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New Podcast: 100 Moments That Rocked Computer Science

Join leaders from the worlds of science and technology and experts from our Computer Science department for a new podcast series exploring ‘100 Moments that Rocked Computer Science’ - streaming now!

(9 Jun 2021) » More about New Podcast: 100 Moments That Rocked Computer Science


Stephenson College celebrates the birth of its namesake

Stephenson College marked the 240th anniversary of the birth of its namesake, famed Victorian Engineer, George Stephenson, by unveiling a restored statue of the man known as the ‘Father of the Railway’.

(9 Jun 2021) » More about Stephenson College celebrates the birth of its namesake


Student Community Wardens service goes social

Our Student Community Warden service, which launched in October 2020, to promote good community relations between students living out in Durham and the wider community, now has a new home on social media.

(7 Jun 2021) » More about Student Community Wardens service goes social


Game Changer

Game Changer Innovation Challenge

A fast-paced, extra-curricular innovation programme using Design Thinking to find solutions to challenges presented by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): This is Game Changer.

(4 Jun 2021) » More about Game Changer


Preparing Computer Science students for a bright future

Computer Science students at Durham have a lot to celebrate as we head towards the new academic year, with a range of new and exciting opportunities available to help set them up for success after graduation. From a brand new building with cutting edge facilities to innovative internships and high profile placement opportunities, the future is bright for those with their sights set on a career in the computer science and technology sectors.

(28 May 2021) » More about Preparing Computer Science students for a bright future


Our June programme of performing arts

Our talented students are looking forward to the loosening of lockdown restrictions and launching three weeks of Covid safe entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Plans are underway to erect a festival-style marquee on the city’s Racecourse, to host a variety of performing arts events and activities from Saturday 5 – Friday 25 June.

(25 May 2021) » More about Our June programme of performing arts


Durham graduate named on Forbes 30 under 30 list

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Dr. Rebecca Webster, a Durham graduate, has been named on the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list in the Science and Healthcare category. The accolade celebrates young people who have made an outstanding contribution to scientific research or discovery.

(18 May 2021) » More about Durham graduate named on Forbes 30 under 30 list


Inspiring the next generation of space scientists

We’re inspiring the next generation of astronomers and cosmologists to aim for the stars!

(14 May 2021) » More about Inspiring the next generation of space scientists


Rugby Club receives national award for activities off the pitch

Congratulations to Durham University Rugby Football Club (DURFC) who have been announced as the winners of the annual Student Rugby Football Union ‘Core Values’ award.

(13 May 2021) » More about Rugby Club receives national award for activities off the pitch


Santander supports Durham students

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We are delighted that nine of our students have been granted places on the Santander Black Inclusion program, a new online learning experience for up to 3,000 university students and recent graduates from a Black and Black Mixed Ethnicity background across the UK.

(5 May 2021) » More about Santander supports Durham students


The Durham MBA (Online) climbs in QS global ranking

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The Durham MBA (Online) has been placed 4th in the UK, 7th in Europe and 11th in the world, in the QS Online MBA Rankings 2021. Now in its 10th year, the ranking lists the 57 best online MBA programmes at business schools around the world. Criteria judged includes class profiles, employability, academic reputation, and class experience.

Rising up one place in the UK from 2020, two places in Europe and five globally, the result shows the strength of our programme and the excellent collaboration it allows to take place across different time zones, with the flexibility to fit studies around busy lives.

(27 Apr 2021) » More about The Durham MBA (Online) climbs in QS global ranking


Ustinov College marks the centenary of its namesake

On 16 April 2021, Ustinov College is marking what would have been the 100th birthday of the late Sir Peter Ustinov, former Durham University Chancellor and namesake of Ustinov College.

(15 Apr 2021) » More about Ustinov College marks the centenary of its namesake


Unearthing England in your own time

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From Hadrian’s Wall to urban Tyneside, our Archaeology Department have access to some of the best historical sites in the UK right on our doorstep. These last few months, they’ve been working incredibly hard to ensure that these remain accessible to all.

(14 Apr 2021) » More about Unearthing England in your own time


New Master of Energy Systems Management

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We’re pleased to announce we have launched a new Master of Energy Systems Management (MESM) programme today, starting in September 2021.

The one year full-time programme, will be taught by the Business School, and the Department of Engineering, in partnership with the Durham Energy Institute. We plan to introduce a part-time online and blended option for the following academic year.

(31 Mar 2021) » More about New Master of Energy Systems Management


Our VR Labs

Our Archaeology team has worked with Danish company Labster, to make a series of interactive, virtual labs available for students to hone their hands on skills.

(31 Mar 2021) » More about Our VR Labs


New support for students with a disability

New support available

Our Disability Support Service has developed exciting new initiatives since the start of the pandemic to help our students access the support they need.

(30 Mar 2021) » More about New support for students with a disability


Levelling Up Launches

A new programme has launched at Durham University, aiming to open up access to STEM subjects for students across our region and beyond.

(26 Mar 2021) » More about Levelling Up Launches


Highly Commended in Green Gown Awards

Durham University has been Highly Commended at the Green Gown Awards in the Student Engagement category, for our innovative Green Move Out campaign.

(25 Mar 2021) » More about Highly Commended in Green Gown Awards


Durham graduate launches new film set in the city.

Recent History graduate Ed Whelan, 23, is celebrating the release of his first feature film – ‘Audition’ set in Durham. 

(24 Mar 2021) » More about Durham graduate launches new film set in the city.


Have you received your bone delivery?

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Our innovative archaeology team has been working hard these last few months, delivering packs of bones to students to facilitate temporary ‘living room labs’.

(22 Mar 2021) » More about Have you received your bone delivery?


Civic Trust win for the Teaching and Learning Centre

Our Teaching and Learning Centre has been recognised as a Highly Commended Winner at the Civic Trust Awards 2021.

(19 Mar 2021) » More about Civic Trust win


Been feeling creative during lockdown?

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Our ‘virtual crafting retreats’ have been offering solace to staff and students wanting a break from academia.

(18 Mar 2021) » More about Been feeling creative during lockdown?


MBA Alumna wins prestigious Study UK award

Christel Adamou, Durham MBA alumna, who is currently Director of the Office of Professional Conduct at the Asian Development Bank, has received the Study UK Europe Professional Achievement Award 2021. This award recognises alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership in their professional field.

(18 Mar 2021) » More about MBA Alumna wins prestigious Study UK award


Music Durham – Bring a community together stitch by stitch.

Thursday 8 March is University Mental Health Day, so provides the perfect opportunity to highlight the latest project from the student-led welfare team of Music Durham. Their latest project – ‘Stitching A Quilt of Community’, is being run in collaboration with local mental health charity, Durham based the RT project. It offers a unique opportunity for students and the local community to work together to create a unique artwork in the form of a quilt.

(4 Mar 2021) » More about Music Durham – Bring a community together stitch by stitch.


New business embraces student talent

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A group of talented Durham students are at the heart of a new local business, set to launch in March 2021. Taxigoat aims to connect users to local taxi services, with founder and CEO Ross Pottenger describing the business model as ‘Just Eat meets Uber’.

(26 Feb 2021) » More about New business embraces student talent


Opening up access to Durham

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Creating an inclusive and supportive academic community is really important to us. We want to ensure that entry to university is based on merit and academic potential, not social background, ethnicity, gender or other factors. One of the ways we encourage and enable students from a wide variety of backgrounds to apply for, and go on to excel in, one of our programmes, is through our various accessprogrammes

(26 Feb 2021) » More about Opening up access to Durham


Learning the hidden secrets of Durham University

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Our on-campus classes may be on hold for now, however staff at the Durham Centre for Academic Development have lined up some innovative online opportunities for students to link up with experts and peers across the university.

(23 Feb 2021) » More about Learning the hidden secrets of Durham University


Making music across the world

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As a musician, nothing beats being able to play your music with others. The current pandemic makes that delicate choreography challenging – but not impossible – as our Music Department has shown.

(17 Feb 2021) » More about Making music across the world


The Durham MBA is top for value for money

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The Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2021 has ranked the Durham MBA (Full-time) 1st in the UK, 2nd in Europe and 6th in the world for value for money. This reveals the exceptional return on investment our full-time MBA graduates are realising, as they have seen, on average, an increase of 86% on their salaries three years after graduating with their MBA.

(9 Feb 2021) » More about The Durham MBA is top for value for money


Paving the way – innovations in Earth Sciences during a pandemic

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With our Earth Science students unable to access fieldwork sites due to ongoing restrictions, we’re taking a virtual approach to teaching this traditionally ‘hands-on’ subject. 

(8 Feb 2021) » More about Paving the way – innovations in Earth Sciences during a pandemic