On air with Purple Radio
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On air with Purple Radio

I started Durham University back in 2016 and remember Fresher’s Fair being extremely full, with lots of people, tables, sweets, chocolates and sign-up sheets. Basically, it looked a little chaotic and was slightly claustrophobic. But it was a good chance to see what was on offer. There was one ‘society’ that really stood…
700 hours of student volunteering in just 7 days!
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700 hours of student volunteering in just 7 days!

Student Volunteering Week 2018 saw 300 Durham students participate in 50 unique volunteering events. An Olympics-themed Sports Day for disabled adults, a tea party for the elderly, and bird nest box making for endangered birds: you name it, students were volunteering to be part of it! In total Durham students volunteered 700…
Why training matters
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Why training matters

Leadership. Communication. Teamwork. Problem-solving. Time management. Conflict resolution. These are the competencies students come across all the time in the perennial job search. As we all know, it is essential to show a commitment to something outside of a degree on the old CV. Internships, years abroad, or work experience…
Creating Durham Drama Festival 2018
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Creating Durham Drama Festival 2018

For the 43rd year in a row over 120 students have come together to produce the Durham Drama Festival. From the 4 -11 February the student theatre community of Durham will perform nine full length shows and five extracts, all written, directed, teched and performed by students. The annual Drama Festival is a wonderful…
What does it take to put on a show?
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What does it take to put on a show?

Durham Student Theatre (DST) collectively puts on about 90 shows from 26 individual theatre companies annually. Chances are, during your time in Durham, you will have gone to watch at least one of these entirely student produced and performed shows. The talented cast, aided by lighting design and sound effects, would have left…
DULOG bring Dr Seuss to Durham!
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DULOG bring Dr Seuss to Durham!

Seussical, the Broadway and West End musical, is a show based on the magical tales of Dr Seuss. It features the world-renowned characters in a brand-new story, using Dr Seuss’s infamous signature style. DULOG (Durham University Light Opera Group) has chosen to take on Seussical as the Gala production; the biggest show of the…
Get in the swing - try swing dancing!
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Get in the swing - try swing dancing!

When I was approached by a vintage-clad stranger in my hometown a couple of years ago, I only had a vague idea of what swing dancing might be. Due to my love of the 1940s (and the effect that had on my wardrobe) people had mentioned swing dance to me a couple of times before, but it was only after finding myself near-obsessively…