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Athletic students’ lockdown charity challenge

Two students running along the River Wear, Durham

Durham students have come up with lots of inspiring ways to help others during the Covid-19 pandemic. Here’s a new one: walking, running, rowing, swimming or cycling all the way to Durham, USA!

(24 Nov 2020) » More about Athletic students’ lockdown charity challenge

Alumna recognised as a top entrepreneur

Congratulations to Khdeija Sidi Boubacar, who Poets and Quants have named in their Masters in Management Entrepreneurs of 2020 list. Published this week, the list is made up of 20 successful entrepreneurs from leading MSc Management programmes around the world.

(23 Nov 2020) » More about Alumna recognised as a top entrepreneur

Exploring heroism in art

What comes to mind when you think of heroism? We’re looking for your inspiring artworks for our Student Art Prize 2020/21.

(6 Nov 2020) » More about Exploring heroism in art

Celebrating diversity of faiths

We’re proud to be a multicultural, diverse community – with students and staff from over 130 countries. So we’re excited to tell you about two faith events coming up soon.

(5 Nov 2020) » More about Celebrating diversity of faiths

Letter from the Minister of State for Universities to all students

Michelle Donelan MP, the Minister of State for Universities, has written a letter addressed to students at all universities regarding the new national restrictions and how these will affect students and their studies. You can read the letter here:

Please remember that the Counselling Service is available help you manage any difficulties that are impacting your successful engagement with your studies and with University life.

(3 Nov 2020)

Durham Inspired – North East Scholarships programme launched as part of record donation

We want to welcome the best and brightest students with the merit and potential to succeed, regardless of their economic circumstances. 

That's one of the reasons we are delighted to announce the establishment of a major scholarships programme to enable students from low-income backgrounds in North East England to study here at Durham.

(20 Oct 2020) » More about New scholarships programme part of record donation

New programme for North East students studying STEM subjects


Our academics are supporting North East students with studying STEM subjects and applying to university, under a new scheme.

Through ‘Levelling Up: Aspire Higher’, our experts will tutor and mentor students that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education STEM subjects, particularly Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics, as they study towards A-levels in these subjects and apply to university.

(19 Oct 2020) » More about New programme for North East students

My virtual field trip to Spain…

Durham University - Virtual Geology field trip to Spain

Although our Geology students aren’t able to visit Spain for their usual field trip right now, their tutors came up with a really innovative virtual alternative. 

(16 Oct 2020) » More about My virtual field trip to Spain…

Queen's Birthday Honours 2020

Sir David Attenborough KCMG

On the announcement of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020, we would like to congratulate and celebrate the achievements of the following alumni and friends who are honourees in this year’s list.

From supporting women to access education, to the protection of our natural world, to stellar lifetime achievements across business, society, and the arts - those individuals celebrated below represent the inspiration and leadership that characterises Durham alumni the world over.

We are inspired by their success and honoured by their affiliation with our institution.

(13 Oct 2020) » More about Birthday Honours

Explore our historic archives online

We’re excited to announce a new way that you can explore highlights from our archives and collections, even during Covid-19. 

(5 Oct 2020) » More about Explore our historic archives online