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Durham Global Awards

A celebratory dinner on 10 March 2023 at Stephenson College recognised individuals and teams who have made a significant contribution to furthering international collaboration and understanding across the University.

Scroll down to meet the Durham Global Awards 2023 winners.
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Professor Rob Lynes, Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (Global) presenting the Durham Global Awards dinner



Durham Global Awards 2023 winners

The nominations we received reflected both individual and team contributions to our cultural diversity and the impact made by projects, partnerships and collaborations on a global level. We will be adding more winners' profiles over the coming weeks, so keep checking back for further updates.

International Partnership Award

Dr Markian Prokopovych won the International Partnership Award for his extensive work developing partnerships and highlighting the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Dr Markian Prokopovych collecting the International Partnership Award at the Global Durham Awards

Respect, Fairness and Equity Award

Katie Stobbs won the Respect, Fairness and Equity Award for her work at Stephenson College, inspiring students to develop a global perspective.
Katie Stobbs - Durham Global Awards 2023 event photo 23

Global Curriculum Award

Mike, Kristen, Robin, Becky, Mark, Dan and Karen won the Global Curriculum Award for their extensive work on developing a timely, innovative and world-leading curriculum.
Durham Global Awards 2023 event photo 08

Local to Global Award

Dr Penny Johnson won the Local to Global Award for building partnerships with institutions in Galicia and promoting languages to students in Durham secondary schools.
Dr Penny Johnson collecting the Local to Global Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Mary Fender won the Lifetime Achievement Award for over 20 years of service, leading and managing the Languages for All programme.
Mary Fender, fourth from left, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award

Global Professional Services Award

Gill Ramsay was awarded the Global Professional Services Award for leading on the development of international collections-centred partnerships with the Oriental Museum.
Gill Ramsay, Assistant Curator at the Oriental Museum

Global Volunteering Award

Alexandra Hart won the Global Volunteering Award for creating Tutor for Ukraine, a scheme that matches Ukrainian refugees with volunteer English tutors.
Alexandra Hart receiving the Global Volunteering Award

Global Student Experience Award

Durham University Student Volunteering and Outreach (DUSVO) won the Global Student Experience Award for helping students learn about other cultures through volunteering.
Katie Binks and Louise Jiayu Liu of DUSVO collecting the Global Student Experience Award



Other outstanding global contributors

It was difficult to choose just one winner per category from the all of the outstanding entries we received, highlighting the excellent global work across the University. Click below to discover more of our star performers, including those who were highly commended in the awards.
See a complete list of the winners and runners up
The audience applauding at the Durham Global Awards dinner