What’s being a student really like?
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What’s being a student really like?

“Students are having the time of their lives at uni! You’ll never want to leave!” This, and other such encouragements, I was given before I started at Durham for the first time, back in September 2019. It’s pretty likely many of you will have heard the same, but as a student, can I say that this is true? As an…
Language Modules
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Language Modules

Ever wondered if you can study languages at uni, even if they aren’t part of your degree? This video will cover a number of options available at Durham University, from evening classes to credit-bearing modules, and I will tell you about my experiences with the Centre for Foreign Language Studies CFLS). More information on…
My Durham journey
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My Durham journey

“It’s not what you have but who you are” Your time at University flies by and you rarely take the time to reflect on who you have become because of it. Like so many students who are reaching the end of their degrees, I have started to reflect on my Durham journey (something I am not quite sure I want to end). I applied…
TEDx Durham University
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TEDx Durham University

On Saturday 7th of March, I had the pleasure to attend the TEDx Independent conference organised in our University. Set in St. Chad’s beautiful hall, with natural light shining through all day, the day was one to remember. ‘Ideas worth spreading’ is the slogan for TED, and their independently organised events…
Becoming a better leader
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Becoming a better leader

For me, taking part in the Durham Leadership Academy was an invaluable opportunity – essential if you want to lead a major university sport/group/project/common room. You’re taught leadership skills and styles; you go on a military training weekend, attend networking dinners – but at its core you’re allocated a mentor…