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…
The Ginormous Turkey
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The Ginormous Turkey

Oddly, Durham was the place I first had Thanksgiving. I have no American roots and only a vague idea about the origins of Thanksgiving. But for the second time in two years, I settled down to a very large meal among a very large number of friends on the fourth Thursday of November and was incredibly thankful for it. I was mainly…
Living Out 101
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Living Out 101

Moving into second and third year, lots of us are choosing to fly the cosy, catered nests of our college accommodation and moving into our own place. Suddenly you’ve got bills to pay, meals to cook, a house to clean, housemates to cope with… oh yeah and that degree to do too! This can sometimes be a little bit overwhelming…
A Fresher moving into JB College
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A Fresher moving into JB College

Everything but the kitchen sink So the time has finally come to move to Durham, aaahh. Living about 5 hours further south, I’m intrigued to see how I’ll cope with the weather (very British, I know) and if I’ll need as many woolly jumpers as I think (currently enough to clothe a small nation). Whilst I procrastinate on…