Amy and I have signed up to do the GCC 100 day, 10,000 step challenge along with some of our colleagues from Event Durham. The GCC challenge aims to take you on a 100 day virtual tour around the globe, with a daily target of 10,000 steps per team member. Teams are made up of 7 members who have all been provided with a cutting edge accelerometer, which tracks daily activity.

The University has a total of 16 teams made up of individuals from different departments. Amy and I are part of “Event Durham Dynamos”.

The 100 day journey began on the 28th May, filled with lots of enthusiasm! We went on a team walk at lunch time and lots of us managed to clock up 10,000 steps by the time we had left the office. After day 1 I think the reality of the challenge dawned on us.. 100 days is a long time, it takes us up until September, and 10,000 daily steps is actually really challenging some days.

We have both been doing all we can to bump up our steps each day. I’ve been getting off the bus 4 stops early and walking half way to work and doing the ... read more

Posted On 06/06/2014
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Hannah's Intern Diary- Goodbye James!

Fellow intern James has just come to the end of his internship with Event Durham. I thought it would be good to hear his perspective on life as an intern, what he has learnt and what he plans on doing next! Here's what James had to say...

 Hi, my name is James and I have just completed a seven month internship at Event Durham. At Event Durham, as well as sharing an office with Retail, we manage events taking place across the University. I applied for this internship after enjoying my time spent organising events for SCA, the University’s student volunteering service, during which I worked closely with the Event Durham to book rooms and catering.

 In my internship role, I was part of the Conference Administration team, responsible for assisting academics with the organisation of large conferences within the University. However, as well as this fascinating job, my role as intern was much more varied. I was involved in areas as diverse as marketing of the family activities taking place at Durham University Visitor Attractions, building a new website for the Botanic Garden, taking bookings for our Summer Study programme and driving all over Durham delivering poster boards! On top of that, ... read more

Posted On 29/05/2014
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