Amelia's Intern Diary

Well, well, well!  This Blog has been a bit neglected for the past 4 months and Debra’s post last week was a welcome break from the silence.  This marks a change in pace for us and we will now upload a blog post every week.  That’s right!  Every week.

Over the last few months I feel like I have really settled into the role and become a lot more efficient.  I’m juggling my responsibilities well and have learnt so much about being part of an organisation with a high reputation. Aside from this, there are a couple of new things to report.

We now use the social media dashboard ‘Hootsuite’ to help us manage our posts on Facebook and Twitter.  This means we can schedule our posts in advance and set up a plan for the week ahead.  You should now see us posting at weekends, but we cannot reply to any comments until a weekday!  We cannot use Hootsuite to post pictures on Instagram or pin things on Pinterest, so anytime you see activity on them it will be us pressing the ‘post’ button!

We have also set up a Google+ account under the name ‘Durham University Retail Office’.  Why not give us ... read more

Posted On 24/03/2015
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Easter at the Botanic Garden

Well we have lots going on this Easter at the Botanic Garden!


I have been busy setting up our Botanic Garden Easter display. Below is a picture of some of our exciting, colourful stock ranging from kids toys to bunting! I know I have got my eye on the hopping rabbits, my daughter will love these.


We also have a window display planned for Waterstones on the 30th March. This will be full of Easter stock and anything related to spring……..including a giant rabbit!!


If you have nothing planned over the Easter Holidays, the Botanic Garden is holding its 12th Annual Easter Chick Hunt. This is on the 5th and 6th April, 10-4pm. It is a fun family event organised by our 'Friends of the Garden'. A nest full of Easter chicks have hatched and escaped and are believed to be hiding in the Botanic Garden. The idea is to find as many as you can! It is an exciting game, attended by many, including me this year! Hope to see you there!



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Posted On 20/03/2015
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