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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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In Absentia Degree Conferral 2020

2:35pm to 2:35pm,

Even though we could not celebrate Graduation in the usual way with Congregation Ceremonies in Durham Cathedral, this year's graduates have still been officially awarded with their degrees. Until we can celebrate at the re-scheduled Congregation next spring, you can watch the video of the official In Absentia Degree Conferral that took place on 4 August, to hear messages from the Vice-Chancellor and Chancellor, Sir Thomas Allen.

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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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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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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