Durham | North of England
Ucas code: D86
What students say about this university935 comments (246 students)
no strong connection between the Stockton-based campus and the main Durham campus. People live and learn in quite different...
no strong connection between the Stockton-based campus and the main Durham campus. People live and learn in quite different environment×
There are a lot of societies and they range from big to small and cover most aspects, if you can't find the one you're looking...
There are a lot of societies and they range from big to small and cover most aspects, if you can't find the one you're looking for you can create it yourself! But Durham can tend to focus more on academics and sports than the arts. However, due to the college system there are opportunities to get involved in plays and concerts, especially the weekly acoustic nights which are brilliant. There's quite a bit for music in fairness but it's more classical, however, on your college day a lot of bands can get showcased and perform. Essentially there is of course a lot of art at Durham but sometimes you have to seek it out or create it for yourself, if you really want it to happen though, there will be a way or your college reps will support you in creating it.×
Feel like there's a lack of proper clubs. A number of bars and pubs however if that's your thingReport
There is a main library which is well stocked and and contains a large number of study spaces (some with power), individual...
There is a main library which is well stocked and and contains a large number of study spaces (some with power), individual study rooms, and computer rooms with printing facilities. Additionally colleges have their own smaller libraries. There are other computing and printing facilities elsewhere on the Science site, where most of the arts subjects are based, and in some colleges. There is a large university sport centre with modern facilities and plenty of sport pitches. Some colleges also have their own fields or courts for playing sport. Some of the support services such as careers or disability services are spread over Durham, but from September they will all be located in one newly built centre.×
Drinks are available at very good prices from all the college bars, and none of the clubs are excessively expensive. Most...
Drinks are available at very good prices from all the college bars, and none of the clubs are excessively expensive. Most colleges are fully catered in first year, but there are a couple of small supermarket shops in the middle of town which sell almost all stuff you will need for doing your own cooking cheaply. It is perfectly possible to get some part time work in the college bars, shops and toastie bars but very few students work at places other than within the colleges because the comparatively short Durham terms are fairly intense. As always, it is necessary to buy a few books for most courses, but these costs are no higher than courses of similar standards at other universities. Everywhere in Durham is within walking distance so transport costs are virtually non-existent, trains to Newcastle are cheap and very frequent.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction90%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students17,595
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate73%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time9%
of students are part-time
Male / Female54%
of students are female
Young / Mature8%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK26%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction42%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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