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Josephine Butler College Reviews

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they did an awful job of organising the flats this year, they literally randomised it, so don't bother filling out the 'tell us about yourself' form because they don't use it to pair you up with people you'll click with. ruined my university experience as I now live with someone who clashes with me. fresher's was fine but it's just been boring ever since. I wish I applied elsewhere now.

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By member928918
On 1st November 17

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Most helpful review

they did an awful job of organising the flats this year, they literally randomised it, so don't bother filling out the 'tell us about yourself' form because they don't use it to pair you up with people you'll click with. ruined my university experience as I now live with someone who clashes with me. fresher's was fine but it's just been boring ever since. I wish I applied elsewhere now.

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By member928918
On 1st November 17

Josephine Butler College Information

CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms397
CampusDurham City
PostcodeDH1 3DF

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Some people talk about the fact that a lot of people don't get their first choice college. But, what about the price difference between a self-catered college - like Butler that's 2,000 cheaper than a catered college? Do they not consider the huge price difference?
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th July 18

Good community spirit, loads to get involved in

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 20th January 18

Wow, this place is bad. Not in terms of facilities, but student wellbeing and support. It's depressing enough being in a horrible flat, doesn't help when student support does nothing about it. "It makes our lives so much harder trying to move students into a different flat". It's ONE student. One student that has had their mental wellbeing hit rock bottom because of how awful this college has handled mental health issues of a person who's struggling to get out of bed most days because the environment they live in is hostile. What an awful college. Looks like the reviewer below is in the same position as me. Says a lot.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 1st November 17

they did an awful job of organising the flats this year, they literally randomised it, so don't bother filling out the 'tell us about yourself' form because they don't use it to pair you up with people you'll click with. ruined my university experience as I now live with someone who clashes with me. fresher's was fine but it's just been boring ever since. I wish I applied elsewhere now.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th December 16

It is fab, location a bit far from town though

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th September 16

Great community feel to the college and feels like a cosy unit to go back to after a night out or a day in lectures.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th November 15

Easy and cheap bus access to anywhere in Durham County, lots of open spaces and everything you need within walking distance. There's a grocery store and super cheap gym.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th November 15

Being self catered and 100% ensuite is the best choice in a college. Josephine butler is the only college to offer this, and I think it's truly beneficial. Socially they always make sure events and formals are advertised and ensure everyone is involved.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th August 15

Being part of the collegiate system was a huge part of my university experience and I wouldn't change a thing about it. Having wanted self-catered/ensuite accommodation thanks to my love of cooking and my hatred of the idea of sharing a bathroom with 6 other people, I chose Butler. Butler Bar is loved by those that frequent it and described as an aircraft hanger by others, but it's hard to dispute the fact that the onsite kitchen and cafe, huge bar, pool tables, library, space to plug in your laptop, wifi and TVs make it easy to work or play in this space. Many a day was spent in there working between lectures when the library was too full/quiet and again relaxing in the evening in PJs or parting away at a silent disco. I miss walking into the bar and finding a friendly face without fail. The rooms are a good size, clean and of course, ensuite, which is such a luxury. I've just realised how much I miss it, take me back!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th July 15

good way to make friends, more sociable than standard halls

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd July 15

Best bar in Durham, ensure rooms and huge kitchens

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