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Local to Global Award

This award recognises the importance of our collaboration with local partners for the delivery of our international mission and ensuring that our region can benefit from the richness of our international student and staff community.


Penny Johnson

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Shortlisted nominees

  • Durham Global Schools
  • Penny Johnson

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Oriental Museum

The Oriental Museum team led by Rachel Barclay play a very important role in connecting the local community to the University's wider international mission. The varied outreach programme, global partnerships and global inspired events/exhibitions have been invaluable in engaging with Durham's diverse local and international student body.

Durham Global Schools

The aim of this student-led initiative is to celebrate global diversity throughout the local community. DGS work closely with Durham County Council's international office to connect international students with local schools to teach pupils about different cultures and backgrounds. The sessions themselves can be about languages, food, festivals, games, myths and fables and traditions.

Brian Stobie

Brian has led the international office at Durham County Council for over 36 years and throughout this time he has supported the delivery of the University's international mission. He was also a key driving force behind the establishment of Durham Global Alliance (DGA), a formal partnership between the University, DCC and other key stakeholders from across the City and County.

Penny Johnson

Penny is a founding member of the group Mesa do Camiño Inglés which brings together 3 universities and the local government in Galicia and County Durham to strengthen links between the regions. Penny has also worked closely with Durham County Council to provide enrichment activities for school pupils including the annual 'Language Detectives' event.


Global Impact

The work of staff and students across the University, as well as our international alumni community continues to have significant impact on a global level.

Explore our articles to find out more about recent projects and research with international scope.
Find out more about our global impact
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