College Welfare
CollegesStudent experience

College Welfare

Disclaimer: This blog post is going to mention tea a lot. Don’t worry – none will be spilt. I still remember my Freshers’ Week quite clearly, and aside from everything being new, I think the biggest reason it creates such a lasting impression is that it’s full of emotions, whether those be excitement, dread…
Exploring Durham
Durham CityStudent experience

Exploring Durham

Coming to a new city for the first time can be daunting, even when the city is as small as Durham. As well as getting to grips with a new style of learning and new flatmates, make sure to take time out in your first term to explore! Cafés What Durham lacks in size, it makes up for in cafes. If you are a fan of brunch…
Meet your Durham Student Union Officers
SocietiesStudent experience

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
PostgraduateStudent experienceUndergraduate

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
CollegesStudent experience

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!
CollegesStudent experience

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…