A student at Durham University has told how he had his ‘hair shaved off and cooking oil poured in his eye’ during a bizarre and draconian-sounding initiation ceremony to a sport club. The student was speaking anonymously to the University’s newspaper Palatinate, and told how he considered dropping out of the University before beginning his studies due to the initiation. This is far from the … Continue reading Sport Club Initiation Ceremony at Durham University Led to Students ‘Having Hair Shaved and Oil Poured in their Eyes’
Statistics concerning the mental health of students at Durham University have been released – with the results revealing that thousands of students have sought counselling in the last few academic years. In the 2016-17 academic year alone, 1,400 students accessed counselling. With approximately 18,000 students enrolled at the University, this equates to around 7% of all students seeking help. The statistics discussed in this article … Continue reading Mental Health Statistics for Durham University
A University campus is normally a location that allows students and staff to engage in freedom of speech – without having policies or rules in place to limit expression. However, a recent report by Spiked Online has suggested that very few Universities in the United Kingdom actually actively promote freedom of speech, with many supposedly blocking free speech from their campus. In the report, Durham … Continue reading Durham University ‘Chills Free Speech’ on Campus, Study Says
Staff members across several Universities in the United Kingdom will be striking throughout February and March, following an ongoing row regarding pensions. The strike will be affecting several Universities based in the North of England. Durham University, Lancaster University, Newcastle University, the University of Leeds, University of Warwick and University of York will all fall victim to the strikes. The news has caused concern for students … Continue reading Several Northern Universities Set for Staff Strike Action
Prince Charles delighted the crowds in Durham today as he took part in a Royal engagement. The Royal visit was exciting for the Durham community – who turned out in their dozens to see Charles. During his visit, he went opened a new visitor experience at Durham Cathedral, and went to a college at Durham University. Students at Durham gave Charles a warm welcome. The … Continue reading The Best from Prince Charles’ Visit to Durham
In tragic news, a student at Durham University has died after being ‘crushed by a fence’, outside the city centre nightclub Missoula. The incident was caused by other attendees in the queue pushing forward, which caused the crush. Police are investigating the case. Officers are investigating the death of a @durham_uni student https://t.co/3WE8iVqvPI pic.twitter.com/OHs7SsV6jC — Durham Constabulary (@DurhamPolice) February 8, 2018 Missoula is … Continue reading Student Dies After Being ‘Crushed’ in Nightclub Queue
Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales – will be heading to Durham on Thursday 15th February, where he will be taking part in a range of engagements. Among his engagements are events at both Durham Cathedral and Durham University. As part of the day, Charles will be witnessing a signing performance among other activities. For the general public – it has been advised for those … Continue reading Prince Charles to Visit Durham on Feb 15!
In a rather surreal sight, a lecture being held at Durham University had to be stopped following its invasion by ‘environmental protesters’. The lecture, called ‘The Role of Oil and Gas Tomorrow’ – featured topics revolving around the oil and gas industry. The lecture had to be stopped following the interruption, with order unable to be restored. Reaction to this ‘protest’ has been mixed. The … Continue reading Durham Lecture Interrupted by ‘Environmental Protest’
A review has revealed that Durham University has placed in the top ten in Universities in the United Kingdom for the number of graduates being targeted by ‘top employers’. This comes as great news for students at Durham, who can take considerable confidence from this result – with top companies clearly interested in the output of this University! The review came from the highly-respected High … Continue reading Durham in Top Ten for Sought-After Graduates for Employers
The new Education hub at Durham University is getting ever closer – with construction on the brand-new facility now in full swing. The £40m hub will add to the already-impressive portfolio of buildings at the University, and includes several exciting areas that will turn the building into a world-class education centre. The hub will be located at Lower Mountjoy – and is slated for a … Continue reading Durham Uni Education Hub Construction In Full Swing
Figures obtained by UniEel have revealed huge fines being spent at University’s across the United Kingdom at library’s. Part of our ongoing study focused on Durham University, where it was revealed students spent £63,965.75 on library fines during the 2016-17 academic year. This figure is above average for values seen at UK institutions. Putting this figure into perspective – with around 18,000 students at Durham, this … Continue reading Durham Uni Students Spent Over £60K On Library Fines!
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