On International Women’s Day we are celebrating the women at Durham: sharing their stories and recognising their astounding achievements.
We value difference in our community. A community in which all can learn from each other in a spirit of mutual respect and understanding.
As we strive for a gender-equal world we also celebrate the international and multicultural diversity that defines us as a leading, global university during Durham Global Week.
Hear from our Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O'Brien
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden, tells us why she is proud to work in the company of incredible women at Durham, who are from over 90 countries worldwide, and whose international and multicultural diversity help define us as a leading, global university.
As part of our International Women's Day celebrations, we are offering three students the chance to talk with our VC Professor Karen O'Brien over afternoon tea, about her experiences in Higher Education, her role, and your own career aspirations.
The opportunity is open to women who are currently Durham University students in any year of study.
Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of our senior leaders looks like? Would you like to learn more about a particular role? This is an opportunity for women staff and students to shadow members of our Executive team and some of our other senior leaders across the institution.
Dr Louise Creechan has been selected as a New Generation Thinker by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for her pioneering research on neurodiversity, illiteracy, education and disability studies
Chancellor Dr Fiona Hill delivers Reith Lecture on BBC Radio 4
Our new Chancellor Dr Fiona Hill, who will be officially installed this summer, was chosen to deliver a prestigious Reith Lecture for BBC Radio 4 in December 2022.
Dr Hill was one of four leading thinkers to give a lecture as part of a series inspired by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s ‘Four Freedoms’ speech of January 1941.
Foreign affairs specialist Dr Hill, who has advised US presidents including George W. Bush and Barack Obama, gave her lecture on ‘Freedom from Fear’.
This mini documentary explains the Skills Bootcamps being run by TechUPWomen developed closely with industry - an innovative and versatile way to equip women from underserved groups with the tech skills they need to accelerate their careers.
Working with new partner Catch22, the new TechUPWomen 2023 programme will provide technical and soft skills training plus mentoring and careers support.
Nicole Westmarland: Men’s Activism to End Violence Against Women and Girls
Some men are playing an active part in speaking out against violence towards women – but not nearly enough. So how do those men who are involved in anti-violence activism come to that position, and what can we learn from their experiences?
Listen to a podcast interview with Nicole Westmarland, Professor of Criminology and Director of Durham University’s Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse
"While solitude is often associated with loneliness, it can also bring calmness. The difference is feeling that we have a choice in when and how we spend time alone."
Dr Delali Konu, Pearl Tshimbalanga and Dr Thuy-vy Nguyen share their top tips to unlock the power of solitude, from their research in the Solitude Lab, Department of Psychology.