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…
Remembering Freshers Week
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Remembering Freshers Week

Thinking back to when Freshers’ Week came to a close and the infamous Freshers’ flu had kicked in, you would think it would time for a slower pace of life at Durham University. But you would be wrong! Freshers’ Week is packed to the hilt with stuff to do: during the day, nights out, College formals, movie…
Letter to My First Year Self
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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…
St Cuth's Society spirit!
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St Cuth's Society spirit!

St Cuth’s sporting spirit Tania Forichon – 2nd Year, Law Student, Captain of Cuth’s Women’s Rugby Team Some of the players in the opposing team look like they would never hurt a fly but I’m still getting butterflies in my stomach. I look around and see all the Cuth’s girls staring at me and waiting for my…
St Mary's Arts Week 2018
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St Mary's Arts Week 2018

Every year, St. Mary’s Arts Society run an Arts Week. This week aims to get students involved in art events over the week and try something new. This year, the events included a life drawing class, a live lounge, dance session and a movie screening. The week culminated in the spectacular Arts Society Masquerade Ball. Life…
A Fresher moving into JB College
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A Fresher moving into JB College

Everything but the kitchen sink So the time has finally come to move to Durham, aaahh. Living about 5 hours further south, I’m intrigued to see how I’ll cope with the weather (very British, I know) and if I’ll need as many woolly jumpers as I think (currently enough to clothe a small nation). Whilst I procrastinate on…