Durham University News

Formation of human tissue to improve drug testing and reduce animal research
Innovative three dimensional (3D) cell culture technology is giving scientists the ability to grow realistic human tissues for more effective drug testing while reducing the need for animal research.

Durham’s cosmology research lights up London
Research by Durham University scientists into the evolution of galaxies will light up London as part of a major festival.

Philanthropist, filmmaker and children's champion receive honorary degrees
A leading philanthropist, a pioneering filmmaker and a children’s champion were awarded honorary degrees as thousands of students graduated from Durham University.

Work to begin on new colleges and student facilities
Work to develop new college and student facilities at Durham University will begin within weeks.

Teaching, Training & Careers

As a postgraduate student, you will be encouraged to undertake some teaching during your degree. This will typically be taking first year tutorials or marking undergraduate assignments. Before October of each year (typically around May), you may request which tutorials and marking you wish to teach for the academic year using this webpage (requires username and password). There is also usually the opportunity to take up tutorials in Epiphany term: these are sent out as an email closer to the time and are first come, first served.

There are a number of training opportunities in teaching. The department runs an induction session at the start of every year (the slides from last year may be accessed here). University-wide, all tutors are required to complete the teaching induction hosted by the Centre for Academic and Research Development, the details of which can be found here. The university also runs DULTA, a HEA-accredited programme over the summer which bestows Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Authority upon completion. Details of this and of registration can be found here.

Below are some helpful links on information for teaching within the department. Some links may require maths username and password to view.

Durham University has a wide selection of training courses and career talks over the course of the year for both postgraduate and undergraduate levels. The best place to start is with the Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre website, or by visiting them directly in the Palatine Centre. The CEEC also sends a regular email out to all graduates with a list of new jobs suited to finishing postgraduates.


Below are some links relating to academic careers.
  • Research Grants
  • A list of places you can look for postgraduate funding (thanks to Patrick Dorey).
  • DUO
  • The 'Maths Graduate' page now contains career information, both academic and non-academic (thanks to Max Jensen).


Below are more general links for searching for jobs outside of academia.

Last modified on 13th November, 2013 at 13:44:10
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