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Historic devolution of powers to North East England

Durham University was the venue for an historic transfer of powers and money to North East England.
Leaders of seven North East councils stand behind Levelling Up Minister Jacob Young who is sitting at a table signing a document

Supporting the next generation through oracy development

The Commission on the Future of Oracy Education in England officially launched today at the Voice 21 Speaking Summit.
Arlene Holmes-Henderson MBE pictured outside the Department of Classics and Ancient History

Physical activity insecurity is stopping youngsters from getting active, study finds

New research suggests that feelings of discomfort and unsafety are preventing some young people from being physically active.
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Success for Durham engineer in prestigious STEM competition

Anna Weatherburn from our Department of Engineering has won a prestigious gold medal award and a £1500 prize at the STEM for Britain awards held in the Houses of Parliament.
Anna Weatherburn receives her gold STEM for Britain award

Durham law expert appointed chair of UK ethics working group

Professor Emma Cave, from Durham Law School, has been appointed to a working group set up by the UK’s foremost bioethics body, which will advise government on the ethics and regulation of research using stem cell based human embryo models.
Emma Cave pictured against a blue banner

Durham’s sector-leading policies praised in gender pay gap report

The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has released a report that explores the gender pay gap in higher education in which Durham’s progressive family-friendly policies are highlighted for being sector-leading.
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New funding to expand access to renewable energy research

We’re part of a world-leading renewable energy research collaboration that has received almost £5.3million from the UK government to expand its work.
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Pioneering centre to energise UK’s offshore wind ambitions

We’re supporting the creation of a new research centre to advance cutting edge solutions to offshore wind challenges and drive the UK’s transition to Net Zero.
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Durham academic unveils harsh realities for UK farm and care workers

A new report published by the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre reveals vulnerabilities faced by migrant workers in the agriculture and care sectors in the UK.
Migrant workers working in the farm

Prestigious Geological Society Award for Durham earthquake researcher

A researcher from our Department of Earth Sciences who specialises in the study of earthquakes has been recognised with a prestigious international award.
Dr Jenny Jenkins in a hi-vis vest stood in a snowy Icelandic landscape resting her hand on seismology equipment

Event Durham shortlisted for North East England Tourism Award

Congratulations to the Event Durham team who have been announced as a finalist in the Business Events Venue of the Year category at the 2024 North East England Tourism Awards.
Finalist, Business Events Venue of the Year graphic

Vice-Chancellor and Chancellor named in North East England’s ‘100 most influential women’ list

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O’Brien and our Chancellor Dr Fiona Hill have been named in a list of top 100 inspirational women in North East England.
Dr Fiona Hill and Karen O'Brien stood together smiling wearing academic gowns with Durham Cathedral in the background