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4th June 2019

A city that's more afraid of tigers than earthquakes

People living in one of Nepal’s biggest cities are more worried about attacks by tigers and rhinos than a repeat of the earthquake that caused devastation a little over four years ago.

17th May 2019

From food flavourings to biofuels, metals are key

We all know that metals like iron and calcium are essential for a healthy body - but our pioneering scientists estimate that almost half of life’s processes depend upon various metals interacting with living cells.

13th May 2019

Developing cheaper and more efficient solar power

Our scientists have helped to solve a puzzle that could lead to cheaper and more efficient solar power.

University & City: Working together

We are proud of the positive contribution we make to Durham City, economically, culturally, socially and through our world-leading research.

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We’re hiring!

For career-defining opportunities, including the chance to work alongside internationally renowned academics and scholars, check out our latest job vacancies. 

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Investing in teaching and learning

Keep up to date with our major investments in new departmental space, teaching space, residential accommodation and student facilities. 

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Featured video

DCAD brings us Lego Serious Play

Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD) believes that learning should be fun. Using games in education can help engage students, create active learning experiences, and enable students to experiment with ideas in a safe, playful environment.

Watch this video to find out more about Lego as a learning tool.

10th June 2019

Law Student wins advocacy award in memory of Tony Blair’s...

Durham Law student Mia Purdy has been recognised for her exceptional advocacy skills through being awarded the new Leo Blair Prize.

6th June 2019

New student facilities taking shape, ready for 2020!

We’re making major investments in our facilities so that, as a Durham student, you get an experience to rival anywhere in the world.

13th May 2019

Month-long festival of theatre, music and art

June will be a packed month of theatre, music and art as the first Summer in the City Festival hits Durham.

From our BlogStaying Motivated

At university, there are always hundreds of things you could be doing other than working towards your impending deadlines. With friends often less than 5 metres away and Netflix even closer, it’s easy to fall into a cycle of relaxing rather than studying.

Now, being motivated to study doesn’t mean you won’t be able to do these things anymore, it’s just about using your time efficiently so you can get all of your studying done at a comfortable pace rather than cramming at the last minute. Here are some tips to try!

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