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What’s being a student really like?
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What’s being a student really like?

“Students are having the time of their lives at uni! You’ll never want to leave!” This, and other such encouragements, I was given before I started at Durham for the first time, back in September 2019. It’s pretty likely many of you will have heard the same, but as a student, can I say that this is true? As an…
Ruby Tomlinson
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Ruby Tomlinson

Hi, I’m Ruby, a second year English Literature Student from Van Mildert College. Over lockdown I’ve been putting my running shoes on to get out and about around Durham city and the surrounding countryside (including peacocks!), so I can definitely recommend getting yourself involved in some new exploration. The…
Language Modules
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Language Modules

Ever wondered if you can study languages at uni, even if they aren’t part of your degree? This video will cover a number of options available at Durham University, from evening classes to credit-bearing modules, and I will tell you about my experiences with the Centre for Foreign Language Studies CFLS). More information on…
Cosima Stitzl
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Cosima Stitzl

I’m Cosima and am currently finishing off my MSc in Islamic Finance here at Durham University. Originally, I am from Germany, but I have studied, worked, and travelled to many places throughout my university time and am keen to visit more. This academic year started for me with a trip to Saudi Arabia which I have blogged about…
My Durham journey
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My Durham journey

“It’s not what you have but who you are” Your time at University flies by and you rarely take the time to reflect on who you have become because of it. Like so many students who are reaching the end of their degrees, I have started to reflect on my Durham journey (something I am not quite sure I want to end). I applied…
TEDx Durham University
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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…
Chloe Robson
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Chloe Robson

Hi everyone, I’m Chloe, final year Education and Psychology student from St Chad’s College and I grew up in South Tyneside. I have been a Durham Student Ambassador since I started university. So, if I am not doing my degree or work you can normally find me procrastinating by watching an unconventional amount of Friends and…
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