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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…
Becoming a better leader
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Becoming a better leader

For me, taking part in the Durham Leadership Academy was an invaluable opportunity – essential if you want to lead a major university sport/group/project/common room. You’re taught leadership skills and styles; you go on a military training weekend, attend networking dinners – but at its core you’re allocated a mentor…
The Grey-t race
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The Grey-t race

Funnily enough, I was on a run when I had the idea that has become the Greyt Race. Grey College’s charity fundraiser is a pretty simple challenge – to run 1000k as a college over the period of a week, and to raise as much money for our chosen charity, the Albert Kennedy Trust, as possible. However, there were several…
‘The Balkans’: How we made a 3 part Amazon documentary series whilst studying at Durham
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‘The Balkans’: How we made a 3 part Amazon documentary series whilst studying at Durham

For the past 18 months, myself and fellow Durham students have been working on a 3 part documentary series for Amazon Prime Video. As a group, we carried out all elements of production. The series, ‘The Balkans’ has been a long time in the making. The process involved adapting to the scenario and ‘working with what…
A letter to my sixth-form self
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A letter to my sixth-form self

Dear Sunita So, you’ve just been given an offer from Durham University – I’m so proud of you! I remember how much thought you put into your personal statement, and how hard you worked to get those predicted grades and glowing references from your schoolteachers. Maybe you hadn’t heard of Durham before you started…
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