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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


Happy Diwali 2019!

We’re proud to be an inclusive community, with students and staff from diverse nationalities and backgrounds. This October, we’re celebrating Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

(21 Oct 2019) » More about Happy Diwali 2019!


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


The dawn of a new age of digital learning at Durham

The new Teaching and Learning Centre

Our new Teaching and Learning Centre has opened its doors. Designed for state-of-the-art student learning, the £40 million construction offers our students the ideal space to study, great facilities and top-of-the-range digital equipment.

(11 Oct 2019) » More about Digital learning at Durham


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