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Preferably I would like to live at a college that fulfils most of this criteria? : (in order of importance)
1) Large chance of getting an en-suite room (I really really hate the idea of sharing rooms with one other person, as I'm a bit of a clean freak!!)
2) I love the idea of formals/gowns etc!!
3) I'm applying to study law so a college that's not too far away from the Law department would be really nice!
4) Close to shops
5) Accommodation not too expensive

Thank you!
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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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(Original post by cinnamoroll)
Preferably I would like to live at a college that fulfils most of this criteria? : (in order of importance)
1) Large chance of getting an en-suite room (I really really hate the idea of sharing rooms with one other person, as I'm a bit of a clean freak!!)
2) I love the idea of formals/gowns etc!!
3) I'm applying to study law so a college that's not too far away from the Law department would be really nice!
4) Close to shops
5) Accommodation not too expensive

Thank you!
The closer you are to the law school, the further you are from shops. The law school is on the science site, meaning that hill colleges are closest, but they’re the furthest from shops.

“Hill colleges:” Mary’s and Grey are both near the law school and offer gowned formals. Josephine Butler and Trevs offer gowned formals as well, but they’re further from the law school.

Bailey colleges:” University, Hatfield, Chad’s and John’s all offer gowned formals.

You can find all the differences regarding accommodation, such as shared rooms and en-suite, here: https://www.dur.ac.uk/experience/colleges/ug/table/
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(Original post by cinnamoroll)
Preferably I would like to live at a college that fulfils most of this criteria? : (in order of importance)
1) Large chance of getting an en-suite room (I really really hate the idea of sharing rooms with one other person, as I'm a bit of a clean freak!!)
2) I love the idea of formals/gowns etc!!
3) I'm applying to study law so a college that's not too far away from the Law department would be really nice!
4) Close to shops
5) Accommodation not too expensive

Thank you!
Only Butler can guarantee you an ensuite room (at least, until John Snow and the new college are built, but that's in a year or two and we don't yet know if they'll be ensuite or not). Some other colleges have a couple ensuites, but they are basically reserved for returners and students with specific medical needs. Butler is self-catered, and though it's furthest from the shops, that isn't a problem as almost everyone just gets shopping deliveries to college. Self-catering also means it's basically the cheapest accommodation, apart from self-catered/shared bathrooms, and I don't know if any colleges offer that. As has been mentioned, Butler is gowned, though not all the formals have a gowned dress code and there isn't a huge amount of formals - a few a term, usually. The walk down to the science site, and thus the Law dept., is quick and simple, only about 15 minutes if you're being slow.

If you couldn't tell, I think Butler may be your best bet. I am slightly biased, though.
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HELP!! I'm about to apply to durham for psychology but sadly didn't make it to any of the open days... Looking online, I've narrowed my choice of college down to st mary's and st cuthbert's but I really can't decide between the two. I'd be so grateful for ANY opinions from people who have visited the colleges or know something about them.

Thank you!!
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HELP!! I'm about to apply to durham for psychology but sadly didn't make it to any of the open days... Looking online, I've narrowed my choice of college down to st mary's and st cuthbert's but I really can't decide between the two. I'd be so grateful for ANY opinions from people who have visited the colleges or know something about them.

Thank you!!
St Cuths has 2 sites - the Bailey and Parsons field

Parsons Field is mainly ensuite and self catered, however there is also a part catered package that you can get.

The Bailey is fully catered and isn't ensuite. There's is a strong chance of having a shared room, however the Bailey is much closer to town than Parsons field (which is 10 mins away.)

Either way, both sites get to share their facilities. Only difference is that Parson's Field would be cheaper than the Bailey as it's self catered.

I don't know much about St Mary's to give any review on it, sorry!
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St Cuths has 2 sites - the Bailey and Parsons field

Parsons Field is mainly ensuite and self catered, however there is also a part catered package that you can get.

The Bailey is fully catered and isn't ensuite. There's is a strong chance of having a shared room, however the Bailey is much closer to town than Parsons field (which is 10 mins away.)

Either way, both sites get to share their facilities. Only difference is that Parson's Field would be cheaper than the Bailey as it's self catered.

I don't know much about St Mary's to give any review on it, sorry!
Thank you!!
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