I was accepted at Durham and got allocated to Van Mildert. Thing is that college accomodation costs 6800 per year, which is a lot :/ In comparisson I found a lovely place near to the university which costs only 55 a week. Is there someone who has stayed in a private accomodation during the first year at Durham and can help me out? Is it a good idea. Also, if you have stayed in a private accomodation elsewhere in your first year, can you share your experience?
Thanks in advance!
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