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A new album of original music – DOMAN’s “Michaelmas Mix-Tape”:

The Durham Original Music & Alumni Network (DOMAN) functions around connection. In-person networking events, jam sessions and showcases created the bedrock of what we offered throughout most of the 2019/20 academic year. When the first spike of COVID-19 emerged in the United Kingdom, therefore, both the existing and incoming exec were unsure of how we…

More than half of students polled report mental health slump

The devastating impact of Covid-19 on students’ mental health in England has been laid bare by two polls in which more than half of those surveyed said they felt their mental health had deteriorated since the start of term, though only a fifth had sought support. Students have said they feel lonely, depressed, sad and…

What it’s been like studying Physics

A term like no other The return to university this year has definitely been a strange one, with a lot of the social activities that we would usually get up to having to be cancelled due to social distancing and government restrictions. As a physics student, there was a big change in the way that…

What its been like studying Physics

A term like no other The return to university this year has definitely been a strange one, with a lot of the social activities that we would usually get up to having to be cancelled due to social distancing and government restrictions. As a physics student, there was a big change in the way that…

Studying English at Durham

Ruby TomlinsonHi, I'm Ruby, a second year English Literature Student from Van Mildert College. Over lockdown I've been putting my running shoes on to get out and about around Durham city and the surrounding countryside (including peacocks!), so I can definitely recommend getting yourself involved in some new exploration. The student ambassador team have all…

Last 5 things I bought as a student

We’ve all been there: you’ve come to university, your student loan has just come in, and suddenly the world is waiting. You have a bit more freedom now – so what are you going to spend the money on? Perhaps a day trip to Newcastle, or a night out with friends. Or so we think.…

The Durham Revue keep laughing through lockdown

The Durham Revue is the university’s longest running sketch comedy group. Established in 1974, The Revue has been the breeding ground for many comedians including Ed Gamble (Mock The Week, The Off Menu Podcast), Nish Kumar (The Mash Report), Stevie Martin (Massive Dad, The Emily Atack Show), Alex Macqueen (The Inbetweeners) and Jeremy Vine (not…

My Experience with the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at...

Hi, I’m Eleanor, a second-year Modern Languages and Cultures student at Collingwood College. I have been a Durham Student Ambassador since my first year and am involved in student theatre here at Durham! Eleanor IveyHi, I’m Eleanor, a second-year Modern Languages and Cultures student at Collingwood College. I have been a Durham Student Ambassador since…

Theatre through Lockdown: the Rise of the Radio Play

As we now approach the end of term, theatre in Durham would usually be in full swing but with the second lockdown having fallen upon us, it’s beginning to feel all too reminiscent to the first lockdown that swallowed theatre at the end of last academic year. When I started that summer, exams finished and…

Placement Application Tips

Carina FontHi, my name is Carina and I'm a second-year from St Mary's studying Marketing and Management. Around uni I'm Publicity and Communications Officer for Mary's, a brand ambassador for Enterprise Rent-A-Car and am involved in arts, dance and yoga around uni as well as sharing my uni experience on my YouTube channel Carina Mae!

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