Students at Durham University belong to a college for the duration of their studies, which is allocated on application. Most students live in college during their first year, then choose to live-out during their second. There is usually the option to move back into college in their final year. There is a range of college activities, events and societies.
Each college has their own facilities, including computer rooms and libraries, tennis courts and gyms. Colleges also have their own sports teams and compete against other colleges at the university.
The university, alongside college facilities, has campus libraries, specialist laboratories and state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities. // Durham is a welcoming and friendly city with a wealth of independent shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and clubs.