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On target for sporting recovery

We’re proud to be the UK’s number 1 team sport university and that over 75% of our students take part in sport or physical activity.

Irreplaceable experiences and connections

As part of their studies, students on many of our Business School’s postgraduate programmes take part in international study experiences. This includes the Durham MBA (Online), Durham MBA (Full-time) and Durham-EBS Executive MBA as well as those on MSc Management, MSc Finance and Durham DBA at Fudan. While this year, the students could not travel due to Covid-19 restrictions, we provided a virtual alternative, with 136 students taking part.
Student writing notes while on a video call

Child protection pioneer appointed as professor

We’ve appointed a leading expert in the safeguarding of young people at risk of abuse as a professor in our Department of Sociology.
Professor Carlene Firmin, Department of Sociology

Why some people like ‘sad’ music

Music has amazing potential to inspire, motivate and bring people together across cultures.

Should England play in red in the Euro 2020 final?

England are technically the away team for Sunday's Euro final clash against Italy.
Football on pitch in arena

Virtual degree conferral celebrations

This summer almost 5,000 of our students from 90 countries around the world, graduate and join our international alumni community, with degrees conferred virtually.
Professor Stuart Corbridge

Record-breaking whale migration raises conservation questions

One of our professors has used genetics to identify the birthplace of a grey whale which was discovered nearly halfway round the world from its native habitat, a new record for the longest recorded distance for a marine mammal, fish or reptile.
Grey whale by NOAA and Dr. Steven Swartz

Top 10 Tips for celebrating graduation at home

Graduation is a time for celebration and while it may look a bit different this year, there’s no reason it can’t be just as memorable and special an occasion.
Student at graduation

Durham Student Art Prize winners announced

The winners of the 2021 Durham Student Art Prize were announced at a special hybrid celebration event which saw 45 people watching online and a further 40 attending in person at the Teaching and Learning Centre in June.
Student Art Prize winners

RENKEI: the value of international collaboration

Our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global) Professor Claire O’Malley discusses our new membership of RENKEI and talks about the collaboration opportunities with Japan it offers.
Oriental Museum, Durham University

Global solutions on climate change and health

Global challenges such as climate change and health need global solutions. That’s why we’re proud to have joined RENKEI, a Japan-UK collaboration for research and learning.
Oriental Museum, Durham University

New £1.4m enterprise zone at NETPark opens

The zone will provide bespoke support to technology and science-focused small and medium enterprises.
Sophie Walton (Group Director of Academic Engagement at CPI), Jenny Taylor (Head of Economic Development at Durham University), Sarah Slaven (Managing Director at Business Durham)