7 Total Score

If you like walking up hills this is the place for you. Many have described Durham as a bubble, similar in many ways to St Andrews, although this is not necessarily a bad thing. The city is charming (benefiting from both Cathedral and Castle), with university education playing a huge part in it's make up. It may not be big but it certainly caters for the student. Durham University is so entrenched in the city that one of its colleges is housed in the castle (the UKs only castle never to have been breached). The nightlife may not be as wild as other cities, but a 10 minute train journey will take you to Newcastle if you feel the need.

  • Night Life

    92976.jpgThe pubs, the clubs and the bars. The price of a pint and the variation of venue.

  • Cost of Living

    costofliving.jpgEverything from the cost of food to the cost of a pint, a taxi and even the price of petrol. It all adds up to provide a cost of living.

  • Accommodation

    housing.jpgThe quality of halls and private housing as well as the cost and the quality of student areas.

  • Student Jobs

    01032013-broganfrombrunny590-02.jpg The availability, the wages compared to the national average, the enjoyability and the variation available.

  • Transport

    transport.jpgThe ease of movement around the city including transport to and from the university campus if needed; this includes bus, train and taxi options.

  • Safety

    security.jpgThis is the student view on safety in this city. Based on their own experiences and comparative experiences throughout the UK.