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23rd April 2019

Online course brings Scottish soldiers project to the world

Durham University is launching an online archaeology course to give people around the world the chance to study one of its most captivating research projects, relating to the fate of the prisoners from the Battle of Dunbar in 1650.

18th April 2019

Top jobs still lack diversity and equality

Privately educated, white, male graduates are more likely to be recruited to senior roles and be paid higher wages by elite multinational firms, new research shows.

2nd April 2019

Why elite cyclists should talk to astronauts

It is well known that the bones of astronauts can become weak from being in space. But did you know that elite cyclists can lose a similar amount of bone density during a racing season?

University & City: Working together

We are proud of the positive contribution we make to Durham City, economically, culturally, socially and through our world-leading research.

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We’re hiring!

For career-defining opportunities, including the chance to work alongside internationally renowned academics and scholars, check out our latest job vacancies. 

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Investing in teaching and learning

Keep up to date with our major investments in new departmental space, teaching space, residential accommodation and student facilities. 

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Developing world-class facilities

We’ve currently got four major building projects underway, worth a total of £200 million. See how they’re progressing.

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17th April 2019

Ellie Hizzett wins Coach of the Year Award

As Durham University Boat Club head into their Easter pre-season, we are delighted to announce that Fresher Rowing Coach, Ellie Hizzett has won the Coach of the Year award for Educational Development. Ellie, who learned of her award in December, was pitted against nominees from all over the country before picking up the award at a dedicated awards ceremony in Henley, held last month.

15th April 2019

Women’s Rugby BUCS Championship Final - Durham vs Exeter

Durham University Women’s Rugby 1st XV came head to head last week with reigning Champions Exeter University in a battle to claim the BUCS National Championship title. Both teams had gone undefeated all year winning their respective North and South Premier Leagues and it was only yesterday’s final, played at Twickenham Stadium, that would separate them.

5th April 2019

DU Women’s Rugby face Exeter at Twickenham in BUCS final

Durham University Women’s Rugby 1st XV are striving to be the only undefeated team this season by overthrowing the reigning champions Exeter and claiming the BUCS National Champions title. With both teams well into their winning streak, who will succeed when it really counts?

From our BlogStaying Motivated

At university, there are always hundreds of things you could be doing other than working towards your impending deadlines. With friends often less than 5 metres away and Netflix even closer, it’s easy to fall into a cycle of relaxing rather than studying.

Now, being motivated to study doesn’t mean you won’t be able to do these things anymore, it’s just about using your time efficiently so you can get all of your studying done at a comfortable pace rather than cramming at the last minute. Here are some tips to try!

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