Swimming with the Durham Otters!
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Swimming with the Durham Otters!

I signed up to volunteer with Durham Otters at the Freshers’ Fair three years ago when i first arrived at Durham, and have rarely missed a session since.  I honestly can’t think of a better way to spend a Monday evening! Durham Otters, is a club for anyone who finds public swimming sessions unsuitable, and offers the…
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…
How I fund raised my way up Kilimanjaro
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How I fund raised my way up Kilimanjaro

Let me set the scene…. It’s the beginning of my 2nd year at Durham University. After a busy summer full of sunshine and holidays, I’ve arrived back in cold, rainy [lovely] Durham, and academic advisors have started using the f-word – “future”. What are your plans for after Durham? Have you got anything lined up?