Support with Home Learning
We know it's a really challenging time at the moment for everyone, and this affects individuals in different ways. For many of you, you will not be able to go to school in the same way you did before and trying to learn at home can be tough! On this page, you can find some helpful resources created by some of the various teams at Durham University to try and support you at home.
You may also be interested in hearing how our current Durham students are staying connected during the lockdown, and you can read more here.
You can watch our videos below, with top tips for working and studying from home from our Durham University staff and from one of our students too.
8 Top Tips for Working and Studying from Home
In this video, we share our 8 top tips to help you when working or studying at home. If you would like to find out more about Durham University, or would like more support with home learning, please visit our website: durham.ac.uk/schools.outreach/onlineresources
How I study at university (and during lockdown)
One of our students Helena talks you through how she studies at university, and how she’s managing to keep studying throughout the coronavirus pandemic. If you’d like to see more resources, please visit our website: durham.ac.uk/schools.outreach/onlineresources Music: www.bensound.com
Museum From Home
Did you know at Durham University we house several libraries, historic collections and even have our own museum? Although the doors may be closed, these facilities are finding new ways to bring the museum to you at home. These include a variety of activities for you to do at home and support with study skills too. You can even view online versions of some of the exhibitions that have been housed at Durham's Oriental Museum and Palace Green Library.
To find out more and access these resources, please click here.
If you want to learn something new or follow your interests, there might be an online course available for you with our partner FutureLearn. Each course lasts for several weeks, with several hours of work to complete each week, in order to finish the course. There are topics from archaeology to study skills.
If you are interested, you can view all the courses on their website here.
The StudyTube Project
A group of students from universities around the UK have formed this project to create new videos every day on a variety of topics. Their aim is to support students studying for their GCSE and A-Level qualifications to continue learning throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Their short videos cover topics which they specialise in or are passionate about and so far have included content such as: German, Shakespeare, First Aid, Ballet, Psychology, Photography and much more. You can view their videos on their YouTube channel here.
Learn With Us: Summer Camp 2020
Learn with Us Summer Camp 2020 is a special place to learn. It is designed to bring fun, continual, and interesting educational activities to you in your own home. Running until the 5th of September 2020, this camp will offer a diverse variety of lessons, activities, and extra practice in case you would like to do more. You can choose what kinds of camp activities you want to focus on including foreign languages and cultures, space and planets, living beings and non-living beings, the human body, the arctic, deserts, rainforests, Harry Potter, world news and more to come! Videos are posted via YouTube here.
Free Online Tutoring with Durham Students
The Durham University Student Volunteering Team usually offer face-to-face tutoring for local school children and young people. However, due to the current circumstances they are unable to offer this at the moment. Instead, they have been moving their tutoring online for students to access at home. This is free to access and anyone can get involved. They offer a variety of subjects for a variety of age groups. Once you inform them of your age and chosen subject, they will pair you with a Durham student to support you. Sessions are hosted through Skype, or something similar, and all of the volunteers have attended a safeguarding induction.
If you would like to find out more, please email the team with your age and study interest at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the student experience at Durham through our student blogs!
Connect with a Durham Student
Would you like to connect with one of our student ambassadors? If you would like to ask them a question about their time at Durham, follow the link here.
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