Author Archives: Livia Dove-Woods

Do Durham’s programmes to aid inclusion for North East students work?

Over the past week, Durham University has come under fire for the ‘toxic attitude’ northern students have experienced whilst at university. This comes after Gateshead born Lauren White’s ‘A Report on Northern Student Experience at Durham University’ exposed the bullying she had faced over the course of her time at Durham and has been used in the media to highlight the concerns of many North East students attending the University.

Durham University launches new programme to support North East students

Durham University has launched a new programme to support North East students studying STEM subjects and applying to university. The new programme ‘Levelling Up: Aspire Higher’ will allow academics from the university to tutor and mentor students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education STEM subjects.