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…
Being an adult - what does that even mean?!
CollegesStudent experience

Being an adult - what does that even mean?!

“So, how do you work this thing”, I thought looking at the washing machines in my college laundry room. I had absolutely no idea which compartment the detergent went in, how much was necessary and who even knew that softener was a thing?! I ended up just calling my mum and having her talk me through it. That was just one of…
From the North of London to the North of England.... Expectation v's Reality
CollegesDepartmentsDurham CityStudent experienceUndergraduate

From the North of London to the North of England.... Expectation v's Reality

Applying to university is not always a straightforward choice for everyone. Some students have aspired to go to a particular university before they even choose their A-levels, others still struggle to decide on one even after they have received their offers; I happened to be the latter. How did I decide to study at…
What to bring to university
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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…