Durham University Student Blogs

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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...

Capture the Flag

BAE Systems, a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company organises an event called Capture the Flag across UK universities. The event took place at Durham on Saturday, November 26, 2016. The event comprised of a set of cyber security challenges of different difficulty levels and the task was to solve as many challenges as...

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...

Merit360: a programme that empowers youth to address the Sustainable Development Goals

Over 16 days in August and September, I was lucky enough to be a participant on the first ever Merit360 programme in the United States – a programme that will continue to be delivered until 2030 in partnership with the United Nations. Merit360 is a programme to engage global youth to tackle the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)...