What to do in Durham in the Autumn
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What to do in Durham in the Autumn

If you think that autumn is just the time of year that the leaves change and nothing else exciting happens – think again. First term is the time to explore and meet new people before exam prep and summatives really set in. There is so much going on in Durham at this time of year, so make the most of it (clue – a lot of…
Studying abroad in Malta
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Studying abroad in Malta

I applied to study abroad for a number of reasons, the main one being that I knew it would look excellent on my CV and improve my employability. I also knew that living abroad on my own for a year was something that was out of my comfort zone. It would give me the next level of maturity and self-sufficiency, it would…
Studying abroad in Canada
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Studying abroad in Canada

My expectations for my year out had always been high. I aspired to live the Canadian mountain life of hiking, snowboarding, and total immersion in nature, and Calgary, Alberta was the next best thing. A thriving, young city, a short hour’s drive from the mountains, with a huge university which oozes with North American…
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…
Societies at Durham: A Blog by Durham Students' Union’s Activities Officer
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Societies at Durham: A Blog by Durham Students' Union’s Activities Officer

University life is about much more than your studies and joining a society is a great way to get a good work-life balance. The Students’ Union has over 200 student groups that are open to everyone. With so many groups there is pretty much something for everyone, and if there isn’t, you can start your own society with support…
Durham: Expectation vs Reality
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Durham: Expectation vs Reality

Archaeology and Anthropology student Bryony reflects on her first few months at Durham University and how different her expectations were to the reality. This is a repost from December 2015. Two months, 7 days, 3 hours. That’s how long it’s been since I bid my parents farewell and marched boldly into college. A lot has…
Blogging for Durham University
Student experience

Blogging for Durham University

The role of a student blogger is to share what is going on at Durham University as well as giving an inside view of student life to prospective students. Blogging is a great way to share personal views and experience in higher education, entwining both social and academic aspects. It allows students to have a voice within their…