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Hello! I'm looking to apply for English Literature at Durham for 2019 entry and am completely stumped with what college to choose. I live in London so am used to everything being accessible/big/exciting etc and would like a college that fits this description yet is also traditional and full of history.

Which colleges have the best social life, catering, accommodation, facilities (most importantly gym and library)?

Also what is the difference between Hill and Bailey colleges? Please help!
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Hi - sorry you haven't had a response to this yet. I'm just going to bump the thread in the hope that someone sees this and can help

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You'll find that there are more similarities than differences between the colleges. The most apparent difference between Hill and Bailey is location - Hill colleges are convenient for the Science Site, which is where all the sciences and the main library are found. Bailey colleges are closer to the city centre and also to where English is taught, so they'll offer you quicker walks. However, it's undeniable that Bailey colleges are also more traditional - Castle (University College) and Hatfield especially. Castle will give you quite a unique "Hogwarts" experience, especially if you get to live in the castle itself. Of the others on the Bailey, Cuths (St Cuthbert's Society) and Hatfield are the larger ones - probably good for social life. Catering's basically the same across the board and accommodation will differ even within each college because they're made up of a number of buildings. Can't speak for gyms but I know Cuths has a nice library
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(Original post by Phaidon)
You'll find that there are more similarities than differences between the colleges. The most apparent difference between Hill and Bailey is location - Hill colleges are convenient for the Science Site, which is where all the sciences and the main library are found. Bailey colleges are closer to the city centre and also to where English is taught, so they'll offer you quicker walks. However, it's undeniable that Bailey colleges are also more traditional - Castle (University College) and Hatfield especially. Castle will give you quite a unique "Hogwarts" experience, especially if you get to live in the castle itself. Of the others on the Bailey, Cuths (St Cuthbert's Society) and Hatfield are the larger ones - probably good for social life. Catering's basically the same across the board and accommodation will differ even within each college because they're made up of a number of buildings. Can't speak for gyms but I know Cuths has a nice library
Thanks so much! Really like the look of Castle, Cuths and Hatfield so now just got to narrow it down to one favourite and consider likelihood of getting into each etc.
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