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Encyclopedia > Durham University Athletic Union

Durham University Athletic Union is a student-run organisation responsible for sport at the University of Durham in Durham, England. The union is widely known by the initialism DUAU. In contrast to most British universities, it is a separate organisation, not part of the Students' Union. Durham University is a university in England. ... Durham (IPA: locally, in RP) is a small city and main settlement of the City of Durham district of County Durham in North East England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked... The Durham Students Union is a body, set up as the Durham Colleges Students’ Representative Council in 1899 and renamed in 1969, with the intention of representing and providing welfare and services for the students of the University of Durham in Durham, England. ...


The Union is affiliated to the British Universities Sports Association (BUSA) and was ranked 5th across all sports in 2005's BUSA rankings. Durham is also the current BUSA rowing champion, keeping the title won in 2004. The British Universities Sports Association (BUSA) is the governing body for United Kingdom. ...


DUAU awards the Palatinate, Durham's equivalent of the University Sporting Blue. A University Sporting Blue is earned by sportsmen and women at Cambridge, Oxford and some other universities in designated sports for competing at the highest level of university sport. ...


Affiliated clubs

Durham University Athletics and Cross-Country (DUAXC)

DUAXC is a student-run sports club, affiliated to DUAU and open to any member of Durham University. It has approximately 150 active members. Athletes at the club have the option of 15 sessions a week with most occurring at the University athletics track at Maiden Castle (also home to Durham City Harriers).


DUAXC has two coaches, Peter Coates, a world double decathalon gold medalist, and Bryan Mackaye, a former 51 minute ten miler. Peter Coates is a businessman from Stoke-on-Trent who made his money in catering (Sodexho) and gambling (Bet 365). ...


External links

  • SportDurham.com
  • Durham University Athletics and Cross-Country
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