Durham University Student Blogs

Category - Volunteering

Why training matters

Leadership. Communication. Teamwork. Problem-solving. Time management. Conflict resolution. These are the competencies students come across all the time in the perennial job search. As we all know, it is essential to show a commitment to something outside of a degree on the old CV. Internships, years abroad, or work experience seem to be the go-to...

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...

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...