University of Durham Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars based on 359 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

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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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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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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Niamh Crabtree

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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4th March 2018
The college system means no one falls through the cracks, you feel part of a community. The campus is gorgeous and it snows all the time making everything look so pretty.
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Doctors is very hard to get an appointment. There's a welfare room in every college that you can visit anytime for a chat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

3rd March 2018
In general, Durham is an amazing university to be at, situated in an absolutely beautiful city with unrivalled scenery. The collegiate system is very clever and enables you to make close knit friendships within college. Durham’s chemistry department is one of the best in the world, and it really is evident from the quality of teaching and laboratory demonstration we receive here. You can get involved in anything you like, whatever it is, if you’re an expert, or if you’ve never tried it before, Durham is the place to be.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Tom Miller

3rd March 2018
The university on the whole is excellent- the collegiate system is very clever and enables you to form close knit friendships within college. Durham’s chemistry department is one of the best in the country, as well as in the world, although the style of teaching is old fashioned and doesn’t seem to have progressed into the more technological age. The facilities are wonderful, and we are extremely lucky to have what we have, although staff in the labs can be quite hard to get along with. I’ve had many great experiences here in the first year.
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Anonymous

2nd March 2018
An extremely nice University. One of the best for continuing sports or engaging in musical activity. It's quite diverse as well and you can meet students from all over the place. While the studying can be pretty hard it all depends on your previous education. Some find it hard but honestly I think it's quite chill so wouldnt worry too much.
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Anonymous

28th February 2018
Excellent university. Not a huge fan of the collegiate system, quite cliquey but if you ignore it, it isn’t a problem. Departments are excellent, student support (both personally, careers wise and academically is great). It is very small and I need a break quite frequently but I like it.
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Collegiate system means there are many people to turn to at various dif levels
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Anonymous

27th February 2018
Durham is a great little town, there's always something new to explore. Its not too big so is easy to get around on foot. Everyone is so friendly and I feel very safe.
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

27th February 2018
I find the organisation of teaching for my course average. I study a self-taught degree that I used to enjoy until coming here. Having said this, I find the social aspect and opportunities in this university fantastic! Given that the city is so small, it is a very student-friendly city too.
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Anonymous

26th February 2018
I love Durham University with its collegiate system. It means that you can do sport just for the fun of it! I am also really enjoying my course and I couldn't ask for anything better!
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Anonymous

25th February 2018
On the stockton campus so not quite as good as the Durham one. Great facilities and fantastic lecturers.
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Anonymous

24th February 2018
Great college system. Enables you to try loads of new extra curricular things out. Very supportive atmosphere as well.
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Anonymous

23rd February 2018
Campus is clean and student friendly. Sometimes near exams study spaces will be filled up but good thing the colleges have study spaces too. I love the collegiate system as I met a lot of friends from different courses.
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Anonymous

22nd February 2018
Durham University is located in a beautiful city, the campus is all quite close knit and also close to the centre near the shops. Durham is a city for everyone, with lots to do. St mary's college is a good one too.
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Anonymous

21st February 2018
Durham is a great city to study in. It's a small place (the city is basically a uni campus) so everything is only a twenty minute walk away from everything else, and even if you start to miss big cities then Newcastle is only a short train ride away and you can buy a return for about a fiver. Walking by the river is beautiful in summer and when the cobbles of the old Bailey and the roof of cathedral are covered in snow it feels like you are studying at Hogwarts.
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Although the university doesn't go out of its way to exclude people from poorer backgrounds, Durham is definitely a university for the rich. College accommodation fees have risen in the past few years and formal balls are often quite expensive (around £50).
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There are lots of medical practices to choose from, and support for students is available if you seek it out.
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