Student Areas in Durham
One of the best-known universities in the world and a Russell Group University, Durham University is located in the heart of north-east England. The city has plenty to offer students; boasting stunning views and architecture while also having a vibrant city centre. Founded in 1832, Durham university is the 3rd oldest university in England.
The university is made up of 16 colleges and is a world top 100 university with alumni including Gaby Logan and Jeremy Vine. Durham University is consistently ranked in world university rankings such as the QS World University Rankings and Time Higher Education World Reputation Rankings so it’s the place to go for great teaching and research and makes for a great university experience too!
There's a wide range of student housing in Durham, meaning that no matter what you're looking for or your budget, there will be something to suit you.
One of the most sought after locations among students in Durham is the Viaduct. This location is within walking distance of the train station and city centre which means lots of students live in this area and homes are more likely to fill up quickly. They might be on the pricier side, but it’s the perfect location if you’re looking for a more spacious place to live.
Equally popular are Whinney Hill and Neville's Cross due to their central location, meaning you're never far from lectures. If you're fond of a lie-in and looking for easy access to lecture theatres, take a look at Church Street and Claypath. Both are within easy access to the city centre, making them great for socialising. For student accommodation that's slightly cheaper, browse homes in Gilesgate. While it is quite a walk from the university itself, you can save yourself some money and make the most of public transport.
Durham University has the benefit of having its campuses located relatively close together, meaning that getting around on foot is possible most of the time. Popular student areas such as Whinney Hill and the Viaduct are just a short walk from the Science Site and the Elvet Riverside lecture halls. It's also quick and easy to get into the centre of the city!
Durham City is beautiful with a stunning cathedral and castle for you to explore, along with a range of museums too if you’re looking to take in a bit of the local culture.
If you want to take advantage of shopping in Durham, there are plenty of high street and independent shops for you to choose from. Or, if you want to enjoy some fresh air away from the crowds, there’s plenty of green space with 10 acres of botanic gardens belonging to the university.
Finding Durham University accommodation doesn’t need to be a hassle. With a variety of options across the city, you can find something to suit you. Whether you’re looking for a 3-bed flat to share with new course mates or a 6-bedroom home so you don’t have to choose between friends, there are loads of options available in Durham. Don’t forget, moving into a UniHomes property means that all your bills are included, so you don’t have to worry about dividing it up between housemates!