What's it like sharing a college room?
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What's it like sharing a college room?

Hi everyone, I’m Rosie (the one on the right), and I’ve just finished my second term of sharing a college bedroom with my roommate, Lizzie. We were asked to write this blog to give people a better idea of what sharing a room is really like, and hopefully to put your mind at ease if you might be sharing too. I was…
What is a College Day?
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What is a College Day?

At Durham, each college has a unique heritage and many traditions that follow. One of the most exciting days to celebrate this heritage is College Day. This refers to a certain day in the year on which all members of the college celebrate and take part in various activities depending on which college they are from. I am a…
The Durham dictionary
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The Durham dictionary

When I was applying to university, I realised there was a whole world of vocabulary I just didn’t understand. I’d be sitting in university talks, with new words being thrown at me left, right and centre. Suddenly, everyone expects you to know and understand terms such as lecture, seminar, halls, credits and so on. Then you…
So, what are formals all about?
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So, what are formals all about?

Each term, the different Durham colleges host events called ‘formals’. These usually coincide with a major holiday or celebration, such as Christmas, St Patrick’s day, Burns’ Night, or last weekend, Lunar New Year. Although the events are different at each college, they tend to follow a similar structure: arrive dressed…