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Opening a New Era of Learning

Our new Teaching and Learning Centre is proving popular with students and staff alike. In its first term alone, the building has housed nearly 4000 hours of teaching from 21 of the University’s academic departments, with classes ranging in size from 20 students to over 450. University Students’ Union Societies have used the building for nearly 2,000 hours over the evenings and weekends.

(10 Dec 2019) » More about Opening a New Era of Learning


This Girl Can

We have over 300 female-only sports teams at Durham and our female participation rates in sports are the highest in the UK, but we want to encourage even more of our students, staff and members of the public to get active and participate in sport. 

(10 Dec 2019) » More about This Girl Can


Queen’s translator to offer teaching to students

Dr Kevin Lin OBE will bring his expertise as the UK’s top Chinese-English interpreter to his role of Professor of Practice here at Durham.

(29 Nov 2019) » More about Queen’s translator to offer teaching to students


Hitting the right note for Christmas

We have 84 student-led musical societies here at Durham and during December they'll be spreading some Christmas cheer on campus and around the city.

(28 Nov 2019) » More about Hitting the right note for Christmas


Students raise £4,000 for charity with 24-hour football match

Sporting students have raised over £4,000 for charity by holding a 24-hour football match.

(26 Nov 2019) » More about Students raise £4,000 for charity with 24-hour football match


Have you registered to vote?

You probably know that a general election has been called on 12 December 2019, but what have you done about it?

(19 Nov 2019) » More about Have you registered to vote?


Rugby teams help children’s charity

Our rugby club has helped raise over £5,000 by playing two charity matches.

(18 Nov 2019) » More about Rugby teams help children’s charity


Team Durham Celebrate with New Lord Mayor of London

This weekend, around 30 of our leading sports students were invited to participate in the Lord Mayor’s Show 2019, celebrating the inauguration of alumnus William Russell (General Arts, Grey College, 1987) as the 692nd Lord Mayor of the City of London.

(13 Nov 2019) » More about Team Durham Celebrate with New Lord Mayor of London


South College to recruit Pioneering students

Durham’s newest college, South College will open to its first cohort of students in 2020. As well as recruiting Freshers’, the college is keen to welcome 120 current students who are willing to transfer and help to build a brand new student community.

To raise awareness of the opportunity to transfer, South College Principal, Professor Tim Luckhurst is hosting a series of lunchtime drop-in sessions where students can find out more about the college.

(1 Nov 2019) » More about South College to recruit Pioneering students


Curtain set to rise on newly refurbished Assembly Rooms Theatre

To celebrate completion of the £2.4million renovation project, our popular Assembly Rooms Theatre is now open for business and welcoming visitors to a free Open Day event this Saturday 26 October from 10am – 5pm.

(23 Oct 2019) » More about Curtain set to rise on newly refurbished Assembly Rooms Theatre