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Lumiere 2019

Welcome back to another video. Here I take you round a whole bunch of exhibits on the press tour of Lumiere 2019. For those of you who haven’t started at Durham yet, Lumiere is an incredible light show that happens across Durham City every two years and transforms the city into a number of works…

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…

Very first week back at uni

Hello everyone! Welcome to my latest video. I am sharing with you what it is like to prepare for a new year at uni and what the week before lectures involves. I hope you enjoy the video and don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe. You can check out the full video over on my…

Survival Guide to Lumiere 2019

I’m addressing you, freshers and second years. You, for whom the word Lumiere still means nothing, or you French-speakers who still simply think it signifies light. From 14 – 17 November 2019, Durham illuminates its streets with artwork in its biennial festival: Lumiere. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the acclaimed festival, with 37 artworks,…

Stories from the Field: Digital Change Secret Motorist in Social Reform...

By Priya Gajraj, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Senegal Some African nations lead the world’s e-money businesses. Several are finding that leaving notes and coins behind is not only improving efficiency, safety and transparency, but it is also helping many people leave poverty behind.  Innovative ways towards digital transformation In Senegal, where I serve as…

Should I remain or should I go?

And no, this isn’t an article about The Clash (or Brexit) The cover shot was taken at Yangshuo, China. The idea of living a year away from home can be daunting, almost as daunting as knowing you’ll come back to Durham as a fourth year, to find many people you knew have graduated. Can the adventures…

FALSE:: MISTAKE: UNSUPPORTED ENCODING

Strengthening the financing of Seychelles Protected Area network

UN, European Union and Smurfs collaborate for worldwide beach clean-up project...

Marine litter is both a global and a local challenge. Across the world, an estimated eight million tonnes of plastic waste end up in our oceans every year. Overall, 80% of all marine litter comes from land-based sources. To raise awareness of the marine litter challenge, the United Nations, the European Union and the Smurfs…

Mental Health at Uni

Hello everyone and welcome to the first Durham Student video! Today is World Mental Health Day and this video covers a wide variety of the support available here at Durham University. Whether you’re a prospective student wondering if we have the support you may need, or a current student unsure how to access the help…

Psychological health and my year abroad

 ‘BEING ABROAD ALLOWED ME TO FIND MYSELF’, ‘IT HAS BEEN THE BEST YEAR OF MY LIFE’. How many of us have heard these phrases? As someone who has been now living abroad for five years, I can guarantee, this ‘change’ happens every single year. We are all, regardless of where we live or how much…

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