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Ranking colleges for Durham

I'm still not decided on if I'm going to take a gap year before uni and chose to ignore making any decisions about uni, since just thinking about it stresses me out lol. But since I'll probably firm Durham if I do go this year, I figured I should at least rank the colleges before the deadline. I know that colleges are either Hill or Bailey and that determines how distant/accessible the colleges are (?). Since I have issues with mobility (arthritis) and fatigue, I'd ideally like to be part of a college where everything is easily accessible (in terms of where I need to go for lectures and classes and everyday events etc). If it's relevant at all, my course is anthropology and sociology.
Thank you in advance!
(edited 3 weeks ago)
Original post by TeaOnRice
I'm still not decided on if I'm going to take a gap year before uni and chose to ignore making any decisions about uni, since just thinking about it stresses me out lol. But since I'll probably firm Durham if I do go this year, I figured I should at least rank the colleges before the deadline. I know that colleges are either Hill or Bailey and that determines how distant/accessible the colleges are (?). Since I have issues with mobility (arthritis) and fatigue, I'd ideally like to be part of a college where everything is easily accessible (in terms of where I need to go for lectures and classes and everyday events etc). If it's relevant at all, my course is anthropology and sociology.
Thank you in advance!

Hiya,

While a lot of students choose colleges based on proximity to their department (Hill vs Bailey), it's not the most important factor. As we are a city campus, classes for first year students are rarely located in their department building and could be all over the science site or other parts of the city so students do tend to walk a distance between classes so I'm not sure which college would be the most appropriate (Also Durham is very hilly so almost all colleges are a bit of trek to get to). Since you're studying Anthro and Sociology, your classes will probably mostly be in the science site and elvet riverside so choosing hill or bailey is a bit trickier. But, what I would suggest is looking at whether you want a catered or self catered college, this can help narrow down your college options much faster and makes choosing between Hill or Bailey easier. 🙂

I hope this can help!

-Ghala
Chemistry Research, Durham University
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