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…
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…
How I got to work at the UN
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How I got to work at the UN

I have admired the United Nations for a long time. When I was at school I became involved in Model United Nations, an international initiative consisting of debating global issues at events around the world. I attended many conferences over a seven-year period, and with them, my fascination grew for the international and…
Delivering the Durham Dragon
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Delivering the Durham Dragon

[Or: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Em] The beauty of Durham is that, as unassuming as its pastoral beauty may make it appear, it could never be accused of being predictable. Call it what you will – initiative, invention, or simple quirkiness – the ingenuity and originality expressed by the University community has…
Remembering Srebrenica – part 2
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Remembering Srebrenica – part 2

Following our visit to the International Commission for Missing Persons, we headed to Srebrenica (see Remembering Srebrenica part 1). The site of Potoćari (the base of the Dutch peacekeepers during the war) it has been converted into a memorial, a museum and multi-media suite built to commemorate the dead and remember the…