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Royal award for student volunteers

We have one of the most active student volunteering communities of any UK university – and now that has been recognised by Queen Elizabeth II.

(2 Jun 2020) » More about Royal award for student volunteers


Line-up announced for online theatre festival

Though the Covid-19 restrictions have forced us to cancel student theatre shows until further notice, we’re excited to be bringing you a new online theatre festival this month – read on to find out more!

(1 Jun 2020) » More about Line-up announced for online theatre festival


Student Experience Online: A weekend of music

Each year, over 1,200 of our students perform 80 musical concerts and one of the highlights is undoubtedly our end of year concert, Stage and Screen. 

(1 Jun 2020) » More about Student Experience Online: A weekend of music


Supporting postgraduate researchers’ mental health

In collaboration with the NINE, Northern Bridge and IAPETUS Doctoral Training Partnerships, we have launched online training materials to support postgraduate researchers experiencing mental health difficulties.

(27 May 2020) » More about Supporting postgraduate researchers’ mental health


Supporting our athletes during lockdown

With team sports postponed for the foreseeable future, we're working in new and innovative ways to make our wider student experience available online and support our athletes during lockdown. 

(20 May 2020) » More about Supporting our athletes during lockdown


The Lemonade Principle – A Durham MBA Podcast Available to all

“When the world gives you lemons, use them to make lemonade!”

(5 May 2020) » More about The Lemonade Principle – A Durham MBA Podcast Available to all


England Premier League for men's hockey stars

In a first for Durham University Hockey Club, our Men's 1s have been promoted to the England Hockey Premier League where they will compete as one of the best 11 clubs in the country in the 2020 / 21 season. 

(1 May 2020) » More about England Premier League for men's hockey stars


Get Onstage: Online in new online theatre festival

Though the Covid-19 restrictions have forced us to cancel student theatre shows until further notice, we're excited to announce a new online theatre festival this June - and you could be part of it!

(27 Apr 2020) » More about Get Onstage: Online in new online theatre festival


New opportunities for women’s rugby stars

Although all University sport is currently suspended due to Covid-19, we’re looking forward to when we can all get back in action – and we’re excited to announce a great new opportunity for our women’s rugby players, hopefully starting this summer.

Thanks to a partnership with North East England’s leading women’s rugby club, our student athletes will have extra opportunities to pursue a world-class education while also competing at a national level.

(8 Apr 2020) » More about New opportunities for women’s rugby stars


Durham alumnus appointed as Queen’s representative

One of our former students, Dr Arnab Basu (Physics, Ustinov College, 2003), has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of County Durham by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham, Sue Snowdon.

(6 Apr 2020) » More about Durham alumnus appointed as Queen’s representative