Blog

  • Online learning during a pandemic: student support and keeping a routine

    01 July 2020
    Coffee cups on a table

    Mustafa from Pakistan is one of our students continuing their International Study Centre studies online during the coronavirus situation. Through online learning, Mustafa is able to continue developing the skills he’ll need on his Law degree at university. Keep up to date with Mustafa’s experiences learning from home – from how he structures his week to how our staff support him.

  • Anna's story: making a difference through music

    02 March 2020
    International Study Centre students pose for group photo
    Anna is studying the International Foundation Year in Humanities, Law and Social Science at the International Study Centre. She will progress to BA International Relations at Durham University in September. Here, she tells us about her experience recording a charity single with her friends and members of the Stockton community at Christmas.
  • Mustafa from Pakistan: exploring Europe

    19 February 2020
    International student Mustafa holding daughter outside red brick building
    Mustafa from Pakistan is studying the International Foundation Year in Humanities, Law and Social Science. Here, he tells us about his winter holidays, when he travelled to two different countries to visit some of the most famous courts in the world.
  • Chloe from South Korea: Studying Engineering at Durham

    01 October 2019
    Chloe from South Korea studied the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering at Durham University International Study Centre. She tells us about her experience of being an international student at Stockton-on-Tees.
  • Jasmine from Myanmar: preparing for life at university

    17 September 2019
    Jasmine travelled from Myanmar to study the International Foundation Year at Durham University International Study Centre. She is now studying BSc Biological Sciences at Durham University.
  • Cynthia from China: Studying business at Durham

    03 September 2019
    Cynthia from China studied Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance at Durham University International Study Centre. She is now studying BSc (Hons) Finance at Durham University.
  • Naveen from Australia: finding a new home in England

    20 August 2019
    Naveen studied the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering and is now studying mathematics at Durham University. He tells us about his experiences as an international student.
  • Salama from UAE: studying chemistry at Durham

    06 August 2019
    Salama from UAE studied International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering at the International Study Centre. She is now studying for a chemistry degree at Durham University. She looks back on her experiences of settling in, learning new skills and making friends.
  • Omar from Egypt: Pursuing a career in computer science

    23 July 2019
    students socialising outside University College at Durham University
    Omar from Egypt joined the International Study Centre after not gaining a place at the University. Here he tells us how his experience studying with us has helped prepare him even more for a degree in Computer Science at Durham University.
  • My experience preparing for a physics degree at Durham

    14 June 2019
    International students outside of the Durham University International Study Centre

    Paolo from the Philippines studied the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering at the International Study Centre. He is now progressing to a Physics degree at Durham University in preparation for his future career as a scientist.

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