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    I would prefer to go to a university in the city and not a campus (i.e. on its own) uni, or a uni within a town that is so small it might as well not be there.

    I went to Durham for an open day and I just found the city far too small and quiet; the uni might well have been a campus uni. I have heard that Cambridge is somewhat similar to this (I haven't been); is this true? Is Cambridge dwarfed by the university ? (compared to Oxford, where the uni is within the town, rather than the other way around?)

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    (Original post by frantika)
    I would prefer to go to a university in the city and not a campus (i.e. on its own) uni, or a uni within a town that is so small it might as well not be there.

    I went to Durham for an open day and I just found the city far too small and quiet; the uni might well have been a campus uni. I have heard that Cambridge is somewhat similar to this (I haven't been); is this true? Is Cambridge dwarfed by the university ? (compared to Oxford, where the uni is within the town, rather than the other way around?)

    thanks
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    Durham is significantly smaller in feel and in fact. If you want a real city, aim for Bristol.
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    Durham is significantly smaller in feel and in fact. If you want a real city, aim for Bristol.
    ye I liked Bristol a lot, but sadly there course for the subject I'm doing isn't great. I'll still apply tho
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    (Original post by frantika)
    I would prefer to go to a university in the city and not a campus (i.e. on its own) uni, or a uni within a town that is so small it might as well not be there.

    I went to Durham for an open day and I just found the city far too small and quiet; the uni might well have been a campus uni. I have heard that Cambridge is somewhat similar to this (I haven't been); is this true? Is Cambridge dwarfed by the university ? (compared to Oxford, where the uni is within the town, rather than the other way around?)

    thanks
    From spending a night or two in both, Durham and Cambridge (and Oxford) are quite similar in the way the university inter-weaves with the city. The university is everywhere. And it's spread out. As is the nature of collegiate unis I find. The universities have been there as long as the cities have, so it's difficult to look at one without the other.

    Cambridge is certainly a lot bigger than Durham, as is the university.

    You're probably best visiting Cam yourself and getting your own sense of the place.
 
 
 

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