Academic insights, career resources and a global support network – Durham’s new virtual events series is here to help our community during Covid-19 and beyond.

It goes without saying that we are all facing immense challenges during this unprecedented time. As the Covid-19 pandemic redefines much of our world, it is more important than ever to bring our community the most relevant and useful resources that Durham University can deliver.

With this in mind, we are inviting our global community of students, alumni, donors, staff and friends of Durham to attend a series of online events featuring esteemed academic, professional and guest speaker experts from across the campus, and global Durham community.

Wherever you are in the world, from Durham to Durban and wherever you are at home, from the kitchen to home office, join us for this exciting series featuring:

Academic insights and expertise – bringing you the latest Durham thinking and intellectual discussion around current issues, challenges-faced and what the future looks like for us all;

Careers support
– a series of discussions, workshops and resources to help you manage your career and professional life at this challenging time;

Focused conversations
- featuring notable leaders and executives discussing the current challenges, solutions, and future of their industries;

Social networking
– engage in fun and socially interactive occasions bringing the community together to have more good times and to look after each other throughout this difficult time.

There is no cost to attend any of the events and they are open to all Durham alumni, wherever you are in the world. We'd love to see you.

Student Art Prize 2020/21

Wednesday 23 June 2021, 6.30pm (BST)

Join us at this special online event as the three prize-winners are announced and livestreamed from the University’s Teaching and Learning Centre.

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A Career Plan

Wednesday 7 July 2021, 6pm (BST)

If you are just getting started with career planning, reflecting on your career so far, or considering a change, join this interactive session with our Durham careers team. They will cover the key stages of career planning including reviewing your current position, self-awareness, researching opportunities and planning your next steps.

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Your Professional Profile

Wednesday 14 July 2021, 6pm (BST)

In a competitive market, how do we break through the noise? Now, more than ever, recruitment is online. Does your profile reflect who you are? Will it stand out to a future employer or collaborator?

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Palace Green Library Post-Lockdown: What Have We Learned?

Thursday 15 July 2021, 6pm (BST)

How did we continue to maintain our duty of care of the collections and to develop access to them?
What innovations have we developed and how have we managed to continue the core work?

Colleagues working on archives, rare books, conservation, exhibitions, and learning and engagement during the pandemic will answer these questions, and more.

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Your Entrepreneurial Self - An Enterprising Mindset

Wednesday 21 July 2021, 6pm (BST)

Join this interactive session with our Durham careers team as we consider how developing entrepreneurial skills and mindset can help you achieve more impact in your career.

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Your Business Idea

Wednesday 28 July 2021, 6pm (BST)

Got a great business idea but not sure what to do next?

Durham’s Enterprise team join us to discuss some options of how to take a great idea forward.

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Effective Job Applications

Wednesday 4 August 2021, 6pm (BST)

Our careers team join us to give some practical advice on applying for new opportunities, whether for your first job, a new challenge, or getting back into the job market.

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Skills for the Future

Wednesday 11 August 2021, 6pm (BST)

In an ever-changing world, developing the right skills to advance your career has never been more important. Join us to find out more about what skills will be necessary in a digital employment environment, in this interactive session with our Durham careers team.

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Development and Alumni Relations Office
The Palatine Centre
Stockton Road

0191 334 6305

The full team is currently working out of the office due to Covid-19. We always love to hear from you but it may take us a little longer than usual to respond - especially by mail or telephone. Thank you for bearing with us. Please do get in touch with us online for anything time-sensitive at