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Durham University

South College

Student Enrichment


The wider student experience is essential to getting the most out of your time at University. South College is committed to creating an environment that allows our students to thrive in all aspects of their Durham experience. Designed to complement participation in College clubs and societies, we are currently developing a student enrichment programme which will help our students to get the most out of their wider student experience. We will offer workshops, external speakers, links to graduate employment and a range of opportunities to maximise involvement in College clubs and societies. Our focus will be on developing skills for future employment, global citizenship, leadership and communication. At the heart of all we do will be the desire to make every student’s experience of South College hugely enjoyable.


News and Current Affairs Seminars

As part of our Student Enrichment Programme our Principal, Professor Tim Luckhurst, will share his experience with all who are interested in a weekly News and Current Affairs Seminar.

Before becoming an academic, our Principal was an award winning journalist and editor. He worked for the BBC's flagship Today Programme in the UK, United States, Middle East and Eastern Europe. Professor Luckhurst covered the Romanian Revolution, Gulf War and IRA ceasefire for BBC News. He was a leading member of the team that designed and launched BBC Radio 5 Live and later bi-media Editor of News Programmes at BBC Scotland. He moved to newspapers to become Editor of The Scotsman, then the only British national newspaper published outside London. Subsequently Prof. Luckhurst wrote as a columnist for newspapers including The Times, Independent, Daily Mail, New Statesman, Spectator and New Republic. In his first job as an academic at the University of Kent, he designed and launched KMTV, the local commercial television station for Kent and Medway.

Details of the seminars can be found on our events page HERE