Find out what life is really like at Durham University

Working as a Research Scientist
CareersDepartments

Working as a Research Scientist

I graduated from Durham University in the summer of 2018 with first class honours in Natural Science (Biology and Physics). I spent the following summer and autumn working in a local shop in my hometown. Whilst the nostalgia of being back at home was nice for a while, I was keen to begin a career that put my degree to good…
How I chose my degree
DepartmentsStudent experienceUndergraduate

How I chose my degree

For those of you in year 12, the time has come to decide what you are going to study for the next stage of your educational journey, how long you want to study it for, and even how you want to study it. I was in this situation 3 years ago, and it’s a difficult decision to make with so much choice out there. Choosing the…
How I got to work at the UN
CareersDepartmentsPostgraduateResearch

How I got to work at the UN

I have admired the United Nations for a long time. When I was at school I became involved in Model United Nations, an international initiative consisting of debating global issues at events around the world. I attended many conferences over a seven-year period, and with them, my fascination grew for the international and…
UniSlam poetry, the power of the spoken word
EventsSocietiesStudent experience

UniSlam poetry, the power of the spoken word

Battle of words  UNISLAM is the UK’s largest poetry slam tournament and poetry summit, involving days of talks, masterclasses and workshops alongside the competition. The three-day festival involves bringing together poets from across the country, and at all stages in their career. This year the competition took place in…
Working for a startup after graduating
CareersEntrepreneurship

Working for a startup after graduating

I graduated from Durham University 3 years ago, after studying Economics and obtaining a 2:1. I loved every second of my time at uni but by the end, I was excited to start my career and figure out exactly what I wanted to do. Here’s a bit more information about my journey after University and how I ended up in a fast-paced…
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