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…
Location, location, location
Durham CityStudent experience

Location, location, location

Moving to a new place can be a very daunting experience, but when you’re coming to a great place like Durham it makes things a little easier! Durham City is diverse in its range of opportunities, including cafés, shops and its own market hall by day, and a wide range of bars, restaurants and clubs during evening hours (in…
Student food and fending for myself
Durham CityStudent experience

Student food and fending for myself

In my first year – like most students here at Durham – I was in catered accommodation. St. Mary’s is a fully catered college with its own kitchen and large dining hall, and it was there that I got most of my meals last year. This year is slightly different though, I have chosen to live out of college in a privately rented…
Being an adult - what does that even mean?!
CollegesStudent experience

Being an adult - what does that even mean?!

“So, how do you work this thing”, I thought looking at the washing machines in my college laundry room. I had absolutely no idea which compartment the detergent went in, how much was necessary and who even knew that softener was a thing?! I ended up just calling my mum and having her talk me through it. That was just one of…