Durham University Student Blogs

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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)...

Why volunteer to ‘Celebrate Science’ at Durham’s annual science festival?

 I volunteered to help out at the Celebrate Science Festival in both 2014 and 2015 because ultimately I thought it’d look good on my CV. Future employers love that kind of thing, don’t they? Well, yes they do, but also I’m lying when I say I volunteered just to make my CV look better. Volunteering at Celebrate Science is something that...

Why PRIDE Matters

This year, Hatfield College JCR, has tried to combat apathy regarding LGBTQ+ concerns by creating a PRIDE week specifically designed to get Allies informed and involved in the LGBTQ+ community. We’ve created a new page, ‘Hatfield Circle of Pride’, which references Hatfield’s mascot, the lion, inferring that Hatfield’s LGBTQ+ community...

The Durham Regatta

  The Durham Regatta was first held in 1834 making it the second oldest regatta in the country (the oldest being Chester Regatta). Durham Regatta,  developed from the annual procession of boats originally assembled in 1815 to celebrate the victory at Waterloo.  Rowing as well as generous vast quantities of food and drink have remained...