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Construction begins on £80 million Mount Oswald project

Construction has begun on an £80 million project to develop new College and student facilities.

(6 Sep 2018) » More about Construction begins on £80 million Mount Oswald project


School students explore big questions of science at Durham University

Students from two schools in North East England explored how computers mimic the human brain and the size of the Universe on a visit to Durham University. 

(19 Jul 2018) » More about School students explore big questions of science at Durham University


Congratulations to all students and Honorary Graduates being awarded degrees this week.

A Naval Commander, a High Court Judge, an Anthropology Professor, and a leading historian will receive honorary degrees from Durham University this week, graduating along with around 4,400 students from 83 countries.

(22 Jun 2018) » More about Congratulations to all students and Honorary Graduates being awarded degrees this week.


Student honoured with environment award

A Durham University student who has dedicated her free time to arranging a two-day conference on climate change has been recognised with an environment award.

Sarah Mercer, who studies Geography and Archaeology, organised a conference in 2017 focusing on changes in the Arctic. The event proved so successful that a second conference recently took place.

(22 Jun 2018) » More about Student honoured with environment award


Student Volunteers take part in national event

From 19 to 25 February, Durham University students will take part in Student Volunteering Week 2018, a nationwide initiative that encourages university students to volunteer within their local communities. 

Students have a fantastic chance to learn new skills, improve post-graduate job prospects, and give something of value back to the local community – all as part of Student Volunteering Week 2018.

(16 Feb 2018) » More about Student Volunteers take part in national event


Durham Drama Festival 2018

The 43rd Durham Drama Festival takes to the stage from the 4 - 11 February, at venues across Durham city with a programme of new student written plays and performances for everyone to enjoy.

(2 Feb 2018) » More about Durham Drama Festival 2018


National Student Survey 2018 - Now open

The National Student Survey 2018 launches today and final year students at Durham University are being encouraged to take part to share their views on their university expereince.

 

(22 Jan 2018) » More about National Student Survey 2018 - Now open


‘Tis the season for a concert!

It is almost the end of the term and Durham University’s student musicians are rehearsing for an exciting series of end of term concerts. During the month of December, nearly 600 students will be involved in performing a concert every day until the end of term and are welcoming the community to join them.

The Music Durham winter programme is jam-packed with warming concerts and seasonal festivities with choirs, bands and orchestras performing in a variety of venues across the city. Many student music societies embrace the true spirit of the season by donating ticket profits to local and national charities.

(29 Nov 2017) » More about ‘Tis the season for a concert!


Van Mildert student volunteers win two prestigious Awards

For almost 30 years, community outreach and volunteering has been a way of life at Durham University’s Van Mildert College and this year that commitment was recognised as the College was awarded a prestigious Green Gown Award and a County Durham Environment Award for 'Volunteer Group of the Year'.

(17 Nov 2017) » More about Van Mildert student volunteers win two prestigious Awards


Durham Student wins Rising Star Competition

The winners of a major new economics competition, The Indigo Prize, have been announced, with Durham Geography student Alice Lassman winning the ‘Rising Star’ prize of £10,000 for her entry. The competition celebrates radical and creative thinking in how we measure our modern economy and saw entries from students, professors, engineers, entrepreneurs and leading academics from the UK and around the world, including entries from the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Harvard University, and a sixth-form sociology teacher.

(3 Nov 2017) » More about Durham Student wins Rising Star Competition