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Essay Writing
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Essay Writing

One of the most frequently asked questions by Freshers (and, indeed, a query often shared by finalists) is…well, what does my department want from me? You’ve escaped the world of decodable mark-schemes. A simple inclusion of a key word no longer garners easy points. Rather, it all sounds a bit…wishy-washy. Essays are…
Elvira Parr
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Elvira Parr

Hi, my name is Elvira and I am a 2nd year English Literature student at Van Mildert College. My interests focus on the arts, and I am mainly involved with music and drama at university, producing shows through Durham Student Theatre and singing in 2 choirs. I also love writing, which is part of my job as a Marketing Assistant at…
Carina Lim
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Carina Lim

I’m a first-year law undergraduate at Stephenson College, hailing from the sunny island of Singapore. I like to keep busy and my interests include debating, photography, reading, sports and all things tea. In my leisure time, I spend a good amount of time watching documentaries by Vox and TedEd, as well as on the application…
A Week of (student-friendly) Winter Warmers
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A Week of (student-friendly) Winter Warmers

See the alliteration in the title? That’s just the kind of cheesiness we can get away with now that the grounds are laden with frost (at least in Durham, anyway), there’s a whisper of carols in the air, and festivities are creeping in around every corner. Our society is selling tickets for our annual Christmas Meal at the…
Abbie Davis
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Abbie Davis

Hello, I’m Abbie! I’m a second year, and since starting at Durham I’ve been filming the madness that is my life as a History and French student! Alongside my degree and my YouTube channel Kabs Craic, I also have a radio show on Purple Radio, my own column in Buzz Magazine, and I’m Head of Sponsorship for St Mary’s…
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