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Emergency shelter start-up wins £100,000-worth of research and business support

Sustainable emergency shelter company Nostos Homes picked up the grand prize of £100,000 worth of research and business support at the ‘just IMAGINE if…’ social enterprise competition hosted at Durham University.
Nostos Homes awarded Just Imagine If prize

Award-winning actor to receive honour

Charlotte Riley, the award-winning actor and campaigner, will receive an honorary degree at our graduation ceremonies this week.
Collage image of Charlotte Riley, Benj Sykes, Robert Senior and Mike Barton

Playing our part in sustainability

This Saturday, 25 March, between 8.30pm and 9.30pm is Earth Hour, which is an annual event to encourage people to take action on environmental issues and save our planet.
People and Planet

New online teaching resource to help autistic and neurodivergent pupils

Our Centre for Neurodiversity and Development, in partnership with Durham County Council, has launched a free online evidence-based training tool to help teachers better understand the challenges faced by autistic and neurodivergent children and young people, with practical ways to support them.
Teacher with pupils sat on the floor

Congratulations to all our graduating students!

After having to postpone our traditional graduation events for two years, we are excited to be delivering a week of Spring Congregation ceremonies in Durham Cathedral for our graduates. A total of 17 ceremonies will take place from Monday 28 March to Friday 1 April. Students from 120 countries will graduate in the magnificent setting of Durham Cathedral, in the company of their families and friends.
Congregation on The Peninsula with students dressed in graduation gowns

Renting now easier for students thanks to new partnership

Durham University has teamed up with new partner, Housing Hand, to give students easier access to renting private property by offering a Rent Guarantor scheme. The scheme will benefit both students from the UK and from overseas by providing a UK-based guarantor in order to rent a home. This will avoid the need to produce 6 or 12 months’ rent upfront, which is often the case when there is no sufficient guarantor in place.
students sitting round a table

Sleep experts launch training tool to help tired new parents

The Durham Infancy and Sleep Centre is launching a new training kit for health professionals to help new parents deal with sleepless nights.
Mum and baby sleeping

County Durham shortlisted for UK City of Culture 2025

We’re celebrating the announcement that County Durham has been shortlisted for UK City of Culture 2025.
Image of student musicians performing in Durham Cathedral

Ruth First House mural restored

Last week we joined Durham Parish Council to unveil the restoration of a mural at Ruth First House.
Mural on the side of Ruth First House

How climate change is impacting the world around us

Between Friday 11 and Sunday 20 March, we’re celebrating British Science Week. In our final story of the week, we’re reflecting on how our researchers are using their knowledge to understand how climate change is impacting the world around us.
Image showing Yellow Wagtail

Reflections on my first term

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien reflects on her first term at Durham and shares some upcoming opportunities.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

Novel Medieval climate change project wins prestigious €2m Grant

Leading researchers from our highly rated Departments of History and Archaeology have been chosen for a €2m European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant.
ERC Grant