Durham University Student Blogs

Category - Student experience

Playing for the Prince

  I was informed of the wonderful news of the royal visit last summer, which was months before the official announcement, along with just a few of my peers. Whilst we were of course very thrilled, it was very tough not being able to share the news with anyone else! Being aware of the identity of our VIP made me look forward to the...

Why training matters

Leadership. Communication. Teamwork. Problem-solving. Time management. Conflict resolution. These are the competencies students come across all the time in the perennial job search. As we all know, it is essential to show a commitment to something outside of a degree on the old CV. Internships, years abroad, or work experience seem to be the go-to...

#RoyalVisit

Royal visit Durham

I happen to come from a family that LOVES the royals. We love the tradition, the pomp and ceremony, and the pageantry. We are those nutters you see on telly who, instead of having their public holiday relaxing at home, are on the first train to London to go and sit on the Mall, decked out in red, white and blue. We were there at Kate and Wills’...

Cuth’s chose me!

St Cuthbert's Society

When I started my UCAS application, I quickly realised that I could find what I wanted from a university experience at Durham. The main thing that attracted me was the college system. However, due to working and going travelling during my gap year, I missed both opportunities to visit Durham, so when it came to choosing a college, I really was...

DULOG bring Dr Seuss to Durham!

Suess Durham DULOG students

Seussical, the Broadway and West End musical, is a show based on the magical tales of Dr Seuss. It features the world-renowned characters in a brand-new story, using Dr Seuss’s infamous signature style. DULOG (Durham University Light Opera Group) has chosen to take on Seussical as the Gala production; the biggest show of the year in Durham...

My Chelsea Pensioner guests at Graduation

As part of the obligatory mid-life crisis, I decided to quit my job and return to full-time education. With no particular career path in mind I applied for a place on the MA International Cultural Heritage Management at Durham University, with the only premise being that it complemented my BA in archaeology. Military heritage Having spent the best...

Remembering Graduation 1968

Graduation 1968

Ing. Emeritus Professor Victor Esehwanu Heathcote Strasser-King, Bsc. (Durham), PhD (Manchester), FGS (London), CGeol (London), Minst.MM (Britain), CEng (Britain), PEng, FRC, FSLIE, Dip. It is an honour and privilege to join the Durham University family to celebrate 50 Years of my graduation. My degree (BSc. Geology and Chemistry) set the...

A Magical Christmas in Durham Castle

Christmas Durham Castle

“A lonely stranger in a strange land I am cast, I miss my family all the more on every festive day.” Quote from Du Zai Yi Xiang Wei Yi Ke, Mei Feng Jia Jie Bei Si Qi (独在异乡为 异客,每逢佳节倍思亲)”. This extract from the famous Chinese poem ‘On the mountain holiday thinking of my brothers in...