The Durham University is a distinctive, residential collegiate university, imbibed with long traditional and modern values. Also, the university is the third oldest university in England. The university college, which is the oldest college of the university’s 16 colleges was founded in 1832. The university offers over 140 undergraduate degree programmes in arts, health, humanities, sciences, and social sciences, offering one of the broadest ranges of degree programmes within the UK.Furthermore, it offers several specific routes including Single or Joint Honours, named routes in Natural Sciences, Combined Honours in Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and four-year honours programmes in some sciences. The vast variety of available courses, and excellent facilities are validated by its constant performance at the global level. In a survey conducted by the QS World University League Rankings, the Durham University was named amongst the 25 best universities around the world.
96% of Durham’s undergraduates successfully completed their degrees – one of the highest completion rates in the UK, and 87% of graduates from Durham University went on to secure employment in reputed firms. Furthermore, the Durham University is a member of Russell Group – an association of 24 leading research universities from the UK.The university boasts of excellent faculty training services which include regular teaching seminars, workshops, and training sessions under the guidance of experts. The strong alumni network of more than 225,000 personnel forms the backbone of the university.
The university has two campuses located in – the city of Durham and at Queen’s. Both the campuses are located in vicinity of London, and boast of excellent transport links to the rest of north east England.The university is home to 17,505 students, 72% out of which are enrolled in undergraduate courses. London, which is just 2.5hrs away from Durham, boasts of many shops, cinemas, restaurants, bars, clubs, and theatres;offering a diverse lifestyle to a prospective student. The university also offers subsidized on-campus facilities which include shops, cafes, bars, gyms, pools, clubs and societies. The student community at Durham is one of the most diverse set of people, comprising of students with a range of qualifications from all over the world.
Also, the university offers a wide range of support services, including student financial support, Employability and Enterprise Centre, Disability Support, the English Language Centre, the Foundation Centre, International Office, and the University Nursery. The IT facilities at the university include networked services which connect more than 2000, state of the art computers and other personnel hand held devices. Moreover, the Durham University has over 200 societies for students to get involved with including a range of extracurricular activities, volunteering and charity work, and also the largest student theatre group in the UK.TheStudent Union, which organises social events including the Union Fair and Welcome Ball, is home to the Riverside Bar & Café. It also offers free independent guidance and support on a wide range of issues including finance, accommodation, colleges, contracts,and much more.