Letter to My First Year Self
CollegesStudent experienceUndergraduate

Letter to My First Year Self

Dear Fresher, Make the most of your first year at Durham. While you still need to pass and trying your best will set you up for the second and third year, don’t stress too much about your workload and try to have fun while you can! Trust me, by the time you get to the third year the things you were worried about in the first…
The Joy of Being Wrong........
EventsInternational

The Joy of Being Wrong........

Each year the Faculty of Science hold the Women in Science Annual Lecture. Previous speakers have included Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell, who gave a talk on her discovery of pulsars, scientific career, and experience as a woman in science. In fact, Dame Jocelyn was one of the people behind the Athena SWAN charter, which has been…
A Crafty Christmas Market
Durham CityEventsStudent experience

A Crafty Christmas Market

Durham Christmas Festival is an annual event held every December and features traders and entertainers from the North East. The festival was spread across the city centre, with the festivities focused in and around the Cathedral and Castle- two World Heritage Sites. It’s a fantastic day out and an opportunity to do some…
Seeing stars at the new Ogden Centre building
ArtsEventsResearch

Seeing stars at the new Ogden Centre building

The Odgen Centre for Fundamental Physics will be officially opened today and to mark the occasion there is a celebration of astronomy which includes a spectacular light show projected on to the new building. I went along to see the show last night and it really is amazing!  The light show is entitled Worlds, Systems…
International Women's Day guest lecture
CareersResearchStudent experience

International Women's Day guest lecture

On 7 March, Durham University welcomed Astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell as their guest Women in Science lecturer for International Women’s Day. Her talk, titled Careering through Astronomy, was about her journey from early education to her scientific achievements, most notably the discovery of pulsars, as well as her…
Durham's Vegan Options
Durham CityStudent experience

Durham's Vegan Options

North East Vegan Restaurant Week was a UK first, it ran 23-29 January with restaurants around the north east taking part in the occasion. This event, along with Veganuary, has raised awareness of veganism and its rising popularity. Many restaurants are getting better at providing for dietary requirements such as vegan, gluten…
Feeling festive?
Durham City

Feeling festive?

Feeling festive and looking for things to do in Durham to get you in the Christmas spirit? Natural Sciences student Sophie has come up with a few suggestions: Oriental Museum Oriental Museum- Christmas Around the World Situated near Van Mildert College, the Oriental museum is a great day out. Admission to the museum is free for…