Durham University Student Blogs

Category - Student experience

The Ginormous Turkey

Oddly, Durham was the place I first had Thanksgiving. I have no American roots and only a vague idea about the origins of Thanksgiving. But for the second time in two years, I settled down to a very large meal among a very large number of friends on the fourth Thursday of November and was incredibly thankful for it. I was mainly thankful that it...

Top Tips for Lumiere 2017

The long-awaited Lumiere has finally landed in Durham for 4 days only! From 16th November – 19th November, our little city will be lit up with some of the best light installations from around the world. If you want to make the most of this bi-annual spectacle, keep reading for some of my top tips after visiting the festival on the opening...

How I fund raised my way up Kilimanjaro

fund raising Durham

Let me set the scene…. It’s the beginning of my 2nd year at Durham University. After a busy summer full of sunshine and holidays, I’ve arrived back in cold, rainy [lovely] Durham, and academic advisors have started using the f-word – “future”. What are your plans for after Durham? Have you got anything lined up? The answer to both...

From Intern to Employee

Intern

What It’s Like to Be a QA Test Engineer at Komodo I got my Internship with Komodo Digital in Newcastle, through the Careers, Employability & Enterprise Centre at Durham University. My time as an Intern was spent making sure that any website or app that Komodo is involved in is of a high quality and has as few bugs, issues, and faults as...

Guide to Understanding Local Lingo

You would be forgiven for thinking of the local North East dialect as being a different language altogether. Those of you (or yous) who are southerners, from some posh suburb of Haywards Heath, or Kensington, you will wonder if you are still in England. I personally believe that Geordie and all it’s local variations, has some similarities...

Living Out 101

Living out Durham

Moving into second and third year, lots of us are choosing to fly the cosy, catered nests of our college accommodation and moving into our own place. Suddenly you’ve got bills to pay, meals to cook, a house to clean, housemates to cope with… oh yeah and that degree to do too! This can sometimes be a little bit overwhelming, so here are some...