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    So, after not wanting it and emailing them and discovering i cant change it, i've accepted a place here. Room 102C in a 5 bedroom flat.

    Apparently its only 10 minute walk from campus.
    And close to a "good" area called Mutley? Which is "very popular, most students use it for the banks, shops , takeaways and nightlife" ? although i have no clue about this. :rolleyes: .
    And its ALL first years, which is good i suppose.
    So.. sounds better than i first thought?

    Anyone who is also going here.. post here.
    And anyone that has experience of this.. post here ;D
    Thanksss.

    ALSO. If anyone has any info On Mutley, like.. whether it is actually as good as they say it is, or whether it isnt.. then let me know
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    I'm room 503E in a 6 b/room flat! Bit unsure about it atm tbh; seems nice enough, but don't really know a great deal about the surrounding area etc! :P
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    I'm in 309B but not really sure if I like the look of it. wanted to be in halls! do the rooms have desks and wardrobs ect? anyone know? also what subjects you guys doing? x
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    (Original post by lucy55)
    I'm in 309B but not really sure if I like the look of it. wanted to be in halls! do the rooms have desks and wardrobs ect? anyone know? also what subjects you guys doing? x
    They are basically halls.. just ran by a different company, not the university.
    No idea about the furniture and stuff, pictures of any of the accommodation are crap, have to wait and see
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    hey i just got my other and ill be in room 003c gonna be a big change from me as i live right up near manchester so hope you lot get chance to see iot and post more info on here before i accept lol thanks jack
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    yeah i was hoping to get into mary newman halls but these rooms look really old fashioned and i'll only be sharing with 4 people :s and tommy who did you email asking for different accommodation? x
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    (Original post by jack hay)
    hey i just got my other and ill be in room 003c gonna be a big change from me as i live right up near manchester so hope you lot get chance to see iot and post more info on here before i accept lol thanks jack
    I'd wish the same mate, but unless were lucky enough to find someone here whos lived in AW before.. and took pictures.. we wont be able to see anymore
    But liek i said below.. not gonna be spending too much time in room in first year anyway. Gonna be out every/most nights, and most days in lectures.. socialising.. making friends etc. So i wouldnt worry about it too much.

    (Original post by lucy55)
    yeah i was hoping to get into mary newman halls but these rooms look really old fashioned and i'll only be sharing with 4 people :s and tommy who did you email asking for different accommodation? x
    Same about mary newman, but im not too bothered.
    Atleast here it will be all first years and stuff
    and about the room.. the pictures dont really show much about It and dont represent it all so i wouldnt worry about that too much.. plus i've heard they have great showers
    and lets face it.. i aint gonna be spending much time in my room in the first year anyway.

    I had emailed the accommodation team about it.. just taking a chance.. but you cant change it (and i knew i wouldnt be able to), seem as only 60% of first years get offered a place.. i'd just accept it or quickly start finding private rooms.
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    hey yeah i no what you mean about not being in the rooms much im just reading up about the room and it says...
    The rooms are furnished with:

    a three-foot-wide bed
    wardrobe
    desk (free standing or built in)
    bookshelf
    one or two chairs depending on the size of the room
    notice board
    waste paper bin
    en suite facilities in Alexandra Works, Central
    cooker, a microwave and a standard size fridge/freezer
    Unite provides a kettle, a toaster, an iron and ironing board, bucket and mop, dustpan and brush and a vacuum cleaner in either the kitchen or in a seperate utility room.

    check it out it tells us what to bring ect http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/pages/view.asp?page=18163
    I no I'm being a geek but want too make sure i no everything about this place before i accept :P x
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    (Original post by lucy55)
    hey yeah i no what you mean about not being in the rooms much im just reading up about the room and it says...
    The rooms are furnished with:

    a three-foot-wide bed
    wardrobe
    desk (free standing or built in)
    bookshelf
    one or two chairs depending on the size of the room
    notice board
    waste paper bin
    en suite facilities in Alexandra Works, Central
    cooker, a microwave and a standard size fridge/freezer
    Unite provides a kettle, a toaster, an iron and ironing board, bucket and mop, dustpan and brush and a vacuum cleaner in either the kitchen or in a seperate utility room.

    check it out it tells us what to bring ect http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/pages/view.asp?page=18163
    I no I'm being a geek but want too make sure i no everything about this place before i accept :P x
    Ha your not being a geek dont worry.. i've looked at all that stuff multiple times and have had to tell many friends who have no clue about anything :L
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    we gotta share a kitchen with five people? shizzzzzz
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    (Original post by Terence Sweetwater)
    we gotta share a kitchen with five people? shizzzzzz
    Lol ye.. what did you think we would do? :rolleyes:
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    You guys know the main road that runs from Drake Circus past the uni (unis on the left driving along). Well Mutley's right at the end of that road and it's basically a residential area; i don't think it's too bad but don't expect South Kensington. That road is basically lined with pubs and clubs though all the way to the uni and the city centre. When i was in Plymouth i walked along the road from Drake Circus to Mutley and it was absolutely packed with students; so if you want like a 5 minute walk home from a night out your not too far away from clubs and pubs. I didn't actually see those particular halls; don't think i saw any halls but the area they're in doesn't seem too bad.

    Anyway, i might be joining you guys depending on thursday; i'll be studying Marine Biology if i end up at Plymouth Uni
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    Mutley is a great area, however if youre going out drinking there, Mutley Crown is a no go, its where a lot of lowlifes go, to give you an idea of theoretically unsafe it is, when a fight breaks out and the police are called, the cops will turn up with at least 3 car units and a van. other than that one blight mutley is fine Dominos, Co-op, Pizza Hut Delivery, KFC, Goodbody's (like milkshakes? this place does 3 pint milkshakes during the day and they're open until about 5am in the morning as well, good place to get a snack after a gig, or after youve been out drinking ), The Junction (a rock and metal live venue, most nights will have a gig on), The Fortesque (this is THE Real Ale pub in plymouth, its a must if you prefer Ale over the pressurised crap you get everywhere else), A Wetherspoons, Couple of takeaways, and more (if youre a guitarist and willing to venture down to the end of mutley plain, theres an awesome guitar shop as well)
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    im in room 001A, im so excited. i was a bit annoyed i didnt get into halls, but after i thought about it abit i figured its pretty much like halls anyway...
    sian
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    oh and good luck for today everyone
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    Helllo I'm in room 210B which is a 5 bedroom flat, i really wanted to be on campus too but having said that 'Alexandra works' (lol) doesn't look that bad!
    I'm going to study biomedical sciences.. what's everyone else doing?? Roisin, x x x
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    Mutley is ok, nothing special. It's just a strip with a few regular shops and a couple of pubs. North Hill and Union Street will have a better nightlife in my opinion.
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    (Original post by Dude Where's My Username)
    Mutley is ok, nothing special. It's just a strip with a few regular shops and a couple of pubs. North Hill and Union Street will have a better nightlife in my opinion.
    Great, union street, like a 20-25 minute walk from AW :facepalm: . Stupid place lol.
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    was anyones offer cancelled?? I dont get it! i was offered a place but they cancelled me! :'(
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    im doing maths.

    no mine didnt get cancelled, thats really annoying! but i didnt get the grades i wanted. enough to get in, but not enough to stop me crying like a baby all day lol. hope everything sorts out for you!

    anyone in the 'a' flat? im 001a

    sian
Updated: August 31, 2011
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