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Van Mildert College Reviews

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Van Mildert boasts relatively new accommodation, when looking at the castle for example, but I would say that this works in it's favour. The heating works, it's cleaned and maintained regularly, the rooms are allowed double-glazing; none of it is 'listed', which means greater comfort for all! It has the largest dining space of any Durham college, which overlooks the famed body of water: the 'lake'. It's a most pleasant lake, supporting many varieties of wildlife including the college's mascot: the duck. Many of it's sports teams are consistently revered, however the music scenes change rather a lot from year to year, depending upon who's involved. College "bops", socials, formal halls, balls, and other massive social events assert college as a social hub, and though you don't have to be involved all the time, it could well form the largest aspect of your social life. It is a hill college, leaving it 10-15 minutes outside of the city, but I never found this to be an issue whatsoever.

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By LouisStockton
On 4th July 15

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Most helpful review

Van Mildert boasts relatively new accommodation, when looking at the castle for example, but I would say that this works in it's favour. The heating works, it's cleaned and maintained regularly, the rooms are allowed double-glazing; none of it is 'listed', which means greater comfort for all! It has the largest dining space of any Durham college, which overlooks the famed body of water: the 'lake'. It's a most pleasant lake, supporting many varieties of wildlife including the college's mascot: the duck. Many of it's sports teams are consistently revered, however the music scenes change rather a lot from year to year, depending upon who's involved. College "bops", socials, formal halls, balls, and other massive social events assert college as a social hub, and though you don't have to be involved all the time, it could well form the largest aspect of your social life. It is a hill college, leaving it 10-15 minutes outside of the city, but I never found this to be an issue whatsoever.

Value for Money
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Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
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By LouisStockton
On 4th July 15

Van Mildert College Information

CateringCatered
No. of rooms518
CampusDurham City
PostcodeDH1 3LQ

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th July 18

I met my friends for life at Van Mildert... 18 of us all on the same halls corridor stayed friends the entire 3 years and I couldn't have asked for more.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 28th April 18
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th September 17

The best student accommodation across UK. The rooms are cleaned quite often by nice cleaning staff and the internet is fast. MCR/SCR buffets every Wednesday provide excellent social experience. The formal dinners provide high quality food and service and the everyday food is also good. Hall management staff are nice and helpful.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th September 16
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th August 16

Loved every minute!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th August 16

It's great

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st April 16

Excellent college in a good location (especially for sciences), lots of fun events and an amazing place to live!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd March 16

Great fun. Good food and all round the best college in Durham.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd March 16

Honestly couldn't recommend more. You're not just paying for food and a room, you're paying for the experience that comes with it. Incredibly welcoming, inclusive and has a huge range of societies and sports.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd March 16
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd March 16

Trust me it's bad

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th December 15

Good location, not modern, catering is good and gets cleaned regularly

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th November 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th November 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th November 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th July 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th July 15

Van Mildert boasts relatively new accommodation, when looking at the castle for example, but I would say that this works in it's favour. The heating works, it's cleaned and maintained regularly, the rooms are allowed double-glazing; none of it is 'listed', which means greater comfort for all! It has the largest dining space of any Durham college, which overlooks the famed body of water: the 'lake'. It's a most pleasant lake, supporting many varieties of wildlife including the college's mascot: the duck. Many of it's sports teams are consistently revered, however the music scenes change rather a lot from year to year, depending upon who's involved. College "bops", socials, formal halls, balls, and other massive social events assert college as a social hub, and though you don't have to be involved all the time, it could well form the largest aspect of your social life. It is a hill college, leaving it 10-15 minutes outside of the city, but I never found this to be an issue whatsoever.

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Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

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