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Sophie and the 2022 Mini Challenge

Many of our students achieve extraordinary things alongside their degrees.  Philosophy and Psychology student Sophie Wright was selected to take part in the 2022 Mini Challenge – one of only two women on the Grid in this season’s ‘Trophy Class’.  Having got her first race under her belt, Sophie tells us about her experiences in her second…
Working while studying 
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Working while studying 

I’ve always been attracted to the idea of earning my own pocket money before university, which was why I thought I’d try applying to a few jobs during my first and second years of university. I just love the feeling of being (somewhat) financially independent, treating myself to something nice or buying my parents gifts…
Jubilee weekend
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Jubilee weekend

People across the country have been celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, including students here at Durham too! In this blog, you’ll find out more about the community spirit of Durham and different things to do in the local area when students have time off to celebrate. Although exams are over now, so…
A right royal do
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A right royal do

As part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, 300 County Durham schoolchildren recently took to the stage at Durham’s Gala Theatre to perform dance and music from across the Commonwealth. The children were supported by a team of volunteers, which included students from the University’s Volunteering and Outreach…
Why I chose to study Sport
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Why I chose to study Sport

For me, choosing to study at Durham was almost a no-brainer having had my sister study there and seeing the brilliant time that she had and the opportunities she was exposed to. Although, unlike her, a keen geographer, I knew that I wanted to study something else and I decided it best to follow my passion and study the topic of…
Sophie and the 2022 Mini Challenge
EventsFeaturedSportStudent experience

Sophie and the 2022 Mini Challenge

Many of our students achieve extraordinary things alongside their degrees.  Philosophy and Psychology student Sophie Wright was selected to take part in the 2022 Mini Challenge – one of only two women on the Grid in this season’s ‘Trophy Class’.  Having got her first race under her belt, Sophie tells us about her…