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Part-time tasks at Durham Uni

Hello everyoneAs a prospective student applying to universities I was really unsure what sort of part-time jobs would be on offer and how common it would be to have a part-time job at uni. Because of this, I really wanted to share with you my experience and that of a few other students to show…

Hindu Society and events

Coming across the country from a household with a deeply religious Hindu atmosphere to Durham was a new experience in my life. In Durham I faced the regular challenges that people face when they first go to university. However, by my second term last year I had made many great friends who came from varying…

Organising Durham College’s first Vegan Honest

Saturday 25th January marked a special occasion not only for myself and the rest of the Vegetarian and Vegan Society executive committee but for Durham as a whole. After months of meetings, emails, phone calls, and form-filling, our idea to host Durham’s first Vegan Fair in celebration of Veganuary finally came to fruition (if you’ll…

The dangers and benefits of brand-new writing

With the Durham Drama Festival in full swing, showcasing a series of student new-writing pieces, there seems like no greater time to reflect on this crucial part of theatre-making. For there is, quite simply, no play without its playwright. Consistent new-writing is key to ensuring that the future of theatre reflects the diversity and changeability…

My Chinese New Year event in Durham

The Chinese Lunar New Year is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. It is also referred to as the Spring Festival in China and the celebration usually lasts 15 days from the first day of the new year. I am an international student from China…

An interview with Raymond Antrobus

Sunita and I had the privilege of attending a poetry breakfast during the Durham Book Festival back in October in which we got to interview none other than the festival poet laureate Raymond Antrobus. An incredibly approachable and down to earth person, he made the event personal, getting everyone engaged in a conversation about poetry…

Pupil lodging in and round Durham Metropolis

Hello everyone! Welcome back to another video. Housing in Durham can be a crazy experience. Everyone looks for housing early and it can be very stressful, particularly for first-years who do not yet know the area so well. In this video, I sum up some of the main areas you can live in Durham and…

Christm … I suggest due dates are coming

‘So this is Christmas, And what have you doneAnother year over More deadlines to come’ Ahhh, it’s Christmas time (unless you’re one of those people who refuses to listen to a carol until December the 1st). The streets are soon going to be gleaming with non-lumière lights, you’ll have an excuse to batch-buy pigs in…

The reality about Gilesgate from among its own homeowners

Contrary to popular belief, I can confirm that living in Gilesgate is not that bad. Yes, students do live here and yes, we have fun too. My biggest worry when signing my house in an area that is often joked about on Durfess was the hills. Durham is a hilly place and it seems in…

A Throwback to Lumiere 2017

While my fellow blogger Marina has been compiling her top tips for navigating the UK’s biggest lights festival (now in its tenth year), I’ve taken up the challenge of recollecting the last time Lumiere took over Durham. One of the reasons I call it a ‘challenge’ is that when the festival last took place, I…

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