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    I am a Research Master student at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands).
    I will be in Durham for a research visit at the Department of Geography of the University of Durham in May.
    Therefore, I am looking for temporary accomodation for this period.

    However, I find it very hard to find some temporary accomodation! I contacted several different organisations, however none of them were able to offer me accommodation for this period. And staying in a hotel is quite expensive for a whole month!
    Does anyone have some accommodation for me available or some good suggestions to find one?

    At the moment I am quite desperate
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    Have you tried all the colleges? normally they will have rooms available at good rates. Also have you asked the department for help? Im sure this is a fairly common problem and they probably have a solution
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    Have you tried http://www.durhamstudentpad.co.uk/ You can post messages on there if you don't see anything suitable.
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    (Original post by Linden1988)
    I am a Research Master student at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands).
    I will be in Durham for a research visit at the Department of Geography of the University of Durham in May.
    Therefore, I am looking for temporary accomodation for this period.

    However, I find it very hard to find some temporary accomodation! I contacted several different organisations, however none of them were able to offer me accommodation for this period. And staying in a hotel is quite expensive for a whole month!
    Does anyone have some accommodation for me available or some good suggestions to find one?

    At the moment I am quite desperate
    Definitely email the colleges - the Geography Dept is at the science site, so the closest colleges are Mary's, Grey and Collingwood but your meetings/etc might not be there, and no college is further than 20 mins' walk from the science site anyway.

    You should be able to get a special rate at the colleges if you're staying for a whole month, and most of them have postgrad corridors/buildings so it shouldn't be too noisy!
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    Hi everyone!
    Thank you for your suggestions
    I couldn't find anything on the studentpad website.
    I contacted the Ustinov College and Event Durham, but they weren't able to offer me accommodation for this period. I will try to contact the other colleges as you suggested
    Thanks!
 
 
 
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