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I'm a little concerned that Durham may be boring and small, so could any current and past Durham students please give me five reasons, why they absolutely loved their own Durham Unversity experience?

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1. Going to Hatfield and watching rugby lads pull posh birds.

2. Growing a pair after being singled out for abuse for not fitting into the Durham stereotype.

3. Realising you are intellectually superior to 99% of people who go to Durham.

4. Cuths bar.

5. The possibilities of winding up the landed gentry are endless.

That's pretty much it.
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Friends, Friends, Friends, Friends, Friends.
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I could give you more than 5 reasons not to go to Durham. Way more...
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Im going to a psychology open day here tomorow *worried*
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(Original post by The Unmerkable)
1. Going to Hatfield and watching rugby lads pull posh birds.

2. Growing a pair after being singled out for abuse for not fitting into the Durham stereotype.

3. Realising you are intellectually superior to 99% of people who go to Durham.

4. Cuths bar.

5. The possibilities of winding up the landed gentry are endless.

That's pretty much it.
Agree with number 5. Durham Cathedral is a beautiful building too. Presumably the north-east is cheaper to live in than say London?
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I can give you 37 reasons why you're too old to go Durham.
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I can give you 37 reasons why you're too old to go Durham.
Haha

Brilliant!
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(Original post by The Unmerkable)
1. Going to Hatfield and watching rugby lads pull posh birds.

2. Growing a pair after being singled out for abuse for not fitting into the Durham stereotype.

3. Realising you are intellectually superior to 99% of people who go to Durham.

4. Cuths bar.

5. The possibilities of winding up the landed gentry are endless.

That's pretty much it.
All this plus you get to pretend you're at Oxbridge.
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All this plus you get to pretend you're at Oxbridge.
Yawn
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Would still prefer to go to Cambridge though... :holmes:
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speaking from experience in the graduate recruitment market (for law LOOK AT ME I DO LAW) an Oxbridge degree pretty much guarantees you a place at a Magic Circle (top 6) law firm/leading set, while I, armed with a high 2.1 from Durham, have so far secured a lucrative position at a firm does does mostly horticultural law in Tunbridge Wells

so yeah essentially you pretend you're at oxbridge then:

a. daddy sorts you out
b. you stack shelves at tescos
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(Original post by Prudy)
Yawn
You-Know-It's-True :smug:
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(Original post by The Unmerkable)
speaking from experience in the graduate recruitment market (for law LOOK AT ME I DO LAW) an Oxbridge degree pretty much guarantees you a place at a Magic Circle (top 6) law firm/leading set, while I, armed with a high 2.1 from Durham, have so far secured a lucrative position at a firm does does mostly horticultural law in Tunbridge Wells

so yeah essentially you pretend you're at oxbridge then:

a. daddy sorts you out
b. you stack shelves at tescos
Yeah lol, Durham students may as well go "Oxbridge-themed holiday camp" for all the good it will do their career

How far will UCL law get you out of interest?
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Yeah lol, Durham students may as well go "Oxbridge-themed holiday camp" for all the good it will do their career

How far will UCL law get you out of interest?
nowhere in the present climate tbh

if things revert to normal I'd imagine Oxbridge will get whatever they want and UCL/King's/Durham/Bristol/etc. will get you a decent job at an MC/SC company or a niche one (i.e. BLG, Clyde & Co) if you want it

bear in mind I've got **** all offers so I might be doing the whole thing wrong
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(Original post by The Unmerkable)
bear in mind I've got **** all offers so I might be doing the whole thing wrong
I thought you had a position in a mainly horticultural law firm?
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I thought you had a position in a mainly horticultural law firm?
yeah but that's **** so I ignore it in my mind innit
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yeah but that's **** so I ignore it in my mind innit
What's wrong with it? :confused: Seems like a decent job, Tunbridge Wells is nice, you don't have to live in a horrible part of the country...
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(Original post by The Unmerkable)
nowhere in the present climate tbh

if things revert to normal I'd imagine Oxbridge will get whatever they want and UCL/King's/Durham/Bristol/etc. will get you a decent job at an MC/SC company or a niche one (i.e. BLG, Clyde & Co) if you want it

bear in mind I've got **** all offers so I might be doing the whole thing wrong
lol what is the point in the other unis? These days if you don't go Oxbridge you won't amount to anything

Not even gonna ask how far UCL chemistry is gonna get me
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What's wrong with it? :confused: Seems like a decent job, Tunbridge Wells is nice, you don't have to live in a horrible part of the country...
it's nice but it's some boring Sussex town.
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