Jess Dunning
Opportunities Officer She/her

A bit about me...

I am an opportunity-taking, cocktail-drinking, always-has-too-much-on-her-plate, gap year-enthusiast nerd from Wales. I spend my free time binging on Netflix shows and reading novels that are bigger than me.

My favourite thing about Durham is how well connected it is to other parts of the North East. You have the Metrocentre for all your shopping needs and Newcastle is only a train ride away. Durham is also close to many beautiful national parks such as the Lake District and the North Pennines, where you can take day trips to walk.

I am a big believer in the overall university experience, beyond the degree. My role as Opportunities Officer covers all aspects of this wider experience, from societies to Associations to music to drama to sport and much more. I also work with the commercial side of the Students’ Union (bar, café, events etc.), as well as engaging with the wider community.