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Welcome to our new Chancellor

Dr Fiona Hill, US Presidential adviser, announced as new Chancellor

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Student accommodation: University action and statements

The University has sought to reassure all students on finding suitable accommodation for 2023/24.

  

Study at Durham

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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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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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What We Achieve Together

Find out how we work with our partners to contribute to the economic, cultural and social vibrancy of North East England and beyond.

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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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What’s really going on when a child is ‘overtired’ – and how to help them go to sleep

Professor Helen Ball from our Department of Anthropology is also the Director of the Durham Infancy & Sleep Centre (DISC). She discusses what 'overtiredness' means for babies, and how help them handle this emotional state.
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COP15: three visions for protecting nature on the table at the UN biodiversity conference

Professor Harriet Bulkeley, from our Department of Geography, describes how COP15 will set new targets for protecting biodiversity.
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Why you could have ‘face-ism’ – an extreme tendency to judge people based on their facial features

What is 'face-ism,' and what is the real-world impact it can have? Dr Paddy Ross from our Department of Psychology tells us that, and more, below.
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Centre for space research celebrates 20th anniversary

Our Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Planets are projected on to the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics

Durham graduate named new generation astronaut

We’re exceptionally proud to say that Durham graduate Dr Rosemary Coogan has been named as a new generation astronaut.
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First Female Graduates Blue Plaque Unveiled

A new blue plaque commemorates the first three female graduates from the University in 1898 - Winifred Hindmarch, Mary Gibson and Dora Heslop.

Scientists decrypt the ‘mechanical code’ of DNA

Our highly-rated Department of Biosciences has helped to decipher the mechanical code of DNA.
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Professor Peter Vickers launches new book - Identifying Future-Proof Science

Professor Peter Vickers from our Philosophy Department launches a new book, Identifying Future-Proof Science, on 30 November 2022.
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The Durham Student shows the real Durham

If you’re thinking about applying to study Durham, who better to tell you what it’s all about than students who are already here? A brand new team of student content creators is sharing exciting insights into what it’s really like to live and study in Durham.
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Civic welcome for International Students

In October 2022, representatives from Durham’s international student community were invited to attend a special civic welcome event, hosted by the Rt Worshipful Mayor of Durham, Cllr David Freeman and Chair of Durham County Council, Cllr Beaty Bainbridge.
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Shipping must accelerate its decarbonisation efforts – and now it has the opportunity to do so

Dr Christiaan De Beukelaer, a visiting fellow at our Institute of Advanced Study, describes how shipping must reach net zero carbon emissions.
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Understanding Moral Injury

As we launch the International Centre for Moral Injury (ICMI), we talk to Revd Dr Brian Powers, former US Air Force Special Operations Weather Team officer, a veteran of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, about his research and how understanding Moral Injury can help people heal.
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Durham University and partners create first international network for Nineteenth-Century Studies

Durham University and over 30 partner organisations have created an international network that will open new research and collaboration opportunities for Nineteenth-Century Studies.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien and Professor Bennett Zon, Director of CNCS, holding the Memorandum of Understanding

ERS credentials see the Durham MBA sustain Corporate Knights Global Top 25 Ranking

Of the 160 schools assessed in this year’s Corporate Knights Better World ranking of the most sustainable MBA programmes, we’re pleased to say that the Durham MBA (Full-time) has been placed in the global top 25.
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Upcoming events

A Joint Jingle Jam

Friday 9 December 2022 - Friday 9 December 2022
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Elvet Methodist Church
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Durham MBA Open Event

Saturday 3 December 2022 - Saturday 3 December 2022
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Durham University Business School
Durham Cathedral

A Festive Night with Foot Notes

Tuesday 6 December 2022 - Tuesday 6 December 2022
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
St Margaret's Church, Crossgate
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Ukraine's Medieval Past and Ways of Writing European History

Thursday 8 December 2022 - Thursday 8 December 2022
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Durham Town Hall and online via Zoom
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From our Student Blogs:

Azrieli Prize Gala Concert with the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal

Durham PG Music student and Canadian Music Laureate, Rita Ueda, gives a unique insight into what it was like to compose and watch her original music performed at the Gala premiere in Montreal.
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Health at Durham

  • Our Health Frames

    Unbound from clinic, we frame health differently. Our vision for health is for people to thrive in the places they live. Discover more about what is taking place across our three interrelated frames of health.

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  • Our Courses

    Explore over 40 undergraduate and postgraduate courses. From research methods to neuroscience, biology to technologies and sustainability. 

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Our Health Frames

Unbound from clinic, we frame health differently. Our vision for health is for people to thrive in the places they live. Discover more about what is taking place across our three interrelated frames of health.

People in a community garden

Our Courses

Explore over 40 undergraduate and postgraduate courses. From research methods to neuroscience, biology to technologies and sustainability. 

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What We Achieve Together

Discover the part Durham University plays in Durham City, County Durham and North East England, making this a thriving, inspiring place to study, live and work.

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