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…
Fieldwork in Malta
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Fieldwork in Malta

Cover image – Fort Manoel on the left, with Sliema’s high rise buildings on the right – showing the impact of tourism in Malta Sometimes I joke with my friends that Durham is so small, you can “do it in a day.” Of course, it’s not true, and it’s far from the truth that Malta, roughly the size of ten Durhams…
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…