Divas by name, not by nature
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Divas by name, not by nature

Cheerleading can be stereotypically considered a cliquey sport. For some, it’s not even a sport (in spite of having dance, gymnastics, acrobatics and lifting people in the air). As part of Durham Divas, and someone who’s been involved in cheerleading since the beginning of university, I can confirm it is the most inclusive…
The importance of sustainable fashion
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The importance of sustainable fashion

I love fashion, I really do. I think it’s an excellent way to express yourself. I have always liked art and in another life, I would love to have done interior or fashion design. Art GCSE was a lot of effort but strangely enough, I still miss it. However, I am the first to admit that in the past I have been too casual when it…
Durham Inspired Award
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Durham Inspired Award

I am a Student Champion for the Durham Inspired Award. The Award is a new personal enrichment and development programme for students. It recognises all that we do for the community and allows us the opportunity to reflect on our strengths and how we’ve grown throughout our time at Durham. You take part in three zones called…
Speaking at the Climate Strike
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Speaking at the Climate Strike

One of the reasons I feel so proud to be at Durham University is that I constantly see my fellow students empowering themselves to stand up for what they believe is right. It’s inevitable that sometimes, we will feel that the university should make certain changes or update old policies. Last Friday, the issue on the table…
Meet your Durham Student Union Officers
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Meet your Durham Student Union Officers

Kate McIntosh – President Kate, your Students’ Union President I’ve been elected to champion students’ rights in Durham and lead your Union. I’m a Cuthsperson, originally from Essex, and enthusiastic about 19th century history, activism, Carly Rae Jepsen, and anything rose-printed. I can usually…