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Sporty Political City Rural By the sea

UCAS code: D86

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of inspiring people, a unique and historic setting – a university like no other.

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

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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.

Diverse local nightlife

49%

Low

Varied union activities

69%

Medium

Political

69%

High

Sporty

84%

High

Creative

67%

Medium

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Average graduate salary £25k High
% of graduates in work or further study 95% Medium
Student satisfaction score 80% Low

Number of students

22,235

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

78%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

0%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

46%

of students are male

Young / Mature

4%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

23%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

305 comments (75 students)
    • The quality of the lecturers is very mixed, but most of them are good enough. In contrast, the tutorials are run well, though the questions rarely resemble what you would see on an exam. The problems classes are very helpful. The workload is manageable and the homework problems are often helpful for one's understanding

      2024, 3rd year student, Mathematics

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    • Three stars: Good

      2024, 3rd year student, Mathematics

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    • Private accommodation is very expensive (at least for the North of England) and this makes managing financial very difficult.

      2024, 3rd year student, Mathematics

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    • University accommodation is extortionate and generally poor. There are a range of societies for a variety of interests. There is good financial support for those from low income families. There is a lack of study spaces and the buildings often feel crowded.

      2024, 3rd year student, Mathematics

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    • Five stars: Excellent

      2024, 3rd year student, Mathematics

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    • I'm an international student and I wouldn't really preach about how cheap it is.

      2024, 1st year student, Psychology

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