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A short overview of the UARCTIC Network and the opportunities it...

Cover shot – A view of Nuuk, October 2017 What is the UARCTIC? When I started studying the Arctic Region and its indigenous peoples, I had little knowledge about its features and peculiarities. After moving to Rovaniemi at the end of 2016, I started to acquire a better understanding of the European Arctic, but I…

Lessons from Durham University

Having thoroughly enjoyed my time at Durham University, I thought I would share a few of my personal lessons and thoughts. Hopefully, this will give you some tips if you are off to Durham Uni or other universities. Most importantly, university is what you make of it. Going to uni doesn’t guarantee you a great…

Student Art Prize Winner – Hands of Acceptance

The background Although we don’t formally teach fine art at Durham, almost every college has its own active art society or art group, where students take part in workshops, meet artists, and develop their artistic skills through collaborative creativity. The Student Art Prize was launched in October 2019 to expand opportunities around creativity and to…

Memories of unusual Graduations!

Lucy Robinson & ‘Piglet’, Collingwood College, I graduated in 2000 with a BA in Theology and was awarded my degree by Peter Ustinov who was Chancellor at the time. Also attending the ceremony, hidden up my huge black sleeve, was my toy Piglet. Piglet had been present at all my exams, had sat with me…

Volunteering Online for Summer in the City 2020

Summer in the City festival After finishing my online exams on 1st June, I dreaded the lull in productivity that comes after revising intensely for weeks, and began looking for something worthwhile to do. Since all the end-of-year and graduation celebrations had been postponed, I had more spare time in June than I’d anticipated. I’d…

My Durham Top Ten!

I have loved my first two years in Durham so much that it is very hard to pin down my favourite things but if I had to decide, these would be my top ten.I hope you enjoy hearing a bit more about some of the things that make Durham so great. Carina FontHi, my name…

Students get the 3rd degree on Radio 4

In February this year, I found myself locking horns with my history professor in a battle of wits as part of the long-running Radio 4 show, the 3rd Degree. Personally, I am far more comfortable on the football fields of Maiden Castle or in the student bars across the hill and bailey than being quizzed…

Apart, but Still Together: Covering Kirk Franklin’s My Life My Love...

COVID-19 vs The Choir  During the year, we had performed in various places such as Middlesbrough Cathedral for BBC Teesside, St. Andrews Church in Corbridge, the Gala Theatre with Northern Lights, and at various events in and around Durham City. Through these performances, our choir became a close-knit community and almost like a family away…

Trevs Night 2020: We’ve Been to the Year 3000

Please note – this blog was written before the UK lockdown restrictions came into place. In early March 2020 Trevelyan College was taken to the Year 3000, and whilst nothing was underwater the college was transformed into a futuristic playground of food, drink, and entertainment. The event was organised by Junior Common Room (JCR) Social…

My Durham Journey: From a Sutton Trust summer school to Graduate

Ben BassettHi, I’m Ben, a second-year History student, originally at Trevelyan College, I am transferring to South College as a Pioneer Student. When I'm not doing my degree, I can be found playing guitar in my band, The Dead L!nes, getting involved in music societies and mentoring local sixth form students.

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