Debra is leaving us........... again!!!

So this is my (Debra's) last week in the Retail Office before I go on maternity leave. The feeling is indescribable, knowing that you are only days away from handing over all of your hard work for 14 months, whilst you raise another life. I remember the feeling well, like it was yesterday almost! I can’t believe it was three and a half years ago when I went through the same process to have my first amazing daughter!


I’m not going to lie, it’s been a tough couple of months since Vicky left the Retail Office but I have really enjoyed the challenge and time has gone so quickly. Vicky left us back in October last year for her new role in the Ceremonies Unit and she is doing great. Since then, I have been responsible for all of the outlets across the University, events, University merchandise and promotional enquiries, as well as interviewing and inducting our two new members of staff, Steph and Stacey.


Although Steph has only been here 6 weeks and Stacey 3, it feels like they have been with us forever and I am so lucky to have found two people who I trust so much, to look ... read more

Posted On 16/05/2017
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A Day in the Retail Office - By Alice Morton

As a ‘newbie’ to Durham University I’ve spent the day with the lovely Retail team, getting to know them and what they all do……………… although I don’t think a day is long enough to take it all in!


First thing this morning I was rummaging around the stock room fulfilling any new online orders. I was quite overwhelmed by the choice available in there! I really must get myself an American style hoody; they are just so soft, definitely what you need for a lazy day. The rest of the morning was spent with Vicky talking stock systems and tills, which is sadly one of my favourite things to do. Then onto my absolute favourite thing to talk about…… WEDDINGS! Vicky is getting married this weekend so all is very exciting. Then we went on to what I think is the best part of their job, ordering and choosing amazing new stock for all of our outlets. I could literally spend all day just browsing!


Debra then took me on quite an adventure this afternoon.  I was taken on a tour of the gift shops! First stop was Palace Green Library were I got the warmest of welcomes and I was amazed ... read more

Posted On 08/08/2016
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