This university is the best choice I have ever made. Everyone is amazing - the lecturers are so helpful and are always there should you need them. The college system unites all of the university together.
Located in the northeast of England, just south of Newcastle, Durham University is one of the most respected universities in the UK and places a real focus on world-leading environmental research.
Durham University is made up of 17 individual colleges, meaning a unique university experience is had by its students. The colleges each have their own strong identity and make up the heart of uni life. As such, at Durham there’s a real community feel, as students are plunged into college life.
With over 80 student-led music clubs and societies and 27 theatre companies across the university, Durham is a great place for students who are interested in music and the arts. There are also 700 sports teams to join, across 18 sports. As the city of Durham is small, much of the nightlife and entertainment experienced by students comes from the colleges.
There’s also a rich history at Durham uni. It was founded in 1832 but its plans were first drawn up by King Henry VIII in the 16th century and then again in the 17th century by Oliver Cromwell before the university was eventually opened.
The city of Durham bears great cultural and historic significance as well, as it’s home to one of Europe’s most famous cathedrals and a castle that was built by William the Conqueror. This led to the area becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.