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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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  • Financial support for postgraduate study

    We have a range of financial support available for eligible home fee paying students commencing postgraduate study this September. This includes our new scholarships, the Postgraduate Student Support Scholarship and Dean’s Scholarship.

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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.

Financial support for postgraduate study

We have a range of financial support available for eligible home fee paying students commencing postgraduate study this September. This includes our new scholarships, the Postgraduate Student Support Scholarship and Dean’s Scholarship.

Law school undergraduates sit at the boardroom table with laptop studying and smiling

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.

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

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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National Geothermal Centre to supercharge geothermal energy

Durham is playing an intrinsic role in harnessing the UK’s 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’s 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 – including white female leaders – 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

Durham psychologist discovers goosebumps happen far more often than we think

A study by a Durham Psychology researcher has found that goosebumps happen far more frequently than you think - and you may not even know you have them.
Goosebumps on an arm

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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How Durham research and innovation is addressing global food insecurity

Professor Elena Lurie-Luke is our Entrepreneur in Residency in Life Sciences and was one of the first people appointed as a Professor-in-Practice at Durham. She is an expert in Biosciences research and innovation, with a keen interest in translating research into commercial success.
A scientist looking at a desktop computer in a laboratory

Archaeologists set out to uncover ‘lost house’ at landmark castle

Our archaeologists are part of a 100-strong team aiming to uncover the mysteries of a ‘lost’ house at Auckland Castle, County Durham, UK.
Archaeologists working at Auckland Castle

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

Durham University 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’s 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

Infected blood scandal – what you need to know

The findings of the UK’s Infected Blood Inquiry have been reported. Over 3,000 people have died after receiving contaminated blood products in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Professor Emma Cave, of Durham Law School, and Professor Bobbie Farsides, of Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Co-Chairs of the Medical Ethics group for the Infected Blood Inquiry, set out the background to this scandal.
A clear blood bag with red blood in a clinical environment
  • Celebrate summer at the Botanic Garden Annual Fun Day

    Following the success of last year’s inaugural Botanic Garden Fun Day, this has now become an annual event and will take place on Sunday 16 June, from 10am-4pm. This family-friendly, Fun Day offers loads of free activities, all in the beautiful surroundings of the Garden.
    Botanic Garden Fun Day 2024
  • Strengthening our cultural partnerships in the US

    We have cemented our developing partnership with the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in North America by signing an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between Durham University's Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies and the Museum.
    Delegation at the Smithsonian
  • Explore June'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.
    Botanic garden party 2023

Strengthening our cultural partnerships in the US

We have cemented our developing partnership with the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in North America by signing an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between Durham University's Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies and the Museum.
Delegation at the Smithsonian

Explore June'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.
Botanic garden party 2023

Upcoming events

Durham Film Festival 2024

Sunday 9 June 2024 - Friday 14 June 2024
11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Various locations around Durham - see itinerary below for more information.
A smiling student stands outside Durham University's Palatine Centre, with her hands on a video camera on a tripod.

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

Botanic Garden Fun Day

Sunday 16 June 2024 - Sunday 16 June 2024
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Botanic Garden
Botanic Garden Fun Day 2024

From our Student Blogs:

Why you shouldn’t stress about not getting your first-choice college!

One of the exciting things about studying Geography at Durham is the opportunity to take part in field trips. Billy who studies Geography BA kept a diary on his recent trip to Rotterdam - read it here.
Read Billy's blog
A group of Geography students standing inside a circular sculpture on a field trip to Rotterdam

 

 

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Solving Global Challenges - COP28

Our research is helping to solve the challenges of an ever-changing and complex world, and inspiring the next generation of problem-solvers.

We have been involved in Conferences of Parties (COPs) since 2021, under the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and in Meetings of Parties under the 2015 Paris Agreement. Even before, our researchers were actively engaged in important research and projects on climate change.

Read more about Durham University at COP28