24 Hours of Football for Charity
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24 Hours of Football for Charity

For most final-year students at Durham, the start of Michaelmas term is dominated by talk of three things: dissertations, exams and job applications. I’ll be honest, I say most students because some of us have had our attention firmly fixed elsewhere. Whilst I’m sure my laid-back attitude to job-hunting will eventually catch…
Embrace the Waste
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Embrace the Waste

I’d like you all to think back to a time where you got royally p*ssed off at something. Was it today, yesterday or last week? For me, it was the 6th of May 2019. At this point, I was a 2nd year and living out of college, which meant I was unable to get food from college (but this didn’t stop me trying). On the 6th, I came…
College Welfare
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College Welfare

Disclaimer: This blog post is going to mention tea a lot. Don’t worry – none will be spilt. I still remember my Freshers’ Week quite clearly, and aside from everything being new, I think the biggest reason it creates such a lasting impression is that it’s full of emotions, whether those be excitement, dread…
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…
Student life with a food allergy
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Student life with a food allergy

There is no doubt that over the past 20 years, the number of people in the UK living with a food allergy is increasing, and this is especially the case amongst young people. According to Allergy UK, currently, between 6 and 8% of children are thought to have a food allergy, compared with less than 3% of adults. With the rate of…