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Becoming a better leader
Student experience

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…
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…
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