Our students say...
I've had a fantastic time and couldn't have asked for a better College and College Officers.
|"The college spirit and fantastic attitude of the students provides a wonderful environment in which to live."|
|"Hatfield has played a huge role in making my last four years brilliant, allowing me to develop as a person, and giving me more memories than I can possibly remember, but all of which I will never forget."|
|"The sense of community and belonging that being part of such a brilliant college provides, gives me the confidence to better myself by getting 'stuck in!'"|
|"The feeling of community and spirit at Hatfield is not at every university and I have been very impressed with it. You never feel lonely or left out as people are so welcoming, it is like having a huge extended family and I certainly would not change it for the world!"|
|"The college officers have been really supportive, especially this year when I have experienced medical, financial and family problems. This is what makes the Hatfield Spirit come alive and makes me proud to be a member of this community."|
|"Thank you everything that is Hatfield, if I had my time again, I wouldn't change it for the world."|
|"Both the University and College have been amazing when confronted with difficult personal circumstances and given me an opportunity to have a second chance in life and achieve something good for myself."|
|"I have loved my time at Durham and especially at Hatfield. It has been brilliant for more reasons than I can mention here. In the few bad times I have had, the College has been extremely supportive."|
"I think the collegiate system is highly beneficial to students as it gives them the chance to participate in sport and other activities that they could never hope to do at a university level. Much more intimate system than an anonymous big university, definitely made the transition from school to uni easier too."
|"Best college. End of."|
The best things about Hatfield...?
|"Very caring supportive staff."|
|"The atmosphere. Lovely setting, communal mealtimes, and people playing around outside, working in reading room...."|
"Sense of belonging and a fantastic support network - knowing that there is always someone around to talk to."
|"The spirit of the college and the friendly faces. Also the setting and ideal situation, near town, near the cathedral and by the river."|
|"Fantastic pastoral care - college mentor expanded my ability to think independently. Thank you."|
|"Formals - 'Spooning' and traditions in general. College atmosphere."|
|"The support system & feeling of belonging within the community - it's very easy to get to know people from all years as well. College Spirit! The idea of getting involved and supporting each other."|
|"Excellent support in all areas of student life and good in encouraging students to lead active lives e.g. sport."|
|"Hatfield has a fantastic spirit and for those that really make the effort it stays with you throughout your time here."|
|"Great pastoral system with college mentor."|
|"The college has made me feel very welcome and I would recommend it to any of my friends that are thinking of applying to Durham."|
Quotes taken from recent Student Experience Surveys