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Volunteer at Lumiere and help our city to shine

In just a few short weeks Durham will host Lumiere, the biennial light festival that sees thousands of visitors enjoy captivating light installations across the city. Why not volunteer as a Festival Maker at this unique event and help make Lumiere 2021 as magical as possible?
Volunteers at Lumiere

Global Top 30 for Masters in Management

In The Economist Masters in Management 2021 ranking, our programme has placed 3rd in the UK, 22nd in Europe and 28th in the world.
Global Top 30 for Masters in Management

The value of geothermal energy and carbon capture in tackling climate change

Tapping into geothermal energy would be a ‘win-win’ for tackling climate change – and capturing and storing carbon can also make an invaluable contribution. Those are two arguments outlined by Professor Jon Gluyas, from our Durham Energy Institute, as part of a new essay collection.
A graphic for the Net Zero Exchanges essay collection, showing a black cityscape against a blue, cloudy sky

Helping our region grow and thrive

We’re committed to helping our region grow and thrive, driving investment and job creation across North East England.
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Countdown to COP26 – Leading the debate on climate change and public health

How can the world tackle the climate crisis and achieve a sustainable recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic in order to protect and promote public health? This autumn Durham University is leading a range of events exploring this issue.
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Warm welcome to new and returning students

We have recently welcomed thousands of students, both new and returning, to the City ahead of our new academic year and our Welcome and Orientation Week is currently underway. This is our first in-person introductory week since 2019 and with the majority of students choosing in-person teaching over online learning, we have been working long and hard to plan for a Covid-safe academic year ahead.
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Student enterprise tackling climate change

Our enterprising students and graduates are leading the way in reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change.
Representatives of Sphera and Tred

Large pay gaps in tourism industry impacts performance

New research at the Business School shows that too large of a pay gap between executives and employees of a company negatively affects employee morale and harms the firm’s performance. However, the study also found that higher executive pay relative to employee pay could encourage executives to work hard to improve corporate performance as well.
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Public health research receives funding boost

A pioneering public health research centre that includes experts from Durham University has once again been included in a prestigious national collaboration.
Children

New model helps COVID-19 planning

Experts in our Physics and Mathematical Sciences Departments have developed a new model for simulating epidemics – and it’s already being used to inform the UK’s response to COVID-19.
Covid-19 modelling

Climate change and risks to health – what needs to be done?

Heat waves, wildfires and flooding have become more common and intense in recent years, posing substantial risks to society and people’s health.
Fire fighter tackling a forest fire

Ups and downs in mood may affect performance in ultramarathons

Many long-distance runners will know how it feels for that little voice in your head to make you feel good one minute and terrible the next.
Female ultrarunner with a backpack in the forest