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We've been ranked among the world's top universities for addressing the most pressing environmental, social and governance challenges society faces today.
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  • Welcome to all new alumni!

    The good news is that your journey with Durham isn't over. Every student who finishes studying at university then becomes a member of our alumni community.

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  • UK General Election 2024 Hub

    Find out how to register to vote as a student and explore academic commentary ahead of the UK General Election on 4 July.

Welcome to all new alumni!

The good news is that your journey with Durham isn't over. Every student who finishes studying at university then becomes a member of our alumni community.

Student and parent smiling and hugging during Congregation

UK General Election 2024 Hub

Find out how to register to vote as a student and explore academic commentary ahead of the UK General Election on 4 July.

Events in the Middle East: support and assistance for students and staff

Read our statement and answers to frequently asked questions.

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Research Impact at Durham

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference, globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

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Research reveals how sighted and blind people’s brains change when they learn to echolocate

New research from our Department of Psychology has shown that the brains of sighted and blind people adapt in a similar way when they learn to use sound echoes to understand the world without vision.
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Durham Law expert joins call to change law on image-based abuse

Professor Clare McGlynn in Durham Law School is playing a key role in a new national campaign to demand a change in the law surrounding image-based abuse.
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Record-breaking season for sport at Durham

Our student sports clubs have achieved an all-time record for the University by winning 13 BUCS (British Universities and College Sport) national championships this season.

Award winning volunteers 2024

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Durham University Volunteering and Outreach Awards, presented at the annual celebration dinner, hosted by Treveylan College. The evening showcased the positive impact the work of over 300 staff and student volunteers has on individuals, the Durham community and our partner organisations.
Durham University Staff and student award winners 2024

Health research excellence highlighted during NHS leaders’ visit

Leaders from the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT) visited our science site to learn more about our world-leading health research, teaching and facilities.
Durham University researchers with NHS visitors stood in a group smiling

Alumna to represent Great British rowing team at 2024 Paris Olympics

Alumna Lauren Irwin has been announced as part of Team GB’s 42-member rowing squad for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games this summer.

Black female leaders take greater career risks to succeed

Black female leaders take more career-focused risks than any other leader – including white female leaders – to reach the top leadership positions, recent study reveals.
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New study reveals shocking lack of conservation efforts for most threatened plants and animals

A new study from our top-rated Biosciences department, Princeton University, Williams College and Yale University has uncovered a dramatic lack of conservation actions being implemented for thousands of the world's most endangered species.
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Don’t miss out – Have you registered to vote?

You probably know that a general election has been called for Thursday 4 July 2024, so are you ready to have your say and cast your vote?
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Preferred Bidder announced for the refurbishment and redevelopment of the College of St Hild and St Bede

Durham University has selected UPP to be the Preferred Bidder to develop, in a partnership, a detailed scheme proposition for the refurbishment of the College of St Hild and St Bede on its historic Riverside location and the development of new college accommodation at the Leazes Road site.
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Sierra Leone’s bushmeat markets pose serious health hazards – we studied two for six months to find solutions

Dr Jack Jenkins and Professor Hannah Brown from our Department of Anthropology look at solutions to the serious health hazards posed by Sierra Leone’s bushmeat markets, and how lessons learned can inform strategies for reducing zoonotic disease risks in similar settings around the world.
A bushmeat trader handles a pangolin in a market in Southern Province, Sierra Leone

Does the state of the UK economy inspire confidence? An expert crunches the numbers

With UK inflation figures recently released, Dr Michael Nower from Durham University Business School has taken a deeper look at what they mean for the current state of the economy.
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New Biodiversity Manager’s ambitious vision for sustainability

We’ve appointed a new Biodiversity Manager to further cement our position as one of the ‘greenest’ universities in the world.   
New Biodiversity Manager Ian Armstrong smiling in front of a pond

Passion for music and inclusivity leads to show-stopping performance

A St Chad’s College music outreach project unlocked the potential of Durham schoolchildren who staged an unforgettable performance of Captain Noah to a packed theatre audience.
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Upcoming events

Preparing, Planning & Packing for International Students

Thursday 4 July 2024 - Thursday 4 July 2024
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online
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Eternal Ascent: Bentley Beetham and the 1924 Mount Everest Expedition

Friday 24 May 2024 - Sunday 15 September 2024
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH
Climbers walk between mountain peaks

Alice Dalí AR: A Rabbit Hole Awaits

Sunday 5 May 2024 - Thursday 31 October 2024
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Botanic Garden
Image of playing cards moving between trees from Alice Dali AR: A Rabbit Hole Awaits

Durham MBA Open Day

Saturday 22 June 2024 - Saturday 22 June 2024
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Durham University Business School
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From our Student Blogs:

College sport – Hill v Bailey

Want to know more about college sport? Tanisha, a final year Geography student from University College gives us the lowdown.
Read Tanisha's blog
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Hannah Rose Thomas: Tears of Gold

On World Refugee Day we hear from Hannah Rose Thomas, an inspiring Durham History and Arabic graduate and an award-winning portrait artist. She now uses her talent to tell the stories of displaced women, survivors of sexual abuse and marginalised communities. Her recent book ‘Tears of Gold’ brings together her beautiful portraiture and the stories of these women and has been recognised with a foreword from the King.

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