Durham University Student Blogs

Category - Societies

A Warm Welcome Back at the Re-Freshers Fair

On Wednesday 18 January, Durham Students’ Union will be hosting Re-Freshers Fair- a great way to get back into the swing of university life after the winter break. Re-Freshers Fair is a great way for students to remind themselves of everything there is to get involved with and sign up for new societies. It’s a great opportunity to get involved...

Societies at Durham: A Blog by Durham Students’ Union’s Activities Officer

University life is about much more than your studies and joining a society is a great way to get a good work-life balance. The Students’ Union has over 200 student groups that are open to everyone. With so many groups there is pretty much something for everyone, and if there isn’t, you can start your own society with support from the...

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...

Learning Chinese

I have always had a fascination for languages, and especially, coming from a country like India with 22 scheduled languages and more than a hundred dialects, languages have always baffled me. Also I read somewhere that learning a new language makes the brain sharper – hence, I always have the desire to learn more languages, to add to my mother...