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Student Life

Our postgraduate community is a vibrant, international community. It is also a supportive network that encourages and energises everybody the department. As part of the postgraduate community, you’ll be part of an active group that is both social and academic. You’ll be able to participate in research cluster events, invited talks within and beyond our department, and many of the planned and spontaneous social events that take place throughout the year.

Our conferences for presenting student research are an annual highlight where the department has an opportunity to learn about the work you’ve undertaken. We also run a photographic competition each year to showcase postgraduate research across physical and human geography. As a postgraduate student you can also join one of Durham’s renowned colleges where you can further expand your horizons.