Meet Durham SU 2018


I’m George Walker, your Durham Trainees’ Union President, and I have actually been chosen to represent Durham trainees and lead your Union.

When I’m not defending you, I delight in paying attention to music and participating in gigs. I’m a huge sports fan (much better at viewing than playing) and I follow football, NFL and baseball. I likewise delight in seeing Video game of Thrones and the Thick of It. However enough about me; let me present you to your Union.

Invite to Durham SU.

Durham SU exists for a function: we’re the champ of every Durham trainee. We have an interest in the important things that matter to you and in assisting make them possible. As a Durham trainee, you’re instantly a member of Durham SU, which offers you access to an entire load of advantages. You have an option of over 250 trainee groups to sign up with; access to occasions; resources to assist make your concepts occur; chances to volunteer; and usually the opportunity to obtain the most from your time at Durham.

Dunelm Home.

Durham SU is based in Dunelm Home, simply on the riverside with a fantastic view of the Cathedral. It has 2 cafés– among which is a bar by night– where you can sustain up on coffee and sandwiches, and discover area to study or hang out. And if you ever require an assisting hand, our Guidance Service is there for you, online and personally.

Every year, trainees throughout Durham elect your Durham SU Officer group, which is presently comprised of me and 4 other Officers. Together we represent the interests of trainees on a range of concerns, from the rate of lodging to protecting more area to consume in the library.


We’re all anticipating having you in Durham, and are all set to support you throughout Induction Week and the rest of your time here. You might begin by taking a look at our online Freshers’ Center or by learning more about other betters in the 2018 Durham Freshers Facebook group.

As soon as you show up, we have actually got a number of occasions for you throughout Induciton Week and beyond. The one you actually should not miss out on is the Freshers’ Fair, held throughout Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 October, where you’ll discover numerous trainee groups, from sports to theatre, all set and waiting on you to sign up with.

To access the complete advantages of belonging to Durham SU, consisting of the capability to sign up with trainee groups and purchase tickets for occasions, make certain to trigger your Durham SU account.

Fulfill the SU Officer.

Saul Cahill, UG Academic Officer.

Exactly what was your preferred aspect of Freshers’?

Being familiar with Durham city much better! Durham is a lovely historical city with a special character. Discovering unusual little side road, checking out a few of Durham’s lots of teashops and checking out the Cathedral for enlisting were all highlights of my week. Being familiar with the city actually assisted me to value how fortunate I was to be able to call Durham my house for the next 3 years (and beyond!).

Meg Haskins, Well-being & Freedom Officer.

If you could do Freshers’ once again, exactly what would you do in a different way?

Most likely take a bit more time out for myself. There was constantly a lot going on and I was so eager to stay up to date with whatever that I wound up letting myself get rather ill and diminish. I ‘d inform little fresher me now, that it’s all right to have a bit more time to yourself which when you’re ill with a temperature level, it’s most likely best you do not keep heading out


David Evans, PG Academic Officer.

Any last words of recommendations for brand-new postgraduates?

There’s a strong temptation to focus exclusively on your research studies as a postgraduate, particularly if you’re just here for one year as a taught postgraduate trainee. However academic community alone is not what sets Durham apart as a first-rate organization– it’s the substantial range of chances in the Trainees’ Union, your college and other activities that bestow it that honor. Those chances are not simply there for undergrads, so do get the very best from Durham and get associated with something beyond your degree.

Charlie Walker, Opportunities Officer.

Exactly what was your preferred aspect of Freshers’?

My preferred thing was fulfilling everybody in college. My college was little, so you understood many people by the end of the very first week, makinged the location seem like the home of me


George Walker.

I’m George, President of Durham SU, and the lead representative of the Trainees’ Union to both the trainee body and the University. Beyond the SU, I’m a previous Politics trainee initially from Leeds and I’m constantly up for talking over a beverage– ideally a pint.

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