Durham Jargon
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Durham Jargon

Before coming to Durham, I was completely clueless about the student jargon, I found myself hearing all of these words such as ‘JCR Levy,’ ‘Matriculation’ and ‘Billy Bee’ and getting slightly confused. Here is my guide to the Durham Jargon – so you don’t have to be as confused as I was! Billy B…
Astronomy and Cosmology at Durham University – Dr Chichuan Jin
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Astronomy and Cosmology at Durham University – Dr Chichuan Jin

Former Durham PhD student Chichuan Jin talks about his time at the University and his research work. Jin, who is now a researcher in the National Astronomical Observatories of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, is a core member of the Einstein Probe mission which will look for black holes hidden in the centre of galaxies. He…
My top tips for revising for exams
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My top tips for revising for exams

Exams are a tough time for everybody, so don’t feel alone in being stressed out or slightly lost as to where to even start revising. This year there’s been so much uncertainty around exams, but we do know you will face exams one day so I’m going to tell you my top tips for revising. Start early Exams are…
Location, location, location
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Location, location, location

Moving to a new place can be a very daunting experience, but when you’re coming to a great place like Durham it makes things a little easier! Durham City is diverse in its range of opportunities, including cafés, shops and its own market hall by day, and a wide range of bars, restaurants and clubs during evening hours (in…
South College in the Year of Covid
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South College in the Year of Covid

When Durham advertised for five new Heads of College, I knew instantly that I wanted to be Principal of South. As a seventeen-year-old at a Scottish comprehensive school in 1980, I applied to study History at Robinson College, Cambridge. Now, I wanted to help shape the personality of another new college. The wonderful experience…
Durham by night
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Durham by night

Durham of course, in normal times (I’m talking pre-pandemic here) offers the opportunity for those legally aged to drink in bars and go to clubs in the city, but this blog is for those who are under 18, having a night off, or just don’t want to drink – there are plenty of other options available for you. Another…