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50 things you CAN do while in quarantine

Marina Mestres-SegarraHeya! I’m Marina, a Combined Honours 4th year from Grey College. I’m from Barcelona but have a lot of experience living abroad and travelling to random places (which means I know plenty of useless facts). I breathe and bleed coffee, so you’re most likely to find me in town, having some liquid goodness, dancing…

Clapping for carers

On Thursday March 26th people across the UK leaned out their windows for the first time to applaud the NHS. At Ustinov College’s Sheraton Park, our porter Ray, captured the moment and it was posted on Ustinov’s social media, but students at Ustinov’s Brackenbury location took part as well.   Ustinov – A Caring college I’m so…

Virtual Welfare at John’s

In recent weeks, there has been significant concern about the potential consequences of the coronavirus outbreak upon our physical health and the economy. However, self-isolation can also have huge impacts on mental health, with loneliness, fear, and sadness affecting many. As the newly elected Welfare Events Officer at St John’s College, I feel motivated to…

One second of every day of Epiphany term at Durham Uni.

Hello everyone!In today’s quick video I take you through my Epiphany (second) term of my second year at Durham University as a Marketing and Management student at St Mary’s College. This term has been full of work, time with friends, running and much more so have a look at the snippets of my days to…

Coping with the quarantine

In the UK your local pub has, and rightfully so, had to close its doors amidst COVID19 fears, imagine being in quarantine in Spain since 16 March. This is my situation. I managed to get onto one of EasyJet’s last flights to Spain in the following days, after a concerning call from my mum, who…

Working together to support the Durham City community

After learning about the spread of Covid 19 throughout the UK, I realised that it would become a nationwide issue very quickly, and so I wanted to help, but was unsure how to. After seeing the County Durham Facebook page, and the call for people to produce smaller, localised mutual aid groups, I decided to…

Staying in Durham… and staying in

Life in Durham is a bit strange at the moment, to say the least. I’ve decided not to return home to London, which means that for the foreseeable future, most of my time will be spent in my single-story house in Durham with the three housemates who’ve also chosen to stay. It sounds like a…

Finding Solace throughout Coronavirus Seclusion

Sitting at home in my childhood bedroom where old inspirational quotes and high school homecoming mums still lined the walls, I heard a knock at my door. When my dad turned the knob and pushed inside, he said, “I’m about to leave for Atlanta; I just wanted to tell you bye. I’ll be back in…

Behind the scenes of University Obstacle: Durham group talks

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with a rare breed of university students: those who not only sit down in front of the telly on a Monday night and find themselves answering more than a couple of Jeremy Paxman’s scathingly delivered questions, but who are now seeing themselves on those very screens, just…

The Ugly Fruit Group goes to Enactus Regionals!

It’s Thursday morning, I’ve left my dissertation behind me and I’m on the train with five other members of Enactus Durham, heading towards Leeds. We’re on our way to the Enactus headquarters to represent Durham University and compete with other projects for a space at Nationals….  The atmosphere is buzzing! Enactus is a global organisation…

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