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What to bring to University
CollegesStudent experienceUndergraduate

What to bring to University

For many, this is the first time you’re living away from home. Therefore, one of the biggest jobs is deciding what to bring with you. It is worth mentioning that in order to determine how much or what items to take, consider first not only the mode of transport you are using to arrive at University but also what your…
What to expect in Freshers' week!
Student experienceUndergraduate

What to expect in Freshers' week!

Another year, another new load of fresher’s – the first hurdle: freshers’ week. Each college has their own traditions but they do stay pretty similar unless you are of course at Hatfield and are woken up at 7 am every day with the clattering of pots and pans, and that isn’t from the kitchen making…
Remembering Freshers Week
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Remembering Freshers Week

Thinking back to when Freshers’ Week came to a close and the infamous Freshers’ flu had kicked in, you would think it would time for a slower pace of life at Durham University. But you would be wrong! Freshers’ Week is packed to the hilt with stuff to do: during the day, nights out, College formals, movie…
From part-time to Student Employee of the Year
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From part-time to Student Employee of the Year

When I first arrived in Durham three years ago, I had a few doubts about what my time would be like in this charming city: being in a new country, studying a brand-new subject (I still cannot sum up what Anthropology actually is!) and figuring out my ambitions for the future. But one thing was certain: I needed to find a…
Summer in Durham City
Durham CityStudent experience

Summer in Durham City

Summer is here. Schoolchildren have finished for the holidays, undergraduates are already a quarter of the way through their summer vacation, and it appears as if the glorious weather is here to stay. Durham Castle bustles with tours and weekend weddings, the Cathedral grounds are packed with picnickers, and the riverside…
Delivering the Durham Dragon
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Delivering the Durham Dragon

[Or: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Em] The beauty of Durham is that, as unassuming as its pastoral beauty may make it appear, it could never be accused of being predictable. Call it what you will – initiative, invention, or simple quirkiness – the ingenuity and originality expressed by the University community has…
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