Find out what life is really like at Durham University

Why be a course rep?
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Why be a course rep?

Andrew Taylor, Computer Science has been a course rep for the past 2 years. Here’s what he says about the role… Just do it. You didn’t come to Durham just to tick a box. You came to go the extra mile. Being a course rep for Computer Science for two years was a tremendous opportunity to make a tangible difference to…
Societies at Durham: A Blog by Durham Students' Union’s Activities Officer
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Societies at Durham: A Blog by Durham Students' Union’s Activities Officer

University life is about much more than your studies and joining a society is a great way to get a good work-life balance. The Students’ Union has over 200 student groups that are open to everyone. With so many groups there is pretty much something for everyone, and if there isn’t, you can start your own society with support…
My research internship
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My research internship

The project In the Summer between first and second year, I was lucky enough to take part in an internship research project offered by BP to Durham students across a range of subjects. It may come as a surprise that as a geology student, the research project I embarked upon had nothing to do with rocks. Instead it focused on how…
Durham: Expectation vs Reality
Student experienceUndergraduate

Durham: Expectation vs Reality

Archaeology and Anthropology student Bryony reflects on her first few months at Durham University and how different her expectations were to the reality. This is a repost from December 2015. Two months, 7 days, 3 hours. That’s how long it’s been since I bid my parents farewell and marched boldly into college. A lot has…
Blogging for Durham University
Student experience

Blogging for Durham University

The role of a student blogger is to share what is going on at Durham University as well as giving an inside view of student life to prospective students. Blogging is a great way to share personal views and experience in higher education, entwining both social and academic aspects. It allows students to have a voice within their…
Budgeting *boooooo*
Student experienceUndergraduate

Budgeting *boooooo*

… In 1 week I have purchased a pink horse USB drive that I’ve never used, 3 mini snow globes before winter and a bonsai tree that has died – RIP Bertie… I remember when I told my mum I didn’t budget at uni – she was horrified (haha – sorry mum). I was deep into my overdraft but didn’t seem to realise there was…
Being part of the Ustinov College Media Team
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Being part of the Ustinov College Media Team

It was during my first few days at Ustinov, while I was trying to find my footing, still in the process of meeting new people, and exploring all the opportunities I could have outside of the academics, that I stumbled upon the Media Team. I say stumbled, because when I joined the team, I didn’t really know everything that it…
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