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Durham University

Student Experience Online

Student Experience Online

Welcome to Durham's wider student experience.

We may not all be able to be together in Durham, but we are still very much a community and you can still enjoy many aspects of what makes the Durham student experience special.

Through Experience Online we are bringing together a wide range of events and activities for you to take part in, learn from and enjoy. From music performances and lectures, to Wellbeing events and webinars, there are lots of ways to stay involved and connected with your friends and university community.

Use the calendar below to see what events are happening each day, or search by browsing the various categories.

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Bronze Arts Award

9:00am to 11:10pm, Online

A showcase of artwork created by 12-17 year olds exploring the arts. Summer in the City and the Oriental Museum’s Arts Award programme is supporting 28 young people from The Girls’ Network to achieve their Bronze award, inspired by the collections at Durham University’s Oriental Museum and the three strands of SitC; art, music and theatre and its overarching theme of ‘home’.

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Student Art Prize

9:10am to 11:00pm, Online

The Student Art Prize was launched in October 2019 to expand opportunities around creativity and to develop a new permanent student art collection, housed within the university’s wider art collection, but available as a resource for the whole community. Although Durham does not formally teach fine art, almost every university college has its own active art society or art group, where students take part in workshops, meet artists and develop their artistic skills through collaborative creativity.

In light of the current lockdown, the once-planned physical exhibition of these artworks now takes a digital format. Each artwork is displayed here alongside the artists own words.

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Durham Sixth Form Centre online Exhibition

9:00am to 11:00pm, Online

Art students from Durham Sixth Form Centre have been invited to display their work in the British Museum touring exhibition Pushing paper: contemporary drawing from 1970 to now.

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Pushing Paper: Contemporary drawing from 1970 to now has gone online!

9:00am to 5:00pm, Online

The physical exhibition at the Oriental Museum may currently be closed, but we have created some DIY activities, alongside a virtual tour and exhibition films to watch online or download for later. Using these materials and films you can find out more about the artworks and get inspired to create your own.

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LIVE - Fitness class

8:00am to 8:30am, Microsoft Teams

Every Wednesday
Join our excellent team of fitness instructors from Durham University's Fitness Centre every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8am (UK time).

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Lighting up the home

9:00am to 11:55pm

We want you to make your own light installation in your home! Inspired by the Lumiere light festival, which takes place across Durham every two years, this competition asks people use their own houses, bedrooms, gardens, bathrooms to make a unique piece of light art, being creative with what you have lying around.

Then all you need to do is:

  • Take a photo or video of it
  • Email it to
  • Be sure to include your social media details (if you want to be tagged)
  • We will post on our Instagram

The deadline is FRIDAY 17 JULY AT MIDNIGHT. Winners will be announced and contacted after this.

Lets make some light!

Click the following link for more details about this exciting initiative.

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