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Durham University is a public research university located in Durham, England. It was founded in 1832 and is one of the oldest universities in the United Kingdom. Durham is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top universities in the UK and the world.
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Location: Durhum, Stockton-on-tees
Total Students: 14,756
Percentage of International Students: 14.85%
The academic year at Durham is divided into three terms: Michaelmas term, which lasts 10 weeks from October to December; Epiphany term, which lasts nine weeks from January to March; and Easter term, which lasts nine weeks from April to June. All terms start on a Monday. The weeks of term are called “Teaching Weeks”, numbered from 1 (start of Michaelmas) to 28 (end of Easter), although this period is used for teaching and exams. Additionally, there is an “Induction Week” (informally known as “Freshers’ Week” or Week 0) for first year students prior to the start of Michaelmas term, starting on the first Monday in October
The university is a member of the Russell Groupof British research universities after previously being a member of the 1994 Group. Durham is also affiliated with the regional N8 Research Partnership and international university groups including the Matariki Network of Universities and the Coimbra Group. The university estate includes 63 listed buildings, ranging from the 11th-century Durham Castle to a 1930s Art Deco
Additionally, the Sharjah Surgical Institute (SSI), which is located in the Medical and Health Sciences campus and offers training program for surgeons from the region, was established with the cooperation of international partners, including Johnson and Johnson and Olympus. The Clinical Training Center (CTC) is accredited as a medical training and testing center by the: Royal College of Surgeons of England, International Federation of Surgery and Obesity and Metabolic Disorders(IFSO), European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), American Heart Association, and the Ministry of Health in United Arab Emirates.
Durham operates a collegiate structure similar to that of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, in that all the colleges at Durham (and the Wesley Study Centre) are “listed bodies” in part two of the Education (Listed Bodies) (England) Order 2013 made under the Education Reform Act 1988, as bodies that appear to the Secretary of State “to be a constituent college, school, hall or other institution of a university which is such a recognised body” (the “recognised body” being, in this case, Durham University). Though most of the Durham colleges are governed and owned directly by the university itself (the exceptions being St John’s and St Chad’s), the legal status of the Durham colleges is similar to Oxbridge colleges, setting them apart from those at the universities of Kent, Lancaster, and York. However, unlike at Oxford and Cambridge, there is no formal teaching at Durham colleges (with the exception of Cranmer Hall theological college within St John’s), although colleges are active in research. The colleges dominate the residential, social, sporting, and pastoral functions within the university, and there is heavy student involvement in their operation.
Approximately 200 student clubs and organisations run on Durham’s campuses, covering academic, arts, culture and faith, hobbies and games, outdoors, politics, law and music interests. Durham Students’ Union (DSU) charters and provides most of the funding for these organisations. The DSU runs a Comedy Café, Fresher’s Ball, Silent Discos and Vintage fashion fair. The largest independent student society in Durham is the Durham Union Society, founded in 1842 as Durham’s Student Debating & Union Society.
All University accommodation is based in one of the colleges and every Durham University student belongs to a college, whether you live in college or elsewhere. Durhum University offer a vibrant, supportive community full of opportunities for you to gain new experiences, develop skills to achieve more in your future life and most importantly, have fun while you’re at it!
The University of Sharjah has two separate dormitories on University City campus which are under the supervision of the dormitory supervisors. The dormitory supervisors are required to prepare the annual plan for the dorms, draft reports with statistics, advertise and publish handouts, receive new students at the beginning of each semester, provide guidance to students, acquaint students with the dorm rules, regulations and other responsibilities, and are responsible to give their full attention to any students requiring medical attention. The Deanship of students affairs is responsible for organizing entertainment, sports events and weekly outings for all students living in the dorms.
The university offers students the choice from one, two and three-bedroom dorm rooms. Dorms are provided with clinics, study halls, computer labs, laundry facilities, garden areas, TV rooms, reception halls, and other areas for recreational activities.
Transportation in the university is provided by a private transportation company that provides buses for students around various destinations in the emirate of Sharjah and around the United Arab Emirates. Students living in the dorms are provided with free bus transportation to the Medical and Health Sciences campus and to Fine Arts and Design campus.There is also free transportation from Sharjah and Al Dhaid to the University and vice versa.Recently, starting from Fall 2018/2019 semester they made transportation facilities even more easy for the inside campus delivering students between the buildings with specific times, drivers, and pickup location.
Durham City is the main location of the university and contains all of the colleges along with most of the academic departments. The Durham City estate is spread across several different sites.
Durham University owns a 227.8 ha (563 acres) estate which includes part of a UNESCO world heritage site, one ancient monument, five grade-one listed buildings and 68 grade two-listed buildings, along with 44.9 ha (111 acres) of woodland. The estate is divided across two separate locations: Durham City and Queen’s Campus, Stockton.
- Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury (St John’s, 1992)
- Sir Milton Margai, first prime minister of Sierra Leone(MD, 1926)
- the 7th Queensland Premier
- Henry Holland, 1st Viscount Knutsford
- Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1887 to 1892 (Law, 1847)
- Libby Lane was the first woman to be consecrated bishop in the Church of England
- General Richard Dannatt, Baron Dannatt(Economic History)
- the Chief of the General Staff
- the professional head of the British Army
- Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Laurence(Geography)
- Chief Executive of Defence Estates and husband to The Princess Royal
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