4.19 / 5

4.19 / 5

Van Mildert College

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#10 out of 14 halls at Durham University


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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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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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Cleaning
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Social experience
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By LouisStockton
On 4th July 15

Van Mildert College Information

CampusDurham City
PostcodeDH1 3LQ
CateringCatered
No. of rooms518
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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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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th August 16

Loved every minute!

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