Fabulous response from Himieka above, not much to add other than look online for alternative Durham college guides, and for YouTube videos. Each college has its own personality. My son is at Trevs , which is known as the friendly college, and it has lived up to its name! He loves it!. I have a cousin who went to Collingwood, and he hated it, he is quiet and it was too ' lads lads lads' for him, (he said he thought it would suit someone who is sporty and outgoing).