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Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other.
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  • Access and Participation Plan

    The Access and Participation Plan sets out how Durham University will improve equality of opportunity for underrepresented groups to access, succeed in and progress from higher education.

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  • University Strategy

    Our University Strategy 2017-2027 sets ambitious targets for growth and development, to ensure that we remain at the cutting edge.

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Access and Participation Plan

The Access and Participation Plan sets out how Durham University will improve equality of opportunity for underrepresented groups to access, succeed in and progress from higher education.

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University Strategy

Our University Strategy 2017-2027 sets ambitious targets for growth and development, to ensure that we remain at the cutting edge.

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Governance

Durham University has a strong leadership team that is driving forward the ambitious University Strategy 2017-2027.

Find out more about our Governance Structures View our Senior Leadership Team
6th Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
5th Guardian University Guide 2022
6th The Complete University Guide 2022
16th QS World Rankings by Subject 2021

Get to know our students

Find out what our graduates and current students are getting up to on our Durham blog and social platforms.

Highlights

  • Our student blog

    Find out what life is really like at Durham University from those who are best to explain, our current students.
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  • Follow us on Instagram

    Keep up-to-date with news of what's going on around Durham and some of the exciting things our students are involved in.
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Our student blog

Find out what life is really like at Durham University from those who are best to explain, our current students.
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Follow us on Instagram

Keep up-to-date with news of what's going on around Durham and some of the exciting things our students are involved in.
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Durham facts and figures

Durham is one of the world’s leading universities, with excellence in teaching, and world-leading research.

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  • Policy zone

    Policies provide a statement of principles that indicate how the University will act in a particular area of its operation.

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  • Brexit

    Since the UK voted to leave the European Union in 2016, our Brexit steering group has been a valuable tool in undertaking and sharing scenario planning.

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Policy zone

Policies provide a statement of principles that indicate how the University will act in a particular area of its operation.

Policy written in lettered cubes

Brexit

Since the UK voted to leave the European Union in 2016, our Brexit steering group has been a valuable tool in undertaking and sharing scenario planning.

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Environmental sustainability

We're committed to reducing our environmental impact and improving the local environment for our staff, students, and the wider community.

Environmental Sustainability at Durham