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My research: watching babies sleep
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My research: watching babies sleep

When I tell people that I spent the last year of my life watching babies sleeping I get some funny looks! However that is exactly what we do in Durham University Parent Infant Sleep Lab. The Sleep Lab, set up by Professor Helen Ball 18 years ago, has been pioneering research into parent-infant sleep behaviour. As one of the only…
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…
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…
The Joy of Being Wrong........
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The Joy of Being Wrong........

Each year the Faculty of Science hold the Women in Science Annual Lecture. Previous speakers have included Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell, who gave a talk on her discovery of pulsars, scientific career, and experience as a woman in science. In fact, Dame Jocelyn was one of the people behind the Athena SWAN charter, which has been…
St Cuth's Society spirit!
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St Cuth's Society spirit!

St Cuth’s sporting spirit Tania Forichon – 2nd Year, Law Student, Captain of Cuth’s Women’s Rugby Team Some of the players in the opposing team look like they would never hurt a fly but I’m still getting butterflies in my stomach. I look around and see all the Cuth’s girls staring at me and waiting for my…
St Mary's Arts Week 2018
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St Mary's Arts Week 2018

Every year, St. Mary’s Arts Society run an Arts Week. This week aims to get students involved in art events over the week and try something new. This year, the events included a life drawing class, a live lounge, dance session and a movie screening. The week culminated in the spectacular Arts Society Masquerade Ball. Life…
Playing for the Prince
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Playing for the Prince

I was informed of the wonderful news of the royal visit last summer, which was months before the official announcement, along with just a few of my peers. Whilst we were of course very thrilled, it was very tough not being able to share the news with anyone else! Being aware of the identity of our VIP made me…
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…
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