Building a network
SocietiesStudent experience

Building a network

Why is networking so important? I am the first in my family to go to University, and so when I arrived in Durham in 2017, I had never heard of ‘networking’, I didn’t understand why it’s important, and had no clue about how to get stuck in. It took me a little while to really get this, but in essence, networking is…
Bringing 'Frankenstein' to life.
ArtsDramaEventsStudent experienceTheatre

Bringing 'Frankenstein' to life.

Directing is almost always challenging – the spontaneity of theatre is what attracts most of us to it. Directing Frankenstein was a reminder of this sentiment to all of us in the production team. The pandemic brought with it all types of adapted theatre and with it came Radio Theatre; arguably taking a front seat in…
Durham University Myth Busting
Student experienceUndergraduate

Durham University Myth Busting

Is Durham University really full of posh people? In short, no it isn’t, but of course, you will come across many different types of people at Durham and some will be ‘posh’, as with every university! I was really worried about this before coming to Durham because I had heard this a lot. However, upon arrival…
How the Sutton Trust Summer School helped me
Student experienceUndergraduate

How the Sutton Trust Summer School helped me

My first experience of university was when I attended Durham’s Sutton Trust Summer School in 2016. This fantastic opportunity gave me a real insight into what life is like as a university student and helped me decide that Durham was where I wanted to be. Below are just some of the reasons I am grateful for being a part of the…
The Laidlaw Programme
ScholarshipsStudent experienceUndergraduate

The Laidlaw Programme

I’m Lauren, an English Studies student, and I am just about to complete the ‘Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship as part of the Laidlaw Foundation.’ This is a research and leadership Programme that spreads across two years of an undergraduate degree. The Laidlaw Programme exists across the world, and students…
Scholarships at Durham Uni
ScholarshipsStudent experienceUndergraduate

Scholarships at Durham Uni

Securing a scholarship or bursary to aid with the financial aspects of university can be life-changing and it certainly was for me. I receive the Marsden Scholarship and it has helped me in many ways. I can fund my studies and all the items I need for my studies, this has been more crucial than ever with the majority of…