Meet your Durham Student Union Officers
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Meet your Durham Student Union Officers

Kate McIntosh – President Kate, your Students’ Union President I’ve been elected to champion students’ rights in Durham and lead your Union. I’m a Cuthsperson, originally from Essex, and enthusiastic about 19th century history, activism, Carly Rae Jepsen, and anything rose-printed. I can usually…
The Durham Dictionary
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The Durham Dictionary

When you get to Durham, and maybe even before you arrive, you might hear words that mean absolutely nothing to you. Durham has its own language and we want to help you get to grips with it. Here’s ourtop 10 from the Durham dictionary. You can read the full blog post on the Durham Student Union website here. Billy…
Durham's Colleges Explained
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Durham's Colleges Explained

‘But I thought I just left college?’ ‘I thought university was college?’ Ah, yes, a 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…
Cuth's chose me!
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Cuth's chose me!

When I started my UCAS application, I quickly realised that I could find what I wanted from a university experience at Durham. The main thing that attracted me was the college system. However, due to working and going travelling during my gap year, I missed both opportunities to visit Durham, so when it came to choosing a…
Goodbye Durham
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Goodbye Durham

When I look back at my university experience at Durham, I can honestly say it’s been surreal. It has not been like my friends from home, and why would it be. We’ve had matriculation, formals, Klute, college events, Paddy’s pizza and experiences most others have not had. I have felt all the possible emotions while at…
Top 10 things to do in Durham!
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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…