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Top writers to visit Durham for Book Festival

Some of your favourite writers are coming to Durham for the City’s Book Festival this October.

(9 Aug 2019) » More about Top writers to visit Durham for Book Festival


Durham graduate named Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Alumnus Robert Buckland QC MP has been appointed as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice. He was previously Minister of State for Prisons at the Ministry of Justice and is a serving MP for South Swindon. 

(8 Aug 2019) » More about Durham graduate named Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice


Royal recognition for Student Entrepreneurs

Students Natasha Boulding, Phil Buckley and Scott Bush are the brains behind Plastech Innovation, a start-up business which is now gaining royal favour.

(23 Jul 2019) » More about Royal recognition for Student Entrepreneurs


Your chance to be part of UK’s largest light festival

Would you like to show off your musical talents at the UK’s largest light festival?

(17 Jul 2019) » More about Your chance to be part of UK’s largest light festival


Our students among UK’s most satisfied

Thinking of studying with us? Then you’ll be joining some of the most satisfied students in the UK.

According to the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS), we have maintained an overall satisfaction score of 85 per cent, once again rating above the national average.

(3 Jul 2019) » More about Our students among UK’s most satisfied


Celebrating our students' outstanding achievements

Thousands of students will celebrate their academic successes at Summer Congregation this week.

(1 Jul 2019) » More about Celebrating our students' outstanding achievements


Our alumna appointed new British High Commissioner to Kenya

Jane Marriott OBE (History, University College, 1994-97) has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Kenya. Taking up the appointment in the summer, Jane will be the first woman to hold this important diplomatic role.

(1 Jul 2019) » More about Our alumna appointed new British High Commissioner to Kenya


New student facilities taking shape, ready for 2020!

We’re making major investments in our facilities so that, as a Durham student, you get an experience to rival anywhere in the world.

(6 Jun 2019) » More about New student facilities taking shape, ready for 2020!


Opera star to perform with students at Durham Cathedral

Around 500 students and 17 different ensembles, including orchestras, choirs and bands, will take to the stage next month.

(14 May 2019) » More about Opera star to perform with students at Durham Cathedral


Durham Theatre Success at the National Student Drama Festival.

Fourth Wall’s production of Gary Owen's 'Killology' was selected to perform at the National Student Drama Festival 2019, held in Leicester. Over 30 Durham students attended the festival, many were invited as Festival Company members by professional selectors watching Durham shows.

(25 Apr 2019) » More about Durham Theatre Success at the National Student Drama Festival.