Capture the Flag
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Capture the Flag

BAE Systems, a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company organises an event called Capture the Flag across UK universities. The event took place at Durham on Saturday, November 26, 2016. The event comprised of a set of cyber security challenges of different difficulty levels and the task was to solve as many…
But what is “proper” research?
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But what is “proper” research?

“Research is what goes on when students are doing other things”, as I’m pretty sure I heard someone somewhere say. So I decided to stay around Durham over summer to take part in it myself while my friends were indeed doing other things, things perhaps involving beaches in Mediterranean climates. But Durham’s nice too.
Why be a course rep?
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Why be a course rep?

Andrew Taylor, Computer Science has been a course rep for the past 2 years. Here’s what he says about the role… Just do it. You didn’t come to Durham just to tick a box. You came to go the extra mile. Being a course rep for Computer Science for two years was a tremendous opportunity to make a tangible difference to…
My research internship
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My research internship

The project In the Summer between first and second year, I was lucky enough to take part in an internship research project offered by BP to Durham students across a range of subjects. It may come as a surprise that as a geology student, the research project I embarked upon had nothing to do with rocks. Instead it focused on how…