Nice to hear from you!
I actually received an email in the last week asking me to put my choices down for colleges but that's all I've had so far - no actual mail from Durham as of yet... If you've not got the form for colleges, maybe get in touch with the uni as obviously you've more chance of getting your first choice if you do it early (I think!)
Are you going to the pre-course day in July?
The pre-course day in July will certainly provide a lot of information. I found it terrifying lol.
You will be given various pieces of pre-course work to do, including subject audits, reports etc [to accompany the HASE booklets].
You will also have various talks from different subject leaders - focusing on the core subjects - and then you should have the chance to talk in little groups to tutors and/or to past students.
It is an interesting day, but I did find it quite stressful - perhaps because it made it all seem very real lol. It is also a good chance to meet people - I made some friends on that day, who I was then able to recognise when we started in September. Although, most of my current friends didn't actually attend the day.
You'll find that the people are a nice bunch and the lecturers are helpful. Everyone supports each other, which is pretty fab.