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Celebrating the success of our Virtual Freshers’ Fair 2020

It is truly incredible what students continue to achieve. During Freshers Week our societies took the first iconic step for this year in overcoming the challenge of Covid-19, by uploading engaging content and joining together to spend two whole days dedicated to welcoming prospective members and preparing for the year ahead. Freshers’ is exciting for…

Durham University Foundation Programme

I recently successfully completed the Foundation Programme at Durham University and will be progressing into the first year of my Physics degree in October 2020. It has been a crazy year, but I am proud for all I have achieved in such a short space of time. During my time at Durham however, I have…

Inspiring the next generation of women in tech.

The impact of technological innovation on our social, political, and economic world is endless. Yet only 5% of leadership positions in technology are held by women. On Wednesday 5 February 2020, I had the pleasure of attending a Women in Tech panel held by the Durham University Women in Business society in collaboration with DUWomen…

Why Study for a Doctorate in Business Administration?

When I began my Master of Business Administration (MBA) five years ago, I had one clear goal: to graduate. My plan was to go back to school, challenge myself, and return to work. It was a one-off adventure that I wanted to embark upon to refresh my life. Upon completing my MBA, however, I felt…

Making Durham’s campus hedgehog-friendly

Not everyone is aware of the plight of British hedgehogs. Since the start of this century, studies have estimated a drop by around 50% in their numbers. If, like me, you care deeply about all wildlife, this news is extremely concerning. Hedgehogs are wonderful creatures – unique, vital to ecosystems, and yes, adorable. How to…

Introducing Scoop Durham: easy on the wallet, easier on the earth!

The images included ion this blog are from he first Scoop store in Cambridge. We are a new initiative in Durham called Scoop, our aim is to bring an affordable, plastic-free alternative where students and the local community can purchase non-perishable food goods at a price which competes with local supermarkets. All of us are…

DUEM attempts a unique 24-hour ‘Ouston Solar Challenge

Durham University Electric Motorsport (DUEM) have achieved some amazing results over the past few years; building our solar-powered car, ‘Ortus’, achieving our best results yet in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019 and expanding our dedicated team are to name just a few. Last weekend was no exception; we took it upon ourselves to complete…

Student finance: stick to a budget amid the Covid crisis

For students returning to university, this year will be very different to the last. And for those only beginning, the pandemic has taken away many of the freedoms they should have welcomed when they left home. But despite local lockdowns of some universities, and bans on parties in others, there is one constant - the…

Meet our Student Digital Leaders

Durham’s Student Digital Leaders team is a new scheme being set up this year. We are a group of students from all different subjects and colleges who are here to help new and returning students, to navigate Durham’s digital services and help you get set up on MyDigitalDurham. We are available every day for the…

What to bring as an International Student

Note – this blog was written before the covid19 pandemic, however, much of the advice is still relevant. View all the advice for new and returning students here. After 6 long years in the UK I am now in settled status, I am very much an EU student. I came to the UK at the…

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