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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.

Universities' £2.2bn impact on North East England 

The five universities in the North East of England have come together to launch a joint report highlighting the positive impact we make in the region.
View of Durham Cathedral across the River Wear

We're officially top ten for work-based learning with new Forage award

We have been named as one of the top universities in the UK for Work-Based Learning, with a new award from leading job simulation platform Forage. The award recognises our position at the forefront of the work-based learning transformation taking place in higher education by honouring the top institutions innovating to help set students up for career success.
Two students walking into the Careers Office in teh Palatine Centre

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.