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A world-class learning and student experience
The strength of our academic excellence is reflected in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) results, which identified world-leading research in every Durham University subject.
During your time at Durham, you will be taught by world-leading academics who are acknowledged as experts in their fields and who are at the forefront of developments in their subject area.This is demonstrated not only through the research and teaching that they undertake, but also by the worldwide demand for their expertise.
Read for a degree at Durham University and you will have the opportunity to be amongst the best academics and students in your chosen subject.
We have exciting proposals for the future, to ensure we continue to produce world-class research, education and student experience. In research, we are recruiting more academic staff and developing links with business and industry.
In education, we are developing our teaching and learning offer, including through a state-of-the-art Teaching and Learning Centre, which will open for 2019/20. In addition, to enhance our student experience, we are investing in new College facilities, sports facilities, drama, music, volunteering and leadership opportunities.
ranked 74th in the QS World University Rankings 2019.
in the QS World University Rankings® 2019 for employer reputation.
of our subjects are ranked in the UK top 10 in The Complete University Guide 2019.
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Postgraduate Study at Durham University - Beat the Drum
The meaning behind “beat the drum” is to praise, promote and publicise. This term transfers to the literal striking of a drum for ceremonial or other purposes to tout the virtues of a person, group, or institution. We want to challenge you, bring out the best in you and inspire you. We want you to beat the drum at Durham. Learn more at www.durham.ac.uk/beatthedrum
We want to beat the drum for Durham.
We want to challenge you, bring out the best and inspire you.
We want you to beat the drum at Durham.
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Matriculation in the Cathedral marks the start of your academic journey at Durham. Once successful, you return here to graduate from Durham University.
What is studying here really like? Our student bloggers know best
Enjoying the Easter break in Durham and beyond
Durham is particularly quiet over the Easter break apart from the open days. Making the most of your time in this picturesque city over the holidays and earning a well-deserved The post Enjoying the Easter break in Durham and beyond appeared first on Durham University - Student Blogs.
(18 Apr 2019) » Enjoying the Easter break in Durham and beyond
At university, there are always hundreds of things you could be doing other than working towards your impending deadlines. With friends often less than 5 metres away and Netflix even The post Staying Motivated appeared first on Durham University - Student Blogs.
(17 Apr 2019) » Staying Motivated
How I got to work at the UN
I have admired the United Nations for a long time. When I was at school I became involved in Model United Nations, an international initiative consisting of debating global issues The post How I got to work at the UN appeared first on Durham University - Student Blogs.
(22 Feb 2019) » How I got to work at the UN