University of Durham Reviews

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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.
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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
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I haven’t used this but friends who have have said its good
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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.
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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.
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

21st July 2018
The university is certainly welcoming to students from a variety of backgrounds, with the college system aiding the students to participate in a range of activities aside from those purely associated with their degree course.
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Anonymous

8th July 2018
Absolutely brilliant course in archaeology, especially with the history of the city setting such a brilliant back drop! Student Union keeps with the fashion of Durham and doesn’t lose its ancient feel!
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Anonymous

3rd July 2018
Good uni, good staff, nice facilities, good atmosphere amongst students, and affordable pricing for accommodation, plenty of support and awareness made available
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

3rd July 2018
College system is at best a fun way to meet people to play football with and at worst offers very little support and mental health provision, drives up the cost of rent, and serves compulsory bland overpriced food. Durham would be better if if it stopped spreading Itself so thin and abandoned the college system
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High cost of living and there isn’t financial support to counter it
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Very few counsellors, college support system often offers no support
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Katie Ross

25th June 2018
Durham is the perfect place to study in. The town is small; the streets are filled with quaint little shops. The majority of the university buildings are about a 20 minute walk from the town centre. Most of the accommodation is also pretty central. If not you can get a bus. I'd thoroughly reccomend Durham to anyone with a love of old England!
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There's always someone to talk to
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Anonymous

22nd June 2018
Overall amazing experience, night life is what you make of it! The collegiate system is a great way to get involved in sports or societies even if you aren’t any good at them or would like to try them for the first time. Support is given from the university during time at uni and even as a graduate
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Anonymous

18th June 2018
An excellent university to attend. I've had the most help here than before. the facilities are beautiful and very clean. The staff are all very friendly.
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Anonymous

13th June 2018
Lovely city and easy to get to everywhere in walking distance with Newcastle only a short trip away on the train too. The student union is a bit ugly but does the job as there are college facilities that make up for it. Overall experience is very good.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

8th June 2018
The campus is great, I like how it is kind of separate from the city but still close enough that you can leave a lecture and not have to hike to get a coffee. Facilities, especially for my course chemistry, are outstanding with lots of investment into it. SU is great with lots of involvement.
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Pride recently really showed the extent of the support and inclusive nature of the university
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Support for wellbeing is really really great. Every college has welfare support as well as nightlife which is incredibly helpful.
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Anonymous

6th June 2018
As a member of Van Mildert College I can safely say we are one of the best colleges (but every member is biased), even if we do try and bribe the vote to make it official. With large wardrobes and very decent sized rooms in comparison to other colleges however all college rooms are expensive, Mildert is self catered so prepare for a lot of potatoes and most rooms are shared bathroom rather than ensuite however this is rarely a problem. As for the university itself we have a wide range of facilities available both in the university and available to us from external sources. As with all degrees, especially those at Russell Group Universities such as Durham, it is difficult but with constant support available if you choose to accept it. Some of the buildings are quite dated but after all we do own a castle if nothing else can sway you.
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For students from less priveleged backgrounds be sure to check out their supported progression scheme pre university.
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Anonymous

6th June 2018
Collegiate system is great for developing friends at uni/settling in to uni life. Lots of events, facilities are typically high quality, labs are maintained to a high standard. Lots of careers support.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

5th June 2018
I've really enjoyed my time at Durham as an international student. The town is cute and friendly, but it can make you feel a bit trapped. It's nice to have Newcastle nearby to escape. The facilities are fine but I wouldn't classify them as top tier and I do wish we were taught more rather than expected to learn on our own. I appreciate that the environment isn't nearly as competitive as Oxbridge but that you're always surrounded by intelligent, exciting people.
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Anonymous

2nd May 2018
Theology course is amazing. Facilities are also really great and I really appreciate all the staffs help settling in.
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Anonymous

30th April 2018
The campus is clean and easily accessible, taking a maximum of 20 to 25 minutes to walk to any give site. I do Earth Sciences, and the lectures are well organised, and the content taught is intellectually stimulating. The student union doesn't look the nicest, but the location is perfect, being 15 minutes from any college.
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Anonymous

28th April 2018
Great community feel, historic surroundings and too many opportunities to count. The college system provides a homely feel from day 1, and the systems in place to support students are second to none. While the students union may not be the most vibrant institution, the colleges more than make up for it in providing socials, nights out and simply organising events for people with common interests to meet.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

27th April 2018
Campus was bad and distanced from activities. Staff were helpful but more content and helpful resources required. Facilities are okay- need more improvement and more workshops and practical integration. Friendly environment.
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Socials and integration and pride events
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Doctors on campus every week
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Anonymous

27th April 2018
Campus was excluded from activities however the course was well taught and executed. The students union didn’t organise much for Business School as it is excluded from the main campus which was a drawback. Overall experience was great, people are friendly and great to get along with
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Societies and events for everyone
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Doctors available every week
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There is an international student body
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Anonymous

26th April 2018
I have really enjoyed my experience at Durham University. The college system means that it is very easy to make friends and taking part in sport at all levels is possible. The college events also have made my time special allowing me to meet a wide variety of people I could regularly see at these events.
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