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Durham University

Global Durham

Sessions

All contents will be available on demand for a month after the conference, so you can come back and watch anything you have missed.

Tuesday 23rd March 2021

TIME SESSION SPEAKERS SYNOPSIS

08.00-09.15 (GMT)

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Opening Ceremony/Welcome

Professor Stuart Corbridge: Durham University Vice Chancellor and Warden

Professor Claire O'Malley: Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global)

Mr Jeremy Cook OBE: Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Colleges and Student Experience)

Seun Twins: President, Durham Students’ Union

Meet our Senior Leadership Team:

In this Town Hall style session, our agent network will hear directly from our Senior Leadership Team and be able to put your questions (submitted and live) to them.

The session will give attendees an overview of the University and highlight the Durham Difference, which underpins our Wider Student Experience activities and how we are ‘inspiring the extraordinary’.


09.30-10.15 (GMT)

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Fast Facts about Durham

Claire Hall: Senior Marketing Manager (Student Recruitment and Engagement)

Elias Koenig: Marketing Manager (Student Recruitment and Engagement)

Christina Milner: Web and Digital Content Manager in the Communications Office

In this session our speakers will highlight our institutional selling points and our marketing channels/assets etc. that our agents may find useful in selling Durham by highlighting Durham University’s USPs including rankings etc.

As a University we aim to ensure that our core activity is underpinned by stakeholder needs and wants. This will help ensure that the services we provide offer tangible benefits - and therefore genuine value - to our target audience. To fully succeed at this, we differentiate our offering by focusing on offering unique benefits and value.

10.15-11.00 (GMT)

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Durham Difference & Wider Student Experience (WSE)

Mr Quentin Sloper: Director of Experience Durham

Professor Julian Horton: Head of Department & Professor of Music Theory and Analysis

Daniel Takyi: President Durham People of Colour Association (DPOCA)

This session will highlight Durham’s unique offering that is underpinned by creating an environment of enriching extra-curricular activities and high quality student support. These are delivered through our Experience Durham, Colleges and Durham Students’ Union teams.

15.00-15.45 (GMT)

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Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities Showcase

Dr Carly Beckerman: Assistant Professor in the International Relations of the Middle East in the School of Government and International Affairs

Dr Mike Adcock: Assistant Professor and LLM Admissions Director, Durham Law School

Professor Kate Hampshire: Head of Department and Professor in the Department of Anthropology

In this session Dr Beckerman will provide an overview of the School of Government and International Affairs, including its research centres, innovations in teaching practice and commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

Dr Adcock will give and overview of the inspiring work that is being done at Durham Law School together with our UG and PG programmes.

Professor Hampshire will talk about the exceptional international opportunities associated with studying Anthropology.

16.00-16.45 (GMT)

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Science & Engineering Showcase Professor Sue Black OBE: Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist.

This session will be led by our award winning Computer Scientist, Technology Evangelist and Digital Skills Expert.

Professor Sue Black will discuss how Durham is number one destination to study computer science and STEM subjects for women and everyone at large. She will highlight how she and colleagues are inspiring extraordinary through Durham University in Tech (DUWIT) project.

17.00-17.45 (GMT)

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Durham Voices

Andy Harston: Director for Development and Alumni Relations (Session Chair)

Kathy Lee: Master of Bioethics Candidate at Harvard University

Dr Eman Altuwaijri- Assistant Professor, King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Ayo Teriba: Chief Executive Officer, Economic Associates

Mr Travis Callaway: Managing Director, Private Equity, Strategic Group

This panellist session will provide opportunity for our agent to hear directly from a selection of Durham alumni who will speak about their experience as a student at Durham, how their Durham degree has helped them and their relationship with the University as a graduate.

Wednesday 24th March 2021

TIME SESSION SPEAKERS SYNOPSIS

08.00-09.15 (GMT)

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Meet Durham Admissions & Enquiries team

Ruth Craige: Admissions Manager (Undergraduate)

Mrs Jill Howarth: Admissions Manager (Undergraduate)

Ms Marija Huljak: Enquiries Coordinator

In this session, our agent network will hear directly from our admissions (UG & PG) and enquiries team and be able to put your questions to our team.

09.30-10.15 (GMT)

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Science & Engineering Showcase Session-2

Professor Jon Gluyas: Director Durham Energy Institute & Ørsted/Ikon Chair in Geoenergy Carbon Capture & Storage

Professor Karen Johnson: Professor in Environmental Engineering & Director of Research for Engineering

This session will showcase the our multidisciplinary research by Durham Energy Institute involving Environmental Sustainability Research, Education, Wider student experience, Global citizenship by Mapping the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) onto our teaching, research, WSE & global citizenship agenda.

10.15-11.00 (GMT)

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Durham Business School Showcase

Mrs Lindsay Webber: Senior Marketing Relations Officer, Durham University Business School

Miss Philippa Matthews: Associate Professor (Teaching) in Accounting & Director of Education (Accounting) in the Business School

Mr Michael Lucey: Associate Professor (Teaching) in Finance & Director of Education (Economics and Finance) in the Business School

Professor Amir Michael: Professor of Accounting (Teaching) & Programme Director Full-time MBA in the Business School

Durham University Business School recently officially became Durham University’s fourth faculty, in this session, our speakers will discuss the importance of this historic change and significant milestone on its development journey, provides a key pillar for the School to become one of Europe’s Top 20 business schools

15.00-15.45 (GMT)

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Durham Colleges

Prof Ann MacLarnon: Master, Hatfield College & Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology

Professor Adekunle Adeyeye: Principal, Trevelyan College & Professor of Physics

Professor Rob Lynes: Principal, of Stephenson College and Associate PVC Global

This session will showcase our historic, collegiate, highly distinctive and student-centred offering, which underpins our extraordinary student experience. We deliver this through our Colleges, Experience Durham and Durham Students’ Union. This will include Q&A.

16.00-16.45 (GMT)

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Students Wellbeing

Mandy Marlow: Head of Student Wellbeing and Community Engagement Office

Kate Augarde: Lead of the Counselling Service

Ewan Swift: Welfare and Liberation Officer, Durham Students’ Union

This session will highlight the work of the Student Support and Wellbeing Directorate which brings together pan-institution specialist student support services within the Colleges and Student Experience Division.

The session will give an overview of the work of the Directorate, international arrivals, induction and issues.

The second part will cover the counselling service and mental health. We will also hear the inspiring work from Durham Students Union.

17.00-17.45 (GMT)

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Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities Showcase

Professor Sarah Davies: Head of Department / Professor (Modern Russian and European History) in the Department of History

Dr Derek Kennet: Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology

In this session, our speakers will highlight how our work in the departments of history and archaeology are inspiring extraordinary in our staff and students who are part of a vibrant learning community as well as how we have successfully adapted to our blended learning approach.

Thursday 25th March 2021

TIME SESSION SPEAKERS SYNOPSIS

08.00-09.15 (GMT)

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Talk to Nous Group about your experience of working with Durham

Grace Simpson: Managing Consultant, Nous Group

Rosanna Hurst: Consultant,Nous Group

Have your say’ tell us what we do well and what we can do better to help us improve the journey for your students and our services for your team.


09.30-10.15 (GMT)

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Durham Voices (Student Experience Panel)

Clover Rui Cheng: from China studying Electrical Engineering


Zubin Dass: from Australia studying Politics Philosophy & Economics (PPE)


Marcus Cheung: from Hong Kong studying Law


Alana Mann: from Kenya studying Anthropology


Chloe Hayes: from South Africa studying Law

In this session, you will hear directly from selection of our current students about their personal experiences about studying at Durham University and our inspiring extraordinary value.

10.15-11.00 (GMT)

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International Quiz Session

Dr Joe Mulhern: International Partnerships Officer

Mr Simon Litchfield: Exchanges & Study Abroad Manager

In this session, our quiz Masters will present Durham’s USPs in a creative way that is interactive, engaging and fun.

Loads of Amazon vouchers and prizes to be won!

15.00-15.45 (GMT)

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Durham University International Study Centre (DUISC) Showcase

Jillian McGuren – Head of Progression Support in the International Study Centre

Ms Kate Barnes: Product Director, UK and Europe in the International Study Centre


Sophie Holland-Francis: Student Support Officer

Aaron Cheung: current ISC student and Student Ambassador


Ghulam Mustafa Kamran: progressed ISC student

Join us for an interactive session on Durham University International Study Centre (ISC). Find out about the high-level support and experience students receive when they study a pathway programme and prepare for their Durham University degree.

You’ll have the opportunity to hear first-hand from our students; Aaron, who is currently studying the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering and Mustafa, who progressed to study LLB Law in September 2020.

16.00-16.45 (GMT)

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Pre-Sessional & Password Test

Mr Andrew Mckay: Assistant Professor (Teaching) in the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD)

Emily Roper: Admissions Officer

Ms Marija Huljak: Enquiries Coordinator

In this session, attendees will be provided with an overview of Durham Pre-Sessional programme and the Password test followed by Q&A.

17.00-17.45 (GMT)

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Visa, CAS & Immigration/Data Security & Information Governance

Mr Tim Broadwell: Immigration Compliance Manager in the Scholarships, Student Funding and Student Immigration Office

Mrs Donna Walker: Senior Information Governance Officer

Mr Steven Blundell: IT Business Partner in Computing and Information Services

This panellist style session will cover information and questions relating to CAS, student visa, cybersecurity and data protection. Our experts will discuss industry best practices and practical ways to address the security requirements of the GDPR.

The session will empower you to ensure your organisation is compliant and mitigate against cyber threats.