As a city, Durham is located in the north east of England and sits on the River Wear. It is a relatively large, historic city renowned for its Norman cathedral and 11th century castle.
Durham University comprises 16 colleges and is both nationally and internally recognised as a world-leading institution. With approximately 18,000 students and over 140 undergraduate programmes to choose from, Durham offers an extensive and diverse university experience. The main campus operates in the city of Durham, alongside Queen's campus located in Stockton-on-Tees. In the QS World University League Rankings 2014/15, Durham ranked in the top 25 globally for employer reputation and in the 2015 Complete University Guide it is the only institution in the UK to have all subjects ranked in the top 10.
Claypath, Crossgate and Viaduct are heavily populated student areas of Durham and are packed with student properties. Other areas include Bowburn, Brandon, Elvet, Gilesgate, Neville’s Cross and Framwellgate Moor.