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Durham student elected President of Union of Jewish Students

Durham student Sami Berkoff has been elected President of the Union of Jewish Students (UJS).
Female student Sami Berkoff smiling, looking at camera

Christmas Wish Tree campaign supports charities in the local community

Our students and staff are helping to make Christmas wishes come true for local families, by donating hundreds of gifts and raising over £600 for local charities, through the annual Christmas Wish Tree campaign.
Staff and representatives from the charities posing with Christmas gifts donated to the appeal

Universities UK CEO meets Durham leaders and visits £10 million supercomputer

We were pleased to welcome Vivienne Stern MBE, Chief Executive of Universities UK, to visit Durham.
Vivienne Stern MBE and Professor Karen O'Brien on the balcony of the Palatine Centre

Stop jailing pregnant women to prevent tragedies, research says

A new book, co-authored by Dr Lucy Baldwin, an Honorary Fellow in our Department of Sociology, is calling on the UK justice system to stop sending pregnant women to prison, or risk further tragedies for mothers and babies.
Black and white image showing a pregnant abdomen cradled with a pair of hands

Global and local: an outstanding year

We’re a world-leading university and proudly part of North East England. In the second of a two-part review of 2023, discover more of our highlights from the past 12 months.
Three images: Two smiling female Durham graduates, Chancellor Fiona Hill and Tina Brown with Waylon Cunningham

Looking back on an inspiring year

From recognition in global rankings to world-changing research and student achievements, it’s been a highly successful year for us. In the first of a two-part review of 2023, discover some of our highlights from the past 12 months.  
A montage of research including a scientist looking through a microscope, a satellite orbiting earth and a man on a mountain

Durham named ‘Business of the Year’ at County Durham Together Awards

The commendable volunteering efforts of staff and students at Durham have been honoured at this year’s County Durham Together Awards.
Katie Binks, Volunteering and Community Partnership Senior Manager, Quentin Sloper, Director of Student Enrichment Directorate and Stacy Porter Staff Volunteering Coordinator, are pictured at the awards ceremony

King Charles appoints Durham Law professor to judge selection role

His Majesty The King has appointed Durham Law School professor Clare McGlynn to the body responsible for the selection of judges in England and Wales.
A picture of Professor Clare McGlynn against a pink/purple backdrop

Supporting local children and families with Gala Awards Dinner

We are very pleased to be a Platinum Sponsor of the Foundation of Light’s Gala Awards Dinner 2023.

Durham players in England squad for U21 Women's World Cup

Two second year Durham students are setting the world alight in the Under 21 Hockey World Cup, currently taking place in Chile.
DUHC Hockey stick

A celebration of collaboration with Zaporizhzhia National University

As part of our twinning partnership with Zaporizhzhia National University (ZNU) in Ukraine, we welcomed Professor Olena Tupakhina, its Vice-Rector for International Affairs, to Durham recently.
The Durham University Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience (IHRR) team meeting Prof Olena Tupakhina

We’re top 20 in the world for sustainability

We’ve been named one of the best universities in the world for sustainability.
Students sitting at a table in an attractive garden with a blossom tree in full flower