Follow Pat Tenneriello, Director at The MBA Tour, #INSIDECAMPUS as he visits business schools in the United Kingdom.
Pat graduated with an MBA from McGill University in 2012. As Director at The MBA Tour, Pat manages client relations in North America and Europe as well as leads events in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Canada and the US.
I arrived to Durham late in the evening after a quick 3-hour train ride from London. My first sights of the city included an impressive medieval castle as well as a large cathedral, both lit up in the centre of the small city. Durham has a lot of character!
Upon my arrival at Durham University Business School the next day, I was greeted by Julie Kay, Marketing Secretary, and Lindsay Duke, Postgraduate Student Recruitment Manager in the Business School.
Durham Business School just moved into their new building 6 months ago. It is a really neat place with large wood beams and a lovely courtyard (pictured below). Academically, their Global MBA program is ranked 7th in the world and the school holds triple accreditation, making it part of the elite 1% of business schools that hold that title. The program's many perks include a boardroom chaired by real business leaders, as well as a strong focus on international business opportunities.
Fun Facts About Student Life and Living in Durham
- Durham is a truly international school, with more than 12,000 alumni in over 100 countries.
- The school's main location is in the historic city of Durham, which has a UNESCO World Heritage Site at its heart.
- The Hogwarts grounds in the 'Harry Potter' movies were filmed at the Durham Cathedral.
- Durham just had their bi-annual Lumiere Festival, where they light up big sculptures across the city and on campus. Check out a picture below of the festivities!