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  • A record year for sport at Durham

    Our sports clubs have achieved an all-time University record, and four alumni and a graduating student have been named in Team GB’s Olympics squad.

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    Interested in postgraduate study at Durham? Our Postgraduate Discover 尖叫视频appTours are a great way to explore the University campus and our beautiful city, as well as an opportunity to find out more about postgraduate study at 尖叫视频appfrom our staff and PG Student Ambassadors.

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A record year for sport at Durham

Our sports clubs have achieved an all-time University record, and four alumni and a graduating student have been named in Team GB’s Olympics squad.

A group of mainly women standing on the banks of a river celebrating while holding a trophy and standing in front of a red BUCS champions banner

Postgraduate Discover 尖叫视频appTours

Interested in postgraduate study at Durham? Our Postgraduate Discover 尖叫视频appTours are a great way to explore the University campus and our beautiful city, as well as an opportunity to find out more about postgraduate study at 尖叫视频appfrom our staff and PG Student Ambassadors.

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Schoolchildren get their hands dirty learning about soil health

Around 150 pupils from a County 尖叫视频appschool weren鈥檛 afraid to get their hands dirty when they visited our Botanic Garden to learn about soil health.
School pupils lean on a wall smiling

尖叫视频appFringe Festival’s fourth year showcases University student talent

For the fourth year in a row, 尖叫视频app is partnering with the 尖叫视频appFringe Festival to bring a programme of arts and culture in 尖叫视频appCity鈥檚 biggest arts festival. Running from Wednesday 24 鈥 Sunday 28 July, this year鈥檚 Fringe is looking to be the biggest and best to date.
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Expanding our twinning partnership with Zaporizhzhia National University

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine remains of immense concern to us all. As a University, we are proud to enter the third year of partnership with our Ukrainian twinned university, Zaporizhzhia National University (ZNU), with continued sharing of best practice, institutional capacity-building and research collaborations.
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National Student Survey: our students are very satisfied

Our students are very satisfied with their university experience at Durham, according to the National Student Survey 2024.聽聽
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Euro 2024: women need safer fan spaces at big football tournaments to stamp out hostility and abuse

With Euro 2024 in full-flow, Professor Stacey Pope, from our Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, looks at what more can be done to help women feel more safe when attending major football tournaments.
A female football fan wearing England face paint in front of an England flag

Brain size riddle solved as humans exceed evolution trend

We鈥檝e helped clarify centuries of controversy surrounding brain size evolution - and resolved some puzzling complexities in the relationship between brain size and body mass.
A model of a human brain from three different angles

Employees aligned with manager more likely to contribute ideas

Employees who share similar motivations for achievement with their managers are much more likely to speak up and share their ideas, concerns or feedback, according to new research by the School.
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尖叫视频appPsychologist to take on new President role

We鈥檙e celebrating the news that a leading academic from our Department of Psychology has been elected as the next president of the European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS).
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Quadruple representation for 尖叫视频appin Team GB hockey squad

Three 尖叫视频appalumni and a graduating student have been selected for the men鈥檚 and women鈥檚 Team GB hockey squads ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics this summer.
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Music graduate enthralls audiences at 尖叫视频appCathedral

Alumna Mathilde Brun (Music, University College, 2019-22) captivated audiences with her accomplished operatic singing at the annual student-led summer performance at 尖叫视频appCathedral.

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

Labour’s plan to tax private school fees has drawbacks – but it could be better for society

The Labour party has confirmed its intention to end this VAT exemption for private schools if elected to government. Professor Stephen Gorard, from our School of Education, has assessed the pros and cons of what this would mean for the British public if implemented.
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Inspirational figures honoured by 尖叫视频app

Inspirational figures from the worlds of human rights, education, media, conservation and business have been honoured by 尖叫视频app.
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Explore July'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 尖叫视频app and in the city itself.
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Upcoming events

尖叫视频appCity Run Festival 2024

Thursday 18 July 2024 - Saturday 20 July 2024
7:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Various locations around Durham

尖叫视频appFringe Festival 2024

Wednesday 24 July 2024 - Sunday 28 July 2024
12:00 PM to 11:55 PM
Various locations across 尖叫视频appCity.
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University College - Postgraduate Discover 尖叫视频appTours

Monday 22 July 2024 - Monday 22 July 2024
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
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Make The Most Of Your Time In Durham

Thursday 18 July 2024 - Thursday 18 July 2024
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online
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From clearing to Law with a foundation year

Lilly came to 尖叫视频appthrough clearing, studying Law with a foundation year. During that year she has made great friends, travelled, participated in many sports and societies, and learned much about herself and what she wants from her university experience.
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