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New chapter for beloved Bill Bryson library

The new look areas of our Bill Bryson library have now officially re-opened – with 200 extra study spaces; four accessible study rooms, two of which are adapted for students who are wheelchair users; and a revamped café for Durham students and staff.

(21 Mar 2019) » More about New chapter for beloved Bill Bryson library


Cutting back on single use plastics

We’re reducing our impact on the environment by cutting out single use plastics.

(15 Mar 2019) » More about Cutting back on single use plastics


Student volunteers helping local children

Thirty students are helping run a free activities programme for children with limited social opportunities.

(8 Mar 2019) » More about Student volunteers helping local children


Standing together against hate crime

We’ve pledged our support for a new campaign to tackle hate crime, titled ‘Hate Hurts’.

(4 Mar 2019) » More about Standing together against hate crime


Try your hand at criminology and sociology during our Sociology in Action Week

Sociology students are helping to organise and run a Sociology in Action Week.

(8 Feb 2019) » More about Try your hand at criminology and sociology during our Sociology in Action Week


University pledges support for estranged students

We’re pleased to announce we’re now a signatory to the Stand Alone Pledge, affirming our dedication to students who lack family support by ensuring they have help to thrive as part of our community.

(16 Jan 2019) » More about University pledges support for estranged students


Student singers take centre stage at Durham Vocal Festival

Students will play a central role in the Durham Vocal Festival 2019, which starts later this month.

(15 Jan 2019) » More about Student singers take centre stage at Durham Vocal Festival


Bright future for John Snow College, as 2019/20 location is announced

A great new home for John Snow College for 2019/20 has been announced.

(14 Dec 2018) » More about Bright future for John Snow College, as 2019/20 location is announced


Innovative module to smooth transition for those returning to study

The Foundation Programme has launched a new three-week Foundation Skills Module designed to build critical skills for mature students re-entering the education system. The module is another important step in a dedicated programme of work which sets out to improve attainment and outcomes for mature students. 

(27 Nov 2018) » More about Innovative module to smooth transition for those returning to study


New initiatives help students overcome barriers to employment

Two new schemes, targeted at students who face particular barriers when accessing work experience and employment opportunities have been launched by the University’s Careers & Enterprise Centre.

(19 Nov 2018) » More about New initiatives help students overcome barriers to employment