Durham University Student Blogs

Category - Volunteering

Do Something Different

The Durham bubble. We’ve all felt it at some point – that moment when essays are due, your housemates haven’t done the dishes, you haven’t been home in 8 weeks and then you bump into your ex at a nightclub for the third time that week. It’s just so small. But it doesn’t have to be. For me, I need an escape from it all. Once a week, I...

Why volunteer to ‘Celebrate Science’ at Durham’s annual science festival?

 I volunteered to help out at the Celebrate Science Festival in both 2014 and 2015 because ultimately I thought it’d look good on my CV. Future employers love that kind of thing, don’t they? Well, yes they do, but also I’m lying when I say I volunteered just to make my CV look better. Volunteering at Celebrate Science is something that...

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...

Leading the Volunteering Team

When I first arrived at Durham University and met my fellow Global Citizenship Programme (GCP) scholars, little did I know that the GCP would become the heart of the community that made Ustinov College not just a place to live, but my home. Leading the Volunteering Team this year has been a journey of exploration and learning as my co-leader Jana...