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The Hogan Lovells and Ashurst Law Ball 2016
EventsStudent experience

The Hogan Lovells and Ashurst Law Ball 2016

A highly anticipated yearly event, I was lucky enough to attend Durham University’s Law Ball for the third time this year. For those unaware of the University’s penchant for exciting and glamorous balls, they’re held throughout the year by various societies, groups and colleges and are a chance to dress up, enjoy a…
Capture the Flag
DepartmentsEventsUndergraduate

Capture the Flag

BAE Systems, a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company organises an event called Capture the Flag across UK universities. The event took place at Durham on Saturday, November 26, 2016. The event comprised of a set of cyber security challenges of different difficulty levels and the task was to solve as many…
Feeling festive?
Durham City

Feeling festive?

Feeling festive and looking for things to do in Durham to get you in the Christmas spirit? Natural Sciences student Sophie has come up with a few suggestions: Oriental Museum Oriental Museum- Christmas Around the World Situated near Van Mildert College, the Oriental museum is a great day out. Admission to the museum is free for…
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…
Student experience

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Seeing all the Christmas lights spring up around town has made me super-hyped for Christmas this year. With all the cheesy Christmas songs constantly stuck in my head, I can’t think of what better way to unleash that festive feeling than by going to as many Student Community Action (SCA) Christmas events as possible! There are…
Interview with Flo from Sweeney Todd
DramaStudent experienceTheatre

Interview with Flo from Sweeney Todd

Psychology student Katy interviewed Flo, a Liberal Arts student, who recently performed in Sweeney Todd, a musical produced by DULOG (Durham University Light Opera and Musical Theatre Group). Read on to find out more about her experience of auditions and performing: Tell us a little bit about yourself I’m Flo, I’m from…
Student experience

The Durham Game is serious business

After taking part in the first Durham Business Game last March, I was inspired to get involved in Entrepreneurs Durham, the society that organises the event. I would like to share the experience that myself and my fellow students had whilst competing in the Business Game, and encourage anybody who is interested to get…
Birthday Celebrations in Durham
Student experience

Birthday Celebrations in Durham

Friday 11th November was one of the happiest days I have spent here in Durham as of yet. Not only was it the day I turned 19, and actually the first time I have ever spent my birthday away from my family in Somerset, but it was the day I realised just how much Durham itself now feels like a home away from home. After a…
The Palatinate Experience
PostgraduateSportStudent experience

The Palatinate Experience

It’s 6.30am on a Monday morning. November.  It’s pitch black outside, freezing, and the bin-men have hardly finished collecting the rubbish. You’re about to get a lift – if you’re very lucky – or perhaps even the X12 bus; if you’re a fresher, you’re probably walking under the streetlights, without a car…
CareersPostgraduateResearch

Where to go from a PhD

Perhaps the most daunting choice facing any PhD student is where to go following their PhD. Discussions among PhD students in my time at Durham seemed to focus on the binary choice of either staying in academia or moving to London, both of which have positives and negatives. Hopefully I can convince you all that by no means are…
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