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Durham University appoints new Vice-Chancellor and Warden

Durham University has appointed its new Vice-Chancellor and Warden following an extensive appointment process. 

(27 Mar 2015) » More about Durham University appoints new Vice-Chancellor and Warden


Durham University joins up with British Paralympic Association to host festival of disability sport

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A national para-sports festival will be held at the £6.7M Durham University sport centre this week, showcasing the University’s facilities and vast array of sport and fitness opportunities.

(5 Mar 2015) » More about Durham University joins up with British Paralympic Association to host festival of disability sport


Student safety volunteering scheme is launched in Durham

Around 50 Durham University students will be helping fellow students to stay safe as they take up their new roles as volunteers in Durham City Centre.

(25 Feb 2015) » More about Student safety volunteering scheme is launched in Durham


Durham University student one step closer to being one of the first humans on Mars

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Durham University student, Hannah Earnshaw, is among the final 100 hopefuls for a one-way trip to Mars as part of the Mars One Project.

(17 Feb 2015) » More about Durham University student one step closer to being one of the first humans on Mars


University statement regarding student safety and wellbeing

Durham University has outlined a series of measures to address student safety and wellbeing, working with partners in the Durham City Safety Group. A number of activities are already in place within our Colleges.

(11 Feb 2015) » More about University statement regarding student safety and wellbeing


Durham University wins more than £1million funding for doctoral training in visual culture

Durham University has been awarded £1,050,000 to fund interdisciplinary training in visual culture.

The award was made by The Leverhulme Trust as part of its new Doctoral Scholarships Scheme following a bid led by Professor Ludmilla Jordanova of the University’s Centre for Visual Arts and Culture (CVAC). The Centre was established in September 2014 as a result of Durham’s strategic investment in pioneering research in visual culture.

(15 Jan 2015) » More about Durham University wins more than £1million funding for doctoral training in visual culture


Paralympic gold for Durham University student Lily van den Broecke

Durham University student and rowing cox Lily van den Broecke is celebrating after winning gold at the London 2012 Paralympics.

(4 Sep 2012) » More about Paralympic gold for Durham University student Lily van den Broecke


Olympic Torch given warm welcome on University’s Racecourse

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Thousands of people celebrated the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Durham City on the University’s Racecourse this weekend.

(18 Jun 2012) » More about Olympic Torch given warm welcome on University’s Racecourse


Durham Declares as University Fees Market Takes Shape

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England's third oldest university, renowned for the quality and employability of its graduates, has announced plans to charge a headline fee of £9,000 per year to undergraduates from 2012.

(16 Mar 2011) » More about Durham Declares as University Fees Market Takes Shape