I’m a black, working-class girl that has
received an unconditional offer to study at Durham for a masters in Social Work. I’ve already come to terms with the fact that Durham is not diverse and there are concerns about classism, so I’m ready for just about anything.
I’m trying to choose a college, but I’m totally unsure as to which to choose. I’ve read ALL of the college pages inside and out, I’ve narrowed it down to wanting to have a self-catered and non-gowned (not completely opposed to gowned but would ultimately like non-gowned). I may consider Collingwood even though it is catered because I really love the vibe, but not sure. Ustinov is nice, considering that it is for postgrads only but not 100% sure about it.
I’ve falling in love with some of the bailey colleges such as St John’s and St Chad’s, but I’ve heard negative things about the Bailey colleges in relation to black students, and that Hill colleges would be better.
I’m an extroverted introvert, I would love to be social, go to formals and everything! I also want a feeling of community as well and good societies to get involved in!
Which would be the best college for me do you think? In terms of inclusion, diversity and the social life, but a sense of community?