From Queen’s School to Durham


I have actually been a Durham College student for over a year now, however I have actually only simply began residing in Durham City. In 2015, as an Accounting and Financing trainee, I was based at Queen’s School in Stockton, simply a couple of miles from Durham City, in addition to other trainees studying Financing, Psychology, Main Education and even a couple of medics.

We were all trainees of Durham University and still are, however we lived and delighted in the charming facilities of Queen’s School. Nevertheless, now that Queen’s is an International Research Study Centre we have actually relocated to Durham– the shift has actually lastly occurred.

Personally, the sensation of relocating to Durham sunk in when I moved into my shared personal lodging in Durham City in July this year. I had actually been to Durham numerous times in my very first year for meals out and profession networking occasions, however I never ever had any classes in Durham or perhaps invested a night here, so relocating to Durham was a completely brand-new experience for me.

At Queen’s School, I might get up 5 minutes prior to a lecture and make it on time due to the fact that I lived right there on the school, today I remain in Durham, I understand I can’t get to my lectures or workshops that quickly in spite of living rather near to the city centre. You would believe that I would dislike that, however I in fact enjoy it. Walking Durham is terrific, considered that whatever is so close together and the surroundings is definitely incredible. It’s a terrific start to the day!

In addition, there are great transportation services in Durham, specifically with the University’s collaboration with Arriva buses. While I am still getting utilized to the hills as I make my method as much as my college website or other put on school, it has actually been terrific getting some legwork done en route to a lecture and I likewise feel more linked as I have the ability to satisfy individuals from much of the colleges here.

The shift assistance from Queen’s was incredible. We got a lot of details and updates on lectures and the brand-new place of Stephenson College. We likewise got assistance in discovering lodging in Durham with the aid of liver out representatives and the Durham Trainees’ Union (SU) that assisted us with agreements.

The Durham SU’s Freshers Fair was a terrific chance to learn more about all the societies in Durham along with to register for sports, theatre or music. Now that I am residing in Durham, I am more excited to get included with DU sport and more of the societies as it will be a lot easier to get to training sessions and conferences.

My suggestions for other trainees in the shift would be to get included as much as possible. It was simple to feel detached from Durham City back in Queen’s due to the range, however that sensation does not need to exist now. Although Durham is a much bigger school than Stockton, there is still the exact same homely sensation and a method to feel linked!

The University supplies a lot assistance and details on activities to get associated with. From Trainee Neighborhood Action to DU sport and societies or perhaps ending up being an Open Day or Durham Trainee Ambassador, there is a lot to do! Whatever you want to do you can get in contact with the Durham SU to discover more societies if you missed out on Freshers Fair and likewise trainee services in the Palatine Centre.

Seun Onalaja.

Hi! My name is Seun Onalaja and I have actually simply completed my very first year as an Accounting & Financing trainee at Stephenson College. I am from Lagos, and I am thrilled to begin my function as a Marketing & Communications Intern. As an eager professional photographer, I intend to bring my abilities along with a worldwide point of view to the group. I am likewise thrilled to satisfy brand-new individuals and find out as much as I can from the group!

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