I will be studying at Durham University, Queens Campus as a visiting researcher for part of my PhD. I am arriving in mid October and leaving at the end of January (so not in the formal university semester period). So far I have everything organised for my stay there except for the accomodation.
I have been doing some rough searches for share houses on spareroom.co.uk and there are a few places available for 'short-term lets' but the trouble is I have no idea of which area to live in and how easy it is to get around with public transport. My supervisor at Durham has told me that the bus from Durham to Stockton takes about an hour (which seems too far to do everyday) so the places I have been looking at are all in the surrounding areas of Stockton (I have also read that this area is a bit rough?)
Can anybody give me a few pointers about good areas to look for sharehouses in, that are faily close to the Queens Campus and still close to places to go out?
Thanks in advance