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
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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…
Budgeting *boooooo*
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Budgeting *boooooo*

… In 1 week I have purchased a pink horse USB drive that I’ve never used, 3 mini snow globes before winter and a bonsai tree that has died – RIP Bertie… I remember when I told my mum I didn’t budget at uni – she was horrified (haha – sorry mum). I was deep into my overdraft but didn’t seem to realise there was…
500 days of Postgraduate Summer
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500 days of Postgraduate Summer

Durham is a different place during the summer, when undergraduates leave for warmer climes, and the University feels like an abandoned theme park. I have to admit that Durham being reasonably student-free does have its perks – the departure of a few thousand students makes the city much quieter. So take the opportunity to…
Life as a Master’s Student
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Life as a Master’s Student

I studied English at Durham as an undergraduate and not long before graduating, amidst third-year fears of ‘what to do next’ I got the opportunity to return to do an MA. Obviously I jumped at this chance! I have always been interested in doing further study and the chance to continue on straight away at Durham seemed…