The 14th series of the Great British Bake Off has reached the semi-final stage, and alumna Tasha Stones has left the tent. Her journey on the show was one filled with courage, creativity and some fabulous bakes. Our congratulations go to Tasha on reaching the semi-final!
Professor Stephen Gorard and Professor Beng Huat See from our School of Education explain how their research suggests that rather than putting money into bonuses for new teachers, the government should focus on improving the overall financial rewards of teaching to increase the number of applications to teacher training.
Associate Professor Niklas Ihssen and PhD student Michael Wadsley from our Department of Psychology explain why cutting your use of social media dramatically or even avoiding it completely, can reduce the positive effects of social media just as much as the negative ones.
Shaid Mahmood, our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion), has joined leaders from across the education sector to call for a unified funding system for English universities and further education colleges.
Durham University has partnered with universities in Twente (Netherlands), Barcelona (Spain) and Trieste (Italy) to form the EarthSafe Doctoral Network, which launched last month. This €2.7 million project will develop cutting-edge technology to support the transition to green energy. EarthSafe is funded by the European Commission via the Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme and UK Research and Innovation.
For the first time in many years, our annual Convocation event was held in Durham on the 23 October. It proved to be a great night, combining our brilliant, multi-disciplinary research with an update on our University Strategy and an opportunity to catch up with old friends – and make new ones!