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My Durham Story - Yanki Boran Ozdemir

We caught up with Yanki Boran Ozdemir who recently graduated from our department of Computer Science.
Picture of computer science alumni Yanki Boran

Botanic Garden wins Gold in Northumbria in Bloom competition.

Our wonderful Botanic Garden has been awarded Gold in the ‘Best Tourist or Visitor Attraction or Country Estate’ category of the annual Northumbria in Bloom Competition. This the seventh time the Garden has been recognised, adding to its impressive portfolio of awards and accreditations.
Botanic Garden Gardner

Explosive volcanic eruption led to record-breaking underwater flows

Research involving our Departments of Earth Sciences and Geography has revealed how an explosive volcanic eruption triggered the fastest underwater flows ever recorded and led to extensive damage of seafloor cables.
Members of Tonga Geological Services watch a volcanic eruption from a boat. Image credit Taniela Kula, Tonga Geological Services

Campaign launched to reassure students on accommodation

We’re reassuring students that there is enough student housing to meet anticipated demand in Durham for the next academic year, and we’re supporting them to take their time in choosing accommodation.
A group of four female students walk down a cobbled Durham street

World-class musical performances brought to Durham by MUSICON

MUSICON, Durham University’s professional concert series, is bringing high calibre music and eminent international performers to Durham for its 55th season.
Idrisi Ensemble, who will perform at Musicon

Calling all student Entrepreneurs – Join the Blueprint Startup Challenge!

The Blueprint Startup Challenge is back and better than ever - with a £50,000 prize fund up for grabs! Durham’s flagship business idea competition is now in its 21st year of supporting our students and graduates to launch and grow successful startups.
Blueprint Startup Challenge, Building blocks with symbols

Telephone Appeal 2024

We’re currently preparing for our annual Alumni Telephone Appeal and are seeking applicants for our student caller team.
A female student with a headset on in front of a laptop

New exhibitions launched for Autumn

Heading into autumn and starting a new academic year, means welcoming new and returning students and visitors, to view the exciting exhibitions across our attractions. From the Oriental Museum to Palace Green Library and even online, there are thought provoking, inter-active exhibitions to enjoy.
Penned and Printed Exhibition logo showing various items from Palace Green Library Special Collections

Meet Dr Andy Allan from our Department of Mathematical Sciences

Get to know Dr Andy Allan from our Department of Mathematical Sciences.
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New Sir Harry Evans Global Fellow in Investigative Journalism announced

Rosa Furneaux has been awarded the 2024 Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship in Investigative Journalism, a landmark partnership among Reuters, Durham University and Tina Brown CBE, award-winning journalist and widow of acclaimed newspaper editor Sir Harry Evans.
A headshot of Rosa Furneaux, the 2024 Sir Harry Evans Global Fellow in Investigative Journalism

Combating Covid-19 with our Computer Science research

Ground-breaking research carried out at our Computer Science Department has helped Government and other organisations to curb the spread of Covid-19. Our scientists and students are conducting pioneering research making a direct impact in the real-world.
Covid-19 cell

Driving prosperity in our region

Durham University is playing a key role in driving prosperity in North East England, through a strategy tailored to the unique nature of our city, county and region.
Five people sitting behind a table, with the man on the front right addressing an off-picture audience