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My year at the University of Hong Kong
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My year at the University of Hong Kong

Me playing a Chinese card game with friends I’m Max, a final year mechanical engineering student who just spent a year at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). During that time, I visited 11 countries, learnt the basics of Cantonese (no easy feat), and made friends from around the world. I took fascinating engineering…
Why study abroad?
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Why study abroad?

Read this Q&A with Ellen Hill where she explains her reasons for choosing to study abroad and what she has gained from the experience. Why did you apply to study abroad? I wanted a change of scenery from Durham, so I applied to places that were the polar opposite of Durham – big, busy cities. I wanted to experience life in…
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
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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…
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