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“The Angel of the North!”

published 20/05/2004

A home from home!

Hills...hills....hills....

I thought I'd give you a taster of what life is like at Durham university.... why you might ask? because I know when I was first applying to university, you get fed so much information but its never by the students themselves only the staff who don't really appreciate university life... So lets...

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the op is pretty long, sorry!

I've just finished my first year at Durham University and felt that it was the perfect time to write an op about my time there so far. Durham is a place that probably doesn't need an introduction, but I shall give it a brief one. It is Up North, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne and is probably best known...

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“The Oxbridge of the North”

published 26/08/2001

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Durham is a beautiful little city situated in the North East of England, and home to one of the country’s most famous “old” universities. Over the years, it has had students such as Mo Mowlem, Nasser Hussain, Jonathon Edwards and Minette Walters pass through it, and has been...

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“TO TRY IT IS TO LOVE IT”

published 05/09/2002

FRIENDLY AND WELCOMING

NOT SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE

I'm writing this opinion following a request to do so. Here goes, I think it'll be hard to write an opinion on my University but read on and let me know what you think... Durham has a collegiate system similar to (although not the same as) Oxford and Cambridge. Unlike the Oxbridge colleges, no...

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Excellent

Everything

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As a prospective student I visited Durham University a couple of weeks ago and stayed overnight at the college I hope to attend. I feel in love with the place and really hope to get the grades to go there. The thing I like about the university over all the others I have looked at is the college...

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Satisfactory

“Depression University”

published 13/09/2006

Looks good on your CV

Cliquey, boring area, no variety in the people you...

Having graduated from Durham University and attended a diffferent one for my doctorate, it is easy to see the negative points of the place upon leaving. The town itself looks beautiful from the outset but after a while, there seems to be a bad atmosphere about the place. There is a tension...

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Excellent

collegiate system works well and makes this place ...

the high grades needed to get in, and the demandin...

Durham university has been a wonderful time and choosing it was the best decision i have made. The lecturers are world class and leaders in their field but they are accessible, contact hours are 30+, and the tutorial system is very useful in keeping you on track. The library is one of the biggest...

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Excellent

Colleges, Klute, excellent staff and reputation.

Too many hills!

This is definately a university worthy of anyone's first choice on the UCAS form. It is a sad fact that Durham is often seen as a place full of Oxbridge rejects with a bad nightlife- don't you believe it!. While there are lots of rejects about this really doesn't do justice to what Durham has to...

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Excellent

excellent academic support, beautiful city, everyw...

can't think of any

I'm a student at Durham university and I'd just like to say what a good time I am having there! It's not just that you get excellent teaching. You also get a lot of academic support from teaching staff and on top of that you also have a college tutor. At my college - Van Mildert - you also have a...

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Excellent

The people, the beautiful landscape and the consta...

The cold weather - not somewhere to improve your t...

I've jsut entered my final year at Durham, and it's fair to say I've kept myself very busy. While Durham may not be famed for it's rocking nightlife (though I promise you, it does have one), I'm yet to meet a student here who's bored or regretting their choice of university. Wandering round...

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Satisfactory

Easy to meet people, Very reputable University

Condescending, Isolated, Upper-class and ill-Equip...

I started as an undergraduate in Durham in September 2009 studying Chemistry. Personally I disliked the place so much that I had to move to Leeds where I am now much preferring the student life. I Originally applied there because of its status and reputation which are very good. At the time it...

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Excellent

“Durham is perfect”

published 16/11/2009

best mix of attributes of any university in britai...

not a good place for slacking off

Durham is a beautiful experience from the moment you arrive on the outskirts and see the awesome cathedral and castle towering over the countryside. Five things in favour: (i) collegiate system with 16 unique college experiences ranging from traditional on the bailey to modern on the hill; (ii)...

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Excellent

“stockton”

published 14/07/2000

Great facilities, I.T., labs, halls

snobbiness by other people from durham, ares can b...

I am just about to go into my second year at Durham ,studying Environmental Management bsc hons. It is held at the universitys new campus at Stockton on tees. Many people especially other "Durhamites" not at stockton, tend to put there noses up when they find out a person claiming to be at durham...

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Good

“Don't be seduced by looks”

published 15/08/2003

Academically impressive, breathtaking city, cheap ...

Spoilt brats, city far too small

I used to tell people Durham was the best three years of my life, but having been somewhere else for my MA, I now see I was misguided back then, trapped in the bubble that is Durham University. Academically, when you say you went to Durham, people say 'Wow, really' or something to that effect...

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Super

“Graduate Society”

published 13/07/2000

Post-Grad Community

Post-Grad Community

The Graduate Society is the alternative to college life for Durham's post-graduate community. The simple truth is that after three or four years as an undergraduate yourself when moving on to post-graduate study you want probably something different. A life of corridor parties, petty college...

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