TEDx Durham University
CollegesEventsStudent experience

TEDx Durham University

On Saturday 7th of March, I had the pleasure to attend the TEDx Independent conference organised in our University. Set in St. Chad’s beautiful hall, with natural light shining through all day, the day was one to remember. ‘Ideas worth spreading’ is the slogan for TED, and their independently organised events…
50 things you CAN do while in quarantine
Student experience

50 things you CAN do while in quarantine

Facetime that friend you keep telling yourself you’ll call and never doCall your grandparents (or skype, if they know how to do that, which mine don’t) and remind them of how much you love themLearn a new world cuisine. No, I don’t mean microwave subpar pizza; try cooking from scratch Search for some new tunes to…
Coping with the quarantine
InternationalStudent experience

Coping with the quarantine

In the UK your local pub has, and rightfully so, had to close its doors amidst COVID19 fears, imagine being in quarantine in Spain since 16 March. This is my situation. I managed to get onto one of EasyJet’s last flights to Spain in the following days, after a concerning call from my mum, who was scared the UK’s cases would…
Divas by name, not by nature
SocietiesSportStudent experience

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…
A brief escapade to York
Student experience

A brief escapade to York

As beautiful as our little city, Durham, maybe, we sometimes need to evacuate and indulge in a day trip with our friends. Whilst looking for affordable places to visit, our criteria being: good Christmas Markets, further away than Newcastle, but not far enough as for The Trainline to make us pay the equivalent of plane ticket…