I'm English and want to have fun. Not looking to knuckle down with a bunch of internationals who keep their doors closed etc.
The choices are:
Any info on the above?
Avoid UNITE. I lived in Favell House last year, and the only thing UNITE care about is your money.
I lived with five international students last year (and one other Brit), and they were all rather sociable to be honest. The problem tends to be when you get international students of the same nationality in the same house (e.g. I had three Chinese flat mates). It is rather galling that insist on speaking Chinese to one another, and in a lot of cases sticking exclusively to Asian food, when they have paid all this money to come and live and study in the UK. What annoyed me even more was the fact one of them had poor English, yet made no attempt to practice.
If there are still places in Woodland Court, which is surprising to be honest, then they are probably the best quality and location for university. But if you are looking for a social life then you should probably live closer to the city centre rather than the university, perhaps somewhere with undergraduate students.
I suppose this is one of the plus points on most of the UNITE properties. They are all next to other properties and in good locations (apart from Transom House in my opinion).
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Is Unite really that bad? neaaaaaaaaaaaaaarly applied for a room there.
Any recommendations for accommodation close to the city?
I nearly did too! Now, I am reconsidering either Deans Court or Woodland Court. However, I heard Deans Court is full of international students, and that is not a bad thing, until I read the line that says they are most likely to accommodate students of the same nationalities together.