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8 Things to Look Forward to After Exams

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Durham chapter.

With exam season nearing its end, it’s easy to feel like the personal hell of revision, essays, projects and lack of sleep will never end. Fortunately, Durham has a host of events lined up in the coming weeks to make all of the hard work worthwhile. Aside from club nights and the classic favourites, including Klute’s ‘ ‘90’s Night’ and crowd-pleasers such as Lloyd’s Wednesdays, there is a whole host of entertainment offered in and around Durham to help power through these few days of studying.

College Summer Balls

Always a night to remember, the Durham Colleges’ Summer Balls are a great way to celebrate the end of the year in style. Catching up with old friends whilst the wine’s flowing and an opportunity for livers-out to return to their old home, it is an event not to be missed.

Champagne Ball

Set to be the biggest event of the year, the Champagne Society Ball on the 5th June has become one of the most highly anticipated events in Durham. A sell-out, black-tie evening at Hardwick Hall Hotel, the events team’s line up – including the champagne menu, live music and a few surprises on the night – has got the whole of Durham excited.

Battle of the Bands

On 12th June, Fabio’s are hosting a Battle of the Bands competition, the winners receiv

ing a studio recording voucher worth £200. Fab’s cocktails and a display of Durham’s finest musical talent sounds like the perfect way to rid ourselves of exam blues.

Durham University Lacrosse and Rugby Charity Fashion Show

On June 3rd, two of the biggest clubs in the University are combining to bring about the Durham University Lacrosse and Rugby Charity Fashion Show. A fun evening of catwalks and collegiate spirit, go along and show the teams your support!

Wine and Pimm’s Summer Boat Party

Held on the Prince Bishop River Cruiser, the boat will be setting sail on 3rd of June for a night of wine, Pimm’s, cheese and canapes – a sophisticated and sociable way to celebrate the end of exams.

Theatre in the Garden

Running throughout July and August, a series of theatrical performances held at Crook Hall and Gardens. It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon in the sun with friends. The performances include Gulliver’s Travels, Much Ado about Nothing and The Canterbury Tales.

Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2016

The festival is running July 7th – 9th and is displaying a variety of names including Will Young, Bryan Ferry and James Bay. The festival is a fab way to start the summer and channel some positive energy through music, good food and entertainment.

Durham Students’ Union Cultural Festival 2016

Bringing a host of cultures to the Students’ Union, the Cultural Festival offers music, arts, food, performances and workshops from around the world for everyone to enjoy. Taking place on the 18th June, it’s a great way of meeting people and enjoying the complexity of culture offered by the uni.





I am currently in my final year of studying English Literature at Durham University, England. I am hoping to become a journalist in the future, but in the mean time, I enjoy cheerleading, fashion and travelling, and of course, being the editor of Durham's Her Campus!