Durham | North of England
Ucas code: D86
What students say about this university951 comments (251 students)
Durham caters for a wide range of sports for all capabilities and levels from lacrosse to football and from karate to ultimate...
Durham caters for a wide range of sports for all capabilities and levels from lacrosse to football and from karate to ultimate Frisbee. If your sport isn't available, then start the club yourself! The collegiate system at Durham means that sport across the university against other colleges is enjoyable yet competitive; many regard it an hour to represent their college at sport. For example, there are 6 divisions in Men's Football. Some colleges have 10 teams, while others have 3, suiting those of all standards. Moreover, playing sport for your college (or the uni- if you're good enough) is a fantastic way to make friends and bond with those in other years. Of course, it's not all about playing, it's about the socials, too. Some are messy, others are hilarious, but I can guarantee that sport at Durham will provide you with many opportunities and experiences you will not find anywhere else. College sports teams also 'go on tour' after exams creating life-long memories, for instance rugby and football teams, within which anyone in the club can get involved. Oh, and if you play football, expect your team mates to make up a football chant about you. Mine originated on tour this year, but I shall not go into details...;)×
Student Union could be much more relevant to the University. In a University which is divided into Colleges, it doesn't seem to...
Student Union could be much more relevant to the University. In a University which is divided into Colleges, it doesn't seem to have much meaning apart from as a place to hold meetings for societies.×
The accomodation has been good in terms of cleanliness and safety. The accomodation is managed by the individual colleges so...
The accomodation has been good in terms of cleanliness and safety. The accomodation is managed by the individual colleges so can vary but as a rule good standards across the board. All new students have accomodation in college.×
Managing costs is fairly easy as the majority of accommodation is catered so there are few extra food costs with the food...
Managing costs is fairly easy as the majority of accommodation is catered so there are few extra food costs with the food available from the cafes around the university being fairly priced. For my course there are few additional costs associated with it as any books needed can be gotten from the library. There is no real need to use public transport to get around as everything is in walking distance however the public transport is quite costly. There are quite a few opportunities for part time work both within halls and locally.×
There are several groups that focus on human rights e.g. Amnesty, and these often do demonstrations.Report
Make sure to book your residence early so that you'll be allocated accommodation in Stevo/John Snow halls, to get the best...
Make sure to book your residence early so that you'll be allocated accommodation in Stevo/John Snow halls, to get the best student experience in your first year×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction91%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students17,190
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate73%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time10%
of students are part-time
Male / Female53%
of students are female
Young / Mature8%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK26%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction44%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
League table rankings
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Where it's located
We’ve pinpointed the key sites where teaching takes place. Check in the smallprint of the course you’re interested in to see where exactly you’d be based, especially if there are multiple locations spread across a wide area.
- 1. Durham University
- 2. Queen's Campus, Stockton
- 3. Director of the Institute for Learning and Teaching International School of Geneva
- 4. St Cuthbert's Society
- 5. John Snow College
- 6. George Stephenson College
- 7. Collingwood College
- 8. Hatfield College
- 9. St Chad's College
- 10. College of St Hild and St Bede
- 11. Josephine Butler College
- 12. St Aidan's College
- 13. Grey College
- 14. St Mary's College
- 15. Trevelyan College
- 16. Van Mildert College
- 17. University College
- 18. St John's College
- 19. Durham University Business School