Textbooks, Teachers and don’t mention Taiwan…

Two weeks in China with Durham University. With help from the Stephenson College Bursary fund I took part in a trip to Shenzhen in Southern China. The most important thing I took from our trip was how many similarities there were between the two countries and their teachers. Often we look at countries in other … Continue reading Textbooks, Teachers and don’t mention Taiwan…

A teaching experience in China – A Stephenson College Bursary Funded Venture

On Sunday the 18th of March myself and 13 3rd year Primary Education students were fortunate to travel to Shenzhen in China to observe Maths teaching and to teach English in Chinese schools for two weeks. Throughout this post I will discuss what I discovered about Chinese teaching and how it differs from teaching in … Continue reading A teaching experience in China – A Stephenson College Bursary Funded Venture

Ranger Things: 26.2 Miles to Self-Actualisation

  Whilst most people’s bucket lists consist of bungee jumping or doing a skydive, one of my biggest bucket list challenges was to run a marathon as soon as I was legally old enough. Because of this, I stupidly decided to train over A-levels for the Brighton Marathon 2017. After running countless half marathons and … Continue reading Ranger Things: 26.2 Miles to Self-Actualisation

An Interview with Stevo’s BUCS National Champions

This week I had the distinct pleasure of catching up with two of the four of our students, Isaac Perry and James Spicer, who have recently achieved University sporting greatness by lifting a BUCS National Championship with the Durham Saints American Football team. The team defeated Derby for the third time in the season by … Continue reading An Interview with Stevo’s BUCS National Champions

Ranger Things: Love in Motion – Volunteering

With it only being a month until the end of Epiphany Term and summative deadlines looming, it’s easy to forget that university is about more than gaining a degree. It’s a place where you meet new friends, find your passions in life and try new things. Over the past two years, I have found that … Continue reading Ranger Things: Love in Motion – Volunteering

Ranger Things: You Will Never Ride An Elephant After Reading This

Last summer I travelled with 7 other girls to Petchaburi (Thailand) to volunteer with various abused animals for a month being the Deputy Expedition leader of the DUCK expeditions 2017. Since then, I am much more aware of animal abuse and want to share my experiences with as many people as possible. We volunteered at … Continue reading Ranger Things: You Will Never Ride An Elephant After Reading This