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Bumblebees learn colour patterns to find food fast

Whilst we may enjoy stopping to take in the beauty of flowers, new research shows that bumblebees waste no time with such pleasantries and instead only learn the minimum needed about where to land and find food. Research involving our Department of Biosciences looked at how bees learn the colour patterns of flowers to find food.
Bee landing on flower

Acting Vice Chancellor reflects on this year and the Christmas festivities on offer before the end of term

Acting Vice Chancellor, Antony Long, runs through the different entertainment available ahead of the festive period and looks back on some of our achievements this year.
Acting Vice Chancellor Antony Long outside

League table displays our dedication to sustainability

We’re celebrating being ranked in the top 30 in the People and Planet Green League rankings 2021.
People and Planet

Penalty Shootouts Could Be Fairer

New research at the School has found that a score-dependent alternating order in penalty shootouts is fairer than the order currently in use.
A ball in front of an open goal

A Top 50 European Business School

We’re proud to say that today, we have been ranked in the European Top 50 by the Financial Times.
Durham Business School Building at night

Ooook! Productions bring ‘Miranda’ to Durham

Prepare for an evening of ‘such fun’, as Ooook! Productions present a brand-new stage show, based on hit BBC comedy ‘Miranda’ in aid of charity. The student theatre company are producing the show with the approval of writer and comedian Miranda Hart and the BBC, at Durham’s The Assembly Rooms Theatre, from Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 December. Proceeds will go to local mental health charity ASTRIID.
Miranda by Ooook! Productions

UK’s first Intel Academic Centre of Excellence to be based at Durham

We are delighted that our world-leading Computer Science Department has been included as a host to the UK’s first Intel oneAPI Academic Centre of Excellence.
Intel CoE

IMPACT magazine issue 10 - available now

Issue 10 of the Business School's award-winning magazine, IMPACT, is out now. Themed around ‘sustainability and society’, the issue looks at our research on sustainability and addresses what this means for business in the widest sense – not just climate change – but our global responsibility to manage the planet’s resources.
IMPACT magazine issue 10

Durham Alumnus Supports Student Art Prize into the Future

The Student Art Prize 2021/22 has officially launched, with a special Durham alumnus kindly pledging their support for at least the next 10 years.
Durham Alumnus Supports Student Art Prize into the Future

Durham University Teaching and Learning Awards 2021

On 17th November 2021, we were thrilled to host the 2021 Teaching and Learning Awards to celebrate excellence.
Durham University Teaching and Learning Awards 2021

Students set to bring Christmas cheer to Durham

Our talented students launch a varied programme of music, theatre and Christmas cheer this week, with an exciting choice of seasonal performances for everyone to enjoy, taking place at venues across the city.
DUCS Christmas concert poster

Sugar could help repair artificial human joints

We’re working on a new sugar-containing polymer that could one day help repair artificial joint implants like hip replacements.
An x-ray of a hip replacement