Durham University

Israeli Ambassador's Visit Questions the Debating Culture at Elite Universities

Pina Sadar | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pina Sadar

Earlier this year, Gaza endured a horrific military assault targeted at Palestinian civilians, many of whom are Durham University current and former students. As a result of continuous shelling, the death toll exceeded 2200, with thousands more Palestinians being heavily injured and struggling to restore their lives in the besieged and occupied homeland...

Student Activists Lobby UK Visa Office for Gaza to Re-Open

Malaka Shwaikh | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Malaka Shwaikh

At least ten Gazan students have been awarded MA scholarships to study in the UK universities but have not yet been able to travel. This is mainly because the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK has ordered the UK office in Gaza to remain closed, even though the war is over.//

Top 10 UK Universities To Study English

The Huffington Post UK | Louisa Clack | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The Complete University Guide has released the top ten universities to study English for 2014-2015. The website ranks the courses by their entry st...

Body Found In River Suspected To Be Missing Student

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Police searching for a missing student have found a body in a river. Luke Pearce, 19, went missing a week ago having been on a night out with his u...

Concerns Grow For Missing Durham University Student As Police Search River

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Concerns are growing for a missing Durham University student after he failed to return from a night out last Saturday, with police officers even searc...

Durham Student Union Votes To Campaign Against 'Blacking Up'

The Huffington Post UK | Cristina Criddle | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student union has voted to campaign for students to actively stop "blacking up" in fancy dress parties and at other university events. Following...

How Relevant Is Faith and Religion in a Modern Society?

Reverend David Gifford | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK
Reverend David Gifford

Interfaith dialogue will have to take its place as a crucial item on everybody's agenda. It is heartening to get behind these students - the leaders of tomorrow - who show us that faith and religion is still relevant to life's meaning and for flourishing, dynamic, societies.

Rugby Club and Feminism Society Host Debate: 'Is There a Relationship Between Lad Culture and Sexual Violence?'

Flo Perry | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Flo Perry

Last week in Durham University over 200 people came together to discuss the relationship between Lad Culture and sexual violence.

Durham University Opposes Motion 'Feminists Are All Too Often Sexists In Disguise' In Debate

Freya Bromley | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

On the 24th January, members of the Durham Union Society voted against the motion "This House Believes Feminists Are All Too Often Sexists In Disguise" after speeches from Mike Buchanan, Swayne O'Pie, Cindy Gallop and Julie Bindel.

A Reading List for Durham University's Anti Feminists

Ellie Slee | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Slee

This week, Durham University's independent student newspaper, Palatinate, published an article written by a woman dismissing feminism as outdated. Direct quote: 'The UK doesn't need feminism any more'. Actually, the UK needs feminism like you need to read up.

Student Scallywags Rescued From Cathedral Roof After Drunken Prank Goes Wrong

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Four students had to be rescued from the roof of a cathedral after a drunken prank went wrong, costing emergency services thousands of pounds. A se...

Durham Uni Rugby Club Played 'It's Not Rape If..' Drinking Game

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student rugby club has landed itself in hot water after playing a drinking game which allegedly involved members finishing the sentence "it's not ra...

Durham University Choose Real Feminism Over Banning 'Blurred Lines'

Freya Bromley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

Durham University has taken a stance against the seven university students' unions that banned Robin Thicke's chart-topping "Blurred Lines" for allegedly promoting non-consensual sex.

LOOK: Possible Geordie God Found..

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A 1,800-year-old carved stone head of a possible Geordie Roman god has been discovered buried in an ancient rubbish dump. The discovery was made by...

Durham Spends £1.4m On Art..

PA | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A top university has been criticised for spending £1.4m on art including works by Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol while it charges students £9,000-a-y...

Why Young People Should Be Screened For Heart Conditions

Hilary Robinson | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hilary Robinson

Last year the organisation CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young - which undertakes tremendous work in raising awareness of conditions that can lead to young sudden cardiac death screened 12,000 young people between the ages of 14 and 35. Of those, 40 young people who were considered "fit and healthy" were diagnosed with a cardiac condition that was potentially life threatening.

What of My Prospects?

Nicholas Cooper | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Cooper

When I get to a point that I want to sell my soul to capitalism I'll naively wade in assuming that my natural charisma and way with words that are clearly evident from this article will see me soaring above the competition

Inept £2m Chinese Art Thieves Jailed

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK

Two inept thieves who stole Chinese artefacts worth £2 million from a museum but then could not find where they had stashed them were handed lengthy ...

I Stole Her Hamster After A One Night Stand And Named It Spartacus

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

From stealing hamsters and pooing on Aston Martins, to porn-mad lecturers and solving Rubix cubes, this week's round-up of funniest student confession...

Student Rugby Club Banned Over Jimmy Savile Fancy Dress

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A student rugby club has been banned from playing for a term after members went on a night out dressed up as disgraced TV star Jimmy Savile and his vi...

Dirty Secrets: Last Week's Best Student Confessions

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

From oral hygiene and using plastic bags as loo roll to Pokemon toys and stoned rabbits, this week's round-up of best student confessions is the funni...

'I Still Put Soft Toys In Sexual Positions'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

From phantom pooers and sex in Movember, to snogging the taxi driver for payment, we've rounded up some of the most embarrassing, cringe-worthy and do...

Halloween Special: Most Haunted University Towns Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Ever been spooked by a scary sound in the library, dismissed a disturbing wailing as the wind or glimpsed a ghostly apparition but put it down to too ...

Living In A Low-Employment Area 'Risks Premature Death'

PA | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK

A greater risk of premature death is faced by people living in areas of England with long-term low employment, new research has claimed. The study ...

Man Charged With Artefacts Theft

PA | Posted 03.05.2012 | Home

A 35-year-old man has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary by police investigating the theft of Chinese artefacts worth more than £2 milli...