Durham University Student Blogs

Category - Undergraduate

Budgeting *boooooo*

… In 1 week I have purchased a pink horse USB drive that I’ve never used, 3 mini snow globes before winter and a bonsai tree that has died – RIP Bertie… I remember when I told my mum I didn’t budget at uni – she was horrified (haha – sorry mum). I was deep into my overdraft but didn’t seem to realise there was a correlation...

What to bring to University

For many, this is the first time you’re living away from home. Therefore, one of the biggest jobs is deciding what to take with you. It is worth mentioning that in order to determine how much or what items to take, consider first not only the mode of transport you are using to arrive at University, but also what your accommodation already...

What to expect in Fresher’s week!

Another year, another new load of fresher’s – the first hurdle: fresher’s week. Each college has their own traditions but they do stay pretty similar, unless you are of course Hatfield and have Freps who like to wake you up at 7am everyday with pots and pans! Fresher’s week, as daunting as it may be, it is a great way to meet new people...

Checklist for the day of exams

People often forget about the little things that help you cope and stay calm on the day of an exam. So we have compiled a handy list so you don’t forget! EAT AND DRINK – Have a reasonable amount to eat and drink  water before the exam. Some people like to take in sweets to help maintain blood pressure but be wary of noise! ORGANISE – Make...