What to bring to University
CollegesStudent experienceUndergraduate

What to bring to University

For many, this is the first time you’re living away from home. Therefore, one of the biggest jobs is deciding what to bring with you. It is worth mentioning that in order to determine how much or what items to take, consider first not only the mode of transport you are using to arrive at University but also what your…
Top Tips for Lumiere 2017
ArtsDurham CityEventsStudent experience

Top Tips for Lumiere 2017

The long-awaited Lumiere has finally landed in Durham for 4 days only! From 16th November – 19th November, our little city will be lit up with some of the best light installations from around the world. If you want to make the most of this bi-annual spectacle, keep reading for some of my top tips after visiting the festival on…
How I fund raised my way up Kilimanjaro
Student experienceVolunteering

How I fund raised my way up Kilimanjaro

Let me set the scene…. It’s the beginning of my 2nd year at Durham University. After a busy summer full of sunshine and holidays, I’ve arrived back in cold, rainy [lovely] Durham, and academic advisors have started using the f-word – “future”. What are your plans for after Durham? Have you got anything lined up?
What To Expect From Lumiere
Durham CityEvents

What To Expect From Lumiere

Not sure what the Lumiere Festival is? Well you’re going to be hearing and seeing LOTS of it for the next few weeks so here’s the low down: What is it? – The UK’s largest light festival When is it? – Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th November Where is it? – Various locations around Durham The Lumiere festival only…
Living Out 101
Durham CityStudent experienceUndergraduate

Living Out 101

Moving into second and third year, lots of us are choosing to fly the cosy, catered nests of our college accommodation and moving into our own place. Suddenly you’ve got bills to pay, meals to cook, a house to clean, housemates to cope with… oh yeah and that degree to do too! This can sometimes be a little bit overwhelming…
BUCS Championship winning Women's Lacrosse
SportStudent experience

BUCS Championship winning Women's Lacrosse

Menna Rose, a second year from Hatfield College, has been playing lacrosse for 9 years, and now plays in Durham University Women’s 1st team. We asked her about what it’s like being involved in a sport in Durham, and why people should consider getting involved in lacrosse. How did you first get involved in lacrosse? It…
Making the most of your Easter break.
Student experienceUndergraduate

Making the most of your Easter break.

After unarguably one of the hardest terms, the Easter holidays are welcomed with open arms. After all those summatives, you certainly deserve (and need!) this month off, so make the most of it! Here are some hints and tips of things you can do before leaving Durham for Easter, as well as how to make the most of your break and…
Interview with Flo from Sweeney Todd
DramaStudent experienceTheatre

Interview with Flo from Sweeney Todd

Psychology student Katy interviewed Flo, a Liberal Arts student, who recently performed in Sweeney Todd, a musical produced by DULOG (Durham University Light Opera and Musical Theatre Group). Read on to find out more about her experience of auditions and performing: Tell us a little bit about yourself I’m Flo, I’m from…