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Is Maths hard?

When I meet someone new at Durham I’ll often get asked two questions…. “What college are you?”  “Mildert”, I’ll reply “Cool. What do you study?” “Maths.”  A look of horror will spread across their face. Can maths really be as bad as people think?  I’ll begin…
My volunteering journey
SocietiesStudent experienceUndergraduateVolunteering

My volunteering journey

Why volunteer? When I started writing this blog, I had no idea why I volunteer. Is it because there is something beneficial for me, a good experience, perhaps? Is it because of the warm fuzzy feeling that I sometimes get when the people that I was helping say nice things about my work? Or is it something more complicated? I…
The 'fashion' show must go on!
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The 'fashion' show must go on!

I began planning the Durham University Charity Fashion Show (DUCFS) along with my colleagues in May 2020 when we believed Covid-19 to be a short-lived reality. Over a year later I am still planning the event during a worldwide pandemic. It is not the final year I expected or desired however, I have come to learn a lot about…
Is Maths hard?
DepartmentsFeaturedUndergraduate

Is Maths hard?

When I meet someone new at Durham I’ll often get asked two questions…. “What college are you?”  “Mildert”, I’ll reply “Cool. What do you study?” “Maths.”  A look of horror will spread across their face. Can maths really be as bad as…
24 hours of fundraising football!
CollegesEventsSportStudent experience

24 hours of fundraising football!

This year, for the 5th year running, the men and women of Collingwood College AFC are back at it, another 24 hours of football to be played in support of Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (RSACC) for Darlington and Country Durham. We want to raise as much money as we can and we need YOUR support. When? This Friday…
Volunteering to vaccinate
SocietiesStudent experienceVolunteering

Volunteering to vaccinate

Like most people, when the 3rd lockdown hit I found myself at home and bored out of my mind, so when the Durham First Aid Society offered the chance to volunteer as a vaccinator through St John’s Ambulance I thought it would be a great way to help in my local community and also get out of the house! After completing an…
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