Durham | North of England
Ucas code: D86
What students say about this university1360 comments (333 students)
Choice of modules in first and second yearsReport
The rush for second year (and further) housing begins as early as November despite the advice of the university. If you don't...
The rush for second year (and further) housing begins as early as November despite the advice of the university. If you don't find a group of house mates by Christmas you could get left behind.×
Since I am catered everything is included. The accommodation is all very good but it is not good value for money as the cost is...
Since I am catered everything is included. The accommodation is all very good but it is not good value for money as the cost is unreasonably high.×
The student union is ok, although not many people seem to join in with activities there due to the collegiate system. The...
The student union is ok, although not many people seem to join in with activities there due to the collegiate system. The student union officers are trying to improve facilities in the union as it isn't exactly modern, however whether this will encourage more students to use this space is uncertain. The colleges are where most social activity occurs. Each one has a different feel to it, and many students participate in bar crawls between the colleges, which is always good fun. Facilities in colleges vary in standard and availability. Due to being on the space-restricted Bailey, the more historic colleges don't always have room for much social space. The Hill colleges tend to be more modern, with lots of space in which to socialise. There are swings and roundabouts to choosing a college though, as some people prefer the traditions typical of the Bailey colleges and their central location, whereas others would prefer to be in a bigger Hill college where there is more space to relax. Sports facilities at Durham are generally of a high standard. Maiden Castle is where all sports-fans tend to go. It's modern with a large number of pitches and courts where you can practise. Rowing plays a major part in most students' lives at Durham, whether you're a rower, cox, or whether you prefer to spectate. Being so close to the river is perfect for such a sport, and it's very likely that if you're in view of the river, you will be able to see someone rowing on it!×
not that many societies available at queens campus some lecturers aren't as goodReport
Limited range of clubs, cheesy pop in most (Klute being the best), but a couple of more edgy onesReport
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction89%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students17,810
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate74%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time8%
of students are part-time
Male / Female54%
of students are female
Young / Mature8%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK27%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction36%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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