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Student Community Wardens service goes social

(7 June 2021)

Our Student Community Warden service, which launched in October 2020, to promote good community relations between students living out in Durham and the wider community, now has a new home on social media.

Student Community Wardens

In their first year the two wardens, Kat Gresswell and Mina English, have had a challenging time studying and working under the Covid restrictions but this hasn’t stopped them getting involved in initiatives like the annual Green Move Out and supporting positive citizenship from students during Census 2021.

The service’s new Facebook page is their latest development and will be a helpful resource to further reach students living out in Durham. Kat and Mina are aiming to help students living out in Durham to find the information they need to have a positive impact during their time here, while also communicating information to students from key partners around the City including Durham Constabulary and local residents groups.

Encouraging better communication

Mina, from Josephine Butler College, studies Philosophy and, as a student who helped set up the new service, she feels the Facebook page will “give the wardens a hub for sharing ideas and jointly campaigning with the community on issues that matter to us all”.

Kat, from Van Mildert College, studies Geography and brings her interest in environmental sustainability to the role with the firm belief that: “the page will be essential in helping us reach students living out in Durham with information about the positive impact they can have while they are here. Our service will continue to operate this coming academic year and we really hope the page will be a home for anyone interested in positive community relations for years to come.”

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