Student Housing Crisis

Come the end of first term, the usual chaos ensues where desperate students search among their three month old friends for potential future housemates. Equipped with the housing knowledge of an adolescent and half-made friends, these students then proceed to charge into every estate agent in town, desperately looking for the ‘dream house’. This one…

History of St Mary’s College, Durham

Driving up South Road, the last thing you expect to see is a sign for ‘Teikyo University of Japan’. But, unbeknownst to the passerby, this sign also shows the way to Durham’s third oldest college. St Mary’s College was built in 1899, following the arrival of the first female students in Durham in 1896. At…

How to keep your head while house hunting

The dreaded time is nearly upon us already, and students up and down the country will probably be experiencing sleepless nights, dreading the weeks to come. Freshers, you’re probably wondering which of the faces you barely know you’re going to live with in a year’s time. Second years, you’ll either be facing the embarrassment of…

The Ultimate Guide to Exam Stress

As the days grow longer and the dark Durham nights slowly shorten, we are met with the wonderful season of summatives. This entails an exponential growth in coffee intake, all nighter’s in the Billy B, and frantic emails to tutors. We’re all equally as stressed- even we who don’t like to admit it- but read…

Exams in Durham

Nine grand for tuition, six grand for accommodation, not to mention a good couple of hundred for the extra books and essentials. And all this for what? 24/7 access to a library that’s so full I spend hours wandering aimlessly trying to find a seat, piercing glares cast in my general direction? A few contact…