Are all colleges at Durham the same price in accommodation?Watch
On another note, £6800 seems like a lot of money (even if I get the maximum £8200 loan (2016 entry))
College accommodation is expensive, and whilst the Durham college experience provides so much more than just somewhere to live (and a lot more than York for example) college costs have risen year on year well above the rate of inflation. In the last academic year there was the largest student protest in 14 years against the rising fees, and we also picketed the open days hoping to get prospective students on board. Whilst the university will not be lowering the cost, there is some suggestion that the rate of increase will slow thanks to pressure from students and individual college principles. We continue to campaign, but if you're worried do contact the accommodation office and voice your concern.
I was wondering with the catering, is that fully catered? i.e. you get breakfast, lunch, dinner with no extra fee because someone I know at Cambridge is paying for catered accommodation but still has to pay (even though she has a big discount). Does it vary college to college? I just don't know whether it's worth it to apply to the college I like the most or to one which is self-catered (which is what I'd prefer) depending on how much I'm paying for what. I hope this makes sense!
Fully catered at Durham means breakfast lunch and dinner (no extra fees except any snacks you want/ formal dinners are extra). It's the same at every college, however bear in mind that there are a couple of colleges that are either self catered or only partly catered (Jo Butler and Cuths), but this is clearly described on their website!
Thank you for clarifying! I've been reading the prospectus in and out trying to look for details about the catering. Thank you