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A day in the life of a first-year History student

I am a member of the College of St Hild and St Bede – I think my favourite thing about Hild Bede is the close sense of community. Being neither a member of the Bailey nor the Hill colleges, it is easy to forget Hild Bede, but that just means that we are much more of a close-knit college. I love the people I’ve met – some of my best times in…
Staying in Durham... and staying in
Durham CityStudent experience

Staying in Durham... and staying in

Life in Durham is a bit strange at the moment, to say the least. I’ve decided not to return home to London, which means that for the foreseeable future, most of my time will be spent in my single-story house in Durham with the three housemates who’ve also chosen to stay. It sounds like a recipe for going stir-crazy, but…
Inspiring women leaders of the future
EventsStudent experience

Inspiring women leaders of the future

As students we are taught that at the end of the day it is just a desk, a pen and an exam paper which comes between us and our dream job. We learn to work independently. This is the opposite of a working environment, where you are a cog in the wider machinery of the company. University is, indeed, a bubble. Learning to…
Part-time jobs at Durham University
CollegesStudent experience

Part-time jobs at Durham University

One of the things I value about Durham is that there is such an emphasis on balancing the many things that university students may be juggling: degree work, socialising, exercise (optional, but ideal), me-time, and the bit I want to talk about in this blog – part-time work. Of course, taking on a job alongside your degree…
Part time jobs at Durham Uni
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Part time jobs at Durham Uni

Hello everyone As a prospective student applying to universities I was really unsure what sort of part-time jobs would be on offer and how common it would be to have a part-time job at uni. Because of this, I really wanted to share with you my experience and that of a few other students to show you what working part-time at…
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