How I write an essay
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How I write an essay

Essays are probably the bread and butter of academic work at university. Even exams have essay components or are essay exams. So, I think it’s safe to say that waxing the skill that is essay-writing at a university level is quite essential. When I started my first essay, I had no clue where to start. It was pretty stressful…
Referencing your work
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Referencing your work

Referencing, as you might have guessed, is a crucial part of academic writing. If you don’t reference correctly, it can bring down your grade by quite a bit or bring in scary issues such as plagiarism. No one wants that, so today, I’m going to share a few tips on referencing your work – just so when you’re working on…
What I really learnt at Durham
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What I really learnt at Durham

As an English Literature student, it’s a fairly logical leap to assume that I’ve spent the last three years learning about novels, plays, and poems. That was exactly what I came to Durham University expecting to learn and by now I have many essays to prove that that’s exactly what happened. But as is often the case…
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…
Durham Jargon
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Durham Jargon

Before coming to Durham, I was completely clueless about the student jargon, I found myself hearing all of these words such as ‘JCR Levy,’ ‘Matriculation’ and ‘Billy Bee’ and getting slightly confused. Here is my guide to the Durham Jargon – so you don’t have to be as confused as I was! Billy B…