A Crafty Christmas Market
Durham CityEventsStudent experience

A Crafty Christmas Market

Durham Christmas Festival is an annual event held every December and features traders and entertainers from the North East. The festival was spread across the city centre, with the festivities focused in and around the Cathedral and Castle- two World Heritage Sites. It’s a fantastic day out and an opportunity to do some…
The Ginormous Turkey
Durham CityEventsStudent experienceUndergraduate

The Ginormous Turkey

Oddly, Durham was the place I first had Thanksgiving. I have no American roots and only a vague idea about the origins of Thanksgiving. But for the second time in two years, I settled down to a very large meal among a very large number of friends on the fourth Thursday of November and was incredibly thankful for it. I was mainly…
Top Tips for Lumiere 2017
ArtsDurham CityEventsStudent experience

Top Tips for Lumiere 2017

The long-awaited Lumiere has finally landed in Durham for 4 days only! From 16th November – 19th November, our little city will be lit up with some of the best light installations from around the world. If you want to make the most of this bi-annual spectacle, keep reading for some of my top tips after visiting the festival on…
Music Durham - Lunchtime Concert Series
ArtsEventsMusicStudent experience

Music Durham - Lunchtime Concert Series

These concerts are run by students; performed by students, but for EVERYONE. The Music Durham Lunchtime Concert Series proudly showcases the plethora of musical talent within the University. This term, the series covers an exciting array of ensembles and repertoire. From musical theatre to classical soloists, the Lunchtime…
How I fund raised my way up Kilimanjaro
Student experienceVolunteering

How I fund raised my way up Kilimanjaro

Let me set the scene…. It’s the beginning of my 2nd year at Durham University. After a busy summer full of sunshine and holidays, I’ve arrived back in cold, rainy [lovely] Durham, and academic advisors have started using the f-word – “future”. What are your plans for after Durham? Have you got anything lined up?
From Intern to Employee
CareersStudent experience

From Intern to Employee

What It’s Like to Be a QA Test Engineer at Komodo I got my Internship with Komodo Digital in Newcastle, through the Careers, Employability & Enterprise Centre at Durham University. My time as an Intern was spent making sure that any website or app that Komodo is involved in is of a high quality and has as few bugs, issues…
Living Out 101
Durham CityStudent experienceUndergraduate

Living Out 101

Moving into second and third year, lots of us are choosing to fly the cosy, catered nests of our college accommodation and moving into our own place. Suddenly you’ve got bills to pay, meals to cook, a house to clean, housemates to cope with… oh yeah and that degree to do too! This can sometimes be a little bit overwhelming…