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    Our research-led education ensures our broad range of courses will challenge and inspire you.

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    Our taught Masters and research programmes will enable you to push the boundaries of current thinking and research.

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Undergraduate Study

Our research-led education ensures our broad range of courses will challenge and inspire you.

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Postgraduate Study

Our taught Masters and research programmes will enable you to push the boundaries of current thinking and research.

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  • Celebrating conferral of degrees virtually

    As we start this new year, we celebrate the achievements of over 3,000 of our students from 65 countries around the world, who have been awarded their Durham degree and graduated to join our international alumni community.
    In absentia degree conferral Winter 2022
  • New incentive scheme rewards staff and students for turning green

    Be sustainable and get rewarded, that’s the message for our new ‘My Greenspace’ App In partnership with sustainable software company Team Jump, we have launched a new online platform and mobile app ‘My Greenspace’, where students and staff can log their sustainable behaviours and redeem ‘Green Points’. The purpose of the app is to increase participation by students and staff in the university’s green agenda, with the slogan ‘small acts, big difference’. Each month, the biggest individual point
    My Greenspace Rewards icons
  • Largest ever 3-D map of the universe created

    We’re part of an international team that has helped to create the most detailed 3-D map of the universe ever.
    Star trails over a telescope
  • Research on the formation of galaxies wins Royal Astronomical Society award

    Researchers at the Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC), together with other leading scientists across several international institutions, have been recognised with the prestigious Royal Astronomical Society Group Achievement award 2022 for the EAGLE project.
    RAS
  • Durham Drama Festival returns for 2022

    Now in its 48th year, the annual Durham Drama Festival takes to the stage from 30 January – 6 February in exciting venues across Durham city. The festival is week-long celebration of new writing created by our students, made up of eight brand new full-length, productions and showcases student-written extracts in a launch night performance. This year promises diverse genres and styles of play with something for everyone.
    Durham Drama Festival 2022
  • Queen's New Year Honours 2022

    On the announcement of the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2022, we would like to congratulate and celebrate the achievements of the following alumni and friends who are honourees in this year’s list.
    View of Durham Cathedral up a cobbled street
  • Feeling lucky? ‘Guys and Dolls’ comes to Durham’s Gala Theatre

    Durham University Light Opera Group, otherwise known as DULOG, our largest musical theatre company, brings its annual blockbuster musical to the Gala Theatre this January. ‘Luck be a Lady’, ‘If I Were a Bell’ and ‘Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat’ are just a few of the popular tunes featured in the classic musical, ‘Guys and Dolls’, that Durham DULOG will be performing from Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 January.
    Poster for DULOG Guys and Dolls 2022

New incentive scheme rewards staff and students for turning green

Be sustainable and get rewarded, that’s the message for our new ‘My Greenspace’ App In partnership with sustainable software company Team Jump, we have launched a new online platform and mobile app ‘My Greenspace’, where students and staff can log their sustainable behaviours and redeem ‘Green Points’. The purpose of the app is to increase participation by students and staff in the university’s green agenda, with the slogan ‘small acts, big difference’. Each month, the biggest individual point
My Greenspace Rewards icons

Largest ever 3-D map of the universe created

We’re part of an international team that has helped to create the most detailed 3-D map of the universe ever.
Star trails over a telescope

Research on the formation of galaxies wins Royal Astronomical Society award

Researchers at the Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC), together with other leading scientists across several international institutions, have been recognised with the prestigious Royal Astronomical Society Group Achievement award 2022 for the EAGLE project.
RAS

Durham Drama Festival returns for 2022

Now in its 48th year, the annual Durham Drama Festival takes to the stage from 30 January – 6 February in exciting venues across Durham city. The festival is week-long celebration of new writing created by our students, made up of eight brand new full-length, productions and showcases student-written extracts in a launch night performance. This year promises diverse genres and styles of play with something for everyone.
Durham Drama Festival 2022

Queen's New Year Honours 2022

On the announcement of the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2022, we would like to congratulate and celebrate the achievements of the following alumni and friends who are honourees in this year’s list.
View of Durham Cathedral up a cobbled street

Feeling lucky? ‘Guys and Dolls’ comes to Durham’s Gala Theatre

Durham University Light Opera Group, otherwise known as DULOG, our largest musical theatre company, brings its annual blockbuster musical to the Gala Theatre this January. ‘Luck be a Lady’, ‘If I Were a Bell’ and ‘Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat’ are just a few of the popular tunes featured in the classic musical, ‘Guys and Dolls’, that Durham DULOG will be performing from Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 January.
Poster for DULOG Guys and Dolls 2022

US prep schools held student exchanges with elite Nazi academies

Dr Helen Roche, Associate Professor in Modern European Cultural History in our Department of History, looks back on exchange programmes which took place between leading American and Germans schools in the 1930s.
Nazi Germany’s elite schools used British public schools as ‘model’

Ancient tower at Auckland Castle uncovered

A team from our Department of Archaeology, in partnership with archaeologists and volunteers from The Auckland Project, has been uncovering the secrets beneath the lawns of County Durham's Auckland Castle.
Excavation of Auckland Castle

Durham Student Named Chegg.Org Global Student Prize Winner

Jeremiah Thoronka, a Postgraduate Anthropology Student has recently become the first winner of a new $100,000 prize which was announced earlier this week from the UNESCO Headquarters and presented virtually by actor, Hugh Jackman.
Jeremiah Thoronka and Hugh Jackman

A Top 50 European Business School

We’re proud to say that today, we have been ranked in the European Top 50 by the Financial Times.
Durham Business School Building at night

The Lost Daughter: portraying the darker sides of motherhood on the page and the screen

Dr Katrin Wehling-Giorgi, from our School of Modern Languages and Cultures, explores aspects of motherhood portrayed in a recent adaptation of Elena Ferrante's The Lost Daughter.
Elafonissos Island, Lakonia, Greece

Five takeaways from the UK government’s proposal to replace the Human Rights Act

Professor Helen Fenwick, from Durham Law School, calls attention to elements of the Human Rights Act that the UK government may change now that they have opened a consultation on a new bill of rights to replace it.
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A world of opportunity

We’ve recently welcomed over 20 new apprentices across the University and are able to fund their training thanks to the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy.
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Acting Vice Chancellor reflects on this year and the Christmas festivities on offer before the end of term

Acting Vice Chancellor, Antony Long, runs through the different entertainment available ahead of the festive period and looks back on some of our achievements this year.
Acting Vice Chancellor Antony Long outside

Upcoming events

Modernist Fragments at the British Museum: Making, Consuming, and Curating Classical Greek Sculpture

Tuesday 18 January 2022 - Tuesday 18 January 2022
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Teaching and Learning Centre 039 and via Zoom

DULOG present 'Guys and Dolls' at Gala Durham from 18 - 22 January.

Tuesday 18 January 2022 - Saturday 22 January 2022
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Gala Durham, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA
Poster for DULOG Guys and Dolls 2022

Philosophical Issues in Space Science Seminar Series 2022: Eleanor Armstrong

Monday 24 January 2022 - Monday 24 January 2022
3:45 PM to 5:00 PM
PO004, Department of Philosophy and Online (Zoom)
Planet Earth at night from space
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Research at Durham: Making an Impact

Our research is making a positive difference to the lives of people all around the world. Across our faculties of Arts and Humanities, our Business School, Science, and Social Sciences and Health, the work of our experts is having a big impact.

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From Our Student Blog: Winter in Durham

What can you do in Durham in winter? Our blogger, Ruby has some suggestions for you.

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Chat to a student

Our student ambassadors are here to answer your questions about student life at Durham. They represent a range of different course and colleges. You can filter by subject or read their profiles to find out what college they are a member of.

  

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Winter 2022 Conferral In Absentia

We are delighted to have officially conferred our January 2022 graduates with their degrees. Enjoy this video of the In Absentia Conferral ceremony with messages of congratulation from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chancellor.

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