Durham University Student Blogs

Category - Colleges

Meet my Durham College Family

If you think you have just one family, you may be in for a shock. Arriving into Hatfield College I too thought this way, until I was introduced to my Durham College Family, my ‘College Mother’, ‘College Father’ and two ‘College Siblings’. I soon fell in love with my ‘College Family’ and I’m treating this as my shout-out to...

What’s so good about Durham’s Colleges?

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It’s one of the things that makes Durham stand out from other Russell Group universities, and it’s also different from the Oxbridge collegiate system, but what is it that makes Durham colleges so good? Your college is like your own little community. Unlike other universities, were you are likely to only make friends with those in your flat...

An International Student’s Christmas with College Mentors

I come from College of St. Hild and St. Bede and my college has a mentor system where undergraduates are assigned to mentors in small groups – people from diverse backgrounds, age groups and experience who are closely connected with the college. While mentors do not really teach, yet they provide valuable inputs as personal guidance, signposting...

Annual Dazzling Display from Grey

 Every year Grey College is host to one of the largest fireworks displays in Durham and the north-east. The college organised its very first fireworks display long ago, back in 1981. 35 years later the event has become an established highlight of the Grey College and University calendar – attracting crowds in their thousands from all over the...

What to bring to University

For many, this is the first time you’re living away from home. Therefore, one of the biggest jobs is deciding what to take with you. It is worth mentioning that in order to determine how much or what items to take, consider first not only the mode of transport you are using to arrive at University, but also what your accommodation already...

Being part of the Ustinov College Media Team

It was during my first few days at Ustinov, while I was trying to find my footing, still in the process of meeting new people, and exploring all the opportunities I could have outside of the academics, that I stumbled upon the Media Team. I say stumbled, because when I joined the team, I didn’t really know everything that it would entail, only...