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Astronomy & CosmologyCollegesFeaturedPostgraduateStudent experienceWelcome to Durham

My academic journey in the North East

Hi there! My name is Tom and I am a postgraduate MSc Particles, Strings and Cosmology student. I was born in Sunderland, raised in Penshaw and completed my undergraduate studies in Newcastle; for my academic upbringing I haven’t travelled far, however, I can assure you that it has been the time of my life nevertheless. I’m here today to tell…
Holocaust Memorial Day
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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day occurs every year on the 27th of January. This date marks the liberation of Auschwitz- Birkenau, the largest concertation camp, in 1945. We remember the six million Jews that were murdered, alongside all the other victims of the Holocaust, and the genocides that have followed. What happened in the…
Working in social media at a tech startup
CareersStudent experience

Working in social media at a tech startup

Created in 2020, Jumpstart is a company that helps connect graduates with start-ups for career opportunities. Durham University graduate Hatty recounts her experience of working with Jumpstart to find a career opportunity in the start-up scene. The Jumpstart process was the easiest and most organised employment process I’ve…
<strong>What’s it like studying Modern Languages and Cultures? (French and Spanish edition)</strong>
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What’s it like studying Modern Languages and Cultures? (French and Spanish edition)

Modern Languages and Cultures (MLAC) is one of the most open and varied degrees you can study. I wanted to talk about what the degree can involve at Durham, and the year abroad built into the course. What is MLAC and why you might want to study it? When I chose to study French and Spanish, it was because I felt like a bit…
<strong>What’s it like studying Natural Sciences? (Chemistry and Physics edition)</strong>
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What’s it like studying Natural Sciences? (Chemistry and Physics edition)

I couldn’t decide what to study I’m currently in my second year studying Chemistry and Physics (Joint Honours) as part of the Natural Sciences programme. I chose my course funnily enough because I was so indecisive. I simply couldn’t choose between either subject, as I found them both equally interesting. I wanted…