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:

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Academic insights and expertise – bringing you the latest Durham thinking and intellectual discussion around Covid-19 and the challenges it poses now, and in the future for us all;

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

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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.



Talent

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The BIG Durham Talent Show - Final Event

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 6pm (BST)

Who will be crowned the winner of our first ever virtual Big Durham Talent Show? Tune in to vote for your favourite!

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Your Entrepreneurial Self - An Enterprising Mindset

Thursday 9 July 2020, 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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Inaugural Student Art Prize Awards Ceremony

Tuesday 14 July 2020, 6pm (BST)

Introduced by the Vice-Chancellor, followed by announcement of the three prize-winners live and some words from the alumnus sponsor of this year’s prize on the importance of the visual arts.

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From ‘Forgotten Workers’ to ‘Key Workers’

Thursday 16 July 2020, 6pm (BST)

The Covid-19 pandemic must ensure the end of zero-hour contracts and their lack of employment security.

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A Look Behind the Scenes of Durham’s Special Collections

Wednesday 22 July 2020, 6pm (BST)

Our colleagues from the Archives and Special Collections team join us to share some of the treasures they are privileged to work with and look after for future generations.

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What Impact Will Covid-19 Have on the Relationship Between India and the UK?

Thursday 23 July 2020, 4.30pm (IST)/ 12 noon (BST)

Professor Claire O'Malley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global) hosts this thought-provoking virtual panel discussion on how Covid-19 will change the relationship between India and the UK.
As Coronavirus affects countries, communities and individuals around the world, we are learning important lessons about the value of prediction, action and collaboration. In the face of this unprecedented uncertainty, our speakers will explore how Covid19 will affect the future economic, diplomatic, education and cultural ties between our two countries.

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Your Business Idea

Thursday 23 July 2020, 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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Inter-Collegiate Pub Quiz

Friday 24 July 2020, 6pm (BST)

Our first Inter-Collegiate Alumni pub quiz is coming your way, as there’s nothing wrong with a bit of healthy College competition right?

It's time to gather your team, pick your team name and brush up on your Durham and College knowledge. Keep an eye on your College's social media, more details coming soon!

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Covid-19 and Reporting On Your Sustainable Development Goals

Thursday 30 July 2020, 10am (BST)

What does Sustainable Development mean for you and your business? Now, more than ever, we need to work together to look after each other and the world around us. How do we balance our human development goals with sustaining that world? And how do we quantify the extent of our impact?

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Effective Job Applications

Wednesday 5 August 2020, 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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The Greatest Scientist You've Never Heard Of

Thursday 6 August 2020, 6pm (BST)

Professor Giles Gasper, Principal Investigator, shares with us an introduction to Grosseteste and to the major international collaboration around Grosseteste’s writings that is The Ordered Universe Project.

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Skills for the Future

Thursday 13 August 2020, 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
Durham
DH1 3LE

0191 334 6305
alumni.office@durham.ac.uk

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 alumni.office@durham.ac.uk