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Could our Student Employability Fund help kick-start your career?

Did you know that the University makes money available to help students develop their employability skills and access opportunities to progress in their career?

In its first year, our trail-blazing Student Employability Fund, from the Careers & Enterprise Centre, has helped students travel to job interviews and assessment centres, develop work experience, make connections and more.

(15 Oct 2019) » More about Could our Student Employability Fund help kick-start your career?


New for 2020: Introducing South College

Do you enjoy being part of something new? Would you like your ideas and creativity to shape Durham University for years to come? Then maybe you could be part of South College: our new 17th College, opening in 2020.

(11 Oct 2019) » More about New for 2020: Introducing South College


Could you be a Lumiere maker?

Durham University student Leon Xiao at Lumiere Durham 2017

Lumiere, the UK's largest light festival, returns to Durham in November. One way to get involved is as a volunteer Festival Maker. Leon Xiao, a Law student from Beijing, was a Festival Maker last time, in 2017, and has already signed up for this year. Here, he tells us about his experience.

(9 Oct 2019) » More about Could you be a Lumiere maker?


Durham in the UK top 10 and world top 100

We enable our people to do outstanding things at Durham and in the world. This is reflected in our consistent success in University rankings, which put us among a selected group of UK universities who are ranked both in the national top 10 as well as in the world top 100.

(24 Sep 2019) » More about Durham in the UK top 10 and world top 100


Durham graduate named Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Alumnus Robert Buckland QC MP has been appointed as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice. He was previously Minister of State for Prisons at the Ministry of Justice and is a serving MP for South Swindon. 

(8 Aug 2019) » More about Durham graduate named Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice


Royal recognition for Student Entrepreneurs

Students Natasha Boulding, Phil Buckley and Scott Bush are the brains behind Plastech Innovation, a start-up business which is now gaining royal favour.

(23 Jul 2019) » More about Royal recognition for Student Entrepreneurs


Your chance to be part of UK’s largest light festival

Would you like to show off your musical talents at the UK’s largest light festival?

(17 Jul 2019) » More about Your chance to be part of UK’s largest light festival


Our students among UK’s most satisfied

Thinking of studying with us? Then you’ll be joining some of the most satisfied students in the UK.

According to the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS), we have maintained an overall satisfaction score of 85 per cent, once again rating above the national average.

(3 Jul 2019) » More about Our students among UK’s most satisfied


Celebrating our students' outstanding achievements

Thousands of students will celebrate their academic successes at Summer Congregation this week.

(1 Jul 2019) » More about Celebrating our students' outstanding achievements


Our alumna appointed new British High Commissioner to Kenya

Jane Marriott OBE (History, University College, 1994-97) has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Kenya. Taking up the appointment in the summer, Jane will be the first woman to hold this important diplomatic role.

(1 Jul 2019) » More about Our alumna appointed new British High Commissioner to Kenya