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Durham University

PVC Colleges & Student Experience Office

Frequently Asked Questions

Following the commencement of the college allocation process, each year we receive a large number of calls and enquiries from applicants and parents of applicants. I hope the below information will help answer some of the more frequent questions regarding the allocation process.

I appreciate that there will be a number of disappointed applicants and parents of applicants every year who feel that the allocation process is unfair, does not work, has let them down, or should be changed. We are happy to receive feedback regarding the process and are always looking at ways in which this can be improved or developed so that it continues to operate in a fair, open and transparent manner. Durham University makes over 20,000 offers each year.

We are unable to discuss individual cases with anyone but the applicant themselves unless written permission to communicate with a third party has been received.