The ultimate a to z of Durham University.
All-nighters fact of life at university if you’re not too organised – you’ll end up ignoring that assignment you got at the start of term until the night before it’s due in.
B: Bill Bryson
Durham students seem to have a strange obsession with the bearded chancellor.
College days, that is: one of the highlights of the academic year for – a celebration of each college’s foundation, and generally a great excuse for a barbeque and a party.
F: Floor Parties
Durham University students = Facebook addicts.
G: Grey College
Grey College, one of Durham’s hill colleges.
Planet of Sound, or Hound, as it is affectionately known – the club night at the DSU.
I: ‘I’ve No Idea…What Happened Last Night’
Heard all too often.
Klute – love it or hate it, Klute is a Durham institution.
L: Love Shack
Love Shack, which pretty much doubles Durham’s nightlife.
M: Mostly Harmless
Mostly Harmless (www.mostly-harmless.org.uk), the satirical newspaper – a good read for a giggle at the Durham bubble. Life wouldn’t be the same without it!
Plenty of people are willing to slate Durham’s nightlife, but there’s just about enough to do – you’re supposed to work, too, you know!
O: Open Days
Proud students convincing potential applicants that their college is better than others.
As the Durham Student newspaper is all too keen to point out on a frequent basis, the Palatinate was the starting point for George Alagiah, the BBC broadcaster. Also, Purple Radio (www.purpleradio.co.uk).
Q: Queueing At College Bars
T: Tea in Vennel’s
Regular trips to Vennel’s café are a must in Durham!
T: Traffic Cones
Try as you might, there’s no separating traffic cones and students.
The Undercroft, a great college bar with a great atmosphere.
W: The Weather
Durham has it all: clouds, rain, snow, even hail!
Hmm, Durham Uni Students is stumped on this one. Contact Durham Uni Students with suggestions if you have any!
YouTube, the video-sharing website, is full of Durham-student videos of nights out and silliness.
Zoologists; few in number at Durham, they are, nonetheless, some among us…