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FAQs from @thedurhamstudent

Hi everyone! I’m Lizzie, the admin of @thedurhamstudent Instagram. Recently I asked prospective students to send in their questions about Durham University life. With four years of experience as a student at Durham, I hope my answers will give you an insight into what it’s really like to live and study here. Do you have any tips for starting…
Durham and Steinway: A match made in heaven
MusicStudent experience

Durham and Steinway: A match made in heaven

There is, quite literally, no greater music to a pianist’s ears than the topic of Steinway Pianos. Luckily for me, here’s an entire blog dedicated to them! Why you ask? Because as of the academic year 2021/2022, Durham University is becoming an all Steinway Uni!!! *queue cheering* Students practicing Firstly…
Taking Shakespeare on tour
ArtsEventsTheatre

Taking Shakespeare on tour

Castle Theatre Company’s summer Shakespeare Tour is an annual tradition going back decades at Durham. Every year, a group of student actors, musicians and creatives, prepare a Shakespeare comedy and take it on tour, performing it at venues around the south of England in July. While affiliated with University College, the team…
How I write an essay
DepartmentsStudent experienceUndergraduate

How I write an essay

Essays are probably the bread and butter of academic work at university. Even exams have essay components or are essay exams. So, I think it’s safe to say that waxing the skill that is essay-writing at a university level is quite essential. When I started my first essay, I had no clue where to start. It was pretty stressful…
Referencing your work
DepartmentsStudent experienceUndergraduate

Referencing your work

Referencing, as you might have guessed, is a crucial part of academic writing. If you don’t reference correctly, it can bring down your grade by quite a bit or bring in scary issues such as plagiarism. No one wants that, so today, I’m going to share a few tips on referencing your work – just so when you’re working on…
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