Durham University Student Blogs

Category - Postgraduate

The Power of Positivity

Sometimes staying positive can sometimes feel like an impossible task. In truth, everyone has moments when they feel as though things are piling on top of them, but this is natural (as long as it is temporary!) Sometimes all it takes to feel brighter is a burst of fresh air, half an hour spent chatting with a friend or treating yourself to a...

Consent does matter

This is a matter which I have never really thought about before; or the scale of the issue of 1 in 3 women* experiencing unwanted sexual advances before completing the Consent Matters course. Obviously, sexual violence is totally unacceptable in our society and the Sexual Violence & Misconduct Operations Group at Durham is aiming to educate...

Durham University’s Solar Car team (DUEM) celebrates 15 years of innovation

Innovation inspires. It inspires people to think differently, to challenge the status quo and to join as part of a mission to change the world for the better. When I joined Durham University Electric Motorsport (DUEM) 2 years ago, this was certainly the case. The team was in the process of designing and engineering their latest solar car...

A few ways to celebrate Christmas as an International Student in the UK

Christmas is just round the corner, are you ready for it?  As an international student, I understand sometimes it may be difficult for us to go home during this peak season due to the un-affordable price of a flight ticket.  However, I think it’s not a bad idea to celebrate Christmas in a foreign country because you can always do something...

The Palatinate Experience

It’s 6.30am on a Monday morning. November.  It’s pitch black outside, freezing, and the bin-men have hardly finished collecting the rubbish. You’re about to get a lift – if you’re very lucky – or perhaps even the X12 bus; if you’re a fresher, you’re probably walking under the streetlights, without a car in sight. You’re...

Where to go from a PhD

Perhaps the most daunting choice facing any PhD student is where to go following their PhD. Discussions among PhD students in my time at Durham seemed to focus on the binary choice of either staying in academia or moving to London, both of which have positives and negatives. Hopefully I can convince you all that by no means are you restricted to...

Applying for a Masters at Durham

It’s the time of year when, if you’re a third or fourth year, you start thinking about the future. Your inbox becomes overloaded with messages from all manner of companies competing for the best students, but what if you decide not to enter the world of work straightaway? Now is also the time to be thinking about further study; this post is...