Find out what life is really like at Durham University

Gaining skills through Durham Leadership Academy
Student experience

Gaining skills through Durham Leadership Academy

As I sit at my desk staring out of the window at home, wondering what on earth I am going to do with the copious amounts of time I now have during this lockdown, I find myself reflecting on my time at Durham and my experiences there. And, without a doubt, I can say that Durham Leadership Academy has honestly been an undoubtable…
50 things you CAN do while in quarantine
Student experience

50 things you CAN do while in quarantine

Facetime that friend you keep telling yourself you’ll call and never doCall your grandparents (or skype, if they know how to do that, which mine don’t) and remind them of how much you love themLearn a new world cuisine. No, I don’t mean microwave subpar pizza; try cooking from scratch Search for some new tunes to…
Virtual Welfare at John's
CollegesStudent experience

Virtual Welfare at John's

In recent weeks, there has been significant concern about the potential consequences of the coronavirus outbreak upon our physical health and the economy. However, self-isolation can also have huge impacts on mental health, with loneliness, fear, and sadness affecting many. As the newly elected Welfare Events Officer at St…
Coping with the quarantine
InternationalStudent experience

Coping with the quarantine

In the UK your local pub has, and rightfully so, had to close its doors amidst COVID19 fears, imagine being in quarantine in Spain since 16 March. This is my situation. I managed to get onto one of EasyJet’s last flights to Spain in the following days, after a concerning call from my mum, who was scared the UK’s cases would…
Learning through Leadership
Student experience

Learning through Leadership

I’m Anyalemma Igwe, a 2nd year Liberal Arts Student from St. Mary’s College – you’ll probably heard this introduction about as often as you’ll meet someone new at Durham. Of course, many combinations are possible in the reliable name/year/college style. However, each is different only in the same, normal, way…
Staying in Durham... and staying in
Durham CityStudent experience

Staying in Durham... and staying in

Life in Durham is a bit strange at the moment, to say the least. I’ve decided not to return home to London, which means that for the foreseeable future, most of my time will be spent in my single-story house in Durham with the three housemates who’ve also chosen to stay. It sounds like a recipe for going stir-crazy, but…
Sign up to our Mailing List