Durham University

Durham | North of England

Creative Sporty Political City Rural By the sea

Ucas code: D86

As one of the only collegiate-style unis in the UK, coming to Durham means that you are part of a close community from the moment you arrive. With huge participation in sport, drama, arts and societies there's something for everyone. After all, where else could you spend your first year living in a castle which was also, incidentally, used as a film set for Harry Potter
Source:Durham Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 1278 comments (330 students)
    • The downside

      Lecturer-student interaction

      2012, 3rd year, Biology

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    • Student Union

      There are societies for everyone - political, sport, music etc. Including underwater hockey!

      2014, 3rd year

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    • Everyday expenses

      It is very easy to manage your costs in Durham. College bars have very good quality drinks and you can visit other colleges'...

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      2013, 3rd year, German Language

      Everyday expenses

      It is very easy to manage your costs in Durham. College bars have very good quality drinks and you can visit other colleges' bars. There are two tescos for buying food but if you are living in college you don't have to spend money on much else other than going out as food is covered by your accommodation price. There is a very cheap nightbus to take you around the city at night and part-time work shouldn't be too difficult to find.

      2013, 3rd year, German Language

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    • Accommodation

      st cuthbert's society, parsons field Building name: refounders house

      2016, 1st year, Experimental Psychology

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    • The upside

      module choices are very varied (esp in Natural Sciences)

      2012, 1st year, Physical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Finances

      Such good support and welfare from the college and other students. Has a brilliant reputation and it has a big family feel to it!

      2016, 2nd year, Complementary Medicines, Therapies & Well Being Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Varied union activities

61%

MED

Political

61%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

51%

LOW

Sporty

88%

HIGH

Creative

69%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £23.5k HIGH
Student score 83% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

89%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

17,595

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

73%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

9%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

54%

of students are female

Young / Mature

8%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

26%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

36%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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