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, a 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…
Cuth's chose me!
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Cuth's chose me!

When I started my UCAS application, I quickly realised that I could find what I wanted from a university experience at Durham. The main thing that attracted me was the college system. However, due to working and going travelling during my gap year, I missed both opportunities to visit Durham, so when it came to choosing 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…