Hiya - wanting to apply to Durham to do Maths! I was wondering if someone knowledgable would give me any pros and cons of St Mary's and St John's College? Finding it hard to pick which one! I've compiled a list below but please tell me more which may help me to decide. Also please tell me if any of the pros and cons below are wrong or that you disagree with!
St Mary's Pros
Close to the maths department (I'm a night owl, hate getting up earlier than I need to)
Fully catered - I've heard the food is actually pretty decent
JCR seems more active?
Like the possibility of being able to live in college during second year (saves the hassle of finding accomodation elsewhere)
K.Kawai piano in Kenworthy hall
St Mary's Cons
Pretty far away from town and shops
Big college which I'm not too keen on
From the pictures I've seen the library looks pretty small?
St John's Pros
7 minutes walk away from town centre
Small college which I like
I like how big and airy the library looks
Parsonage music practice room, Bailey room and Steinway piano (I'm currently grade 8 piano)
Loving the look of the modern laundry rooms :'
St John's Cons
A little further away from the maths department
Seems quite theology orientated (I've been at a catholic school for most of my life so it would be nice to experience a slightly different atmosphere)
Have to move out in second-year
... and the ones that won't