Staying in Durham... and staying in
Durham CityStudent experience

Staying in Durham... and staying in

Life in Durham is a bit strange at the moment, to say the least. I’ve decided not to return home to London, which means that for the foreseeable future, most of my time will be spent in my single-story house in Durham with the three housemates who’ve also chosen to stay. It sounds like a recipe for going stir-crazy, but…
Part-time jobs at Durham University
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Part-time jobs at Durham University

One of the things I value about Durham is that there is such an emphasis on balancing the many things that university students may be juggling: degree work, socialising, exercise (optional, but ideal), me-time, and the bit I want to talk about in this blog – part-time work. Of course, taking on a job alongside your degree…
Professor David Olusoga on Windrush
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Professor David Olusoga on Windrush

The buzz in Redhills on the evening of December 9th made it clear how pleased the audience felt that David Olusoga’s lecture had been successfully rescheduled, after being postponed from its original date during Black History Month. However, as Olusoga rightly pointed out, perhaps its new date was even more poignant…
A Week of (student-friendly) Winter Warmers
Student experience

A Week of (student-friendly) Winter Warmers

See the alliteration in the title? That’s just the kind of cheesiness we can get away with now that the grounds are laden with frost (at least in Durham, anyway), there’s a whisper of carols in the air, and festivities are creeping in around every corner. Our society is selling tickets for our annual Christmas Meal at the…
Speaking at the Climate Strike
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Speaking at the Climate Strike

One of the reasons I feel so proud to be at Durham University is that I constantly see my fellow students empowering themselves to stand up for what they believe is right. It’s inevitable that sometimes, we will feel that the university should make certain changes or update old policies. Last Friday, the issue on the table…
A Throwback to Lumiere 2017
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A Throwback to Lumiere 2017

While my fellow blogger Marina has been compiling her top tips for navigating the UK’s biggest lights festival (now in its tenth year), I’ve taken up the challenge of recollecting the last time Lumiere took over Durham. One of the reasons I call it a ‘challenge’ is that when the festival last took place, I was only a…