Trev's vs. Van Mildert Watch

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The accomodation looks better at van mildert and all the rooms are single too which is a plus, yet the social side of trevs seems better (just going by the jcr websites here, not experience lol) and they have better sporting facilities (tennis courts and gym) Which of the two colleges would I be more likely to get an offer from? Does anybody know what percentage of students are from state/private schools at these two colleges? Any bad points about the colleges I should maybe know? Thanx 4 all the replies by the way Very helpful
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I believe Mildert has a Gym and shares a set of tennis courts with Teikyo (or maybe Grey,dunno).
Stats are:
http://www.dur.ac.uk/spa/034-3a.pdf
http://www.dur.ac.uk/spa/034-5.pdf
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I applied to Trevs because of the low application rate in comparison to my other considered college, Hatfield. I got accepted within a few weeks .
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(Original post by Toffee_Girl)
The accomodation looks better at van mildert and all the rooms are single too which is a plus, yet the social side of trevs seems better (just going by the jcr websites here, not experience lol) and they have better sporting facilities (tennis courts and gym) Which of the two colleges would I be more likely to get an offer from? Does anybody know what percentage of students are from state/private schools at these two colleges? Any bad points about the colleges I should maybe know? Thanx 4 all the replies by the way Very helpful
There's a mighty virtual tour on the Trevs JCR website - spinny camera views and everything - I recommend taking a look, it takes you around the whole college.
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There's a mighty virtual tour on the Trevs JCR website - spinny camera views and everything - I recommend taking a look, it takes you around the whole college.
The virtual tour is quite cool! And you get to see the Buttery hehe

A few points to make:

1. Trevs does actually have it's fair share of ducks which randomly walk around (particularly on the grassy area which goes along the road which has Aidans steps on it)....we have a little pond too!

2. Erm, I'm tired....but Trevs is awesome so apply there! But I know people at Mildert and they're cool

Visit Durham if you can and have a look to decide for yourself - as for gyms, Trevs does indeed have a lovely gym for the price of £5/year!
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Ooh, the castle had some ducks this summer too! Actually it was one duck that was nesting in the courtyard and she hatched a load of realy cute ducklings!
Then the RSPCA came and captured them and released them in the river.
Hehehe the river is the least safest place for them. I have been responsible for smacking 2 ducks and one duckling with my oar during my time rowing

Not on purpose though, I sometimes hear random quacking from behind me and I'm like "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" so stop rowing. Kinda annoys my crew when we're racing though
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Hehehe the river is the least safest place for them. I have been responsible for smacking 2 ducks and one duckling with my oar during my time rowing

Not on purpose though, I sometimes hear random quacking from behind me and I'm like "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" so stop rowing. Kinda annoys my crew when we're racing though
Dobbs, is 5'8" too short to row? I don't really wnna cox...
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Is van mildert the only college with guaranteed single rooms for all first years?
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Collingwood and St. Aidains (I think) as well.
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Collingwood and St. Aidains (I think) as well.
St aidans has tons of shared rooms
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Sharing is ace.

There's nowt quite like the sight of your roommates bare behind first thing in the morning, as he gets dressed before heading to his 9am. Especially if he has a hairy bott!
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Sharing is ace.

There's nowt quite like the sight of your roommates bare behind first thing in the morning, as he gets dressed before heading to his 9am. Especially if he has a hairy bott!
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Yes! Like stumbling into your shared room at 1am, quite drunk, and interrupting your roommate having sex!

Also, not being able to get into the room for significant amounts of time during "girlfriend visits".
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Yes! Like stumbling into your shared room at 1am, quite drunk, and interrupting your roommate having sex!

Also, not being able to get into the room for significant amounts of time during "girlfriend visits".
I used to get rid of my roomates girlfriend (also at aidans) at like 1am by getting undressed and climbing into bed then she asked if she ought to :p:
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TREVS! It's clearly the best!

What with all this talk of hairy butts I'm beginning to wonder if I made the wrong decision in angling for a single room
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Your room mate was obviously not very good at estimating when you'd be getting back then!
maybe he just didnt care? :dontknow:
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Dobbs, is 5'8" too short to row? I don't really wnna cox...
I'm 5'8 and I row

Although it's a big disadvantage....and unless you're at the gym every single day and really concentrating on rowing you won't be as good as the rest of the rowers in college.

You also won't have much of a chance of joining DUBC (Durham University Boat Club) - they're the best of the best and if you're 5'8 you'll have to be built like a brick house covered in cement covered in gold covered in some sort of forcefield to get in!

I'm good at rowing, but I just cant pull good ERG (rowing machine) times due to my height mainly! But I still row and our crew isn't too bad...it's fun


(Original post by Toffee_Girl)
Is van mildert the only college with guaranteed single rooms for all first years?
Trevs you're guaranteed a single room for at least 2 terms of the year. Some people manage to get away with having a single room all year, simply because some people like sharing so much that they just keep the same shared room all year - even though they have every right to a single room

I thought Mildert had shared rooms too though? :confused: If they do, you could end up being stuck in one all year, and if you REALLY don't want to then do you want to take that chance?
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Last year I think 4 people had to share rooms for a term at Van Mildert. They can never get the numbers exactly right, but with just 4 sharing you're very unlikely to be chosen; there might not be any sharing this year. Despite that they still sent us all a room share questionnaire.
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maybe he just didnt care? :dontknow:
No, it's just that sometimes I'd blunder in at 5am and others it was 11pm. I never felt any particular need to inform him when I'd get back, on the off chance he'd be boning a random. He got off scott free cos my woman at the time lived in norwich, and I was only infrequently unfaithful.
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:O thats shocking lol unfaithful?!
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