A letter to my sixth-form self
Student experienceUndergraduate

A letter to my sixth-form self

Dear Sunita So, you’ve just been given an offer from Durham University – I’m so proud of you! I remember how much thought you put into your personal statement, and how hard you worked to get those predicted grades and glowing references from your schoolteachers. Maybe you hadn’t heard of Durham before you started…
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
CollegesStudent experience

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
EventsStudent experience

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…