Consent does matter
PostgraduateStudent experienceUndergraduate

Consent does matter

This is a matter which I have never really thought about before; or the scale of the issue of 1 in 3 women* experiencing unwanted sexual advances before completing the Consent Matters course. Obviously, sexual violence is totally unacceptable in our society and the Sexual Violence & Misconduct Operations Group at Durham is…
Durham University's Solar Car team (DUEM) celebrates 15 years of innovation
EntrepreneurshipPostgraduateStudent experienceUndergraduate

Durham University's Solar Car team (DUEM) celebrates 15 years of innovation

Innovation inspires. It inspires people to think differently, to challenge the status quo and to join as part of a mission to change the world for the better. When I joined Durham University Electric Motorsport (DUEM) 2 years ago, this was certainly the case. The team was in the process of designing and engineering their latest…
Winter in Latvia
InternationalStudent experienceUndergraduate

Winter in Latvia

I want to tell you a bit about winter in my home city Riga which is the capital of Latvia. In Latvia we usually have all four seasons: hot summer, beautiful autumn, cold winter and very nice spring. During winter it is normally snowing and it may become -25 degrees. This year the coldest temperature I met was -26 which was…
Do Something Different
SocietiesStudent experienceVolunteering

Do Something Different

The Durham bubble. We’ve all felt it at some point – that moment when essays are due, your housemates haven’t done the dishes, you haven’t been home in 8 weeks and then you bump into your ex at a nightclub for the third time that week. It’s just so small. But it doesn’t have to be. For me, I need an escape from it…