Durham University News

Artists invited to showcase work at new festival
A new visual arts festival is coming to Durham – and artists from North East England are being invited to get involved.

Durham ranked 6th in the UK
Durham University is ranked 6th in the UK according to the 2019 Complete University Guide – cementing its place as one of the UK’s leading universities. 

Reducing our impact on the environment
Durham University has become the first university in the North of England – and the second in the UK – to join a new campaign aimed at reducing plastic waste.

Hungry birds as climate change drives food mismatch
Warmer springs create a mismatch where hungry chicks hatch too late to feast on abundant caterpillars, new research shows.

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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