Lily Whear

Lily Whear
Durham University


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Durham UCU announces new strike dates until September with plans to disrupt uni open days

The uni has promised ‘detailed mitigations’ will limit disruption

Durham has just won University Challenge for the first time in over 20 years!!

We love you Scully, Margaux, Radcliffe and Bennett xx

Applications to join The Durham Tab’s editorial team are now OPEN

Applications close at 23:59 on Sunday 21st May

Breaking: There’s going to be a UCU marking boycott from 20th April

There will also be continued strike action until the end of September 2023

Every Durham 2023 finalist will be given a Durham University signet ring upon their graduation

The university has said it’s to make up for a ‘compromised student experience’ due to the pandemic

Durham Uni vows ‘to learn’ after admitting student’s apology for racist abuse was inadequate

‘We will endeavour to ensure that responding parties offer meaningful apologies which fully acknowledge what has gone wrong, and accept full responsibility for this’

Durham student called a ‘dirty n****’ by society member on Equalities Committee

She has heavily criticised the university’s handling of the situation, but Durham has queried her social media reporting

Scheduled strike action at Durham for the next two weeks has been paused

Hurray for finalists, maybe not so much for anyone else with 9ams

Scientists at Durham University have just solved a huge cosmological enigma about the Milky Way

The research places Durham firmly at the centre of fundamental physics

‘He pushed me against the wall and unbuttoned my shirt’: Students report further incidents with Jimmy’s bouncers

Jimmy’s say five bouncers have been fired since the first allegation came out

‘You better have a rape alarm on you’: Police investigating Jimmy’s bouncer for sexually harassing student

‘I had no idea what to do in the situation because they were so intimidating’

Part Two of introducing the Fight Night fighters, and wow do they look fierce

If you thought the first lot were good, wait until you see these fighters

It’s what you’ve all been waiting for: Part one of introducing the Round Four Fight Night fighters

They’re fit, fiery and ferocious, and coming to an arena near you

Increases to the Durham Grant mean the minimum grant will be over £500 more next year

The threshold for the maximum amount has also increased to £30,000

Durham SU forced to apologise after making ASMR video about its student food bank

‘The attempt to aestheticise a student food bank is a deeply, deeply ignorant and damaging act’

Durham will have lecturer strikes for three days this month

All other UK universities will have strikes too

Durham students told Chinese exams will likely be in person, despite finalists not having a year abroad

One student even chose to transfer degrees after not being able to go abroad

Durham Uni website suggests average weekly rent is £60-100, but The Tab finds it to be over £140

If only rent was this cheap in the housing crisis!

Durham students driven to queuing overnight on the street again amidst housing crisis

Students have been queuing since 6.30pm and expect to be there at least fifteen hours

Politics exams will all be online this year after The Tab finds 77% of Durham students prefer them

Hurrah for online exams

Durham Uni to receive report on how it deals with student mental health

Hopefully it gets points for the Welfare petting zoos

English students ‘can have a high degree of confidence’ exams will be online again

Durham is expected to announce at the end of October about whether all exams will be online again

Durham falls to 198th in the world according to The Times Higher Education rankings

In the 2022 rankings it placed 162nd in the world

Durham University launches £2 meals on Too Good To Go

Hatfield, Cuth’s and Castle college catering are on the site so far

Come and write for The Tab Durham

Reason 1: We meet at the pub

Police investigating after Durham University students shot with an air rifle at a boat party

Three students were hit, with one suffering minor injuries to her leg

Durham University actually once had a Harry Potter module

The discontinued module is the closest thing to a ‘Harry Potter studies’ degree that the higher education minister is trying to clamp down on

Durham has been named Sports University of the Year

The Times and The Sunday Times’ Good University Guide 2023 has just published its league tables

An investigation into the infamous Jimmy’s Jerusalem remix

We’ve your answered Durfess post prayers

Durham University LFT sites will close by the end of this month

The uni will be reviewing its ‘test to participate scheme’ this week

The Tab Durham X GCCFS Charity Xmas Party

Join us for a night of Y2K bangers, gossip and charitable causes

Durham University’s Chancellor Sir Thomas Allen to step down at the end of the year

He has been one of the University’s longest-serving Chancellors

‘Don’t get spiked’, Durham University says in now-deleted social media posts

One person commented: ‘How about don’t spike people instead?’

Everything you need to know about Italian Eurovision winner, Damiano David

How can he be 22 and that sexy??

Durham has announced that formals this term will be alcohol-free

No more half bottles of wine for us

The Billy B café is back from Monday!

Brb off to get my Tex Mex sub

Stuart Corbridge says his ‘thoughts are with’ family of Durham alumna Sarah Everard

A friend described the St Cuthbert’s Society alumna as ‘beautiful, thoughtful and incredibly kind’

Okay so Jackie Weaver recorded a personalised message for Chad’s

Take a sip each time she mentions authority

All Durham Congregations planned for summer 2021 have been postponed until September

This is the second year in a row that Congregations have been affected by Covid-19

A mass vaccination centre is opening in Durham and it could be next Monday

It’s part of a roll-out of six other sites across the country

Chad’s and John’s rugby boys raising money for charity by running distance to North Pole

They’ve nearly raised £2000!

Durham students have sent care home residents Christmas cards and it’s the sweetest thing ever

Well that’s given me some Christmas cheer

Durham is officially in Tier 3: Here’s how it affects students

No end of term Jimmy’s for us then

Durham denied student support with legal costs after being raped on her Year Abroad

‘They told me that if I had committed the crime, I would get legal support, but because I’m a victim, I don’t’

‘I’m making fun of you because you’re poor’: Northern students on classism at Durham

‘Day one of uni people came to my room to see what the “state school Geordie girl” looked like’

Open letter from teaching staff to University calls for an end to in-person teaching

Strike action will be discussed at an Emergency General Meeting of the Union on Monday

Durham Students’ Union gives the go-ahead for some societies to meet in person

For now, it only applies to art and media-based groups

Break out rooms are the actual worst part of being a student right now

i’M gOiNg tO pUt YoU iN BrEaKouT roOmS NoW

Two Durham students expelled for racist comments and sexual misconduct

One ‘committed a serious breach’ of the uni’s Sexual Misconduct and Violence Policy

Durham University has had over 250 cases of coronavirus since the start of term

There’s been 219 new cases in the last week

Durham hit by power cut

1720 premises in the DH1 area were initially affected

Local lockdown-style restrictions set for Durham

Bans on socialising with other households and 10pm curfews are likely to be included

CPS confirm no criminal prosecutions after the death of Durham student Olivia Burt

Her parents are ‘deeply disappointed’ after such a ‘lengthy investigation’

‘I’m trying to change to St Andrews’: Durham freshers on the group chat revelations

‘Durham was my dream university, but it’s a nightmare now’

Update: Durham Uni now refusing to comment on action against new group chat

The president of DUCA has said the chat was not affiliated with DUCA members

Klute is finally reopening and it’s table booking only!

Just in time for Freshers’ Week

Durham Uni offers up to £1,500 bursary for students who defer until 2021

The bursaries will come in the form of accommodation discounts

The response to Wiley’s tweets shows antisemitism is forgotten in the age of anti-racism

Your performative activism seems to be waning

Vice-Chancellor Stuart Corbridge to retire next year

The news comes in the midst of exam season and a global pandemic

Quiz: Order a Pret and we’ll tell you what your type is

Are you Pret à pull?

Durham students accused by Parish Council of returning to Durham to party

This is the latest development in tensions between students and Durham residents

This is how old the YouTubers you used to watch as a teenager are now

Danisnotonfire is 29?!

You can download GTA V for free on PC right now, here’s how

The lockdown gods have shined upon us

Matt Hancock has said we can’t hug until a vaccine has been found

Well if we can’t hug we definitely won’t be allowed to bonk

Iconic Big Brother episodes are coming to E4 with narrations from Davina and Rylan

British public please don’t swear

Here is what your favourite UK festivals have said about their plans for the summer

They just officially cancelled Reading and Leeds!

Freshers have faced the worst first year of uni imaginable, and we’re fed up

After two rounds of strikes and now lockdown, we’re yet to see a full term of teaching

Someone’s made a Virtual TNK playlist and I am living for it

I can almost taste the £1 Jägerbombs x

Plans for online courses at Durham University have been reversed

The decision comes after heavy criticism from both students and staff

Durham University proposes plans for fully online degrees

The proposal comes as a response to the current Covid-19 pandemic

Facebook group ‘Overheard at Durham Uni’ has been archived

This comes after controversy over recent posts on the forum

Durham Masters student charged with burglaries at Grey College over Christmas

Letters and personal items were stolen in the burglary

These Durham Uni fashion show models are so hot they’re making me sweat

You are not ready

BREAKING: Students and staff are planning to occupy the Palatine Centre today

Students and staff marching together is a milestone

We spoke with the Castle student behind Durham’s ‘Embrace the Waste’ campaign

Listen up and Embrace the Waste people

The Great Big Maiden Castle sleepover officially confirmed as the weirdest social of the year

Freshers were evacuated to MC overnight and it really was the true formative of first term