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New study sheds fresh light on how emotions are expressed in music

In a new study, Durham researchers have investigated how a vast number of musical cues can help shape different emotions in music.
A person sitting at a laptop displaying the Emote Control programme

Blue plaque recognition for historic Ustinov College building

A Durham building that has stood for 101-years and now houses part of our postgraduate college, Ustinov, has had its historical importance recognised with a blue plaque.
Former Neville House students Christine Middleton and Ruth Rowntree standing with Joel Lozano beside the blue plaque

The region’s budding scientists visit the Department of Chemistry

As we celebrate National Student Volunteering Week, it was great to see a team of Durham University students recently welcome local groups of Beavers, Cubs and Brownies to the Department of Chemistry as part of the ChemSG scheme. Funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry and run on an entirely voluntary basis, ChemSG has been running for many years to promote chemistry to Scouting and Guiding groups and schools across the region.
Student Volunteers with groups of local Beavers

Forging partnerships in Malaysia

Durham’s global reach has seen us forge new partnerships in Malaysia.
Signing of a memorandum of understanding between Durham University and Universiti of Malaya.

Nadia Siddiqui named among Top 75 Notable Academics

We're pleased to announce that Dr Nadia Siddiqui, who is a British Pakistani academic, has been recognised for her global expertise in education research and equity in education.
Nadia Siddiqui

Student Employee of the Year award nominations now open!

The annual Student Employee of the Year Awards (SEOTY) aim to recognise and celebrate the achievements of students who combine part time work with their studies. These prestigious awards also recognise excellent student employers, who provide valuable work experience opportunities. With six distinct categories open to individuals and teams, plus the chance of winning £100 vouchers, the SOETY Awards are a great way to celebrate success.
Student Employee of hhe year awards 2023 graphic

Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria – University response

We are deeply saddened to hear of the devastating earthquakes in Southern Turkey and Northern Syria.
A map showing Turkey and Syria

Understanding how music can influence children’s emotional recognition

A new study led by Dr Paddy Ross in our Psychology Department has shown that music can significantly influence emotion recognition in children.
Child listening to music on headphones

Chemistry PhD candidate Rob Ives announced as finalist in STEM for Britain Awards

We are pleased to announce that one of our PhD students is a finalist in a prestigious competition sponsored by UK Parliament.

National Storytelling Week: Hear the Stories of our Award-winning Writers

During National Storytelling Week, 30 January – 5 February, we are celebrating the incredible storytelling talents within our University community. Novelists, biographers, poets, playwrights and actors; our academics and our students find diverse ways to tell a good yarn. Here we hear from two acclaimed writers, Naomi Booth and Claire Harman, who also teach the Creative Writing MA, MLitt and PhD courses run by the Department of English Studies.

Students Share their Stories during National Storytelling Week

During National Storytelling Week, 30 January – 5 February, we have been hearing from three budding writers who are currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing in the Department of English Studies.
Kings Cross Station

Evidence suggests Vikings brought animals to Britain

Our archaeologists have found what they say is the first solid scientific evidence suggesting that Vikings crossed the North Sea to Britain with dogs and horses.
Archaeological excavation of a Viking burial mound