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    Seriously, utterly utterly worth it.
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    3k6 seems a lot, but it's not really when you think about how much you get for it.
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    It's a lot compared to other unis. What exactly do you get for it?
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    28 weeks accommodation plus 3 meals a day. All bills paid, room cleaned once a week and depending on college you might get sheets laundered too.
    If you were going to Cuths it might be a bit different, but otherwise it's pretty much standard.
    Everyone pays the same regardless of room size, shared or not, location and college (cept Butler and Cuths).
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    Surely you should pay less for a shared room
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    Nope. The uni wants to bring in differential room rates, but there is massive student opposition to it, as well as practical considerations, for example, how do you decide whether a massive, draughty shared room in the Castle's Norman Gallery is better or worse than a tidy ensuite single in some 1970's monstrosity on the hill?
    Anyway, if differential room rates did get accepted, it wouldn't mean cheaper rooms for those who share, it would mean more expensive rooms for those who don't. (i.e. the average price of a room would increase massively).
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    In effct, you'd just price a lot of students out of the nicer accomodation, which would just be crap.
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    And there would be a danger of ghettoisation (sp?). i.e. people from poorer backgrounds all having to live in the crapper blocks
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    As it is, we have a nice social mix in Wear :p:
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    (Original post by Itchynscratchy)
    And there would be a danger of ghettoisation (sp?). i.e. people from poorer backgrounds all having to live in the crapper blocks
    Isn't that the case with Unis anyway? I'm not from a poorer background, yet i have concerns about the living costs at Durham compared to some other Unis.
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    If there is no difference in prices for blocks then why would there be ghettoisation?
    Living costs here really aren't that high aside from accomodation, what are you concerned about specifically?
    Oh, and an example of a 'ghettoised' Uni is Lancaster. Where the (extremely lovely) ensuite rooms cost way more than some of the old crappy rooms (they seriously make Moatside look amazing) so you're effectively pricing the less well off into the worst accomodation.
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    (Original post by Nel48)
    Isn't that the case with Unis anyway? I'm not from a poorer background, yet i have concerns about the living costs at Durham compared to some other Unis.
    I was talking about within durham
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    The fact that the rooms all cost the same is a great leveller at Durham - you could have the son of a king living in Moatside, whilst someone who's old man's a dustman could have a room in the gatehouse of the castle. People don't object to others having better rooms than them if everybody pays the same and they know it's just luck of the draw. I know I sometimes felt annoyed that I paid the same for a shared room as a single, but then again, I wouldn't have chosen to share had I gone to another uni anyway.
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    (Original post by dobbs)
    You can't live at home if you're going to St. Aidans, you should check this stuff out beforehand.

    Basically, you can only live at home in your first year if you go to St. Cuthberts. At every other Durham college (not sure about the new one - Butler) you have to live in college in your first year. Sorry! :rolleyes:

    In 2nd, 3rd and 4th years you can live out if you like.

    Also places to park - you could park at the park and ride and get the bus in. Something like that. Not many parking spaces in town you're not going to spend quite a bit on!
    I go to castle and I live at home, also have a car in durham with a permit which was extremely easy to get Was an old rule dobbs, they got rid ages ago though

    Will be moving to durham at some point though in the future as I'm definitely not enjoying uni as much as i could be!
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    Is the permit free? Have you found that living at home is cheaper than living at the Uni itself?
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    (Original post by Nel48)
    Is the permit free? Have you found that living at home is cheaper than living at the Uni itself?
    Yeah the permits free, if u told them u were living at home and driving in then they have no problems giving you a permit because the car isnt parked in durham permanently.

    And yeah its definitely cheaper, i pay for my tuition fees and the petrol each week and that doesnt even come close to the accomodation fees.

    It's not all bad about driving, you can for instance leave your car in the car park and go to the parties etc at ur college!
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    Stav: What college are you at?
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    (Original post by stav2005uk)
    I go to castle and I live at home
    Keep up ali.


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    Shush, I've been rendered insensible by an attack of postmodernism, or should that be postModernism?
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    (Original post by stav2005uk)
    I go to castle
    Eyes, boy, eyes.
 
 
 
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