International Women in Engineering Day

Similar to many other women in engineering, I cannot say that I knew from the age of one that I wanted to be an engineer. In fact, when I finally decided that engineering was the path for me, I remember my mum saying “Why do you want to spend the rest of your life fixing […]

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 most of us […]

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 team. Second year Education Studies student, Louise […]

Memories of Congregation

Genista Astell, St Mary’s College, Spring 2022 Graduation: a day which had been a long time coming – from matriculation and years of study to the ceremony scheduled and cancelled twice due to Covid-19! I was convinced at times that a graduation ceremony is something that I would sadly not experience. When finishing my degree […]