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Green Move Out
Volunteering

Green Move Out

Hello, we are the Van Mildert College Environment Reps and we have been asked to write a blog post about the Green Move Out scheme. As we have no idea how to write a blog, we have decided to start with a short limerick to warm up: “Have you heard of the Green Move Out? It’s all we can talk about! Your tat is our…
Why PRIDE Matters
EventsSocietiesStudent experience

Why PRIDE Matters

This year, Hatfield College JCR, has tried to combat apathy regarding LGBTQ+ concerns by creating a PRIDE week specifically designed to get Allies informed and involved in the LGBTQ+ community. We’ve created a new page, ‘Hatfield Circle of Pride’, which references Hatfield’s mascot, the lion, inferring that Hatfield’s…
Interview with Artist-in-Residence Alan O'Cain
ArtsCollegesResearch

Interview with Artist-in-Residence Alan O'Cain

Natural Sciences student Sophie Johnson interviewed artist-in-residence Alan O’Cain. Here is what he had to say: How long have you worked at Durham University? I have been artist/writer-in-residence here since October 2015. I share my time between Josephine Butler College and St Cuthbert’s Society and have been…
The Durham Regatta
EventsSportStudent experience

The Durham Regatta

The Durham Regatta was first held in 1834 making it the second oldest regatta in the country (the oldest being Chester Regatta). Durham Regatta,  developed from the annual procession of boats originally assembled in 1815 to celebrate the victory at Waterloo.  Rowing as well as generous vast quantities of food and drink…
3 minutes of wonder at the Royal Institution
PostgraduateResearch

3 minutes of wonder at the Royal Institution

I am a postgraduate in physics and I study superconductors, mainly their capacity to carry large currents. My research is quite technical and I am trying to better understand uncertainties in a measurement technique.  I look at errors which have been considered to be small, but systematic, and try to see if we can account for…
The Blueprint Enterprise Challenge
CareersEntrepreneurship

The Blueprint Enterprise Challenge

As ambitious postgraduate students, we were looking for opportunities to foster our entrepreneurial spirit alongside our studies. Blueprint was one of these opportunities for us which we heard about in one of our classes. After some brainstorming sessions, we developed a business idea and entered the competition. We wanted to…
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