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Lumiere 2021

Durham’s Lumiere light festival only comes around every two years. Having been in Durham since 2018, I have finally had the chance to experience Lumiere from the first day it was on. So, if you didn’t get a chance to see Durham’s Lumiere light festival, don’t worry, I have you covered! Scattered Light at St Mary’s College A must…
Lumiere 2021
ArtsDurham CityEventsFeaturedStudent experience

Lumiere 2021

Durham’s Lumiere light festival only comes around every two years. Having been in Durham since 2018, I have finally had the chance to experience Lumiere from the first day it was on. So, if you didn’t get a chance to see Durham’s Lumiere light festival, don’t worry, I have you covered! Scattered Light at St…
Lumiere recording project
ArtsDurham CityEventsMusicStudent experience

Lumiere recording project

Durham University musicians were asked to record the orchestral part of the soundtrack for a Lumiere installation. For this, a specially-created ensemble was assembled, consisting of 38 of the university’s most talented musicians. An application was sent out for a student to conduct and, as a keen conductor, I applied and…
My Supported Progression experience
Student experienceUndergraduate

My Supported Progression experience

Finding out about Supported Progression (SP) I found out about SP through my sixth form when I had just begun year 12. Prior to the assembly, I had to attend about the programme, I had never heard about Supported Progression and had no knowledge of what the programme would entail but by the end of the assembly, I was straight…
Get into Gaming with esports
SocietiesSportStudent experience

Get into Gaming with esports

To anyone who knows me, they’ll know that one of my favourite stories I love to recount in conversation is about how I got into gaming at Durham. To cut a long story short, it all began with a Republic of Gamers duck I spotted at a Fresher’s Fair stall back in 2020 (very much during the pandemic). From there sprouted a…
Returning to Durham
Durham CityStudent experienceUndergraduate

Returning to Durham

Returning to Durham this academic year has provided the experience I never had during my first year. Admittedly, I lived in Durham in private accommodation over summer, meaning I had the honour of getting to experience Durham’s beauty throughout the lush summer months. However, there was an eerie quiet around Durham over this…
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