University of Durham Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars based on 358 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

9th April 2018
Durham is amazing. I love every part of it, from the nightlife, to the freinds and the course. Durham ckmes second to none .
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Anonymous

15th March 2018
Very prestigious university with excellent research-led learning. This can however mean work grading, etc can take a while and many lecturers are often very busy! Student's union is great and the college system really makes you feel part of a family.
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

13th March 2018
The campus is really pretty, however the course I'm on is really badly structured. The course leaders are unsupportive and refuse to sympathise with my friends SEND requirements. The course content is detailed however is pitched at a student body which should already know about the topic. From someone who hasn't learnt the topic before and has not been given a reading list, the content is not accessible.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

13th March 2018
The campus faculties are not enough, especially for student clubs and societies. The teaching is fine but sometimes the course materials are not good enough. The student union is average I guess but I can see it is improving. Careers services is available but ideally should have more support for overseas students as getting a grad job in the UK becomes nearly impossible for overseas students these days.
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13th March 2018
On the stockton campus which is less attractive, but I still have access to exceptional teaching and learning materials.
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Anonymous

13th March 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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Anonymous

13th March 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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Anonymous

13th March 2018
Awesome all round balanced lifestyle. Great resources for studying, loads of sport to get involved with at all levels and tonnes of opportunities to do whatever you fancy. Great nightlife despite dodgy reputation. College system is incredible, choose Collingwood for the best of everything! doesn't matter that the SU is useless because each college has their own facilities.
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Give me £2000 a year in bursary based on parents income. Simply put, university wouldn't be affordable for me without this
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Always been there when I needed something. Support at college, uni-wide and departmental level
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13th March 2018
The campus might not be the most beautiful, but you still get all you need! Brilliant student union organising nights out and activities! Superb college system allows you to enjoy differently!
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

13th March 2018
The course and people are great but the city(if it even merits that title) is painfully small and the lack of options on a night out makes me want to cry
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

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13th March 2018
This institution really sums up the British education experience, an eclectic mix of interesting people, sportsmen and students. It is not in every university where, through the collegiate system, a feeling of togetherness and inclusion is fostered in such an organic manner. A giant of old, Durham is one of the greatest establishments, academic or otherwise, in this great nation.
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Yasmin Hall

13th March 2018
My course (history) has great resources and teaching, it's difficult but interesting. The department can be a bit unorganised at times. The students Union has no real contact with the rest of the university, but that is because it's collegiate.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Good, I was given a different route to get reduced grades and a grant because of my area.
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Do put you through to right people but not always the most understanding. Felt forced to go on medication to get needed concessions in at time. Counselling is good.
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Anonymous

13th March 2018
The campus is lovely and it has a real uni town feeling, my course is so interesting and there have been loads of events on which have helped me to meet loads of new people.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

13th March 2018
Beautiful campus with all facilities within walking distance. Hundreds of societies to get involved with - something for everyone. Halls are overpriced.
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Unhelpful counselling service - oversubscribed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

12th March 2018
Alright facilities. Good sports teams and experience. Small town. The collegiate system really helps with inclusivity. Careers services are not the best with little help. The student union is terrible.
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1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Minimal - have not heard of it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

10th March 2018
The campus I am at for my course is the main reason I chose Durham University - it is small, and offers everything students will need in one place. With the move of my course to the main campus in the next year it will be exciting to see the changes that occur and to be able to access more of the Student Union services and events and to make the most of the larger Careers Services in my final year.
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The doctors at this campus are exceptional and I would recommend them to anybody.
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Anonymous

10th March 2018
All my tutors are so friendly and delivery great lectures and seminars, in terms of support there is lots of options.
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7th March 2018
The course I am studying, music, has amazing active research which lecturers are always willing to share with interested students, and do so in regular guest lectures also. The college system provides great welfare support and a really exciting as well as traditional university environment.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

6th March 2018
Accommodation is nice, the student union is also good but doesn’t hold as many events as I thought they would. We haven’t yet been offered any career services.
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Anonymous

4th March 2018
Amazing and beautiful city. Some of teaching isn’t as good as I was expecting but the people are so intelligent and innovative. I love the social scene: very much a pub oriented life with only a small emphasis on clubbing. My accommodation is ok, it’s a bit ridiculous how expensive it is considering how much we pay. A lot of international students and people from different backgrounds, although it is quite posh with many people coming from top public schools. One of the things I’m concerned about with the university is how traditional it is in terms of relationships. It certainly isn’t very relaxed when people decide to ‘sleep around’ or have multiple partners. Overall a terrific place- I’m so happy to be here!
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