Fram Hansotia

"You've never lived this day before. You'll never live this day again. Make the most of it. No regrets."

Author Bio

I was raised and schooled at Karachi Grammar School in Karachi, Pakistan. I'm a penultimate year student at St Mary's College, Durham University. When I'm not studying, I spend my time socialising, reading, playing sport, and keeping up to date with what is going on in the world. I've been a part of my college Boat Club and Journalism Society, as well as dabbling in societies as varied as Mixed Lacrosse and Ballroom Dancing.
Studying at Durham has given me so many opportunities and experiences, and I'll try sharing them here on StudyAdvantage.

About

Hometown Karachi, Pakistan
Lives Durham, UK
High School Education A Levels, Karachi Grammar School, Pakistan
Studying BA (Hons) Economics with Management
Graduating 2018
Extracurriculars Treasurer at St Mary's College Journalism Society, Former Men's Captain of St Mary's College Boat Club, Published Cricket Writer for Dawn Newspaper (Pakistan), ESPNCricinfo, and Pakpassion
Interests Sport (Cricket, Rowing, Volleyball), History, Travel, Writing
Future Plans Assurance/Consultancy. Obtain a professional qualification.

Posts by Fram Hansotia

Newcastle Trip

Published: November 20, 2016

In my first article a few weeks ago I wrote that students often travel to Newcastle, as it is only a 12 minute rail journey away. I’d been to Newcastle once in Fresher’s Week, and once for an Imagine Dragons concert last November. However, I’d never really visited the city in the day, and after writing about its close proximity to Durham, I felt that I ought to pay it a visit. So last Wednesday, on my birthday, I decided that my girlfriend and I were going to explore a new city. A return journey from Durham to Newcastle only costs…

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Academic Life

Published: October 31, 2016

The academic year at Durham is divided into three terms: Michaelmas term, which lasts 10 weeks from October to mid-December; Epiphany term, which lasts 9 weeks from January to mid-March; and Easter term, which lasts 9 weeks from April to June. So Michaelmas term has started properly, and everyone has settled into their daily routines of lectures, seminars and preparatory reading. The beginning of second year has been quite a steep learning curve. I have had to adjust to a significant increase in terms of workload, as well as to independent life living out of college in a shared houses. An advantage of Durham being quite…

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Intro to Life in University

Published: October 13, 2016

So this blog will be a little introduction to University Durham. Durham is  a very hilly, quaint little town in the North-East of England. Durham Cathedral and Castle are both World Heritage Sites, and dominate the sky-line. Durham University is collegiate, which means everyone is part of a college for their whole university life, instead of just being assigned student accommodation in first year. There is a noticeable lack of international students, especially compared to London universities, yet the international community is thriving. Academic life is centralised, and everyone goes to lectures/seminars/tutorials together. However, my social/extra-curricular life was completely college based in first year.  Sport is…

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