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Climbing Durham Cathedral Tower

There’s a university-wide superstition that if you climb theDurham Cathedral tower before you graduate, then you won’t graduate. This belief has existed for many years, and so a tradition was formed which led to hundreds of students climbing the tower in the week following their graduation. I, too, planned to save this experience until…
Top 10 things to do in Durham!
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Top 10 things to do in Durham!

There is more to university than just the academic side. Durham has lots on offer! These experiences are not ranked – they are just my favourite things about being here. 1. Going to a Formal Whether it be at your own college or going to another college, formals are one of the best ways to enjoy the Durham college…
A Guide to Understanding Local Lingo
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A Guide to Understanding Local Lingo

You would be forgiven for thinking of the local North East dialect as being a different language altogether. Those of you (or yous) who are from the south, will wonder if you are still in England. Pitmatic is the dialect of the former mining areas in County Durham and around Ashington to the north of Newcastle upon Tyne…
Cue the Celebrations, Cut the Cost
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Cue the Celebrations, Cut the Cost

I’ve known students to put more time into planning their celebrations after, rather than studying for, their exams. Indeed, it may be just this sort of optimism which helps us: with the end in sight, we can just about manage to conquer the contagious communal fear of an exam hall, sit through the standardised opening spiel…
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