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Celebrating Durham Global Week 2024

From 24 February to 3 March our staff and students are delivering a wide variety of events highlighting Durham's global impact, cultural diversity and inclusivity across the University.
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Explore our global research

Discover how our incredible researchers are changing lives around the world, as we launch a new Global Research Brochure.

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Celebrating the Year of the Dragon

We would like to wish all those preparing for and celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Dragon a very happy and healthy New Year.

Year of the Dragon

Events in the Middle East: support and assistance for students and staff

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Research Impact at Durham

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference, globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

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Report shows Durham’s major contribution to regional economy and job creation

Research-intensive universities, including Durham, generated almost £900million for the North East of England through research, innovation and the creation of new businesses, according to a new report.
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Durham Engineer named in the prestigious Northern Power Women – Future List

Dr Beth Barnes from our top-rated Engineering department has recently been named in the 2024 Northern Power Women – Future List.
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Investing in our Students

Supporting our students is always a priority at Durham. We’ve listened to student feedback on key issues, invested heavily in our services for students and increased the amount of support available for many different areas of university life.
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Discover our students' performances across the North East this March

In March, our talented students will bring music to North East audiences, performing at iconic venues and working alongside accomplished professional ensembles.

Leaders who are present in times of crises reduce worker’s stress and burnout

In times of organisational crisis, the visibility of leaders plays a crucial role in alleviating worker stress levels and reducing the likelihood of burnout. Research involving Professor Peter Hamilton delves into the significance of senior leader presence during crises, examining its effects on worker well-being, with ICU nurses and their managers during the COVID-19 pandemic serving as a case study.
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Scientists discover the real-life impacts of northern elephant seal bottleneck

New research of northern elephant seals has revealed their reproductive and foraging success has been affected by a population bottleneck which nearly caused their extinction and could make them vulnerable as the environment changes in the future.
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How digital technology helps reduce hospital admissions from care homes

We’re part of a research team that has shown a healthcare app used in care homes has reduced the number of residents admitted to hospital by 25%.
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Durham researchers’ partner with agricultural innovator to tackle pesticide resistance

Academics and researchers in our Biosciences department are renowned for their world-class research and expertise.
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Explore a world full of performances from Durham students

This February we’re exploring how our talented students weave global themes into productions and concerts here at Durham.
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Student Employee of the Year award nominations now open!

The annual Student Employee of the Year Awards (SEOTY) aim to recognise and celebrate the achievements of students who combine part time work with their studies. These prestigious awards also proved the chance to highlight excellent student employers, who provide valuable work experience opportunities. With six distinct categories open to individuals, employers and teams, plus the chance to win up to £100 in vouchers, the SEOTY Awards are a great way to celebrate success.
  • Looking back to build a better future

    Ita Mac Carthy is Professor of early modern Italian literature and art in our School of Modern Languages and Cultures. She also directs the Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) with Professor Richard Scholar. She recently took part in an Ideas Forum as part of 'UP North Culture + Knowledge: Growing Opportunities in the North East’. Here she discusses why Research Institutes like IMEMS can help us build a better future together for the North East of England.
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  • Journalism in a post-truth world

    Social media, AI and 'fake news' are among the many challenges facing journalism today. South College Principal, Professor Tim Luckhurst, who has a decades-long career in journalism, shares his views on journalism in a post-truth world ahead of an event at South College where expert panellists will discuss the issue.
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  • Why forgetting is a normal function of memory – and when to worry

    Professor Alexander Easton, who works in our Psychology department, explores at what point you should start to feel concerned if you or a loved one start to forget things.
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Journalism in a post-truth world

Social media, AI and 'fake news' are among the many challenges facing journalism today. South College Principal, Professor Tim Luckhurst, who has a decades-long career in journalism, shares his views on journalism in a post-truth world ahead of an event at South College where expert panellists will discuss the issue.
A close up of a computer tablet on top of a newspaper

Why forgetting is a normal function of memory – and when to worry

Professor Alexander Easton, who works in our Psychology department, explores at what point you should start to feel concerned if you or a loved one start to forget things.
A brain with jigsaw pieces representing memory loss
  • Supporting the roll-out of innovative tutoring model

    We’re helping deliver an innovative tutoring programme that will see our students work with local schools to help pupils develop their literacy skills.
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  • How we're making a difference locally and globally

    In her monthly column, our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien shares some examples of how Durham University research is making a difference, locally and globally, and invites all to join our Global Week events, starting this weekend (Saturday 24 February).
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  • Explore February's Community Newsletter

    Want to know more about how we interact with our local community? Our monthly Community Newsletter explores the news, events, and research both at Durham University and in the city itself.
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How we're making a difference locally and globally

In her monthly column, our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien shares some examples of how Durham University research is making a difference, locally and globally, and invites all to join our Global Week events, starting this weekend (Saturday 24 February).
Profile picture of Professor Karen OBrien Vice Chancellor of Durham University

Explore February's Community Newsletter

Want to know more about how we interact with our local community? Our monthly Community Newsletter explores the news, events, and research both at Durham University and in the city itself.
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Upcoming events

These Things Shall Be: Ailsa Dixon

Wednesday 6 March 2024 - Wednesday 6 March 2024
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Kenworthy Hall, St Mary’s College, Elvet Hill Road, Durham, DH1 3LR
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Postgraduate Open Day

Wednesday 13 March 2024 - Wednesday 13 March 2024
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Teaching and Learning Centre, Durham University
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International Womens Day: Rebuilding soils, an engineers perspective

Wednesday 6 March 2024 - Wednesday 6 March 2024
1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
ES231 (TR4)
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Journalism in a Post-truth World

Tuesday 5 March 2024 - Tuesday 5 March 2024
2:30 PM to 6:00 PM
South College, Durham University, The Drive, Mount Oswald, Durham, DH1 3LD
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From our Student Blogs:

The unexpected things that happened while studying for my PhD at Durham

Sometimes it’s the unexpected things that make your university experience. Keerthi found just that when he started studying for a PhD and was elected president of Hatfield Middle Common Room. He’s been embracing all that Durham has to offer the postgraduate community ever since.
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Our ground-breaking research that inspired Lumiere 2023

Professor Nicole Westmarland, from Durham Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse was involved in the development of On Blank Pages, which explores the state of the UK justice system. Carlos Frenk, Ogden Professor of Fundamental Physics worked on Universal Loom. While Durham Energy Institute was part of the team behind Diamond Garden, that focused on themes of sustainability.

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