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    (Original post by jaseho98)
    Yep! Received my offer within a week of my application good luck you x


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    Awesome congrats!! You a UK student? If so what predicted grades did you apply with? And thanks!x
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    (Original post by Karina_xo)
    I haven't yet and I applied nearly a month ago, though I have seen a couple people already have offers 😓 (I'm a gap year student applying with AAA)


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    Ive heard some people getting offers but they're usually international students so I'm not sure. I've only applied on Tuesday and haven't even gotten an acknowledgement email yet

    Good luck with you application!
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    Has anyone heard from Durham for History yet?
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    (Original post by woahjvck)
    Ive heard some people getting offers but they're usually international students so I'm not sure. I've only applied on Tuesday and haven't even gotten an acknowledgement email yet

    Good luck with you application!
    Yeah I'm a uk applicant so maybe the people getting offers so far are just the international ones, idk but hopefully shouldn't be too long


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    (Original post by woahjvck)
    Awesome congrats!! You a UK student? If so what predicted grades did you apply with? And thanks!x
    Thank you! Yeah I'm studying in the UK now, my predicted grades were AAA
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    (Original post by woahjvck)
    Awesome congrats!! You a UK student? If so what predicted grades did you apply with? And thanks!x
    No, I am a international student, but my A-level predicted grades equivalent would be A*A*A*A*, but they did not ask for my predicted grades. I had an overall of 98% in my AS and GCSE equivalents, so I guess they made my offer based purely on those. And thank you!!

    EDIT: I totally replied to the wrong quote, hahah. but yeah, I am not a UK student.
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    BSc Finance applicant here - Predicted A*A* (already achieved A in economics)
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    Has anyone heard back from Durham for Chemistry yet?!!!!
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    (Original post by FreyaIsabel1996)
    Has anyone heard from Durham for History yet?
    Yes! I'm an international student but I got an offer for History on Monday.
    I think international students are hearing back before UK students, but the wait could be as short for you as it was for me!
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    (Original post by Murriom)
    Hey guys, I applied to Durham for Law on 15th October and am yet to receive any form of acknowledgement - should I be worried?
    It took Durham forever to get back to me with an acknowledgement as well. I received all the others very quickly, but Durham´s took ages. And when I first received it, I also received my offer only within hours afterwards. So no, I would not advice you to be worried just yet!
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    (Original post by lucysnell)
    Has anyone heard back from Durham for Chemistry yet?!!!!
    Not yet :/
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    Anyone heard back for English yet? Applied on the 12th October so quite a while ago - but I don't know how slow the English dept are at giving out offers :/ Thx
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    I think the general view is that, particularly for the UK students, Durham seems to be pretty slow with getting back to us. For internationals it seems much faster.

    So I wouldn't be worried about not hearing from them yet. It took two weeks for my conformation email to come through, and I applied well before the Oxbridge rush on October 15th. They probably just have many more applicants to get through

    (Original post by Murriom)
    Hey guys, I applied to Durham for Law on 15th October and am yet to receive any form of acknowledgement - should I be worried?
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    Anyone heard back for English yet? Applied on the 12th October so quite a while ago - but I don't know how slow the English dept are at giving out offers :/ Thx
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    Has anyone heard back from Durham for Chemistry yet?!!!!
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    I got my offer yesterday to study Psychology at Durham. Asked for 37 points with 6,6,6 at Higher Level
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    Anyone heard back from Durham for geography?
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    (Original post by Applescruff)
    I think the general view is that, particularly for the UK students, Durham seems to be pretty slow with getting back to us. For internationals it seems much faster.

    So I wouldn't be worried about not hearing from them yet. It took two weeks for my conformation email to come through, and I applied well before the Oxbridge rush on October 15th. They probably just have many more applicants to get through
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    (Original post by lucysnell)
    Has anyone heard back from Durham for Chemistry yet?!!!!
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    Not yet :/
    Hey guys, I'm a first year at Durham doing Chemistry. I got my offer at the end of January and I applied at the end of October. If you have any questions about Durham or Chemistry feel free to ask

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    (Original post by Dylann)
    Hey guys, I'm a first year at Durham doing Chemistry. I got my offer at the end of January and I applied at the end of October. If you have any questions about Durham or Chemistry feel free to ask

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    What's the work load like? What does a normal week comprise of as a Chemistry undergrad at durham? And in general what's it like to live in Durham?
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    (Original post by drigger)
    What's the work load like? What does a normal week comprise of as a Chemistry undergrad at durham? And in general what's it like to live in Durham?
    Bear in mind I've only completed 4 weeks of lectures + 1 week of freshers:

    I've written quite a lot here about Chemistry at Durham -- >
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    There is quite a fair bit of work in my opinion. The first stuff we did was wavefunctions which are not in any chemistry a-level syllabus (there is some overlap with a-level physics though). This was very hard and I think pretty much everyone struggled with it. However, after a couple of weeks it began to make sense and I think most people are okay with it. We get one problem sheet per week from the 1B module (you only do this module if you're doing full chem, not NatSci). So far it's been very mathematical and quite difficult, taking over an hour to complete. You also have 1A tutorial work, which includes 1 physical problem sheet every week (about an hour to do usually) and then either inorganic or organic tutorial work, which will take 2+ hours usually. You also choose two elective modules, worth 20 credits each and they are from any other department in the university so long as you meet the requirements. They will also have stuff you have to hand in. Single Maths A is very common and that's 1 problem sheet a week (so far it's been really easy, taking no more than 20 minutes to complete). I'm also doing a programming module, which I'm spending like 5+ hours on per week (but it's really fun).

    You may be thinking now, 'that's not too much', which, if you only include what things actually have to be handed in, seems reasonable. However you may have forgotten that in a lecture you will normally cover a lot of stuff. I would say in some lectures we cover stuff that would have taken 2 or 3 a-level lessons to explain. Often, lecturers don't stop talking and it's extremely rare that you will be asked to do any work. They go quite fast too. You have four 1A lectures and three 1B lecturers per week, then your lectures from your electives (Single maths A is 3 lectures per week, molecules in action is 2 per week). You also have one 1A tutorial, one 1B problem class and you might have tutorials in your problem class (SMA has one tutorial). Lectures and tutorials are both 1 hour long.

    Durham recommend you spend at least one hour per lecture revising the material you covered in that lecture, so that's at least 7 extra hours per week. I've also neglected to mention something quite big...labs. You will have two lab sessions per week, and they take up 3 hours each. You have to do pre-lab stuff (go over the experiment instructions, learn certain techniques, get familiar with equipment, do a quiz) before the lab and sometimes you have to do a lab report.

    Hopefully you have more of an idea of what it's like. I'm personally a bit behind my work, usually handing in my work literally 20 seconds before the deadline. I'm spending a lot of time on programming, playing badminton/table tennis, socialising with my corridor, getting involved with college etc. First year doesn't actually count towards your final degree, but you definitely should use first year to get used to how everything works. My a-level revision techniques aren't really sufficient anymore... quote me if you have anymore questions!


    Here is what it's like living in Durham -->
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    Durham is a beautiful small city. It's quite far away from pretty much anything, but it's a great place in my opinion to be a student. I think something like 50% of people living here are students, the other 50% are just old people. I come from London so Durham is quite different. The Science Site is pretty well-located and in reasonable walking distance of all the colleges (bar Hild Bede, which is far away from everything). The buses cost £1 for a day ticket I think, some buses are free with the campus card (but you usually just walk everywhere). Everyone is nice. One of the best things about Durham are the colleges. You're able to get so much more out of university from your college which organises loads of stuff for you. Often at other universities, you can only play competitive sport if you're in the university team, but here at Durham collegiate sport is massive (some colleges have over 10 football teams!). Almost everyone I know plays some kind of sport. Depending on your college there's also a lot of theatre, music, art, politics stuff etc. Also stuff the students' union run. Plenty of things to get involved with! The market square is pretty useful too in the city centre, so it's quite close to all colleges.

    If you have any specific things about life at Durham I will probably be able to expand a bit more!


    Hope this helps! I'm at Van Mildert College and extremely happy with life here, people often overlook it because it's at the bottom of the list alphabetically, but I definitely would recommend checking it out.
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    (Original post by Dylann)
    Bear in mind I've only completed 4 weeks of lectures + 1 week of freshers:

    I've written quite a lot here about Chemistry at Durham -- >
    Spoiler:
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    There is quite a fair bit of work in my opinion. The first stuff we did was wavefunctions which are not in any chemistry a-level syllabus (there is some overlap with a-level physics though). This was very hard and I think pretty much everyone struggled with it. However, after a couple of weeks it began to make sense and I think most people are okay with it. We get one problem sheet per week from the 1B module (you only do this module if you're doing full chem, not NatSci). So far it's been very mathematical and quite difficult, taking over an hour to complete. You also have 1A tutorial work, which includes 1 physical problem sheet every week (about an hour to do usually) and then either inorganic or organic tutorial work, which will take 2+ hours usually. You also choose two elective modules, worth 20 credits each and they are from any other department in the university so long as you meet the requirements. They will also have stuff you have to hand in. Single Maths A is very common and that's 1 problem sheet a week (so far it's been really easy, taking no more than 20 minutes to complete). I'm also doing a programming module, which I'm spending like 5+ hours on per week (but it's really fun).

    You may be thinking now, 'that's not too much', which, if you only include what things actually have to be handed in, seems reasonable. However you may have forgotten that in a lecture you will normally cover a lot of stuff. I would say in some lectures we cover stuff that would have taken 2 or 3 a-level lessons to explain. Often, lecturers don't stop talking and it's extremely rare that you will be asked to do any work. They go quite fast too. You have four 1A lectures and three 1B lecturers per week, then your lectures from your electives (Single maths A is 3 lectures per week, molecules in action is 2 per week). You also have one 1A tutorial, one 1B problem class and you might have tutorials in your problem class (SMA has one tutorial). Lectures and tutorials are both 1 hour long.

    Durham recommend you spend at least one hour per lecture revising the material you covered in that lecture, so that's at least 7 extra hours per week. I've also neglected to mention something quite big...labs. You will have two lab sessions per week, and they take up 3 hours each. You have to do pre-lab stuff (go over the experiment instructions, learn certain techniques, get familiar with equipment, do a quiz) before the lab and sometimes you have to do a lab report.

    Hopefully you have more of an idea of what it's like. I'm personally a bit behind my work, usually handing in my work literally 20 seconds before the deadline. I'm spending a lot of time on programming, playing badminton/table tennis, socialising with my corridor, getting involved with college etc. First year doesn't actually count towards your final degree, but you definitely should use first year to get used to how everything works. My a-level revision techniques aren't really sufficient anymore... quote me if you have anymore questions!

    Here is what it's like living in Durham -->
    Spoiler:
    Show
    Durham is a beautiful small city. It's quite far away from pretty much anything, but it's a great place in my opinion to be a student. I think something like 50% of people living here are students, the other 50% are just old people. I come from London so Durham is quite different. The Science Site is pretty well-located and in reasonable walking distance of all the colleges (bar Hild Bede, which is far away from everything). The buses cost £1 for a day ticket I think, some buses are free with the campus card (but you usually just walk everywhere). Everyone is nice. One of the best things about Durham are the colleges. You're able to get so much more out of university from your college which organises loads of stuff for you. Often at other universities, you can only play competitive sport if you're in the university team, but here at Durham collegiate sport is massive (some colleges have over 10 football teams!). Almost everyone I know plays some kind of sport. Depending on your college there's also a lot of theatre, music, art, politics stuff etc. Also stuff the students' union run. Plenty of things to get involved with! The market square is pretty useful too in the city centre, so it's quite close to all colleges.

    If you have any specific things about life at Durham I will probably be able to expand a bit more!

    Hope this helps! I'm at Van Mildert College and extremely happy with life here, people often overlook it because it's at the bottom of the list alphabetically, but I definitely would recommend checking it out.
    Sounds really good! In terms of colleges I have applied to St. Mary's being next to the science sight and fairly near the city centre. Thanks for this really detailed, useful insight into studying at Durham!
 
 
 
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