Female 1: One of the good things I think about our campus is that it is so compact; you've got everything you could possibly want within walking distance.
We are really quite close to Middlesbrough so we've got all the night life, all the shopping facilities, all the things you could possibly want from a city. Our campus is right on the river Tees so if you are into watersports such as skiing or rowing or sailing there's something for everyone over there.
Male 1: There's train facilities just by so you can get to Edinburgh as well as get to London King's Cross.
Female 1: You've got the town of Stockton just five minutes across the water over the bridge.
Male 2: The other great thing about Stockton is that it's a lot cheaper than living in Durham.
Female 1: Yes, there's definitely a lot to do around here. You've got a cinema, all the eatery places you want to go with your friends.
Male 3: For me it's home from home. Local residents are really friendly and really sociable and really approachable as well. Durham campus is more traditional, people are more reserved. But here it's like a more community spirit where everyone integrates and every day everyone greets you with a great smile.
Male 2: You've got the tradition side in Durham which you can access quite easily. Some people like that, but then on this side you've got the modern, you've got clean facilities. So you've got the best of both worlds there.
Female 2: And if you need to go up to Durham you can just get the free bus.
Male 2: Durham has quite a strong college system, and at Stockton you have the two colleges: you have George Stephenson and John Snow. But they are all single rooms with en-suite.
Female 2: And it's self-catering, so you can look after yourself, but then get your meals on two nights a week. You've got your internet connection so, yes, it's great.
Male 3: Being a first year student you also have the opportunity to have two free meals a week which considering that I could not cook and still cannot cook, it's really good.
Female 1: You've got such a strong link with your college, it's also your support system as well as your supporting system. It's so competitive as well, isn't it? John Snow, Stephenson, oh, every year, trying to out-compete each other.
Male 2: I think Snow will beat Stephenson at most things.
Female 1: I don't think so. I think Stephenson.
Male 1: And we've got quite a lot of societies here as well. For example we've got the finance society which, again, ties in very well with our course.
Female 1: There's also a large international community, don't you think? We have so many people coming from all over the world it gives the university campus such an international, cosmopolitan feel.
Male 3: Teaching quality is really great. And accessibility is also great too.
Male 2: You have these small seminar groups where it feels like one on one with the lecturer; maybe even 15 people in a class.
Female 2: We've got lecturers who have been published with books and journals. It's great to be able to get in contact with these people. And it's interactive; asking questions. You can ask questions and not feel embarrassed to put your hand up when you are stuck - it's great.
Male 1: We've got quite a few facilities here on campus as well. And if ever there's a textbook which you can't find they'll have it delivered directly from Durham.
Male 2: There is no end to what information you can find.
Male 1: We also have the IT labs which are open virtually 24 hours a day.
Female 2: Duo's great - Durham University Online. You've got all your lecture notes on there if you want to print them off and take them with you. Everything's all in one place and you can just log on from wherever you are.
Female 1: In your third year you can take a year out and either study abroad and learn something new or you can take a placement within industry. I got one with a local employer and it really helped my employability. I was quite fortunate that I managed to get a job off the back of my placement.
Male 2: We are going on the fact that we have a reputable university behind us.
Female 1: I have had many employers talk to me and say we really like the different elements that you study in your course ranging from the accounting modules, through to the management modules, the business, finance and even the economic modules; so it's definitely an asset to have, Durham University on your CV.