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Congratulations to our new students!

Important information about your offer and to help you with the next stages as we welcome you to Durham.
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International Arrivals 2021

If you are joining us from overseas, find out more about arrival dates, our welcome service, and quarantine and testing information.

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Study at Durham

  • Undergraduate Study

    Our research-led education ensures our broad range of courses will challenge and inspire you.

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  • Postgraduate Study

    Our taught Masters and research programmes will enable you to push the boundaries of current thinking and research.

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Undergraduate Study

Our research-led education ensures our broad range of courses will challenge and inspire you.

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Postgraduate Study

Our taught Masters and research programmes will enable you to push the boundaries of current thinking and research.

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Covid-19

We are updating our Covid-19 webpages with information and guidance on a regular basis to reflect the latest government advice.

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My tutors at Durham were supportive and helped open my eyes to the different avenues available to me after University. My experiences helped build my confidence, resilience and communication - giving me the necessary skills to represent myself to the best of my ability during interviews.

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How to Visit Us

Open Days, Visits and Tours

Find out about our teaching excellence, explore our award-winning facilities, and experience our distinctive college communities.

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Getting here, Access information and more...

Whatever new experiences you’re looking for, you’ll find your place within the evocative and historic surroundings of the city, county and community that is Durham.

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Proudly supporting Durham’s UK City of Culture bid

County Durham has launched its bid to be named UK City of Culture 2025 and we’re very proud to be a principal partner in this exciting initiative.
Durham Castle and grounds

Lighting up Durham

This November will see the return of Durham of Lumiere, the light festival which every two years turns our beautiful city into a stunning, immersive art gallery. Once again we’ll be supporting the event as a major partner.
Image showing the installation Cosmic Architecture by Nina Dunn and John Del’Nero, located at the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics, Lumiere 2019

Supporting women to succeed in High Performance Computing

We’re delighted to be playing a key role in improving diversity and opportunity for women in High Performance Computing.
A conference for women in high performance computing

New model helps COVID-19 planning

Experts in our Physics Department have developed a new model for simulating epidemics – and it’s already being used to inform the UK’s response to COVID-19.
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Climate change and risks to health – what needs to be done?

Heat waves, wildfires and flooding have become more common and intense in recent years, posing substantial risks to society and people’s health.
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Countdown to COP26 - Durham representatives to attend COP26

Representatives from Durham University will be attending COP26 following confirmation that we have been granted provisional observer status for this year’s event.
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  • Prestigious awards for future leaders

    Durham is a hub for research excellence and our academics prove that year in and year out through their ground-breaking research. We are delighted that two of our academics, Dr Clare Mahon and Dr Sownak Bose, have been awarded Future Leaders Fellowships for their projects.
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  • Large pay gaps in tourism industry impacts performance

    New research at the Business School shows that too large of a pay gap between executives and employees of a company negatively affects employee morale and harms the firm’s performance. However, the study also found that higher executive pay relative to employee pay could encourage executives to work hard to improve corporate performance as well.
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  • Public health research receives funding boost

    A pioneering public health research centre that includes experts from Durham University has once again been included in a prestigious national collaboration.
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Large pay gaps in tourism industry impacts performance

New research at the Business School shows that too large of a pay gap between executives and employees of a company negatively affects employee morale and harms the firm’s performance. However, the study also found that higher executive pay relative to employee pay could encourage executives to work hard to improve corporate performance as well.
Boat on beach in Thailand

Public health research receives funding boost

A pioneering public health research centre that includes experts from Durham University has once again been included in a prestigious national collaboration.
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Global Opportunity Funding Boost for Durham

We've been awarded a grant from the Turing Scheme, the UK government’s programme to study and work abroad.
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Computer Science students help UK’s vaccination rollout

We’re working hard, right across the University, to do our bit to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. For example, our Computer Science students have been helping NHS Digital, part of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to develop part of the NHS COVID Vaccine Booking system.
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The fantasy of sustainability

Professor Thom Brooks from our Durham Law School comments on climate change.
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Susanne Braun, Professor in Leadership, discusses narcissistic leadership in a post-pandemic world:

COVID-19 has put our working lives under the microscope: Does my job make a difference? Does it bring me joy?
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New £1.4m enterprise zone at NETPark opens

The zone will provide bespoke support to technology and science-focused small and medium enterprises.
Sophie Walton (Group Director of Academic Engagement at CPI), Jenny Taylor (Head of Economic Development at Durham University), Sarah Slaven (Managing Director at Business Durham)

Welcome back! Visitor attractions to reopen

We’re reopening our popular World Heritage Site visitor attractions to the public for the first time since March 2020, with a range of exhibitions, galleries, and self-guided tours on offer.

Upcoming events

Discover Durham Tours

Monday 16 August 2021 - Monday 27 September 2021
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Teaching and Learning Centre, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LS
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Lavanya Rajamani, Equity and Fairness in International Climate Change Law

Friday 24 September 2021 - Friday 24 September 2021
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Zoom
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Minewater Energy - Unlocking Opportunities

Thursday 23 September 2021 - Thursday 23 September 2021
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Online
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The Literatures of New York

Wednesday 29 September 2021 - Wednesday 29 September 2021
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Online (Zoom)
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From our student blog: Meet your Durham SU Student Officers!

We asked them what their favourite parts of Freshers’ week were and any advice they have to share. Here’s what they said…

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Chat to a student

Our student ambassadors are here to answer your questions about student life at Durham. They represent a range of different course and colleges. You can filter by subject or read their profiles to find out what college they are a member of.

  

Now and Men: Current conversations about men’s lives

What’s it like to be a man in the 21st Century? How are feminist issues relevant to men?

Join practitioners, activists and researchers to discuss these questions and more on ‘Now and Men’, a new monthly podcast exploring masculinity, gender equality and the lives of men and boys. Topics will range from preventing violence against women, to promoting active fatherhood, to supporting men’s health. Created and hosted by Dr Stephen Burrell, Sandy Ruxton and Prof Nicole Westmarland, from the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA), based in our Sociology Department.
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