Saving Lives is Not a Crime
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Saving Lives is Not a Crime

Sarah Mardini was undoubtedly the highlight of the 2019 Amnesty International UK student conference that took place in London on 2-3 November. The conference was incredibly diverse and eye-opening, gathering an array of young activists from universities countrywide, with some international guests too. But the spotlight could not…
Speaking at the Climate Strike
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Speaking at the Climate Strike

One of the reasons I feel so proud to be at Durham University is that I constantly see my fellow students empowering themselves to stand up for what they believe is right. It’s inevitable that sometimes, we will feel that the university should make certain changes or update old policies. Last Friday, the issue on the table…
24 Hours of Football for Charity
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24 Hours of Football for Charity

For most final-year students at Durham, the start of Michaelmas term is dominated by talk of three things: dissertations, exams and job applications. I’ll be honest, I say most students because some of us have had our attention firmly fixed elsewhere. Whilst I’m sure my laid-back attitude to job-hunting will eventually catch…
First week back at uni
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First week back at uni

Hello everyone! Welcome to my latest video. I am sharing with you what it is like to prepare for a new year at uni and what the week before lectures involves. I hope you enjoy the video and don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe. You can check out the full video over on my own channel, Carina Mae here…
Embrace the Waste
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Embrace the Waste

I’d like you all to think back to a time where you got royally p*ssed off at something. Was it today, yesterday or last week? For me, it was the 6th of May 2019. At this point, I was a 2nd year and living out of college, which meant I was unable to get food from college (but this didn’t stop me trying). On the 6th, I came…
A Throwback to Lumiere 2017
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A Throwback to Lumiere 2017

While my fellow blogger Marina has been compiling her top tips for navigating the UK’s biggest lights festival (now in its tenth year), I’ve taken up the challenge of recollecting the last time Lumiere took over Durham. One of the reasons I call it a ‘challenge’ is that when the festival last took place, I was only a…