Blog

  • What it is like to be a Durham student

    08 January 2021
    Durham University student Jia Lin in biology lab

    Jia Lin, a final year student at Durham University, has loved her time here, right from when she started as an International Study Centre student. Read her story here.

  • Reasons to study geography

    04 January 2021
    Teacher talking to students at Durham University international Study Centre

    Thinking about studying geography? From a range of careers to pursue to the variety of desirable skills you will develop, studying geography at university is a great choice that will help you on your way to a successful career.

  • Why join a club or society at university

    17 December 2020
    An student sitting on a wall on the Durham University campus

    Nutta-uea from Thailand has the made the most out of her university experience with us by joining different clubs and societies – find out more about how she got involved.

  • How to prepare for a Masters degree

    30 November 2020
    Student on stairs in library

    If you are considering starting a Masters degree then you will need to be prepared for a challenging but highly rewarding academic journey. Read our top tips to help you prepare for taking your education to the next level. 

  • International Study Centre politics students meet Member of Parliament

    10 November 2020
    Lord Simon Russell

    Students on our International Foundation Year in Humanities, Law and Social Science programme were able to attend an exciting online politics event – with the opportunity to ask questions to Lord Simon Russell of Liverpool.

  • Tricia from Myanmar: staff support and settling in

    27 August 2020
    Tricia from Myanmar

    Tricia from Myanmar arrived at the International Study Centre to embark on her career in business. As well as gaining valuable business skills from her teachers, Tricia also learnt a lot from other staff in the Centre – such as how to adapt to UK life and how to get over homesickness.

  • Mustafa’s online learning diary: top tips for remote study

    11 August 2020
    A student talking to a friend socially distanced with face masks

    Mustafa from Pakistan is continuing to blog his experiences with online learning during the coronavirus situation. After some time to practice, read his best advice for how to study at home.

  • What can I do with an international relations degree?

    21 July 2020
    Students at University College Durham University

    Studying international relations at university, you will gain skills in communication and debate, as well as vital transferrable knowledge of different cultures and disciplines, including business, humanities, economics and politics.

  • Why is it important to study economics?

    13 July 2020
    Stock market price display

    Find out about the importance of economics and how it influences societies, governments and businesses around the world. If you are thinking of studying economics at university, read our blog to understand more about this engaging social science. 

  • Why study a general engineering degree?

    08 July 2020

    Thinking of an exciting career in engineering? By studying a general engineering degree, you’ll have the time to find the right specialism for you. From area-specific knowledge to the transferable skills this broad understanding offers you, you’ll be ready to start your career as a highly employable graduate.

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