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First week back at uni
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First week back at uni

Hello everyone! Welcome to my latest video. I am sharing with you what it is like to prepare for a new year at uni and what the week before lectures involves. I hope you enjoy the video and don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe. You can check out the full video over on my own channel, Carina Mae here…
Embrace the Waste
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Embrace the Waste

I’d like you all to think back to a time where you got royally p*ssed off at something. Was it today, yesterday or last week? For me, it was the 6th of May 2019. At this point, I was a 2nd year and living out of college, which meant I was unable to get food from college (but this didn’t stop me trying). On the 6th, I came…
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…
A PhD Student Abroad
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A PhD Student Abroad

During the Spring semester of 2019, I left Durham to participate in a three-month research and training visit to the United States as part of the Overseas Institutional Visit scheme for PhD students funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Workshop in Experimental Economics My visit began at the Graduate…
Music Composition PhD
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Music Composition PhD

There are a number of different aspects to the busy life of a musician in Durham, not all of them conducive to producing lots of work! They do, however, add up to a truly immersive experience, which simply couldn’t be replicated. I’ll attempt to describe it here. My PhD differs from most in that it requires a lot of…
A Day in the life of a Durham Uni Hockey Player, Coach and Postgraduate Research Student
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A Day in the life of a Durham Uni Hockey Player, Coach and Postgraduate Research Student

I have just submitted my Masters at Durham, where I had the pleasure of spending the last year and a half as an athlete, coach, and student. A native of Maryland in the United States, I was drawn to Durham for its top-notch academics, as well as its elite hockey program. In addition to playing on Durham University Hockey…
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