What to bring to University
CollegesStudent experienceUndergraduate

What to bring to University

For many, this is the first time you’re living away from home. Therefore, one of the biggest jobs is deciding what to bring with you. It is worth mentioning that in order to determine how much or what items to take, consider first not only the mode of transport you are using to arrive at University but also what your…
What to expect in Freshers' week!
Student experienceUndergraduate

What to expect in Freshers' week!

Another year, another new load of fresher’s – the first hurdle: freshers’ week. Each college has their own traditions but they do stay pretty similar unless you are of course at Hatfield and are woken up at 7 am every day with the clattering of pots and pans, and that isn’t from the kitchen making…
Remembering Freshers Week
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Remembering Freshers Week

Thinking back to when Freshers’ Week came to a close and the infamous Freshers’ flu had kicked in, you would think it would time for a slower pace of life at Durham University. But you would be wrong! Freshers’ Week is packed to the hilt with stuff to do: during the day, nights out, College formals, movie…
Summer in Durham City
Durham CityStudent experience

Summer in Durham City

Summer is here. Schoolchildren have finished for the holidays, undergraduates are already a quarter of the way through their summer vacation, and it appears as if the glorious weather is here to stay. Durham Castle bustles with tours and weekend weddings, the Cathedral grounds are packed with picnickers, and the riverside…
The Mining Past of Durham
Durham CityEventsStudent experience

The Mining Past of Durham

For centuries, the character of our area has been dominated by mining. Looking around the county, you can see remnants of the mining past and artefacts such as the safes in buildings which the pitmen were paid. If you look at the place names of villages surrounding Durham, these names are indicative of mining, such as Easington…