I actually agree. My impression of Durham is that they are slightly disorganized compared to other unis. Ofcourse this impression is only based on my personal experience and the experience some of my friends had, and may not apply to the uni as a whole..However,I had a lot of trouble with my application.
First I found that I had left out some information about which courses I wanted to study within natsci, so I sent them a mail about it,explained what i wanted to study and asked if everything was ok now. I got no reply, but some days later I got a mail where they asked me to give them the information I had sent..
well, so I sent it again(yes, to the right email address again) and asked if they could please confirm that they got it.
They didnt. so I called them. They wrote down the information and told me that everything was sorted! two days later I got a mail AGAIN asking me to send them the information if I was a serious applicant.. so I had to call again and send an email etc.
some days later I was rejected..I asked them politely for some feedback. and can you believe it? The person asked me what subjects i wanted to study within natsci!!! he said that info was missing
I gave it to him and he said he would get back to me.
He did get back to me and said there had been a mistake, and that I had an offer after all
well ofcourse I was pleased..but then the trouble with the college came up.. My information was sent to two colleges, and my track kept changing between the two..so i contacted one of them asking if there was a problem, and a nice lady said that my name did not exist in the UNIVERSITY database at all! Was I really an applicant?
Ok, long story.
But my point is, current students at Durham, please stop attacking people who dare mention that durham may be a bit disorganized, in some cases it could be true..
I guess I should mention that everything is sorted now and i have an offer and I like Durham and I think it will be my firm! so no hard feelings