Zara Binji

Zara Binji
Durham University


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Aggression Sessions to host ‘Keeping Fitness Healthy’ webinar on mental wellbeing

The free event will see speakers promote the importance of both physical and mental health in sport

St Chad’s students given temporary exclusion from college due to Covid breaches

Students were warned last week about a ‘large Chad’s Covid breach’ on this year’s Chad’s Day

Durham Summer 2021 Congregation ceremonies postponed

The April 2021 ceremonies rescheduled for 2020’s finalists have also been put off to a later date

Movember 2020 round-up: Durham teams raise over £61,000 in this year’s campaign

45 teams came together to surpass their original fundraising target of £50,000.

DURFC on their plans for Movember 2020

Lockdown can’t get in the way of these taches

Anonymous callers ‘hijack’ St Mary’s LGBT+ event to shout homophobic and racist slurs

Durham University have since confirmed that they have received reports of ‘Zoom bombing’ at student-led events

We spoke to the Trevelyan students who ran a charity marathon in isolation

‘Isolation could have been very lonely, but doing this crazy project together has been incredible’

We spoke to the Durham freshers who ran a marathon whilst isolating in halls

They’ve raised over £2,000 so far

964 new cases of Covid-19 reported at Durham University in past seven days

Over 1200 students have now tested positive since the start of term

Durham University invests £30,000 into policing Covid-19 rules

The service is designed to ensure students are correctly observing local lockdown rules

Durham students isolating in college say they went ‘six days’ without a hot meal

One student says they were given ‘parcels filled with junk food’

Exclusive: We spoke to Durham Freps who tested Covid-positive after Freshers’ Week

One Frep told us: ‘I’ll be amazed if the whole uni don’t have it by the end of the month’

Durham University confirms 76 cases of Covid-19 among students

69 of these student cases were reported to the university within the last seven days

Here are the 15 types of people you’ll encounter during your Zoom seminar this term

If you’re one of the ones who actually knows what’s going on, I hate you

Fresher in ‘sleep with the poorest girl’ group chat has Durham offer withdrawn

Several other students’ messages were looked into, and investigations are continuing

Durham sixth in The Times’ Good University Guide, yet second lowest for social inclusion

The Times found that just 48.7 per cent of Durham admissions were from state school students

Durham boys joke about ‘sleeping with the poorest girl’ competition in group chat

The freshers also made misogynistic and racist comments

Durham the best UK university for Music, Guardian 2021 league table shows

The University also jumped one place overall, and now ranks as Number 4 in the country

Durham University announces it will now honour all offers successfully met

Bursaries are being offered to students who volunteer to defer until 2021 where courses are full

Durham offers bursaries to students who volunteer to defer until 2021

The university will now honour all offers successfully met

Jimmy Allen’s launch new logoed face masks

The bar announced the launch of its new face coverings earlier this afternoon

Durham Survivors Instagram page launched as sexual assault support network

The page, created three days ago, has already gained over 1000 followers

What is greenwashing and why is everyone talking about it right now?

It seems some fashion brands aren’t being entirely transparent about the environmental claims they’re making

The Durham college stereotypes, according to this year’s pre-fresh

One respondent didn’t know Van Mildert was a real college until we asked them about it

15 items from the Durham University shop you didn’t know you needed until now

Official Durham University flip flops? Add to basket.

Durham offer holders discuss the prospect of starting uni online

Prospective students talk deferring, online teaching, and their worries about academic and social life

Durham 2020 Congregation ceremonies rescheduled for April 2021

An email from Durham University states that the full schedules will become available in Autumn

Durham student investigated after making racist remarks in video

The student concerned told The Tab Durham he sincerely apologises for the hurt it has caused

25 of the best Twitter responses to THAT Dominic Cummings Durham trip

He really dared to take the trip we’re all desperate to

Plans for Virtual June Ball underway, leaked Castle Exec screenshots reveal

The email thread promises ‘novelty and value for money’ from the event

Durham summer congregation cancelled with no immediate plans to reschedule

An email sent this morning promises to consider ‘other ways of marking the occasion’

University staff to remove possessions from rooms of Castle and Hatfield livers in

They plan to relocate students to Josephine Butler following the Prime Minister’s Broadcast

Lectures at Durham being moved to online teaching amid coronavirus outbreak

Politics and biology lectures do not require physical attendance

Review: St Aidan’s Charity Fashion Show 2020

This year’s offering, ‘Awakening’, did not disappoint

Durham University launches £2M scholarships initiative for low-income students

The record breaking scheme will support students hailing from the North East of England

Aggression Sessions 2020: Meet the Boxers

The hotly anticipated event returns with Spar 6 this Friday

As someone with British Asian heritage, Katy Perry’s new British Asian Trust role is insulting

She’s neither British nor Asian. Come on.

Jimmy Allen’s has closed down until further notice

An announcement was made on the club’s Facebook page this evening

Cuth’s Charity Fashion Show 2020: Meet the Models

It’s time to take a walk on the wild side

BREAKING: Power cut evacuates Collingwood and Grey freshers overnight

Maiden Castle is being set up as a temporary accommodation

Collingwood Football Club’s annual 24 hour game to kick off this Friday

175 players have already signed up to get involved

Introducing the second half of the 2020 DUCFS Exec

And we love them just as much as the first

It’s time to meet the first of the DUCFS 2020 Exec

And we asked them all the questions you’ll want to know

Man tries to steal female Law grad’s degree by pretending he’d ‘had a sex change’

The suspect tried to steal the woman’s identity as part of the bizarre stunt

Meet the company bringing Durham to the races this Sunday

Ticket holders will attend the event at Sedgefield Racecourse

Durham students protest rising accommodation fees with banners hung over Kingsgate Bridge

One reads “My university doesn’t want me here”

DURFC to play charity match against Northumbria

The event will raise money for Sport in Action

‘She was very well known and much loved’: Olivia Burt’s parents are launching a charity in her memory

It focuses on providing opportunities to young people

I went to a private school and I don’t think they should exist

Unless we level the playing field, inequalities will continue to deepen

Durham University sexual health services named second worst in the UK

Only the University of South Wales was ranked worse

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week: Here’s how you can access welfare support

Because Durham actually has some amazing resources

All the post-exam events to watch out for

Get me out of the Billy B and onto the Princey B ASAP

College staff considering strike action over operations review

A petition has reached over 2,000 signatures

61 staff positions under threat in the college operations review

College staff descriptions will be ‘redefined’

Review: Van Mildert Charity Fashion Show 2019

It definitely left a lasting IMPACT

We caught up with some of Durham’s visiting DJs, to prove our nightlife isn’t dead

Because I never want to hear Mr Brightside again