Top 10 things to do in Durham!
Durham CityEventsStudent experience

Top 10 things to do in Durham!

There is more to university than just the academic side. Durham has lots on offer! These experiences are not ranked – they are just my favourite things about being here. 1. Going to a Formal Whether it be at your own college or going to another college, formals are one of the best ways to enjoy the Durham college…
Durham's Colleges Explained
CollegesStudent experience

Durham's Colleges Explained

‘But I thought I just left college?’ ‘I thought university was college?’ Ah, yes, 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…
Cue the Celebrations, Cut the Cost
Student experienceUndergraduate

Cue the Celebrations, Cut the Cost

I’ve known students to put more time into planning their celebrations after, rather than studying for, their exams. Indeed, it may be just this sort of optimism which helps us: with the end in sight, we can just about manage to conquer the contagious communal fear of an exam hall, sit through the standardised opening spiel…