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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.


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. 

(4 Apr 2017) » More about Durham chemistry student inspires local school children


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.

(16 Mar 2017) » More about Durham Engineering Graduate listed in prestigious 'Forbes 30 Under 30'


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


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