Darwin through the middle of the country to Adelaide and have recently come back after another successful race. Any student can get involved in the practical side or sponsorship of this incredible project.

Find out more about DUEM on their website, plus follow them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.




Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders works on finding innovative engineering solutions for application in developing countries.

Engineering Society

Engineering Society brings together all years of Engineering students at undergraduate and postgraduate level for socials and events to network with each other. Students from all around the world come together to have fun and often make lasting friendships.

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