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4.2 / 387 reviews
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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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27th January 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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14th February 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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3rd February 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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1st February 2018
On the stockton campus which is less attractive, but I still have access to exceptional teaching and learning materials.
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27th January 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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26th January 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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1st December 2017
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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2nd February 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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4th January 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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16th November 2017
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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Yasmin Hall

1st December 2017
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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Good, I was given a different route to get reduced grades and a grant because of my area.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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