Adventures of a Geologist
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Adventures of a Geologist

Having just become an Earth Sciences (Geology) student, I am already used to the people’s stock response being ‘ooo… rocks…’. While geology is the study of rocks and Earth’s structure, it is also so much more! For me it is the perfect combination of all the things I loved at A-Level; Maths, Chemistry, Physics and…
Day in the Life of a Theology Postgraduate
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Day in the Life of a Theology Postgraduate

Early Start I wake up at around 6.45 am (if I’m succeeding at being very keen) to start getting ready for the day. I get up that early because I’ve got four kids, and usually at least two, the youngest two, are just getting up as I’m packing my things to leave for the University. I’ll feed the kids that…
Bringing Light to Lectures: Encore Student Project
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Bringing Light to Lectures: Encore Student Project

Anyone who has found themselves in a lecture theatre of late will have noticed a new gadget on the scene: the Encore Indicator Light. Boasting a trio of coloured lights and a button almost asking to be pressed, it acts as the front line and control system for lecture recordings throughout the University. We would like to give…
Delivering the Durham Dragon
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Delivering the Durham Dragon

[Or: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Em] The beauty of Durham is that, as unassuming as its pastoral beauty may make it appear, it could never be accused of being predictable. Call it what you will – initiative, invention, or simple quirkiness – the ingenuity and originality expressed by the University community has…
Academics, Who's who?
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Academics, Who's who?

Starting out at University, you may be a bit confused by new titles and roles of the academic staff, here’s a guide to help you figure out who’s who and who does what… Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or just Professor? All are academics involved in the profession of teaching. However, it is confusing…