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The Accommodation and Allocations Office

The Accommodation and Allocations Office is a small, friendly team responsible for allocating every Durham student to a College for membership and provides information and advice to applicants and students seeking accommodation in Durham City.

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Our Colleges
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About Durham

The University currently has around 7,500 bed spaces and around 20,000 students. We seek to give every new first year undergraduate an offer of accommodation, offers to postgraduates who apply for college accommodation and returning students from other years. Accommodation is available in one of our Colleges or in purpose-built private student accommodation. Our residential estate is very varied, from ensuite rooms in new College buildings to older accommodation in a historic environment. Much of our accommodation is quirky and unique, based on the different styles of architecture when each of the Colleges were built. There are also rooms in houses owned and operated by private landlords throughout the city.

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