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Being part of the Ustinov College Media Team
CollegesPostgraduate

Being part of the Ustinov College Media Team

It was during my first few days at Ustinov, while I was trying to find my footing, still in the process of meeting new people, and exploring all the opportunities I could have outside of the academics, that I stumbled upon the Media Team. I say stumbled, because when I joined the team, I didn’t really know everything that it…
Leading the Volunteering Team
PostgraduateVolunteering

Leading the Volunteering Team

When I first arrived at Durham University and met my fellow Global Citizenship Programme (GCP) scholars, little did I know that the GCP would become the heart of the community that made Ustinov College not just a place to live, but my home. Leading the Volunteering Team this year has been a journey of exploration and learning…
500 days of Postgraduate Summer
Durham CityPostgraduateStudent experience

500 days of Postgraduate Summer

Durham is a different place during the summer, when undergraduates leave for warmer climes, and the University feels like an abandoned theme park. I have to admit that Durham being reasonably student-free does have its perks – the departure of a few thousand students makes the city much quieter. So take the opportunity to…
Life as a Master’s Student
PostgraduateStudent experience

Life as a Master’s Student

I studied English at Durham as an undergraduate and not long before graduating, amidst third-year fears of ‘what to do next’ I got the opportunity to return to do an MA. Obviously I jumped at this chance! I have always been interested in doing further study and the chance to continue on straight away at Durham seemed…
Research in one of Asia’s most well-known slums
InternationalResearch

Research in one of Asia’s most well-known slums

Entering my final year at Durham I decided to write my dissertation on something exciting and unique… so I chose Dharavi. It is said to be one of Asia’s largest slums located in India’s modern megacity Mumbai. Having been to India before it has always intrigued me, so I decided to conduct research there during the months…
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