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Boy to Girl Ratio, Partying, Nightlife and generally non academic side of durham

look at the title, how would u rate durham? its clearly very prostigous academically, but i also want to have fun/get wrecked/party/sleep around aswell as get a 1st, so how goes this plan at durham?

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Reply 1
o and the boy to girl ratio if u please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Chemistry Research, Durham University
Durham University
Durham
Reply 2
The boy:girl ratio at Durham is something like 40:60 I think, but this varies from course to course and from college to college.
There is a good nightlife at Durham, as in there is stuff to do. There are no HUGE club nights like in a big city, but if it's just getting wasted and dancing like a crazy fool you're after, then Durham can more than hold its own!
As for having fun, there are plenty of extra-curricular activities and societies for you to get invloved in. Most of these will probably host their own socials, which is another excuse to get hammered...:p:
Reply 3
thankyou my dear! any other opinions? i was also wondering about the idea of going clubbing in newcastle/sunderland/middlesborough? how easy is this and how would u get ther? etc
Reply 4
omg ur at university college wots it like?! thats one of my main reasons for applying it luks like hogwarts! *blushes*
Reply 5
Going out in Newcastle is the best and easiest option from Durham. Approx 12 mins on the train, costs about £4.50 return with a railcard. There's a late train back to Durham at about 2am. Newcastle has a great club scene. Only had need to go out there once myself, as Durham has supplied me with plenty of entertainments over the years to stop me from bothering with Newcastle really!

University College (or Castle) is really cool. I love it there and have missed it while I've been on my year abroad. Looking forward to moving back in this coming October. :smile:

PS Try and type properly, if you get caught using text-speak abbrevations you'll get a warning, and it's quite annoying to read! :wink:
Reply 6
Ok thankyou for the hint! I am a newbie after all!
Personally I think if you are after going clubbing every night then Durham would probably bore you within a month. As for the Boy:Girl ratio, who cares? Any uni is a big place and that really isn't going to make that much difference.
Reply 8
If it's love you're looking for, then you could find that anywhere. But just in case, Akbar is available :wink:.
Reply 9
lmao ^

I don't reckon much to the argument that Durham would bore you in less than a month - surely it's more about the people you're withhhhhh. I've always found that to be the case, anyway.
Reply 10
182Mike
look at the title, how would u rate durham? its clearly very prostigous academically, but i also want to have fun/get wrecked/party/sleep around aswell as get a 1st, so how goes this plan at durham?

It's a city full of students, what do you think?
Reply 11
You'll fit rite in.
I read somewhere that the boy:girl ratio was abut 45:55
Reply 13
as long as there a few more boys than there currently are at art college then 40:60 or whatever is fine by me!
Reply 14
LOL - Is that all you care about? Boys? Well you'll always have Akbar to keep you company :wink:

As for the partying, there should be some cheap B&B's/Hotels in Newcastle for you to stay at instead of having to get the train back to Durham in a druken state. Maybe if you share a hotel/B&B room with someone you can go 50/50 with costs?

- To the O.P - All this stuff is way too confusing! It's just one of those things which you can only judge for yourself once you've arrived there.
Reply 15
Who is this Akbar?

Getting a late train back would be fine - a hotel/B&B would be such a waste of money, and you'd need to check you could check in that late! Alternatively, get a taxi - if there are 6 of you it's like a fiver each. By the way, a return to Newcastle with a railcard is £3.35 :biggrin:
Reply 16
About going to Newcastle, i know it's quite easy to do but from what ive heard it's just not something that people do very often. Is this true? Most people, like Becca, say that they havent done it very often. Is it like a once in a blue moon type of thing (i mean clubbing-wise)? Coming from London i hope it's not too rare!

Obviously there's nothing stopping me, but i was just wondering what the general consensus is.
Reply 17
I can imagine newcastle can be a good night out, especially in first years when you have bugger all to do.
Reply 18
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About going to Newcastle, i know it's quite easy to do but from what ive heard it's just not something that people do very often. Is this true? Most people, like Becca, say that they havent done it very often. Is it like a once in a blue moon type of thing (i mean clubbing-wise)? Coming from London i hope it's not too rare!

Obviously there's nothing stopping me, but i was just wondering what the general consensus is.

Well, it's a very personal thing really. Myself, I'm from a very small, rural town where the nightlife isn't all that, so big clubs isn't something I miss or ever really have a desire to do. But if you do want to go to Newcastle fairly often, you can quite easily and there will always certainly be someone who's up for going with you. So it's up to you really!
I don't go to Newcastle very often myself, but do know people who go all the time. Uni is all about finding your niche

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