Student support at Durham
CollegesStudent experienceUndergraduate

Student support at Durham

The collegiate system For those of you who don’t know, Durham is a collegiate university with seventeen different colleges, which means that once you’re allocated a college this is where you stay for first year (unless you live out) and this becomes a kind of community for the rest of your time at university. For the…
Durham Jargon
CollegesDurham CityStudent experienceUndergraduate

Durham Jargon

Before coming to Durham, I was completely clueless about the student jargon, I found myself hearing all of these words such as ‘JCR Levy,’ ‘Matriculation’ and ‘Billy Bee’ and getting slightly confused. Here is my guide to the Durham Jargon – so you don’t have to be as confused as I was! Billy B…
South College in the Year of Covid
CollegesStudent experience

South College in the Year of Covid

When Durham advertised for five new Heads of College, I knew instantly that I wanted to be Principal of South. As a seventeen-year-old at a Scottish comprehensive school in 1980, I applied to study History at Robinson College, Cambridge. Now, I wanted to help shape the personality of another new college. The wonderful experience…
Women in sport at Durham
CollegesInternationalSportStudent experience

Women in sport at Durham

I’m Ho Chi, a 1st-year Chemistry PhD student at Hild Bede, following on from a 4-year MChem degree, this is my 5th year here in Durham! Sport has played a big part in my university life as I’ve been actively involved with both college and University level badminton throughout my degree. Not only have I enjoyed the…