What to expect in Freshers' week!
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What to expect in Freshers' week!

Another year, another new load of fresher’s – the first hurdle: freshers’ week. Each college has their own traditions but they do stay pretty similar unless you are of course at Hatfield and are woken up at 7 am every day with the clattering of pots and pans, and that isn’t from the kitchen making…
Remembering Freshers Week
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Remembering Freshers Week

Thinking back to when Freshers’ Week came to a close and the infamous Freshers’ flu had kicked in, you would think it would time for a slower pace of life at Durham University. But you would be wrong! Freshers’ Week is packed to the hilt with stuff to do: during the day, nights out, College formals, movie…
Letter to My First Year Self
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Letter to My First Year Self

Dear Fresher, Make the most of your first year at Durham. While you still need to pass and trying your best will set you up for the second and third year, don’t stress too much about your workload and try to have fun while you can! Trust me, by the time you get to the third year the things you were worried about in the first…
Academics, Who's who?
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Academics, Who's who?

Starting out at University, you may be a bit confused by new titles and roles of the academic staff, here’s a guide to help you figure out who’s who and who does what… Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or just Professor? All are academics involved in the profession of teaching. However, it is confusing…