Sir Andrew Motion to receive Honorary Degree
Internationally acclaimed poet Sir Andrew Motion will be awarded an honorary degree as thousands of students graduate from Durham University.
The University will hold 15 Summer Congregation ceremonies from Tuesday 27 June to Friday 30 June. Around 4,000 students from nearly 100 countries will graduate, 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 Sir Andrew Motion to receive Honorary Degree
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.
Durham chemistry student inspires local school children
Third year MChem student Abigail Scott has had her final project for the Chemistry into Schools module featured as an example of local school children benefiting from the skills and knowledge of Durham students. Working with the class science teacher, Sandra Elliott, Abigail taught Year 5 pupils at Fishburn Primary School, Stockton-on-Tees, a number of different chemistry activities which they then presented to the younger children in Year 1 as part of a very successful science fair.
Sporting students win nine championship finals
Team Durham had a fantastic day at the British University College Sport (BUCS) Finals, winning a grand total of 9 Championships out of 24 played on the day.
The BUCS Finals are a culmination of all Durham's team sports competition programmes. In total, 52 finals were contested across sixteen different sports from Basketball to Water Polo.
(22 Mar 2017) » More about Sporting students win nine championship finals
Durham Engineering Graduate listed in prestigious 'Forbes 30 Under 30'
Dr Marek Kubik has been included in the prestigious 'Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe: Industry' list for 2017. The 29-year-old currently leads the UK client solutions team for AES Energy Storage, a subsidiary of the AES Corporation and leader in commercial energy storage solutions. Marek graduated from Durham University in 2009 with an MEng in Civil Engineering.
Music Durham Spring Programme
Around 1,200 students are regularly involved across 60 ensembles, with around 50 concerts staged each year and this year they are busier than ever, with a packed programme of performances planned for Spring to celebrate their success.
(8 Mar 2017) » More about Music Durham Spring Programme
Going Green for Greenspace Fortnight
The University will be celebrating Greenspace Fortnight from 27 February to 12 March 2017. The event promises two weeks of activities to raise awareness of how, and why we can to live, work and travel in more environmentally sustainable ways and incorporates national Fairtrade Fortnight. Working with key partners including Durham County Council and Go Smarter to Work, the event involves activities for both students and staff, at Durham and Queen’s Campus.
(1 Mar 2017) » More about Going Green for Greenspace Fortnight
Olympic coaching success for Durham University Sport programme graduate.
James Harris is a High Performance Coach with the GB Rowing Team and studied the BA Sport programme (now Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity) at Durham, graduating in 2007. He has been a High Performance Coach since 2014, working with the women’s senior squad.