University of Durham

4.2 from 406 ratings
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29/354 Universities
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4.2 / 51 reviews
Nightlife: 
3.2 / 51 reviews
Halls of Residence: 
4.2 / 76 reviews
Clubs & Societies: 
4.8 / 24 reviews
Freshers' Week: 
3.9 / 26 reviews

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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.

  • Total Students
    17,190
  • Male / Female Students
    54% Female 46% Male
  • Full / Part Time
    90% Full Time 10% Part Time
  • International Students
    26% International 74% UK

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University of Durham Reviews

4.2 / 406 reviews
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  • 4 Stars
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  • 3 Stars
    46
  • 2 Stars
    16
  • 1 Star
    3
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1st February 2018
Durham University provides a world class experience for its students - situated amongst world heritage sites, Durham boasts a proud heritage and ancient traditions, but with a modern and welcoming experience for its students. Accommodation is primarily split between the beautiful and historical Bailey, and the modern, diverse Hill colleges. Each of these provide welcome support to students, high quality rooms and access to gyms, societies and bars galore! Other notable features include a hyper-modern Science Site, as well as the world class Durham Union Society, which is at the forefront of political debate! Much need improvements are required for the DSU, but these have been scheduled to take place by the University - finances are clearly managed well. My course, Ancient History, has provided wonderful support, although more contact hours would be great!
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2nd February 2018
The Durham bubble is very much a thing, everything you need is close by. No one really uses the student union and most people don't know what it does. The careers service is good if you can get an appointment but other than that there are plenty of career presentation evenings.
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Rankings

Rank City Student Rating
25 Canterbury
4.1 / 128 reviews
26 Leicester
4.1 / 145 reviews
27 Exeter
4.2 / 93 reviews
28 Chester
4.4 / 37 reviews
29 Durham
4.2 / 51 reviews
30 Portsmouth
4.1 / 76 reviews
31 Bangor
4.2 / 42 reviews
32 Reading
4.1 / 61 reviews
33 Aberdeen
4.1 / 67 reviews
34 Preston
4.1 / 50 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Josephine Butler
4.8 / 11 reviews
2 Hatfield
4.6 / 7 reviews
3 Grey
4.3 / 8 reviews
4 Stephenson
4.6 / 5 reviews
5 Collingwood
4.3 / 7 reviews
6 St John's
4.1 / 7 reviews
7 John Snow
4.0 / 7 reviews
8 St Cuthbert's
4.3 / 3 reviews
9 St Aidan's
3.8 / 5 reviews
10 St Mary's
4.5 / 2 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Rugby Union
4.8 / 4 reviews
2 Football
5.0 / 3 reviews
3 Basketball
5.0 / 2 reviews
4 Hockey
5.0 / 2 reviews
5 Lacrosse
5.0 / 2 reviews
6 Cheerleading
5.0 / 1 review
7 Chocolate
5.0 / 1 review
8 Heads UP Durham
5.0 / 1 review
9 Hill Walking
5.0 / 1 review
10 Mooting
5.0 / 1 review
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Fabio's Durham
4.1 / 12 reviews
2 Klute
3.3 / 26 reviews
3 Jimmy Allens
3.4 / 14 reviews
4 St Chad's College Bar
5.0 / 2 reviews
5 Wiff Waff
4.5 / 2 reviews
6 Student Union Bar
4.0 / 3 reviews
7 Loft Durham
2.9 / 9 reviews
8 Fat Buddha Durham
5.0 / 1 review
9 Osbournes
5.0 / 1 review
10 Whiskey River
5.0 / 1 review
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Rank Freshers' Week Student Rating
1 Durham University
3.9 / 26 reviews
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Location Details

University of Durham
Durham
DH1 3LE
United Kingdom