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Becoming a Durham undergraduate is a major step on your journey to achieving the extraordinary. You’ll be challenged and inspired to push boundaries and look for new ways to answer the big questions.Learn more
Tackling global issues
Study at Durham University to become part of a group of people who do outstanding things. What we do has global impact.Explore some examples of our research tackling global issues.
How a simple mesh could clean up oil spills
Angus is a PhD student in our Chemistry Department. For the last three years, he has been developing a special coating that could help to clean up oil spills. What’s more, it could be a faster and more eco-friendly way to do it. The coating is simply sprayed onto stainless steel mesh and can then separate oil from water. At the same time, it also kills the bacteria in the water. In this video, Angus talks us through the experiment. The research is led by Professor Jas Pal Badyal who is widely considered a leader in the field of surface science and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2016 in recognition of his pioneering research. Find out more https://www.dur.ac.uk/research/themes/surface/ https://www.dur.ac.uk/research/themes/news/?itemno=37290
At Durham, you’ll be warmly welcomed into the supportive world of college life. You’ll discover a rich extracurricular culture of music, drama, sports and more; whatever your interests, there’s a society or club for you.Learn more
Enhance your employability
We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.Learn more