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Changing strategy quickly during COVID-19

Tom Shanks is Finance Director for Blueline Taxis, a firm based in the North East which was founded over 60 years ago by his grandparents. Tom graduated with an MSc Finance degree from Durham in January, and being 25, he didn’t ever think he’d be plunged into such a challenging time so early on in his career.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, he, his family and colleagues got straight to work thinking of how to support their much valued staff/drivers, and also the wider community.

(31 Mar 2020) » More about Changing strategy quickly during COVID-19


Prestigious placements for pensions law students

Our Law students can for the first time this academic year study pensions law as part of their undergraduate degrees, giving them vital knowledge of this very important area of law affecting so many people.

(16 Mar 2020) » More about Prestigious placements for pensions law students


New opportunities for women’s rugby stars

Our women’s rugby stars will have extra opportunities to pursue a world-class education while competing at a national level, thanks to a new partnership with North East England’s leading club.

(10 Mar 2020) » More about New opportunities for women’s rugby stars


Students record charity single for mental health

International students have recorded a charity single to raise awareness of mental health.

(10 Mar 2020) » More about Students record charity single for mental health


Student charity fashion show raises £171,000

Durham University Charity Fashion Show (DUCFS), a student-organised society, is delighted to announce that they have raised a record-breaking total of £171,000 in aid of their chosen charitable partners, Fashion Revolution and STOP THE TRAFFIK. 

(14 Feb 2020) » More about Student charity fashion show raises £171,000


How Business School students are tackling global business challenges

Our Durham MBA (Full-time) students were recently set an exciting challenge. They had to develop a business idea to address one or more of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

(7 Feb 2020) » More about How Business School students are tackling global business challenges


Students and alumni launch spring theatre season

Signs of spring are popping up around Durham, just in time for the launch of our spring season at the Assembly Rooms Theatre.

(31 Jan 2020) » More about Students and alumni launch spring theatre season


Prestigious award for student footballer

One of our postgraduate students, Kathryn Hill, will be named the North East Football Writers’ Association (NEFWA) Women's Player of the Year.

(30 Jan 2020) » More about Prestigious award for student footballer


The National Student Survey is now open

The National Student Survey 2020 is now open at Durham University. Finalists at Durham and across the UK are being encouraged to share their views on their university experience.

(30 Jan 2020) » More about The National Student Survey is now open


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