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‘Tis the season for a concert!

It is almost the end of the term and Durham University’s student musicians are rehearsing for an exciting series of end of term concerts. During the month of December, nearly 600 students will be involved in performing a concert every day until the end of term and are welcoming the community to join them.

The Music Durham winter programme is jam-packed with warming concerts and seasonal festivities with choirs, bands and orchestras performing in a variety of venues across the city. Many student music societies embrace the true spirit of the season by donating ticket profits to local and national charities.

(29 Nov 2017) » More about ‘Tis the season for a concert!


Van Mildert student volunteers win two prestigious Awards

For almost 30 years, community outreach and volunteering has been a way of life at Durham University’s Van Mildert College and this year that commitment was recognised as the College was awarded a prestigious Green Gown Award and a County Durham Environment Award for 'Volunteer Group of the Year'.

(17 Nov 2017) » More about Van Mildert student volunteers win two prestigious Awards


Durham Student wins Rising Star Competition

The winners of a major new economics competition, The Indigo Prize, have been announced, with Durham Geography student Alice Lassman winning the ‘Rising Star’ prize of £10,000 for her entry. The competition celebrates radical and creative thinking in how we measure our modern economy and saw entries from students, professors, engineers, entrepreneurs and leading academics from the UK and around the world, including entries from the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Harvard University, and a sixth-form sociology teacher.

(3 Nov 2017) » More about Durham Student wins Rising Star Competition


Careers and Internships Fair 2017

The Careers and Internship Fair taking place on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 October in the Howlands Building, is one of a series of events organised by the Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre allowing students to meet employers on campus and find out about the work experience and graduate job opportunities available to them. 

Over two days, seventy graduate recruiters from a wide range of sectors will be on campus with the aim of talking to students about graduate schemes, internships and placement opportunities. 

(20 Oct 2017) » More about Careers and Internships Fair 2017


Durham officially the Best Student Community

As students prepare to arrive at Durham University for a new academic year, they can be assured they are officially part of the UKs Best Student Community, according to this year’s National Student Housing Survey (NSHS).

The award reflects Durham’s commitment to delivering the best possible student experience and reinforces its position as a leader in UK higher education, having been recognised as one of the top universities both nationally and globally in a range of respected rankings.

(7 Sep 2017) » More about Durham officially the Best Student Community


Northern Lights prepare to shine at Edinburgh Fringe

Durham University’s renowned A Cappella group the Northern Lights will preview their latest show “Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them’ at The Assembly Rooms Theatre in Durham on Friday 11 August, before taking the show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival later in the month.

The show is one of 10 Durham student productions travelling to take part in the Edinburgh Fringe this year.

(8 Aug 2017) » More about Northern Lights prepare to shine at Edinburgh Fringe


Congratulations to all our students graduating

Internationally acclaimed poet Sir Andrew Motion has been awarded an honorary degree as thousands of students graduate from Durham University.

The University held 15 Summer Congregation ceremonies with around 4,000 students from nearly 100 countries graduating, celebrating their hard work and achievements together with relatives and friends in the 11th Century Norman splendour of Durham Cathedral, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

(23 Jun 2017) » More about Congratulations to all our students graduating


Students launch Durham Festival of the Arts 2017

Durham Festival of the Arts (DFoA) is an exciting three-week festival running from 2  - 23 June. Now in its third year, and with over 30 unique events and around 300 individuals actively involved, the 2017 festival is set to be the biggest yet.

The festival, organised by students from the University’s Music Durham and Durham Student Theatre (DST) societies, promises a dazzling array of events, from concerts and masterclasses, plays to photography exhibitions, and so much more. Festival events will takes place across some of the city’s most iconic venues, including Durham Castle, Durham Cathedral, The Gala and The Assembly Rooms Theatre.

(25 May 2017) » More about Students launch Durham Festival of the Arts 2017


Durham Student Groups Nominated for 6 National Awards

Durham Student's Union is delighted to announce that five student groups have been nominated for awards at the National Societies Awards. The awards will take place on Friday 19 May at Nottingham Univesrity Students' Union.

(28 Apr 2017) » More about Durham Student Groups Nominated for 6 National Awards


Success at National Student Drama Festival.

Durham students and theatrical alumni won no less than 7 major awards at this year's National Student Drama Festival 2017.
The following awards were won by Durham Students and Alumni:
- Spotlight Award Most Promising Actor - Harvey Comerford, Hidden / Thick Skin
- Spotlight Award Most Promising Actress - Annie Davison, Swallow
- Judges Commendation for Direction - George Rexstrew, Swallow
- Cameron Mackintosh Award for Musical Theatre - Alex Mackinder, Ordinary Days
Special mentions also went to Matt Dormer, Callum Kenny, and Meriel Killien for their contributions.

(12 Apr 2017) » More about Success at National Student Drama Festival.


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