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Durham University start-up accepted onto world-leading space programme in British first

Durham University graduate start-up, Charter, has become the first British space company to be accepted onto the prestigious TechStars Space Accelerator programme, widely considered as the world’s leading programme for start-ups in the space sector.
Yuk Chi Chan giving a lecture to a room full of students

From science to music: opportunities to get involved this month

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien shares some opportunities to get involved with Durham's University during October.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

Durham Law School raising awareness of global Sustainable Development Goals

Durham Law School is continuing its mission to raise awareness of global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by welcoming Justice Brian Preston, the Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, as a visiting professor.
External Law School with two academics

Explore your part in helping to deliver Net Zero

Businesses and voluntary community sector organisations from across County Durham are invited to come together and learn from one another to help the county achieve its ambitious carbon neutrality target by 2045 at a free event on Friday 14 October.
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Tutor for Ukraine

Durham student Alexandra Hart is leading a growing network of volunteer tutors supporting Ukrainian children with English language learning.
The Tutor for Ukraine project leader talking to two students at the Freshers' Fair

Can you help record the UK’s mammal activity?

If you’re interested in conservation and ecology, our MammalWeb project needs your help to chart the activity of the UK’s mammals.
Otters stare at the camera after being caught on a camera trap

Careers and Enterprise Centre launch new series of Careers Weeks

As students return to start the new academic year, our Careers and Enterprise Centre is already looking ahead to helping them into careers after graduation, planning a series of information events and activities over the coming months.
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The Durham Student shows the real Durham

If you’re thinking about applying to study Durham, who better to tell you what it’s all about than students who are already here? A brand new team of student content creators is sharing exciting insights into what it’s really like to live and study in Durham.
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Teesside and Durham Universities embark on £11million project to support hydrogen innovation in the Tees Valley

We are collaborating with Teesside University on a ground-breaking project to accelerate decarbonisation and the use of hydrogen through supporting industrial research and development and capacity building in the Tees Valley.
Professor Tony Roskilly

Supercomputer simulations reveal new possibilities for the Moon's origin

Our pioneering scientists from the Institute for Computational Cosmology used supercomputer simulations to reveal an alternate explanation for the Moon’s origin, as a satellite placed immediately into orbit following a giant impact between Earth and a Mars-sized body.
Moon simulation

The Greenspace Movement – 2022 Green Gown Awards Finalists

The Greenspace Movement has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2022 Green Gown Awards in Student Engagement Category. The results will be announced at the awards ceremony on 9 November 2022 at Loughborough University.
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Gold Award win for Botanic Garden

Durham University’s Botanic Garden has been awarded a Gold Medal in the ‘Tourist, Visitor Attraction and Country Estate’ category at this year’s Northumbria In Bloom Awards.
Botanic Garden gardener watering flowers