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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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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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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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Durham Alumnus Supports Student Art Prize into the Future

The Student Art Prize 2021/22 has officially launched, with a special Durham alumnus kindly pledging their support for at least the next 10 years.
Durham Alumnus Supports Student Art Prize into the Future

Durham Student Named Chegg.Org Global Student Prize Winner

Jeremiah Thoronka, a Postgraduate Anthropology Student has recently become the first winner of a new $100,000 prize which was announced earlier this week from the UNESCO Headquarters and presented virtually by actor, Hugh Jackman.
Jeremiah Thoronka and Hugh Jackman

Durham University Teaching and Learning Awards 2021

On 17th November 2021, we were thrilled to host the 2021 Teaching and Learning Awards to celebrate excellence.
Durham University Teaching and Learning Awards 2021

Machine learning innovation drives anti-money laundering technology with Caspian

Our pioneering scientists are recognised globally for their expertise and are tackling real-world problems with their innovative research.
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IMPACT magazine issue 10 - available now

Issue 10 of the Business School's award-winning magazine, IMPACT, is out now. Themed around ‘sustainability and society’, the issue looks at our research on sustainability and addresses what this means for business in the widest sense – not just climate change – but our global responsibility to manage the planet’s resources.
IMPACT magazine issue 10

Getting Active Through Moving Social Work

Academics from our Department of Sports and Exercise Sciences have been working in collaboration with Sport England through Get Yourself Active (GYA), in order to launch the Moving Social Work programme.
Moving Social Work
  • Rugby, concussions and mental health

    The issue of repeated concussions in rugby is very much in the spotlight, with questions surrounding pitch-side assessments, players’ welfare and long-term neurodegenerative risks.
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  • Reflections on COP26

    COP26 has closed and, despite challenges, the Glasgow Climate Pact was reached and the Paris Agreement Rulebook was finalised. Here, we look back at how our researchers engaged with COP26 and how we are supporting world-leading research that is helping to address climate change.
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  • Top Accolade at Social Worker of the Year Awards

    We are incredibly proud to announce that our Department of Sociology has received the University of The Year Award at the Social Worker of the Year Awards held virtually on 17 November.
    Social Worker of the Year Awards

Reflections on COP26

COP26 has closed and, despite challenges, the Glasgow Climate Pact was reached and the Paris Agreement Rulebook was finalised. Here, we look back at how our researchers engaged with COP26 and how we are supporting world-leading research that is helping to address climate change.
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Top Accolade at Social Worker of the Year Awards

We are incredibly proud to announce that our Department of Sociology has received the University of The Year Award at the Social Worker of the Year Awards held virtually on 17 November.
Social Worker of the Year Awards
  • Durham MBA in global top 10 for sustainability

    We’re pleased to say the Durham MBA (Full-time) has been placed in the global top 10, Europe top 5 and UK top 3 in the Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking 2021. This is an increase of 19 places globally, 5 places in Europe and 4 places in the UK, since the ranking in 2020.
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  • Student Orchestra celebrates musical talents, past and present

    Durham University Palatinate Orchestra (DUPO) will be performing a symphony written by University alumna Ruth Gipps, to celebrate the centenary of her birth. This unique concert will see current students, celebrating music written by a former student, bringing the past and present together, in what promises to be a stunning event. The concert will take place on Friday 26 November, in the wonderful surroundings of Elvet Methodist Church, Durham
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  • University Choral Society welcomes celebrated local conductor

    Durham University Choral Society, (DUCS) has secured the services of celebrated professional conductor, John Forsyth MBE.
    DUCS Conductor

Student Orchestra celebrates musical talents, past and present

Durham University Palatinate Orchestra (DUPO) will be performing a symphony written by University alumna Ruth Gipps, to celebrate the centenary of her birth. This unique concert will see current students, celebrating music written by a former student, bringing the past and present together, in what promises to be a stunning event. The concert will take place on Friday 26 November, in the wonderful surroundings of Elvet Methodist Church, Durham
DUPO

University Choral Society welcomes celebrated local conductor

Durham University Choral Society, (DUCS) has secured the services of celebrated professional conductor, John Forsyth MBE.
DUCS Conductor

Should we be “worried about” teenage pregnancies?

Dr Kimberly Jamie, from our Department of Sociology, explores Redcar and Cleveland Council's recent performance report by its Director of Children and Families Services and considers whether we should be worried about teenage pregnancy in the North East.
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Creating safer night-time economies

Kimberley Hill, Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Northampton, and Graham Towl, Professor of Forensic Psychology here at Durham University, argue that we must work together to change the culture.
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University encourages volunteering for all with new online platform

Durham University Volunteering and Outreach (DUVO) has launched a new online platform, created to make it even easier for staff and students to volunteer with any of the 80+ projects currently in action.
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In the final days of COP26 our Acting Vice Chancellor focuses on the University's work to reduce our own environmental impact

Acting Vice Chancellor, Antony Long, highlights Durham University's work on environmental sustainability, the upcoming Lumiere Festival and pays tribute to our Chancellor, Sir Thomas Allen.
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Upcoming events

Virtual Undergraduate Open Day

Thursday 16 September 2021 - Friday 31 December 2021
12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Durham University (Virtually)
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Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing Public Lecture 3: What your headache says about you

Wednesday 1 December 2021 - Wednesday 1 December 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online - Zoom Participants wishing to ask questions can do so via zoom chat
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Earth Sciences Academic Taster Session

Wednesday 1 December 2021 - Wednesday 1 December 2021
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Online Zoom Webinar
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Origin of Life Coffee Morning

Monday 11 October 2021 - Monday 11 October 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Room 004, Department of Philosophy, 48/49 Old Elvet (please note on 18th Oct, 8th and 29th Nov the coffee morning will be held in Dr Peter Vicker's office, room 207 50/51 Old Elvet)
Origin of life
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From Our Student Blog: Lumiere 2021

Take a look back at Lumiere 2021 with third-year Criminology student Cynthia.

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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.

  

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Impact Issue 10: Sustainability and Society

Issue 10 of Durham Business School's magazine, IMPACT, is out now! Read fascinating insights on sustainability and society based on our world-class research as well as articles about the impactful work of our students and alumni.

Take a look