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Durham achieves consistently high NSS scores

We have maintained our strong position in the National Student Survey (NSS). For the third year in a row, “overall satisfaction” scores placed us in the top 20% of both non-specialist and Russell Group universities.
Two students looking at each other and smiling in a lecture theatre

Helping our region to thrive

How we're helping level up the economy and educational opportunities in North East England.
Student Grace Purnell with Katie Harland-Edminson, Deputy Director, Development, Durham University Development and Alumni Relations, pictured outside the Teaching and Learning Centre

Twinning scheme to support Ukrainian students and scholars

We have all been deeply concerned and affected by the war taking place in Ukraine. We are an international university, committed to social responsibility and democratic values.
A collective of Durham University members and Zaporizhzhia National University members on a Zoom call

Uncovering the mystery of the origins of dogs

One of the biggest unanswered questions about human prehistory is where dogs underwent domestication.
Close up of a grey wolf

Durham hosts international meeting on protecting cultural heritage

Experts from around the world met in Durham to discuss how to protect cultural heritage at risk of destruction from human and natural disasters.
University College (Durham Castle)

Encouraging writers to present an accurate view of self-harm

We’ve created new resources designed to help writers present an accurate view of people at risk of self-harm.
A couple holding hands in a comforting way

600,000-year-old finds point to some of Britain’s earliest humans

Early humans were present in Britain between 560,000 and 620,000 years ago, according to new research involving our Department of Geography.
Artist's impression of early humans

Congregation: a celebration for all

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien looks ahead to our Congregation and other summer activities.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

Researchers make rare discoveries in Athenian history

Researchers from our Department of Classics and Ancient History have discovered an unpublished Athenian gravestone in a museum in the North East of England.
Greek Inscriptions

Piano donation is music to the ears of community groups

We’ve donated 18 pianos to local community groups across County Durham to help spread the joy and benefits of music.
Image showing donation of piano to Entre CIC community group

Chancellor Sir Thomas Allen bows out with final Congregation

Opera star Sir Thomas Allen will take his final bow as Chancellor here at Durham University during Summer Congregation. His retirement was announced last year and he will say farewell to the University and our students as he hosts an extended programme of graduation ceremonies to be held in Durham Cathedral.
Sir Thomas Allen at Congregation

Durham graduate makes Forbes 30 under 30 list

A Durham graduate has been named on the Forbes 30 under 30 list for 2022. The Forbes list celebrates the brightest young entrepreneurs and leaders making a positive impact on the world. Former Engineering student Will Smith has been named on this year’s list for his work as co-founder of the U.K.'s leading green online banking app Tred, which aims to help customers live more sustainably.
Founders of Tred, Will and Pete