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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.
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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.
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Lumiere is back to light up Durham

Lumiere is set to transform Durham into a spectacular outdoor gallery of light installations from 16 – 19 November. As a key partner, we are excited to once again light up the city.
Lumiere installation at St Mary's College 2021

Matariki Network call for seedcorn funding for research

On September 25, the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU) launched a call for research seed funding. This funding will develop a stronger relationship between the Network partners in globally relevant fields of research.
MNU Members

Defining what makes the best virtual first impression

A new study by psychologists at Durham has found the answers to creating the best first impression in a virtual meeting, such as Teams or Zoom, is a visual background of house plants and books.
Image contains three people pictured against three backgrounds, including a man with a background of books, a woman with a background of house plants and a man with a background of a walrus

New students celebrate officially joining Durham University

Matriculation ceremonies are held annually to welcome new students to the University.
Students filing into the Cathedral in gowns

Professor Graham Towl appointed to key crime reduction role

Professor Graham Towl has been appointed as the new chair of the Scottish Advisory Panel on Offender Rehabilitation (SAPOR) which is a key role to help reduce crime in Scotland.
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