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We've been ranked among the world's top universities for addressing the most pressing environmental, social and governance challenges society faces today.
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  • Welcome to all new alumni!

    The good news is that your journey with Durham isn't over. Every student who finishes studying at university then becomes a member of our alumni community.

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  • UK General Election 2024 Hub

    Find out how to register to vote as a student and explore academic commentary ahead of the UK General Election on 4 July.

Welcome to all new alumni!

The good news is that your journey with Durham isn't over. Every student who finishes studying at university then becomes a member of our alumni community.

Student and parent smiling and hugging during Congregation

UK General Election 2024 Hub

Find out how to register to vote as a student and explore academic commentary ahead of the UK General Election on 4 July.

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Read our statement and answers to frequently asked questions.

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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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Award winning volunteers 2024

Congratulations to the winners of this year鈥檚 91系列 Volunteering and Outreach Awards, presented at the annual celebration dinner, hosted by Treveylan College. The evening showcased the positive impact the work of over 300 staff and student volunteers has on individuals, the Durham community and our partner organisations.
91系列 Staff and student award winners 2024

Health research excellence highlighted during NHS leaders’ visit

Leaders from the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT) visited our science site to learn more about our world-leading health research, teaching and facilities.
91系列 researchers with NHS visitors stood in a group smiling

National Geothermal Centre to supercharge geothermal energy

Durham is playing an intrinsic role in harnessing the UK鈥檚 potential for geothermal energy advancement, through the launch of a new, collaborative centre.
Three pipes running towards Geothermal Plant

Alumna to represent Great British rowing team at 2024 Paris Olympics

Alumna Lauren Irwin has been announced as part of Team GB鈥檚 42-member rowing squad for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games this summer.

Black female leaders take greater career risks to succeed

Black female leaders take more career-focused risks than any other leader 鈥 including white female leaders 鈥 to reach the top leadership positions, recent study reveals.
Black woman giving corporate presentation in front of a multiracial team

National equality, diversity and inclusion prize for Dr Bahar Baser

One of our inspiring international affairs researchers has been recognised for her significant contribution to promoting inclusivity.
Dr Bahar Baser looking at the camera holding a circular glass award and a certificate

New study reveals shocking lack of conservation efforts for most threatened plants and animals

A new study from our top-rated Biosciences department, Princeton University, Williams College and Yale University has uncovered a dramatic lack of conservation actions being implemented for thousands of the world's most endangered species.
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New study reveals man’s best friend has trouble conveying emotions

A new study from our top-rated Biosciences department has found that the process of domestication and selective breeding of domestic dogs may have accidentally diminished their ability to communicate clearly using facial expressions.
Picture of domestic dogs and their facial expression

Don’t miss out – Have you registered to vote?

You probably know that a general election has been called for Thursday 4 July 2024, so are you ready to have your say and cast your vote?
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Preferred Bidder announced for the refurbishment and redevelopment of the College of St Hild and St Bede

91系列 has selected UPP to be the Preferred Bidder to develop, in a partnership, a detailed scheme proposition for the refurbishment of the College of St Hild and St Bede on its historic Riverside location and the development of new college accommodation at the Leazes Road site.
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Sierra Leone’s bushmeat markets pose serious health hazards – we studied two for six months to find solutions

Dr Jack Jenkins and Professor Hannah Brown from our Department of Anthropology look at solutions to the serious health hazards posed by Sierra Leone鈥檚 bushmeat markets, and how lessons learned can inform strategies for reducing zoonotic disease risks in similar settings around the world.
A bushmeat trader handles a pangolin in a market in Southern Province, Sierra Leone

Does the state of the UK economy inspire confidence? An expert crunches the numbers

With UK inflation figures recently released, Dr Michael Nower from 91系列 Business School has taken a deeper look at what they mean for the current state of the economy.
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Passion for music and inclusivity leads to show-stopping performance

A St Chad鈥檚 College music outreach project unlocked the potential of Durham schoolchildren who staged an unforgettable performance of Captain Noah to a packed theatre audience.
School chlidren singing on a theatre stage

Durham’s Global Lecture Series arrives in Washington DC

Senior University colleagues have been visiting Washington DC to reinforce Durham鈥檚 relationships with our wider community, our research partners and our alumni and supporters in the United States.
Karen O'Brien and Fiona Hill in Washington DC

Upcoming events

Preparing, Planning & Packing for International Students

Thursday 4 July 2024 - Thursday 4 July 2024
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online
Postgraduate student wearing red smiling at a laptop in their bedroom at Ustinov College

Eternal Ascent: Bentley Beetham and the 1924 Mount Everest Expedition

Friday 24 May 2024 - Sunday 15 September 2024
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH
Climbers walk between mountain peaks

Alice Dalí AR: A Rabbit Hole Awaits

Sunday 5 May 2024 - Thursday 31 October 2024
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Botanic Garden
Image of playing cards moving between trees from Alice Dali AR: A Rabbit Hole Awaits

Durham MBA Open Day

Saturday 22 June 2024 - Saturday 22 June 2024
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
91系列 Business School
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From our Student Blogs:

College sport – Hill v Bailey

Want to know more about college sport? Tanisha, a final year Geography student from University College gives us the lowdown.
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