Wake up at St Giles Studios after a good night’s sleep in your luxurious double bed. Wander over to the wardrobe to find something to wear, then grab your books from the dresser and make the 10-minute walk to Durham University’s St Hild & St Bede campus. If you’re headed to the campus on Stockton Road, keep a bike in the safe storage and cycle to class in just 15 minutes. On weekends, it’s a one-minute walk to your closest bus stop, so you’ll have the rest of the city within easy reach.
When you’re not in class, come home to your furnished studio. Fix yourself a bite to eat in the kitchen, then use the high-speed internet to research an assignment at your bedroom desk. If you’re working on a group project, head to the communal study area that’s perfect for brainstorming with friends. Later, step out onto the terrace for a breath of fresh air, or walk around 10 minutes to the Old Cinema Launderette, where you can do your washing while sipping coffee and listening to live music.
Make the most of your all-inclusive utilities with a long, hot shower in your ensuite bathroom, then take a three-minute walk to your local supermarket to stock up on ingredients for dinner. Get everyone together to cook up a feast in the communal kitchen, then spend the rest of the evening curled up in front of the club room TV. When you feel like a night out, head to sophisticated watering hole Whisky River for cocktails overlooking the scenic River Wear.