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.
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Cutting back on single use plastics
We’re reducing our impact on the environment by cutting out single use plastics.
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Student volunteers helping local children
Thirty students are helping run a free activities programme for children with limited social opportunities.
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Standing together against hate crime
We’ve pledged our support for a new campaign to tackle hate crime, titled ‘Hate Hurts’.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.