What happens when exams are over?
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What happens when exams are over?

Time to have fun The third term of university at Durham has a distinct split in two: the first part is filled with revision, exams and plenty of coffee, but the last three weeks change completely. Once the stress of exams has passed and people are released from their departments one of the best parts of the university year…
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…
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…
My college experience
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My college experience

They say that your college is like your second home. A place to see your friends, attend formals, balls and concerts. Before coming to Durham, I didn’t realise just how big of an impact my college would have on my university experience. I am especially happy that I was allocated Trevelyan – infamously known for its love…