I am thinking of applying to Durham this year to study International Relations, however I am struggling to choose a college. I really love the look of the old colleges on the Bailey like Hatfield, however I've noticed 46% of first years end up in shared rooms and I simply cannot share due to medical reasons. Should I still apply to Hatfield and somehow notify the university of my medical condition? Or will they make me change college? Or should I just choose a less preferable college that has no shared first year rooms in order to suit my needs?
Any help would be much appreciated.
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