A PhD Student Abroad
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A PhD Student Abroad

During the Spring semester of 2019, I left Durham to participate in a three-month research and training visit to the United States as part of the Overseas Institutional Visit scheme for PhD students funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Workshop in Experimental Economics My visit began at the Graduate…
Music Composition PhD
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Music Composition PhD

There are a number of different aspects to the busy life of a musician in Durham, not all of them conducive to producing lots of work! They do, however, add up to a truly immersive experience, which simply couldn’t be replicated. I’ll attempt to describe it here. My PhD differs from most in that it requires a lot of…
A Day in the life of a Durham Uni Hockey Player, Coach and Postgraduate Research Student
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A Day in the life of a Durham Uni Hockey Player, Coach and Postgraduate Research Student

I have just submitted my Masters at Durham, where I had the pleasure of spending the last year and a half as an athlete, coach, and student. A native of Maryland in the United States, I was drawn to Durham for its top-notch academics, as well as its elite hockey program. In addition to playing on Durham University Hockey…
Blitz Beach
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Blitz Beach

Crosby beach is not your typical seaside experience, instead of sand and shells, this strip of beach is covered in bricks, tiles and the rubble of people’s lives. Liverpool was hit badly in the Blitz, with many parts of the city centre and surrounding housing areas levelled by hundreds of bombs. After the war, a decision…
The Durham Dictionary
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The Durham Dictionary

When you get to Durham, and maybe even before you arrive, you might hear words that mean absolutely nothing to you. Durham has its own language and we want to help you get to grips with it. Here’s ourtop 10 from the Durham dictionary. You can read the full blog post on the Durham Student Union website here. Billy…