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Working at Durham University - So Much More

Working at Durham University - So Much More

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Welcome to Durham University

As one of the UK’s leading and world top 100 universities, Durham is also one of the most distinctive universities. It is a residential collegiate university with a welcoming community of more than 18,000 students and over 4,000 members of staff. Set within the historically rich City of Durham in the North East of England, which is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is an undeniably beautiful place in which to base your academic and home life.

Durham University is listed 5th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and features in the top 100 of World University Rankings for 2018. Our academics and students are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work.

When you join Durham University you can expect a career-defining opportunity that encompasses all the support you might need to achieve your academic ambitions. The needs of our staff are very important to us, which can be seen through generous pensions plans, assistance with childcare facilities and also the possibility of flexible working. The support of a Relocation Manager can also be invaluable in helping you and your family settle in.

Enjoying the charms of cobbled streets, stunning architecture and an enviable location less than three hours away from London and within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, the Northumberland coastline and the Lake District, this is a region that holds everything you could possibly need.


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