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Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Lunar New Year to everyone.

Saturday 25 January marks the start of the Year of the Rat, a spring festival celebrated across several Asian countries.

(23 Jan 2020) » More about Happy Lunar New Year!


WBBL Championship first for Durham Palatinates

We’re celebrating our elite athletes, the Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL) Durham Palatinates, who made history this weekend.

(22 Jan 2020) » More about WBBL Championship first for Durham Palatinates


Durham Students are bringing the Wild West to the Gala stage

Durham University students are going to be performing the much-loved Broadway and Hollywood musical ‘Oklahoma!’ this week in Durham’s Gala Theatre.

(21 Jan 2020) » More about Durham Students are bringing the Wild West to the Gala stage


Student singers take centre stage

Our super-talented student singers will be centre stage at a two-week vocal festival.

The Durham Vocal Festival 2020 will have something for all tastes, and some of our best student ensembles will be performing. 

(21 Jan 2020) » More about Student singers take centre stage


New Head of University College appointed

Our distinctive colleges provide our students with many opportunities and benefits, not least a sense of community and belonging. So it is important to us that those who lead our 17 colleges have the right mix of enthusiasm, empathy and leadership skills to help students become the people they want to be.

(17 Jan 2020) » More about New Head of University College appointed


Student volunteering successes

We have a very active and engaged student volunteer community, and during Michaelmas Term alone we inducted over 1,000 new volunteers.

(13 Jan 2020) » More about Student volunteering successes


Congratulations class of 2020

During winter congregation 2020, over 1500 of our students will graduate at ceremonies in Durham Cathedral.

(8 Jan 2020) » More about Congratulations class of 2020


Everything you need to know about Congregation

Congregation is the term we use to describe our graduation ceremonies, it's a time for us to come together with your family and friends to celebrate the conferring of your degree.

(6 Jan 2020) » More about Everything you need to know about Congregation


Sprouting across Durham

Few would dispute that Durham is a pretty magical place to be at Christmas. The Cathedral spire, cobbled streets, and the winding River Wear with its wooded banks are perfectly befitting of a Christmas card, especially if we get that longed for smattering of snow!

(19 Dec 2019) » More about Sprouting across Durham


Students give big to help charities at Christmas

Charity representatives receive donated gifts under a Christmas Wish Tree

Well done to all students who have helped any of the Christmas charity appeals we’ve run over the past few weeks.

(17 Dec 2019) » More about Students give big to help charities at Christmas