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25/354
Overall Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 387 reviews
4.2 / 387 reviews
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Halls of Residence
Halls of Residence
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 66 reviews
4.2 / 66 reviews
Location
Location
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 41 reviews
4.3 / 41 reviews
Clubs & Societies
Clubs & Societies
4.8 out of 5 stars based on 17 reviews
4.8 / 17 reviews
Party Vibe
Party Vibe
3.2 out of 5 stars based on 41 reviews
3.2 / 41 reviews
Freshers' Week
Freshers' Week
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 21 reviews
4.0 / 21 reviews
Durham University

Overview

Durham University is a residential collegiate university with long traditions and modern values. The oldest of the University’s 16 colleges, University College, was founded in 1832 at the same time as the establishment of the University (which is England's third oldest Higher Education Institute after Oxford and Cambridge). The most recent is Josephine Butler College, founded in 2006.The university operates in two locations: in the city of Durham and at Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees.

Student Stats

Number of students17190
Male : Female46 : 54
Fulltime : Part time90 : 10
UK : International74 : 26

Awards

Halls of Residence
Top 10 University for Halls of Residence

Reviews

University of Durham Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars based on 387 reviews
4.2 / 387 reviews
5 Stars
149
4 Stars
175
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
16
1 Star
3
Campus/University buildings
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 64 reviews
Learning facilities
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 64 reviews
Sports facilities
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 64 reviews
Student Union
3.3 out of 5 stars based on 64 reviews
Careers service
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 64 reviews
Organisation
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 64 reviews
Inclusivity
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Health and Wellbeing services
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Support for international students
Support and facilities for disabled students
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

9th August 2018
Very pretty city to live in. Sports are very good. No reading weeks sadly though and very high intensity environment! If you deal well with stress then Durham will be okay though! Also because of the moving of Stockton campus lectures are now starting earlier and the library is not big enough. Durham needs to put in a bit more effort to make sure they are putting students first. Also my course (biomed) had 12 pieces of coursework on top of 6 exams. This is too many and puts too much pressure on students.
Campus / University buildings
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
A high percentage of students come from public/ private school backgrounds so if you are from state (like me) or are local can sometimes feel a little inferior at certain colleges who have high amounts of people from affluent families
Health and wellbeing services
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
I haven’t used this but friends who have have said its good
Support for international students
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Support and facilities for disabled students
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
I have not had to use this so I am not sure what the facilities are like
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

8th August 2018
Great university. The opportunities here are endless. You are enrolled onto your course and allocated to a college throughout your time studying, this means you have the chance to make friends and socialise with other people of different year groups and interests. You can find the perfect balance between academic comittments and socialising/ extra curricular activities. Although small there are plenty of people to meet and the nightlife is surprisingly fun, admittedly it ends rather prematurely but I’m grateful of the 2am club closures as I can catch a few hours sleep before training or lectures.
Campus / University buildings
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
Although not the cheapest university to attend there area number of schemes which allow students from poorer backgrounds to partake in all aspects of student life from extra curricular funding to bursaries and scholarships. Regarding lgbt there are welfare and diversity groups within each college which aim to include all types of individuals- they run open bar nights and social events to educate people regarding lgbt and provide an opportunity for lgbt individuals to socialise in safe environments.
Health and wellbeing services
There are plenty of doctors surgeries around ahough admittedly getting an appointment at one can sometimes be tricky. The doctors themselves have been great but the receptionists seem to have taken a disliking to the student population. Mental health wise there are college student support officers and student welfare officers in addition to counselling. My academic advisors and department have also been more than understanding regarding health difficulties and personal wellbeing.
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Course review , 31/05/2017

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BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

The course is interesting and studying a combined honours degree in PPE I can study the three subject fairly evenly. I have 11 contact hours per week which is not very many but seems to be around the average for an arts student at Durham. One thing I would say is that studying A Level Economics does not help much at all with studying Economics at degree level - it is extremely maths focussed at degree level. The teaching in the politics department is very strong, in philosophy it is quite good, but I feel it is not as good in the Economics department.

Course review , 30/05/2017

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BA (Hons) Classics
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

Classics at Durham is extremely challenging; it is essentially 6 degrees rolled into one (Ancient Greek, Latin, philosophy, history, history of art and English). However, due to this it is hugely varied and multi-disciplinary. There is a wide range of subject matter to choose from and often, the different subjects overlap or inform each other. The language aspect of classics is a requirement, you must take two 20 credit modules each year.

Course review , 29/05/2017

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BA (Hons) History
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

The main reason I chose my degree, at Durham University particularly, was for the variety of topics that could be studied. I enjoy the ability to study Medieval, Early Modern and Modern history, and within this a range of types of history from across the world.

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Course module review - Commercial Law, 26/06/2017

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Commercial Law
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
2.0 / 1 review

Okay... I'd like to break down why this module was terrible with four main reasons: the lecture material, the tutors, the summative essay, and the content of the module. Before I get into it, I would like to stress that the delivery of the lectures was actually quite good - the lecturer for 2016/17 was competent, she clearly knew what she was talking about and she was helpful when asking questions.

Course module review - Electrical Engineering, 03/03/2017

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Electrical Engineering
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

Positive:

Excellent resources and teaching from one professor was excellent while the other professor was OK.
Very clear what was needed for the exam.

Negative:

Nothing on Maxwell's Equations or the fundamental physics behind the theory covered. One would just have to memorise equations and concepts rather than understand their significance and origin.

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1 Josephine Butler
4.9 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
4.9 / 9 reviews
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4.7 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.7 / 6 reviews
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4.3 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
4.3 / 8 reviews
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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.2 / 6 reviews
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4.5 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
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6 John Snow
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.0 / 6 reviews
7 St John's
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.0 / 6 reviews
8 St Aidan's
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
3.8 / 5 reviews
9 St Chad's
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.5 / 2 reviews
10 St Cuthbert's
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.5 / 2 reviews
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4.4 out of 5 stars based on 31 reviews
4.4 / 31 reviews
23 Norwich
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 31 reviews
4.4 / 31 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 96 reviews
4.1 / 96 reviews
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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 62 reviews
4.2 / 62 reviews
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4.3 out of 5 stars based on 41 reviews
4.3 / 41 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 65 reviews
4.1 / 65 reviews
28 Bangor
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 35 reviews
4.3 / 35 reviews
29 Portsmouth
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 55 reviews
4.1 / 55 reviews
30 Aberystwyth
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
4.5 / 19 reviews
31 Chester
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 25 reviews
4.3 / 25 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Lacrosse
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
2 Rugby Union
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
3 Basketball
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
4 Cheerleading
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
5 Chocolate
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 Football
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 Heads UP Durham
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Hill Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
9 Hockey
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
10 Mooting
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Fabio's Durham
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
4.1 / 9 reviews
2 Klute
3.4 out of 5 stars based on 22 reviews
3.4 / 22 reviews
3 Jimmy Allens
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews
3.6 / 12 reviews
4 Wiff Waff
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.5 / 2 reviews
5 Fat Buddha Durham
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 Osbournes
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 St Chad's College Bar
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Whiskey River
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
9 The Boat Club Durham
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.0 / 2 reviews
10 Loft Durham
2.9 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
2.9 / 7 reviews
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1 Durham University
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 21 reviews
4.0 / 21 reviews
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Awards

Halls of Residence
Top 10 University for Halls of Residence

Location Details

University of Durham
Durham
DH1 3LE
United Kingdom