Durham University Student Blogs

Category - Volunteering

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...

Green Move Out

Hello, we are the Van Mildert College Environment Reps and we have been asked to write a blog post about the Green Move Out scheme. As we have no idea how to write a blog, we have decided to start with a short limerick to warm up: “Have you heard of the Green Move Out? It’s all we can talk about! Your tat is our treasure, So give us...

De-stress with SCA’s Wellbeing Programme

Hi my name’s Neha and I am the 2016/17 President of SCA Volunteering. I’m a second year studying Anthropology at Grey College and in my free time I love nothing more than to play some tennis, lacrosse and of course, get stuck in with Student  Community Action (SCA) the student-led, student run volunteering group and all the marvellous work...

A night in the life of a Nightliner

It’s 8.30pm and I have just showered, got dressed, brushed my teeth and put on my shoes ready to head out. Friends are sitting in the corridor outside my room and I am sporting the latest trends; rolled up trackies, long socks and an oversized hoodie. On my shoulder is the most enormous weekend bag stuffed full with what seems like enough food...