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UK Champions in Social Enterprise and Sustainable Development Goals

Student-led group Enactus Durham have been crowned UK Champions for their dedication to social enterprise and commitment to contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
student group winning UK

Vice-Chancellor calls for higher education funding reform

The UK funding model for higher education should be changed to support students’ financial needs and the future viability of the sector, our Vice-Chancellor has said.
Professor Karen O'Brien speaking at a Policy Exchange debate

Anthropology students get ringside in latest field research

Students from our Anthropology Department travelled to Barnsley recently as part of their latest field-based research assignment.
Two people in a Boxing ring

£1.13m grant to support Durham University carbon reduction project

Durham University has been awarded a £1.13m grant for a major project to help reduce Carbon emissions at one of its landmark buildings.
Boldon House

Explore our April Community Newsletter

Want to know more about how we interact with our local community?
Ustinov College Blue Plaque unveiling

Celebrating international connections with the Canadian High Commissioner

We had a great opportunity to celebrate our connections with Canada last week as we welcomed the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom to Durham. The Honourable Ralph E. Goodale has been in post since April 2021 and was joined on the visit by Laura Lumsden, First Secretary (Trade) at the Canadian High Commission in London, whose remit includes education.

Singers Head to New York After ‘Pitch Perfect’ Win at UK Finals

Our a cappella group Northern Lights triumphed at the UK ICCA (International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella) Semi-Finals in Wimbledon on Saturday 25 March 2023. As UK winners they will now compete at the international World Finals in New York on 29 April.
A cappella group wins UK championships

World Heritage Day Returns to Durham on Easter Monday

To mark the return of World Heritage Day, we are delighted to be hosting a celebration of Durham’s history and culture with a free event for the whole family at the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Steel band playing on Palace Green at World Heritage Day 2022

Rushford Court Development Progress

Planning permission has been granted to improve and develop Rushford Court in Durham, providing a temporary home for Durham University’s College of St Hild and St Bede during renovations at their site, and with the intention to ultimately establish it as the University’s 18th college.
Photograph of Rushford Court

Light-bending gravity reveals one of the biggest black holes ever found

A team of astronomers, led by Dr James Nightingale from our Department of Physics, has discovered one of the biggest black holes ever found by taking advantage of a phenomenon called gravitational lensing.
biggest black hole ever found

Durham strengthens ties with twinned Ukrainian university

The war in Ukraine remains of immense concern to us all. Today (March 29) marks the one-year anniversary of the UK-Ukraine Twinning Initiative, under which we are twinned with Ukrainian university Zaporizhzhia National University (ZNU).
Ukraine flag and logos for Durham and ZNU universities

New Policy to protect Researchers Rights

As part of our commitment to support open and reproducible research, we are announcing a new Research Publication Policy. This is to help Researchers retain the rights over their work.
Person browsing books in a library