Durham University is a world class institution. Ranked 6th in the UK and 61st in the world (Complete University Guide 2017 & QS World University Rankings 2016), Durham has some of the best departments in terms of educational excellence and research. Having been a centre of scholarship for over 1000 years, Durham combines ancient traditions with modern values. The University is composed of 16 colleges, each with their own unique approach to education. With a student body of over 17,000, Durham is one of the largest and most exciting Universities to study at.
Durham boasts a wide selection of extra-curricular activities to get involved with alongside your degree. Durham is currently ranked 2nd in the British Universities and Colleges Sports League and both the individual colleges and the University as a whole offer a variety of sporting activities for all ability levels and interests. The Durham Students’ Union also offers the opportunity to get involved with over 200 different clubs and societies ranging from hill-walking to the Science Fiction and Fantasy society. Finally, the Durham University Charities Kommittee (DUCK) supports over 170 charities across the globe and offers some fantastic opportunities to raise money through international events and rag raids.