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To those who got allocated to Trevs

To everyone who's gotten their college allocation already, congratulations! Some of you would have gotten your first choice and would be over the moon, others may not have. To those who didn't, please please know that this is not the end of the world. For one, all colleges are pretty good and centrally located. Two, you're only going to spend about 6 months there, the rest of the year goes away in Christmas, Easter and summer breaks. Three, your college will not necessarily define your Durham experience. Yes, that's where you'll be spending a good amount of time socialising, but there's also other stuff to get involved in at the wider university level (societies, sports, music, drama, your course).

As for the constant Trevs slander that's started by a few people here, I hope you're doing okay. I know not getting your choice of college can be a difficult thing to come to terms with, but hear me out. Trevs is not as bad as you're making it out to be. You may hate the building structure (I won't tell you not to hate it, that's your opinion), but that's not all a college is about. A college is made by the people who occupy it, and for that Trevs is a great place to be at. Every single person from Trevs I've talked to has always given praises about their experience there, and they've all made good friends. I'm sure if there are any Trevs students on this forum, they can confirm the same. Here are some blogs that I would definitely recommend reading- people at Trevs have shared their experience of being there: https://studentblog.webspace.durham.ac.uk/college-allocation-not-your-preferred-choice-dont-panic/
https://studentblog.webspace.durham.ac.uk/what-your-college-community-can-do-for-you-2/
https://studentblog.webspace.durham.ac.uk/my-college-experience/
https://studentblog.webspace.durham.ac.uk/making-an-open-college-application/

As for the location, who said it's in the middle of nowhere? It's literally 10 mins from the science site and 20 mins to the city centre. For a town as small as Durham, that's a really central location and you'd definitely know that if you've visited before. It's surrounded by other hill colleges as well- Van Mildert, John Snow, South, Marys. And why do you want it to be like Castle or Hatfield? Colleges have to have at least some unique aspects and for Trevs, that's its hexagonal structure (you can hate it but it is what it is) and the amazing college community.

I'm not saying you should stick to Trevs and come to Durham, but please don't get discouraged because of the hate being spread by a few. I can understand they don't like it but I think it's mostly because of misinformation. Read the blogs above, they'll give you a real picture of what it's like to be at Trevs. Irrespective of which university you end up going to, I wish you good luck :wink:

-Himieka
(edited 9 months ago)
Reply 1
Original post by Durham Students
To everyone who's gotten their college allocation already, congratulations! Some of you would have gotten your first choice and would be over the moon, others may not have. To those who didn't, please please know that this is not the end of the world. For one, all colleges are pretty good and centrally located. Two, you're only going to spend about 6 months there, the rest of the year goes away in Christmas, Easter and summer breaks. Three, your college will not necessarily define your Durham experience. Yes, that's where you'll be spending a good amount of time socialising, but there's also other stuff to get involved in at the wider university level (societies, sports, music, drama, your course).

As for the constant Trevs slander that's started by a few people here, I hope you're doing okay. I know not getting your choice of college can be a difficult thing to come to terms with, but hear me out. Trevs is not as bad as you're making it out to be. You may hate the building structure (I won't tell you not to hate it, that's your opinion), but that's not all a college is about. A college is made by the people who occupy it, and for that Trevs is a great place to be at. Every single person from Trevs I've talked to has always given praises about their experience there, and they've all made good friends. I'm sure if there are any Trevs students on this forum, they can confirm the same. Here are some blogs that I would definitely recommend reading- people at Trevs have shared their experience of being there: https://studentblog.webspace.durham.ac.uk/college-allocation-not-your-preferred-choice-dont-panic/
https://studentblog.webspace.durham.ac.uk/what-your-college-community-can-do-for-you-2/
https://studentblog.webspace.durham.ac.uk/my-college-experience/
https://studentblog.webspace.durham.ac.uk/making-an-open-college-application/

As for the location, who said it's in the middle of nowhere? It's literally 10 mins from the science site and 20 mins to the city centre. For a town as small as Durham, that's a really central location and you'd definitely know that if you've visited before. It's surrounded by other hill colleges as well- Van Mildert, John Snow, South, Marys. And why do you want it to be like Castle or Hatfield? Colleges have to have at least some unique aspects and for Trevs, that's its hexagonal structure (you can hate it but it is what it is) and the amazing college community.

I'm not saying you should stick to Trevs and come to Durham, but please don't get discouraged because of the hate being spread by a few. I can understand they don't like it but I think it's mostly because of misinformation. Read the blogs above, they'll give you a real picture of what it's like to be at Trevs. Irrespective of which university you end up going to, I wish you good luck :wink:

-Himieka

you’re so real for this !!! idk why there’s so much negativity, trevs was my first choice + i can’t wait to be there next year : D
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Original post by Durham Students
To everyone who's gotten their college allocation already, congratulations! Some of you would have gotten your first choice and would be over the moon, others may not have. To those who didn't, please please know that this is not the end of the world. For one, all colleges are pretty good and centrally located. Two, you're only going to spend about 6 months there, the rest of the year goes away in Christmas, Easter and summer breaks. Three, your college will not necessarily define your Durham experience. Yes, that's where you'll be spending a good amount of time socialising, but there's also other stuff to get involved in at the wider university level (societies, sports, music, drama, your course).

As for the constant Trevs slander that's started by a few people here, I hope you're doing okay. I know not getting your choice of college can be a difficult thing to come to terms with, but hear me out. Trevs is not as bad as you're making it out to be. You may hate the building structure (I won't tell you not to hate it, that's your opinion), but that's not all a college is about. A college is made by the people who occupy it, and for that Trevs is a great place to be at. Every single person from Trevs I've talked to has always given praises about their experience there, and they've all made good friends. I'm sure if there are any Trevs students on this forum, they can confirm the same. Here are some blogs that I would definitely recommend reading- people at Trevs have shared their experience of being there: https://studentblog.webspace.durham.ac.uk/college-allocation-not-your-preferred-choice-dont-panic/
https://studentblog.webspace.durham.ac.uk/what-your-college-community-can-do-for-you-2/
https://studentblog.webspace.durham.ac.uk/my-college-experience/
https://studentblog.webspace.durham.ac.uk/making-an-open-college-application/

As for the location, who said it's in the middle of nowhere? It's literally 10 mins from the science site and 20 mins to the city centre. For a town as small as Durham, that's a really central location and you'd definitely know that if you've visited before. It's surrounded by other hill colleges as well- Van Mildert, John Snow, South, Marys. And why do you want it to be like Castle or Hatfield? Colleges have to have at least some unique aspects and for Trevs, that's its hexagonal structure (you can hate it but it is what it is) and the amazing college community.

I'm not saying you should stick to Trevs and come to Durham, but please don't get discouraged because of the hate being spread by a few. I can understand they don't like it but I think it's mostly because of misinformation. Read the blogs above, they'll give you a real picture of what it's like to be at Trevs. Irrespective of which university you end up going to, I wish you good luck :wink:

-Himieka

Very well put 👏 Trevs has been brilliant for my son, such a friendly and welcoming college. Thank you for a positive post to counteract the haters.
Original post by Durham Students
To everyone who's gotten their college allocation already, congratulations! Some of you would have gotten your first choice and would be over the moon, others may not have. To those who didn't, please please know that this is not the end of the world. For one, all colleges are pretty good and centrally located. Two, you're only going to spend about 6 months there, the rest of the year goes away in Christmas, Easter and summer breaks. Three, your college will not necessarily define your Durham experience. Yes, that's where you'll be spending a good amount of time socialising, but there's also other stuff to get involved in at the wider university level (societies, sports, music, drama, your course).

As for the constant Trevs slander that's started by a few people here, I hope you're doing okay. I know not getting your choice of college can be a difficult thing to come to terms with, but hear me out. Trevs is not as bad as you're making it out to be. You may hate the building structure (I won't tell you not to hate it, that's your opinion), but that's not all a college is about. A college is made by the people who occupy it, and for that Trevs is a great place to be at. Every single person from Trevs I've talked to has always given praises about their experience there, and they've all made good friends. I'm sure if there are any Trevs students on this forum, they can confirm the same. Here are some blogs that I would definitely recommend reading- people at Trevs have shared their experience of being there: https://studentblog.webspace.durham.ac.uk/college-allocation-not-your-preferred-choice-dont-panic/
https://studentblog.webspace.durham.ac.uk/what-your-college-community-can-do-for-you-2/
https://studentblog.webspace.durham.ac.uk/my-college-experience/
https://studentblog.webspace.durham.ac.uk/making-an-open-college-application/

As for the location, who said it's in the middle of nowhere? It's literally 10 mins from the science site and 20 mins to the city centre. For a town as small as Durham, that's a really central location and you'd definitely know that if you've visited before. It's surrounded by other hill colleges as well- Van Mildert, John Snow, South, Marys. And why do you want it to be like Castle or Hatfield? Colleges have to have at least some unique aspects and for Trevs, that's its hexagonal structure (you can hate it but it is what it is) and the amazing college community.

I'm not saying you should stick to Trevs and come to Durham, but please don't get discouraged because of the hate being spread by a few. I can understand they don't like it but I think it's mostly because of misinformation. Read the blogs above, they'll give you a real picture of what it's like to be at Trevs. Irrespective of which university you end up going to, I wish you good luck :wink:

-Himieka

Really trying to be positive but being allocated to VM has just really wrecked my excitement for durham... :frown: I'm so upset I didn't get Chad's but I guess it had to happen to someone...

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