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…
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…