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£1m funding to expand project helping disabled people get active

We’re celebrating the news that the Moving Social Work project, a collaboration between our Department of Sport and Exercise Science and Disability Rights UK, will be expanding thanks to a £1 million investment from Sport England.
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Durham wins Nature Positive Award at the 2023 Green Gown Awards

We have been recognised in the Nature Positive category at the 2023 Green Gown Awards for our Biodiversity Strategy. Congratulations to all involved!
Staff accepting award at the Green Gown Awards 2023

Centre for violence and abuse research recognises its 10th anniversary

On Friday 24 November, the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA) held a special event with around 60 people in attendance, including the Vice-Chancellor and Warden, at Collingwood College to showcase the breadth of the Centre’s work over the last 10 years.
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Explore December's Community Newsletter

Want to know more about how we interact with our local community?
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Could you be a Human Book?

We are inviting international students and staff to take part as a “human books” in our Human Library event as part of Durham Global Week.
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Christmas performances with our talented students

With Christmas just around the corner, we invite you to join in the festivities with our Student Performing Arts.
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University Lead Chaplain takes up role as Honorary Canon of Durham Cathedral

We would like to offer our congratulations to our University Lead Chaplain, Revd Canon Gavin Wort, who was installed as a Non-Residentiary Canon of Durham Cathedral at Choral Evensong on Sunday 26 November.
Durham Cathedral cloisters

Collaboration between all five universities in North East England

Last week, we met with colleagues from all five Universities at a conference designed to deepen and widen the collaboration between the institutions.
Senior panel of 5 - NE Conference

Gabby Logan meets our Vice-Chancellor and Warden

The greatest advocates for a Durham education are our global alumni community. Their experiences help us to frame our vision for the future and our understanding of what makes Durham really special.
Gabby Logan and VC

New Computer Science model bridges gap between teachers and game designers

A new study by our top-rated Computer Science department proposes an innovative model aimed at facilitating collaboration between educators and video game designers in order to create more effective game-based learning tools.
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Appointment of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Tony Fawcett has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), responsible for ensuring our educational offer is high quality and innovative for all students.
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Durham and Uppsala plan more environmental humanities collaborations to address the climate crisis

A delegation of our staff has visited Uppsala University in Sweden to strengthen our strategic partnership and discuss how humanities can be applied to boost the response to the climate crisis.
Staff from Durham and Uppsala Universities gathered together during the visit to Sweden