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
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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…
A year in Esports at Durham University
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A year in Esports at Durham University

The university esports scene is thriving, and at Durham University Esports and Gaming (DUEG), so are we! A successful year DUEG has seen its best year yet in terms of performance, placing 4th in the British University Esports Championship and seeing strong results across the board. From incredible team showings such as our…
Get into Gaming with esports
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Get into Gaming with esports

To anyone who knows me, they’ll know that one of my favourite stories I love to recount in conversation is about how I got into gaming at Durham. To cut a long story short, it all began with a Republic of Gamers duck I spotted at a Fresher’s Fair stall back in 2020 (very much during the pandemic). From there sprouted a…
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What's it like studying Sport?

I initially applied to Durham after being part of the Supported Progression scheme (read Liv’s blog about Supported Progression). This was a one-week experience where I saw what it was like to study Sport at Durham, as well as meet other potential students and even some of the lecturers that teach me now! The Sports…
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24 hours of fundraising football!

This year, for the 5th year running, the men and women of Collingwood College AFC are back at it, another 24 hours of football to be played in support of Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (RSACC) for Darlington and Country Durham. We want to raise as much money as we can and we need YOUR support. When? This Friday…