I love durham!! I live 15 mins away from the center. So boring to me, not at all. Plus by train its like 10 minutes to newcastle, where you obviously have a larger selection of everything. Shopping, amazing cinema (i loove it) etc. Nightlife, well the quayside would be the priority choice. Newcastle has a great night life from what I've heard. Durhams apparently quite good too, theres a selection of bars. So Durham and the area around Durham I would say it wasn't boring at all, hehe.
I wanted to go to durham university, but i dont think they want graphic design students *sob* maybe one of their campus colleges of the uni has it, stockton i think. I'm determind to get a 'University of Durham' hoody, hehe.