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Durham University


Developing our students


New scholarships beckon a bright future for our students

(5 November 2019)

Growing with Logic

On 4 November, the team from Durham University Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science Departments celebrated alongside Scott Logic, a Newcastle-based IT consultancy firm, following their generous donation of £150,000 to the University. The gift will enable the creation of two new scholarship funds. 

The North East has long been known for its industrial heritage. Now, emerging from this rich history, the region is making waves in the digital and tech sector, with world class innovation happening on our doorstep.

At Durham we are well placed to benefit from this success as we attract the brightest students and researchers to the region. Our new Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science Building, due to open next year, will enable both departments to grow. It will provide state-of-the-art facilities enabling ground-breaking research, and will be home to our first ever ‘enterprise hub’ dedicated to student innovation and stimulating student-led enterprise activity.

Growing with Logic

A key partner in these exciting developments is Scott Logic, a Newcastle-based IT consultancy which is growing at a rapid rate, attracting an international clientele and opening up a wealth of graduate opportunities. Founded by Gary Scott, a Durham Computer Science alumnus, the company maintains a close relationship with Durham and is passionate about the contribution it makes to the wider region.

We celebrated the strength of this partnership on 4 November with the announcement of Scott Logic’s generous donation of £150,000, which will be recognised through the naming of the ‘Scott Logic Lecture Theatre’ in the new building.

The fund will be used to establish two new scholarship programmes in the Departments of Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences, enabling future generations of talented students from under-privileged backgrounds - both locally and in the developing world – to come and study core STEM subjects here at Durham.

What are the Scholarships?

Computer Science

The new Durham Inspired Scholarship programme will support students from under-privileged backgrounds, with a particular focus on encouraging more students to join us from the North East.

Mathematical Sciences

Building on our partnership with African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), we will launch new Masters Scholarships for students from developing countries, enabling talented students to pursue an advanced education in Durham.

Further Information

Find out more about the new Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science Building.

More information about our existing scholarship and bursaries

Join the women in the tech revolution

Your journey to the extraordinary starts here

We celebrate diversity at Durham. As part of a diverse group of exceptional students and staff you’ll be challenged and inspired in equal measure to push boundaries and look for new ways to answer the big questions.

To make sure the you receive the best possible support, not matter your background, we have worked closely with the Office for Students to create a plan improve access, success and progression for underrepresented groups.

You can read the plan here: Access and Participation Plan


Whatever new experiences you’re looking for, you’ll find your place within Durham.

The Teaching and Learning Centre unveiled

The Teaching and Learning Centre unveiled

Cutting-edge facilities

Just 2 minutes walk from the Bill Bryson Library, our new Teaching and Learning Centre will offer a range of spaces including a cafe and a range of group quiet study areas, group study rooms (they’re sound-proof – we checked!). But there is more: flexible teaching rooms, lecture theatres and at least one walk-in cupboard.

Read more in our blog!

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TEF 2018