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    (Original post by eve_m)
    Yeah, I know what you mean. Someone I know who goes there now was saying don't believe that though, because it's basically a student town which means you get cheap nights out every day of the week - obviously more quiet than massive cities like London (which is where I live now) but not boring. And to be honest I can't wait to get out of a big city
    Being a fellow Londoner; anywhere's going to be cheap after London!
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    (Original post by Schnecke)
    Maths :cool:
    21/22 open day ?
    Haha yes, ought to be a brillianttt night
    Also, nice one with the Maths degree!
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    (Original post by Becadi)
    Being a fellow Londoner; anywhere's going to be cheap after London!
    I know, it'll be lovely Whereabouts in London are you? (not in a creepy way)
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    (Original post by eve_m)
    I know, it'll be lovely Whereabouts in London are you? (not in a creepy way)
    "Norf Weezy" or in real life North West
    Good ol' Metropolitan line!
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    (Original post by Becadi)
    "Norf Weezy" or in real life North West
    Good ol' Metropolitan line!
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    North-West-ish too, more just north actually. Northern line for me How come you're leaving it for uni?
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    (Original post by eve_m)
    North-West-ish too, more just north actually. Northern line for me How come you're leaving it for uni?
    Haven't applied to any London unis, want to experience somewhere else, and this seems like the perrrrfect opportunity.
    Also, Durham is gorgeous.
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    Politics at Hatfield. Didn't specify a college so i was put in there, can't complain, it looks pretty nice
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    (Original post by Becadi)
    Haven't applied to any London unis, want to experience somewhere else, and this seems like the perrrrfect opportunity.
    Also, Durham is gorgeous.
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    Same thing really, wanted somewhere pretty, and obviously the castle is a nice plus I kinda like small towns in a weird way, it'll be nice to walk places
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    Anyone else going to the Castle Monday/Tuesday? I'm arriving on the train about 2.30 pm. Getting really excited.
    (Unfortunately not 18 for a couple more months )
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    (Original post by Got the tshirt)
    Anyone else going to the Castle Monday/Tuesday? I'm arriving on the train about 2.30 pm. Getting really excited.
    (Unfortunately not 18 for a couple more months )
    I arrive at 14:50 for the Monday/Tuesday but in Collingwood!
    Do you know how to get from the train station to the Uni? Hoping it's pretty close and in walking distance - or even better some kind of bus arrangements. I'm bound to get lost on foot.
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    (Original post by hellosophiec)
    I arrive at 14:50 for the Monday/Tuesday but in Collingwood!
    Do you know how to get from the train station to the Uni? Hoping it's pretty close and in walking distance - or even better some kind of bus arrangements. I'm bound to get lost on foot.
    Same, Collingwood Monday/Tuesday but I haven't booked my train tickets so I don't really know when I'll arrive. It's quite a trek from the train station to the college, I think it's about a half an hour walk. There are buses which stop near the college, and I think it's the park and ride bus but I'll have to find out which one haha
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    (Original post by Silent-Varjoisa)
    Oh I am not sure yet it depends on my parents and the school. They don't actually let us go to open days! But I doubt they'd enforce that and I really want to see the department and college, yet just had a look at the prices for a flight there cheapest so far is £250! And I have to travel to get the airport in my country as well... ughhhh
    jeez. £250 is really steep, from belfast i assume? I managed to get flights with easyjet to newcastle for about £75 inc taxes for monday morning flying home tuesday night. However, that was booked about 3 weeks ago and was just planning on getting a train to durham. flybe also do flights from belfast city but there times are awkward. hoep you manage to get there a bit cheaper, living in NI can be a real pain sometimes
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    (Original post by Amy124)
    jeez. £250 is really steep, from belfast i assume? I managed to get flights with easyjet to newcastle for about £75 inc taxes for monday morning flying home tuesday night. However, that was booked about 3 weeks ago and was just planning on getting a train to durham. flybe also do flights from belfast city but there times are awkward. hoep you manage to get there a bit cheaper, living in NI can be a real pain sometimes
    That's right
    I had a look at the flights a couple weeks ago and was shocked how cheap you could get ones from Belfast to Newcastle, about £50, but only if you book really far in advance! And I only found out last night I could go to the open-day, and even leaving the price aside which is hard to do XD the times don't match up I don't mind waiting or leaving early but I'd hate to be late.

    But yh N.I can be real bugger I hate watching T.v and hearing about all these great deals, and then the predictable "Does not apply to Northern Ireland."
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    (Original post by hellosophiec)
    I arrive at 14:50 for the Monday/Tuesday but in Collingwood!
    Do you know how to get from the train station to the Uni? Hoping it's pretty close and in walking distance - or even better some kind of bus arrangements. I'm bound to get lost on foot.
    I haven't visited the university before but it doesn't look that far judging by the map - I think there are walkways. Also I think they are laying on buses.

    There are probably going to be loads of us wandering aimlessly around.
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    (Original post by Got the tshirt)
    I haven't visited the university before but it doesn't look that far judging by the map - I think there are walkways. Also I think they are laying on buses.

    There are probably going to be loads of us wandering aimlessly around.
    My letter from St Aidan's said there would be buses running from the station to college between 4 and 5.30pm. They said there'd be current students at the station to meet people.

    Also, someone I know who is already at Durham said when he went, all the colleges had reps at the station to meet people.
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    They run a shuttle service from the station to the hill colleges on the Open Days. There will be representatives there from each college who will try to outdo each other in terms of noise and banners etc.

    The best colleges will organise plenty of games etc in the evening for those who don't need to get drunk to enjoy themselves (or aren't old enough).
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    Went to Queens, Stephenson's college and impressed with everything. The buildings are modern and facilities great especially their sports and gym areas. Its right next to the river with a beautiful view . . .amazing. The talks were interesting and the student ambassadors were really nice.

    Loving it . . . . so much
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    Just firmed my offer for Durham Law at castle!
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    Anyone else going to St Chad's monday/tuesday? Just firmed up Education and Philosophy
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    Ah, got into Van Mildert for Econ L100. (:
    -does a little dance-
 
 
 
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