Student support at Durham
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Student support at Durham

The collegiate system For those of you who don’t know, Durham is a collegiate university with seventeen different colleges, which means that once you’re allocated a college this is where you stay for first year (unless you live out) and this becomes a kind of community for the rest of your time at university. For the…
South College in the Year of Covid
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South College in the Year of Covid

When Durham advertised for five new Heads of College, I knew instantly that I wanted to be Principal of South. As a seventeen-year-old at a Scottish comprehensive school in 1980, I applied to study History at Robinson College, Cambridge. Now, I wanted to help shape the personality of another new college. The wonderful experience…
College Welfare
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College Welfare

Disclaimer: This blog post is going to mention tea a lot. Don’t worry – none will be spilt. I still remember my Freshers’ Week quite clearly, and aside from everything being new, I think the biggest reason it creates such a lasting impression is that it’s full of emotions, whether those be excitement, dread…