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By Lizzie English
16th July 2021
Hi everyone! I’m Lizzie, the admin of @thedurhamstudent Instagram. Recently I asked prospective students to send in their questions about Durham University life. With four years of experience as a student at Durham, I hope my answers will give you an insight into what it’s really like to live and study here. Do you have any tips for starting…
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What’s it like studying Natural Sciences at Durham?
By Eve Routledge
28th June 2021
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What’s it like studying Education at Durham?
By Tia van Loggerenberg
25th June 2021
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By Lizzie English
16th July 2021
Hi everyone! I’m Lizzie, the admin of @thedurhamstudent Instagram. Recently I asked prospective students to send in their questions about Durham University life. With four years of experience as a student at Durham, I hope my answers will give you an insight into what it’s really like to live and study here. Do you have…
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What to pack and what not to pack!
By Ruby Tomlinson
16th July 2021
Wow, it barely seems a few weeks ago when I first started getting my bags ready for the journey up North for Durham, so I remember how stressful it can be! Every different student site will give you a “must-have item”, and a whole entourage of family members will be giving you their personal and potentially unwanted feedback…
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What's it like studying Sociology?
By Olivia Parsons
12th July 2021
Prepared for the next step My name is Olivia, and I’m a third year Sociology student from Texas who is sad that my time at Durham has come to an end. Despite the fact that my degree has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, I have honestly loved every minute of it. Later this year, I will be heading to London to get a…
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Irreplaceable experiences and connections
By Akansha Agrawal
9th July 2021
We began this year with a lot of uncertainties. We weren’t sure about being offered the ‘International Study Tour’ module because of travel restrictions. Nonetheless, some of the optimists amongst us (one being me!) chose the module with hopes of a better future. Within a week, the Business School team informed us that…
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Taking Shakespeare on tour
By Imogen Usherwood
7th July 2021
Castle Theatre Company’s summer Shakespeare Tour is an annual tradition going back decades at Durham. Every year, a group of student actors, musicians and creatives, prepare a Shakespeare comedy and take it on tour, performing it at venues around the south of England in July. While affiliated with University College, the team…
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How I spend my Wednesday afternoons
By Ellie Blackburn
6th July 2021
What’s so special about a Wednesday afternoon? Something that’s really great about Durham is that all students across all year groups and subjects always get their Wednesday afternoons off. There will normally be no teaching or classes scheduled during this time, and the aim is to encourage us all to get involved with…
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How I write an essay
By Tia van Loggerenberg
6th July 2021
Essays are probably the bread and butter of academic work at university. Even exams have essay components or are essay exams. So, I think it’s safe to say that waxing the skill that is essay-writing at a university level is quite essential. When I started my first essay, I had no clue where to start. It was pretty stressful…
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Referencing your work
By Tia van Loggerenberg
6th July 2021
Referencing, as you might have guessed, is a crucial part of academic writing. If you don’t reference correctly, it can bring down your grade by quite a bit or bring in scary issues such as plagiarism. No one wants that, so today, I’m going to share a few tips on referencing your work – just so when you’re working on…
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What’s it like studying Theology and Religion at Durham?
By Dylan Brooks
2nd July 2021
Maybe the highest compliment I can pay to studying Theology and Religion at Durham is that I genuinely love doing it. I think one of my fears before coming to university was that I’d have to spend three years doing something that I was only partially interested in which would make the work a bit of a drag. But thankfully…
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Climate change, COP26 and Environmentalism in Law
By Felicity Checksfield
1st July 2021
What is COP26 and why is it important? A series of serious, adverse effects have forced global warming to the forefront of policy makers considerations; these include rising sea levels, increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, floods and droughts. One way in which global actors have responded to climate change is through…
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