What’s it like working as a Durham Student Ambassador (DSA)?

What is a Durham Student Ambassador? A Durham Student Ambassador (DSA) is someone who works to deliver high quality interactions with students, teachers, parents, etc. Long-story-short, DSAs are some of the best people you will ever meet. (Genuinely!) The goal of a DSA is basically to inform prospective students about how life at Durham is. […]

How to relax during exams

Despite the fun of university, completing the academic side of university can be stressful, especially during exam period. It’s so important to look after your health and wellbeing during exam periods to help manage stress. Here are my tips on how to relax and look after your health during exam season at Durham University. Exercise […]

Making friends from other colleges

Colleges are an integral part of life at Durham University. For many, it’s where they live for their first year and where they make a lot of their friends. Despite colleges having strong communities, many students make friends across all the Durham colleges. I’m at Trevelyan College, and a lot of my current friends I […]

What’s it like studying Computer Science?

Being a second year Computer Science student at Durham means that the world is my very technical oyster. The university, and this course in particular, has provided me with a plethora of opportunities for practising my computer programming skills, familiarising me with programming languages like Python and C, and ultimately increasing my employability by adding […]

What’s it like studying Archaeology?

Why Archaeology? Despite having visited museums throughout my life, it wasn’t until the excavation of Richard III’s remains from beneath a car park that my eyes were truly opened to the world of archaeology. As the early modern period was a key part of the History curriculum for both my GCSEs and A-levels, this discovery […]

Not just lecture theatres and libraries… How I actually study humanities

When I was considering my university options, I remember looking at the different facilities each uni was offering, and seeing many of them advertising suites of state-of-the-art labs, fancy technical equipment, and specialised science blocks. As someone who did not choose university for these facilities, or more so for the subjects they catered for, I […]