A cute, cozy city, Durham can appeal to all- the culturally inclined (with an eclectic mix of local restaurants, cafes, and of course the cathedral), the sporting inclined (with acres of sports fields and facilities), and night owls (the clubbing scene is a true experience, with no night complete without a trip to the infamous Klute).
By seexwne On 5th July 15
Study in Durham
The historic city of Durham is set in the North East of England and is where you will find Durham University.
Durham University is located in North East England. It is a collegiate community in a unique and historic setting and has a particular focus on research. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 19,025 students are enrolled at Durham University.
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Durham Student Life
In this beautiful city, students are well provided for. It is small but busy enough, a friendly place that has all the facilities you would expect from a thriving city.
Cost of Living
Living costs tend to be a bit cheaper in the North of England compared to the rest. It’s worth doing some research and this page on Durham University’s website is a good place to start.
Student accommodation costs range from £119 - £280 per week; the average is £185 per week.
Compare the average elsewhere: Birmingham: £139/week, Manchester: £158/week, London: £188/week.
(prices are for all purpose-built student accommodation (both private and university-owned) in August 2020, as listed on StudentCrowd)
The average price for:
A cheap meal at a restaurant: £14
A pint of beer: £2.30
A regular takeout coffee: £3.08
1L of milk: £0.86
A loaf of white bread: £0.89
The cost of living is about 3% lower than in Bristol or Cambridge, about 3% higher than Exeter and about 5.4% higher than Cardiff.
It's very small so there's no need for public transport as you can walk everywhere!
By member1210141 On 4th July 15
Durham is well catered for when it comes to shopping, you’ll find big high-street names such as H&M, Next, New Look and Jack Wills to name a few. There is also a lot of independent places and a vibrant indoor market perfect for picking up bargains and groceries whilst supporting local traders.
Take a day trip to Newcastle, its just 15-minutes on the train and costs less than a fiver if you book in advance. Check out all that Newcastle has to offer from museums and galleries to shopping and restaurants. Make it an overnight stay and experience one of the best nightlife spots in the UK.
Keeping it nice and simple. Grab some friends and a picnic and spend the afternoon lazing around in the sun and enjoying some of the best views Durham has to offer.
In less than 2-hours on a train, you can be in Edinburgh. Explore the magnificent historical landmarks in the city, check out their superb shopping and make the most of the fantastic pubs and restaurants. Of course, there is the Fringe Festival that takes place in August which should be high on your to-do list.
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A cute, cozy city, Durham...
A cute, cozy city, Durham can appeal to all- the culturally inclined (with an eclectic mix of local restaurants, cafes, and of course the cathedral), the sporting inclined (with acres of sports fields and facilities), and night owls (the clubbing scene is a true experience, with no night complete without a trip to the infamous Klute). read more
It's very small so there's...
It's very small so there's no need for public transport as you can walk everywhere! As it's small there's not a lot of choice of clubs, the bars are good though and very reasonable in price. read more