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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

Durham University Hall Rankings


Hatfield College #10
St Cuthbert's Society #11
University College (Castle) #12
St Chad's College #13
Van Mildert College #14
College of St Hild & St Bede #15
Collingwood College #16
Josephine Butler College #17
CityBlock Durham #18
Student Castle Durham #19

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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

Applying to Van Mildert College

Covid-19 Response

TEACHING MODE:
On-campus.
OPEN DAYS:
Open day has taken place.
TEACHING NOTES:
Durham University is planning a high-quality residential experience, including substantial in-person teaching and learning, for the Academic Year 2021/22. The exact mix of activities and modes of instruction, from lectures and tutorials to workshops and labs – will vary by course and year level. But all will offer high-quality teaching and ensure you benefit from the excellent academic experience which sets our graduates apart and that we know employers are looking for.
This is the latest available data taken from the dur.ac.uk website on 20th June 2022. Read all universities responses in our Covid-19 university response article.

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Student Review: 1.6 /5
By member849968 On 19th July 20

Horrible accomodation. Just horrible

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Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member539807 On 20th June 19

Because I'm a new student, I haven't been to this hall yet. But the hall looks really good through pictures.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member532809 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: 4.9 /5
By member1128154 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: 5 /5
By member923846 On 30th August 16

Loved every minute!

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Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member1023516 On 5th August 16

It's great

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Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member2016774 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: 4.7 /5
By member1321194 On 23rd March 16

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

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Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member421187 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: 2.9 /5
By member921134 On 22nd March 16

Trust me it's bad

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By Jay On 27th December 15

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

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By LouisStockton 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.

Value for money
Location
Property management
Cleaning
Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

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