A few ways to celebrate Christmas as an International Student in the UK
InternationalPostgraduateStudent experienceStudy abroad

A few ways to celebrate Christmas as an International Student in the UK

Christmas is just round the corner, are you ready for it?  As an international student, I understand sometimes it may be difficult for us to go home during this peak season due to the un-affordable price of a flight ticket.  However, I think it’s not a bad idea to celebrate Christmas in a foreign country because you can…
The Palatinate Experience
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The Palatinate Experience

It’s 6.30am on a Monday morning. November.  It’s pitch black outside, freezing, and the bin-men have hardly finished collecting the rubbish. You’re about to get a lift – if you’re very lucky – or perhaps even the X12 bus; if you’re a fresher, you’re probably walking under the streetlights, without a car…
CareersPostgraduateResearch

Where to go from a PhD

Perhaps the most daunting choice facing any PhD student is where to go following their PhD. Discussions among PhD students in my time at Durham seemed to focus on the binary choice of either staying in academia or moving to London, both of which have positives and negatives. Hopefully I can convince you all that by no means are…
Applying for a Masters at Durham
Postgraduate

Applying for a Masters at Durham

It’s the time of year when, if you’re a third or fourth year, you start thinking about the future. Your inbox becomes overloaded with messages from all manner of companies competing for the best students, but what if you decide not to enter the world of work straightaway? Now is also the time to be thinking about further…
Being part of the Ustinov College Media Team
CollegesPostgraduate

Being part of the Ustinov College Media Team

It was during my first few days at Ustinov, while I was trying to find my footing, still in the process of meeting new people, and exploring all the opportunities I could have outside of the academics, that I stumbled upon the Media Team. I say stumbled, because when I joined the team, I didn’t really know everything that it…
Leading the Volunteering Team
PostgraduateVolunteering

Leading the Volunteering Team

When I first arrived at Durham University and met my fellow Global Citizenship Programme (GCP) scholars, little did I know that the GCP would become the heart of the community that made Ustinov College not just a place to live, but my home. Leading the Volunteering Team this year has been a journey of exploration and learning…
500 days of Postgraduate Summer
Durham CityPostgraduateStudent experience

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…