Monthly Archives: October 2013

Rising to the Ironman Challenge

So when people told me what to expect when going to University they said you either get fit or you get fat. I guess I chose the former as three years down the line I find myself having finished yet another Ironman, this time the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas.

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Settling in: life at Durham University

Hello, everyone! My name is Lei Wang and I am from Beijing, China. I am a 3rd-year Economics student at St John’s College and I have been studying at Durham University for four years. During this time I have completed a Foundation programme and I am now going into the final year of my Bachelor degree. In my spare time I act as a Student Ambassador for the International Office and look after the University’s Weibo account.

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From student to speaker: spreading the word from the other side of the lectern

Choosing a dissertation topic can be the hardest decision of a student’s life. For me, it was one of the easiest.  From my first year at Durham I knew that I wanted to write my dissertation on the Lindisfarne Gospels.

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Queen’s Campus : My experience

Life on the campus is as vibrant as you make it. My standard day tends to range from a 9:00 AM statistics lecture (and several hours shouting profanities at the textbook until it makes sense) on one day, to parading through the heart of Stockton in the rain with a wrought iron rod dressed in Victorian black tie the next (that admittedly was only a one-off).

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