Durham University

Farewell To The Mooch

Professor Kevin Morrell | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Politics
Professor Kevin Morrell

Whether he did so intentionally or not, the Mooch ended up serving this purpose. A flamboyant series of distractions and excesses, he was the tweet made flesh. Either side of a cataclysmic defeat on health care, the Mooch relentlessly sucked up attention, as well as unsettling those perceived to be disloyal in the Trump camp.

Living In A City Is Ruining Your Sense Of Smell

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech

City living is destroying our sense of smell, driving up consumption of salty foods and causing obesity rates to soar, according to a leading scientis...

Sussex University 'Failed' Student Assaulted By Lecturer Boyfriend, Inquiry Finds

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

The University of Sussex failed in its duty of care to a student who was assaulted by her lecturer boyfriend, an independent inquiry into the case has...

A Girl Turned Her Oxford Uni Rejection Letter Into An Incredible Viral Artwork

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Anyone who has applied to the UK’s top universities knows how gruelling the process can be - and how crushing it is if you are turned down. But whe...

Durham Student Pledges To Defeat ISIS In Weirdest Ever NUS Campaign Video

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

For many students, voting for their union’s NUS delegate is something they would never even think of doing. But Durham student Tom Harwood has att...

Students ‘Skinny Dipped, Had Sex And Took Cocaine’ At Raucous Summer Ball

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Durham University’s Champagne Society has been suspended over claims that its summer ball descended into a “potentially life-threatening” event,...

Durham University Wants To Stop Students From Using Its Name So It Can 'Improve Its Brand'

The Huffington Post UK | Catherine Wyatt | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Durham University has been branded “insulting” and “hypocritical” over attempts to stop student societies from using the institution's name. ...

Durham University Students Mourn the Death of Accessible Education

Miriam Brittenden | Posted 11.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Brittenden

Two weeks ago, my university, Durham University told students that its accommodation fees would be rising to over £7000 for a standard, catered room in the next academic year and that that international fees would be rising to almost £21,000.

Students From Durham Are Actually Holding A Funeral For Education

The Huffington Post UK | Chloe Kerr | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students at Durham University are to stage a 'Funeral for Accessible Education' on Tuesday, complete with eulogies and a shrine. The protest comes ...

The Durham Union Society Problem

Kat Hind | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kat Hind

I may be pessimistic, I may be wrong but the Durham Union Society should be shamed for what has happened. They must reflect on their past decisions and reconsider their future ones if they to be viewed as a respected debating society and not as group who wish merely to offend. If change is not met then perhaps it is time for a new way of running the society, perhaps we cannot trust a President to run it in an acceptable manner on the members' behalf.

UKIP Candidate 'Sorry' For Horrendous Comments About Female Journalist

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Ukip candidate and Durham University student has apologised for offensive, sexist comments about a female journalist, who he said needed "a good sha...

Durham Students Will Be Patrolling The City To Keep Peers Safe After Three Deaths

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Around 50 Durham University students have volunteered to help keep their peers safe in Durham City Centre, following the deaths of three students in t...

'Freeze The Fees': Durham Students Protest Accommodation Price Rises

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Field | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students from Durham University protested against their university’s plans to increase accommodation fees by 8%, after it was revealed living costs ...

Durham Students To Be Breathalysed By Nightclubs Following River Deaths

The Huffington Post UK | Nick Winchester | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Durham University students will be breathalysed on nights out as part of a series of new safety measures being rolled out to tackle drinking related d...

Student Paper Gives A Lesson In How To Make A Front Page

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Durham University's newspaper truly has set the bar for student subs, and even put national media to shame, with its latest front page splash. Pala...

Police Launch Huge Search For Missing Durham Student

The Huffington Post UK | Laura Heffernan | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Police searching for a Durham University student who went missing after a night out have now widened their efforts to the banks of the River Wear as c...

Durham University Is Building A Universe In A Box

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Tech

A team of scientists from Durham is building a universe in a box. The team, based at Durham University, is attempting to build a simulated universe...

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

Pina Sadar | Posted 20.01.2015 | 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.