Shop local - Discover Durham's Indoor Market
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Shop local - Discover Durham's Indoor Market

When you arrive at Durham, you do not simply join a University, or enter a college: you become part of an entire community. Each of these groups has its own centre, around which its activities revolve – each College has its common room, the heart of University life is the Student Union…and the hub of the Durham community at…
Durham's Colleges Explained
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Durham's Colleges Explained

‘But I thought I just left college?’ ‘I thought university was college?’ Ah, yes, common mistake. As an English student, I’m inclined to rectify this etymologically (where the word originated). “College”, if we take it all the way back to its Latin roots, literally just means “a…
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…
Durham City Nativity
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Durham City Nativity

It’s an old adage that no man (or woman, I hasten to add) is an island.  Equally, though, sometimes it’s really easy to feel isolated. Even when you’re surrounded by friends, moving to University is nevertheless a total change of environment. As the festive season draws near, homesickness may well creep up on you when you…
Delivering the Durham Dragon
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Delivering the Durham Dragon

[Or: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Em] The beauty of Durham is that, as unassuming as its pastoral beauty may make it appear, it could never be accused of being predictable. Call it what you will – initiative, invention, or simple quirkiness – the ingenuity and originality expressed by the University community has…