Durham University Student Blogs

Category - International

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)...

‘Many Languages, One World’ essay competition by Sophia Smith-Galer

Hi, I’m Sophia Smith-Galer, a student at St. Mary’s college, and I have just graduated from Durham with a degree in Spanish and Arabic.  I will be one of 60 delegates going to New York in July after winning the 2016 ‘Many Languages, One World’ essay competition.  10 candidates represent each UN language and we’ll spend a week working...

My winter break in Durham

Spending Christmas and New Year’s in Durham wasn’t my first choice as I hoped to see my family,  but, what can one do when the prices of plane tickets home surge especially at this time of year? Luckily, many of my friends, mostly international, decided to stay behind as well, leading to us arranging many festive feasts and trips. Needless...