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Durham University Malaysian Society (DUMAS) is a welcoming, tightly-knit student group which seeks to share Malaysia's culture, warm hospitality and delicious cuisine with all students at Durham University. DUMAS also gives its members a platform to network and bond with each other and other Malaysian Societies in nearby universities. We are an all-inclusive society and encourage everyone, wherever you are from, to become a member or simply join our events - many of our members are indeed not Malaysian!
Durham University was founded in 1832, making it England's third oldest university after Oxford and Cambridge. The University's 17,000 students, of whom 21% are of non-UK origin. The University is known for being a residential collegiate university, mirroring the collegiate systems in place at Oxford and Cambridge. Durham is a historic city in the North East of England, home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle and beautiful scenery along the River Wear. Durham is around 3 hours by train from London.
DUMAS hosts multiple annual events such as the Welcome Party to greet the new freshers and returners! Following this are events such as Deepavali, Chinese New Year, and Hari Raya (if it coincides with term time). In addition, DUMAS provides opportunities for members to explore the North East and to meet students from Malaysian societies at other universities in the region. Participation at events such as the Nottingham Malaysian Games and the North East Malaysian Night are also a yearly affair.