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My winter break in Durham

Spending Christmas and New Year’s in Durham wasn’t my first choice as I hoped to see my family,  but, what can one do when the prices of plane tickets home surge especially at this time of year? Luckily, many of my friends, mostly international, decided to stay behind as well, leading to us arranging many festive feasts and trips. Needless to say, I had a wonderful time. Continue reading


Experiencing Winter Congregation

Standing in the shadow of the magnificent Cathedral, fully donned in graduation robes and smart shoes, I couldn’t help but smile. The day was cold and grey, as so many English afternoons are, but it didn’t matter. I felt radiant. I beamed with the effervescent energy of one who has achieved a new level of accomplishment. Continue reading

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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