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    hey everyone
    Im just moving into Singer Hall, Coventry soon and just had some questions, any help would be much appreciated Feel free to address questions of your own regarding singer hall or coventry in general, the more info the better it is for everyone. any random info from previous singer residents would be very helpful.

    1 - how is singer with bringing your own mini fridges/under the counter fridges?
    2 - Is the internet wired or wireless (im hoping its both, prefer wired tbh, much more stable)
    3 - ive heard loads of stories from uni mates about having food and other stuff stolen at other uni's, have you come across this at coventry?

    thanks
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    (Original post by live_fast_die_hard)
    hey everyone
    Im just moving into Singer Hall, Coventry soon and just had some questions, any help would be much appreciated Feel free to address questions of your own regarding singer hall or coventry in general, the more info the better it is for everyone. any random info from previous singer residents would be very helpful.

    1 - how is singer with bringing your own mini fridges/under the counter fridges?
    2 - Is the internet wired or wireless (im hoping its both, prefer wired tbh, much more stable)
    3 - ive heard loads of stories from uni mates about having food and other stuff stolen at other uni's, have you come across this at coventry?

    thanks
    Hi I lived in singer last year.

    Mini fridges a girl in my flat had one, they didnt mind it.

    Wired and pretty slow! depends the time you use it...

    People had their curtains stolen, you get Hilfields people apart from that it is pretty hard to steal!! their were cases of people having laptop stoles so just keep ypur windows closed when out!!!

    We had a issue with food last year, just label your stuff and allocate a space on the shelve!!! our mistake only happened as at the beginning we shared food and then half way through we decided not to without telling 2 of the girls!
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    (Original post by ksmith3)
    Hi I lived in singer last year.

    Mini fridges a girl in my flat had one, they didnt mind it.

    Wired and pretty slow! depends the time you use it...

    People had their curtains stolen, you get Hilfields people apart from that it is pretty hard to steal!! their were cases of people having laptop stoles so just keep ypur windows closed when out!!!

    We had a issue with food last year, just label your stuff and allocate a space on the shelve!!! our mistake only happened as at the beginning we shared food and then half way through we decided not to without telling 2 of the girls!

    Hey, thanks for your reply, I didn't think id get one at all after a while! I read about things getting stolen in a lot of treads on here so thought it a common occurance in student accommodation. I guess with the food its just about knowing the people you live with, right? Just thought id take a fridge just in case the theft got out of control, as past stories indicate people bring all sorts of strangers home after drunk nights, only for them to trawl through the fridge without thinking twice that they are taking other peoples food! But I honestly didn't think people would actually steal curtains!

    thanks for your input, feel free to share any other random information about singer hall, coventry university or the city in general, as im a londoner myself and haven't been there before, so just trying to gather as much info as possible being diving in myself!

    Also, would you say a budget of £40 per week is enough to live off in Coventry?

    thanks
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    (Original post by live_fast_die_hard)
    Hey, thanks for your reply, I didn't think id get one at all after a while! I read about things getting stolen in a lot of treads on here so thought it a common occurance in student accommodation. I guess with the food its just about knowing the people you live with, right? Just thought id take a fridge just in case the theft got out of control, as past stories indicate people bring all sorts of strangers home after drunk nights, only for them to trawl through the fridge without thinking twice that they are taking other peoples food! But I honestly didn't think people would actually steal curtains!

    thanks for your input, feel free to share any other random information about singer hall, coventry university or the city in general, as im a londoner myself and haven't been there before, so just trying to gather as much info as possible being diving in myself!

    Also, would you say a budget of £40 per week is enough to live off in Coventry?

    thanks
    The mini fridge was a smart idea as in our flat one of the fridges did not close properly (you get 2) also there was not enough space for 6 people, speh with the freezer!!!

    ahh a fellow londoner, tbh theft highly depends on where aboutd your house is! Its hard for someone to get into the house, so it more than likely if something get stolen its someone that you brought into the house!! but people did have people climb in, luckily I was on the first floor and had a metal gate so no-one could, yay me!!

    Expect a lot of people buzzing on your doors!! We had a guy last year from the estate at 4am on a exam day (not the best of the days) so I suggest turning it off!!! Also the door locking! Ahh unless you live in 33 - 42 you get proper doors, with me ours were fire ones so locked automatically, was such an annoyance but hopefully you're not like and retardly locked yourself out your room more than 7 times -_-

    Well my flat mate budgeted on £25 a week, still made it out everynight so it is doable just depends really.... food was £15 a week for me and then other expenses like going out etc, but your first loan goes so quick as you go out a lot more....Make sure you go to all freshers events, CARNAGE and stamina! Great night outs!!
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    (Original post by ksmith3)
    The mini fridge was a smart idea as in our flat one of the fridges did not close properly (you get 2) also there was not enough space for 6 people, speh with the freezer!!!

    ahh a fellow londoner, tbh theft highly depends on where aboutd your house is! Its hard for someone to get into the house, so it more than likely if something get stolen its someone that you brought into the house!! but people did have people climb in, luckily I was on the first floor and had a metal gate so no-one could, yay me!!

    Expect a lot of people buzzing on your doors!! We had a guy last year from the estate at 4am on a exam day (not the best of the days) so I suggest turning it off!!! Also the door locking! Ahh unless you live in 33 - 42 you get proper doors, with me ours were fire ones so locked automatically, was such an annoyance but hopefully you're not like and retardly locked yourself out your room more than 7 times -_-

    Well my flat mate budgeted on £25 a week, still made it out everynight so it is doable just depends really.... food was £15 a week for me and then other expenses like going out etc, but your first loan goes so quick as you go out a lot more....Make sure you go to all freshers events, CARNAGE and stamina! Great night outs!!
    oh shoot, I'm flat no. 39.105! lol how bad are the doors there? people say experiences such as yours all make for the university experience really, so ill just have to see what comes my way. I was actually considering Unite accomodation at first, but applied late so it all got filled up Where are you staying for second year accomodation? Also how far is the nearest asda/sainsbury's/tesco?
    sorry for the bombardment of questions lol
    and also, thanks for your advice on freshers
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    (Original post by live_fast_die_hard)
    oh shoot, I'm flat no. 39.105! lol how bad are the doors there? people say experiences such as yours all make for the university experience really, so ill just have to see what comes my way. I was actually considering Unite accomodation at first, but applied late so it all got filled up Where are you staying for second year accomodation? Also how far is the nearest asda/sainsbury's/tesco?
    sorry for the bombardment of questions lol
    and also, thanks for your advice on freshers
    I neevr found tescos xD its by IKEA, Sainsburys is about 10 mins away from Singer nooooo stay in Singer, seriously you will not regret it! And youget the nice doors!!!

    We did online shops for tesco and asda, apart from that with asda you need a car to get there!!

    Im living near Bargin Booze (i have stupidly forgot what part its called!) Im about 20 mins away from George Elliot, my main building! what you studying bnext year?
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    (Original post by ksmith3)
    I neevr found tescos xD its by IKEA, Sainsburys is about 10 mins away from Singer nooooo stay in Singer, seriously you will not regret it! And youget the nice doors!!!

    We did online shops for tesco and asda, apart from that with asda you need a car to get there!!

    Im living near Bargin Booze (i have stupidly forgot what part its called!) Im about 20 mins away from George Elliot, my main building! what you studying bnext year?
    Im doing Finance and Investment, should be fun lol, how about you? guess ill be shopping from Sainsburys then! Even though I was hoping for the odd lidl or aldi for some bargains *sigh*. Are you living in shared accommodation? I've heard the students at cov are pretty varied, how did you find your first year?
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    (Original post by live_fast_die_hard)
    Im doing Finance and Investment, should be fun lol, how about you? guess ill be shopping from Sainsburys then! Even though I was hoping for the odd lidl or aldi for some bargains *sigh*. Are you living in shared accommodation? I've heard the students at cov are pretty varied, how did you find your first year?
    Wow impressive I do English and history!!, Im living with two other girls and guy, we all lived in the same block last year! In Singer I was with all girls...but we got really close to the flat downstairs that were guys so was good

    I loved my first year, however spent too many nights out and not in so failed a piece of cw so waiting on my resit results long!!

    btw your building next year will be william morris
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    (Original post by ksmith3)
    Wow impressive I do English and history!!, Im living with two other girls and guy, we all lived in the same block last year! In Singer I was with all girls...but we got really close to the flat downstairs that were guys so was good

    I loved my first year, however spent too many nights out and not in so failed a piece of cw so waiting on my resit results long!!

    btw your building next year will be william morris
    Oh sweet! That's a pretty competitive course. Yeah I heard people end up finding accomodation with others they meet in first year; Certainly sounds like you had a great time! lol. Get sleep much? :P From what I know minor setbacks in first year are common though so dont worry, its the second and third year that have the major impact. how are the lecturers there? Yeah I just found out thats the Business Faculty so im probably going to be in there
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    (Original post by live_fast_die_hard)
    Oh sweet! That's a pretty competitive course. Yeah I heard people end up finding accomodation with others they meet in first year; Certainly sounds like you had a great time! lol. Get sleep much? :P From what I know minor setbacks in first year are common though so dont worry, its the second and third year that have the major impact. how are the lecturers there? Yeah I just found out thats the Business Faculty so im probably going to be in there
    lool sleep varied, was pretty noisy some nights but depends what sort of flat you are, some are quite quiet and others are just mental! we stayed up till 6/7 going out and finishing off in the flat!

    yehh the lecturers on my course were really good, just the 9am lectures killed me!!! i did a business addvantage last year and they were good as well. Make sure you do a easy addvantage saves so much time!

    WM is a good building but the furtherest away from singer! i suggest taking the short cut, saves you about 5 mins!
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    Hey mate i got the message you sent me. I was in Priory Hall last year and i had my own mini-fridge. Somebody told me that you are only allowed one if you have special medication but i never had anybody mention it during room inspections. I presume Singer Hall are the same as they are both owned by the University but i can't promise you anything. If not, you could always put it in the kitchen and put a lock on it. Or just move it when the inspectors come round (they give you notice). The internet in Singer is wired and about the food stealing; it all depends on the individuals, i'm sure you get it going on no matter what university you go to.
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    (Original post by pandajoe)
    Hey mate i got the message you sent me. I was in Priory Hall last year and i had my own mini-fridge. Somebody told me that you are only allowed one if you have special medication but i never had anybody mention it during room inspections. I presume Singer Hall are the same as they are both owned by the University but i can't promise you anything. If not, you could always put it in the kitchen and put a lock on it. Or just move it when the inspectors come round (they give you notice). The internet in Singer is wired and about the food stealing; it all depends on the individuals, i'm sure you get it going on no matter what university you go to.
    Ooh right, yeah I think Coventry's alright with mini fridges then as i've read of other people taking theirs. Im just wondering how far the main train station is from the uni in terms of walking distance, as ive found the tickets to be pretty cheap (around £6ish to London) so will probably be commuting a lot over the holidays.
    thanks for your reply
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    (Original post by live_fast_die_hard)
    Ooh right, yeah I think Coventry's alright with mini fridges then as i've read of other people taking theirs. Im just wondering how far the main train station is from the uni in terms of walking distance, as ive found the tickets to be pretty cheap (around £6ish to London) so will probably be commuting a lot over the holidays.
    thanks for your reply
    If you live in Singer Hall it's probably about 15-20 mins walk. Taxi would cost you a few quid if you're lazy
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    (Original post by pandajoe)
    Hey mate i got the message you sent me. I was in Priory Hall last year and i had my own mini-fridge. Somebody told me that you are only allowed one if you have special medication but i never had anybody mention it during room inspections. I presume Singer Hall are the same as they are both owned by the University but i can't promise you anything. If not, you could always put it in the kitchen and put a lock on it. Or just move it when the inspectors come round (they give you notice). The internet in Singer is wired and about the food stealing; it all depends on the individuals, i'm sure you get it going on no matter what university you go to.
    Hey, i realise this post is about 6 months after the last one but i was wondering if you could give me some advice about accomodation at Cov. I was looking at the pricing ETC and was torn between singer and priory and the £15 extra for catered seemed really cheap, would you agree?

    I have read some posts about how the layout of the priory halls isn't very practical and also how it is really dirty and not well maintained? I was just wondering what your opinion on staying in priory was like ?

    Thanks

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    (Original post by Jordan7594)
    Hey, i realise this post is about 6 months after the last one but i was wondering if you could give me some advice about accomodation at Cov. I was looking at the pricing ETC and was torn between singer and priory and the £15 extra for catered seemed really cheap, would you agree?

    I have read some posts about how the layout of the priory halls isn't very practical and also how it is really dirty and not well maintained? I was just wondering what your opinion on staying in priory was like ?

    Thanks

    Jordie
    Hey yeah sure no *******.

    To be honest both are a bit dull and boring but I never had issues with maintenance or cleanliness of communal areas in Priory Hall. I don't regret staying there at all as firstly the offer of an full english breakfast every morning was too good to turn down and i couldn't cook at the time :P I'm currently living in a house with the people i met at Priory so for the social side it turned out well for me. Singer is great if you get on with your flatmates but i know people that didn't really talk to their flatmates so the concept of living in a flat doesn't appeal to me personally. Priory rooms are a tad smaller but I made it cosy

    If you live in Singer i can assure you you'll be spending alot more than £15 a week on breakfast and dinner. I think Priory residents now eat in the Students Union next door and from what i can see the standard of food has increased since the canteen in the Halls

    If you have any other questions feel free to ask
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    I have literally just moved out of singer and actually the block you will be living in i was in 39.201
    Singer is nice! The doors are fine on the block i haven't had a ******* with them! And as for the mini fridge it should be fine! literally they check your room one a term and tell you when they are gonna do it so just hide it for then
    The internet is now wireless and surprisingly fast!
    There's a corner shop like 2 minutes away and a chippy too!
    Sainsburys is the closest but you can group together with your flatmates and do a tesco online shop.
    Yeah train station is like 20 mins away but i usually get taxi as im super lazy haha!
    I agree with the turn off your buzzer thing, most annoying noise in the world. I think Singer is the best accomodation as it seems to be the best for socialising! Everyone from other blocks usually come over to singer and in 39 we usually had block parties. You will also have the pleasure of tina the cleaner in the block! She does nothhhiiiinnnnnggggggggg so have fun with that, she is lovely however. Hope that helps
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    (Original post by libbeh999)
    I have literally just moved out of singer and actually the block you will be living in i was in 39.201
    Singer is nice! The doors are fine on the block i haven't had a ******* with them! And as for the mini fridge it should be fine! literally they check your room one a term and tell you when they are gonna do it so just hide it for then
    The internet is now wireless and surprisingly fast!
    There's a corner shop like 2 minutes away and a chippy too!
    Sainsburys is the closest but you can group together with your flatmates and do a tesco online shop.
    Yeah train station is like 20 mins away but i usually get taxi as im super lazy haha!
    I agree with the turn off your buzzer thing, most annoying noise in the world. I think Singer is the best accomodation as it seems to be the best for socialising! Everyone from other blocks usually come over to singer and in 39 we usually had block parties. You will also have the pleasure of tina the cleaner in the block! She does nothhhiiiinnnnnggggggggg so have fun with that, she is lovely however. Hope that helps
    heyy i was just wondering if i could ask you about the internet?? i spoke to someone that goes to coventry and they said that the internet is really slow? and that i should purchase the £60 package for the faster upgrade ? isit really worth the money? how is the internet for iplayer and other websites like that as well?
    also are the any essential things i need to bring? ive started buying bits already!
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    (Original post by live_fast_die_hard)
    hey everyone
    Im just moving into Singer Hall, Coventry soon and just had some questions, any help would be much appreciated Feel free to address questions of your own regarding singer hall or coventry in general, the more info the better it is for everyone. any random info from previous singer residents would be very helpful.

    1 - how is singer with bringing your own mini fridges/under the counter fridges?
    2 - Is the internet wired or wireless (im hoping its both, prefer wired tbh, much more stable)
    3 - ive heard loads of stories from uni mates about having food and other stuff stolen at other uni's, have you come across this at coventry?

    thanks
    Hey, i'm living in Singer this year but moving out soon. First i just want to say, i completely loved my time in singer, it's such a great place to live in my experience! There was such a good atmosphere and i loved living so close to all my friends, i'm really going to miss it next year when we're all in houses. It's so relaxed living there, compared to some other accoms where you can't bring friends around without signing them past security and the like. As for the questions:
    1) I can't say i know for sure, but in general singer are pretty relaxed about most things, i can't see it being a *******. Even if you did bring one, you could easily hide it in the wardrobe during inspection week. We only ever had one flat inspection in my time in singer and we were told when it would be so we could prepare.
    2) There's a combination of wired and wireless internet, it's a bit slow but fairly reliable. There has only been a few occasions of it going down, and it's usually repaired pretty soon.
    3)I can't say i've had anything stolen at all while in cov. The flats are really safe, all the downstairs windows have bars on to prevent people breaking in, the main front doors and the flat doors can only be opened with a key card and your bedroom is locked with a key so it'd be pretty hard for anyone to get in. As for flatmates, it just so happened that i got a really like minded bunch of flatmates, and we all left each others stuff alone. No milk/cheese/butter theft in my flat. I do know some flats where they had kind of an open kitchen policy, in that they would all share groceries and utensils and stuff and that worked for them.

    Enjoy your time in singer, if you aren't from a city (like i wasn't) then it might seem a little daunting when you first move in. It's near a bit of a dodgy area called Hillfields which really scared me when i first got there. But after a while, you'll feel right at home. Have a great first year


    edit: Just seen how old this post is, my bad! But hope the information helps anyone moving in this year haha
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    (Original post by about_my_bow)
    Hey, i'm living in Singer this year but moving out soon. First i just want to say, i completely loved my time in singer, it's such a great place to live in my experience! There was such a good atmosphere and i loved living so close to all my friends, i'm really going to miss it next year when we're all in houses. It's so relaxed living there, compared to some other accoms where you can't bring friends around without signing them past security and the like. As for the questions:
    1) I can't say i know for sure, but in general singer are pretty relaxed about most things, i can't see it being a *******. Even if you did bring one, you could easily hide it in the wardrobe during inspection week. We only ever had one flat inspection in my time in singer and we were told when it would be so we could prepare.
    2) There's a combination of wired and wireless internet, it's a bit slow but fairly reliable. There has only been a few occasions of it going down, and it's usually repaired pretty soon.
    3)I can't say i've had anything stolen at all while in cov. The flats are really safe, all the downstairs windows have bars on to prevent people breaking in, the main front doors and the flat doors can only be opened with a key card and your bedroom is locked with a key so it'd be pretty hard for anyone to get in. As for flatmates, it just so happened that i got a really like minded bunch of flatmates, and we all left each others stuff alone. No milk/cheese/butter theft in my flat. I do know some flats where they had kind of an open kitchen policy, in that they would all share groceries and utensils and stuff and that worked for them.

    Enjoy your time in singer, if you aren't from a city (like i wasn't) then it might seem a little daunting when you first move in. It's near a bit of a dodgy area called Hillfields which really scared me when i first got there. But after a while, you'll feel right at home. Have a great first year


    edit: Just seen how old this post is, my bad! But hope the information helps anyone moving in this year haha

    heyy i was just wondering if i could ask you about the internet?? i spoke to someone that goes to coventry and they said that the internet is really slow? and that i should purchase the £60 package for the faster upgrade ? isit really worth the money? how is the internet for iplayer and other websites like that as well?
    also are the any essential things i need to bring? ive started buying bits already!

    This was posted from The Student Room's Android App on my LT18i
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    (Original post by knight9434)
    heyy i was just wondering if i could ask you about the internet?? i spoke to someone that goes to coventry and they said that the internet is really slow? and that i should purchase the £60 package for the faster upgrade ? isit really worth the money? how is the internet for iplayer and other websites like that as well?
    also are the any essential things i need to bring? ive started buying bits already!

    This was posted from The Student Room's Android App on my LT18i
    Hey, erm well i didn't get the upgrade, i just used the standard connection and it was fine for me but i know it does vary, room to room and floor to floor. For instance, my connection was sometimes a little slow which did make things like iplayer difficult to watch, however most of the time it was fine, however my flatmate who was in the room above me had an amazing fast connection which always loaded stuff instantly.
    This year was the first year of them rolling out the wireless connection and they did warn us that there would be a few *******s now and then (especially for bottom floor students), but they said they were working on improving the speed of the internet so it would be the same for everyone by next year.

    If you're only planning to use stuff like youtube, iplayer, 4od etc then i'd say don't bother with the upgrade, however if you're a big downloader then it might be worth it. I'd say use the standard connection to begin with and see how it is in your room, it might be brilliant. I think you can go back and buy the £60 upgrade later on if your connection isn't good enough.
    Hope this helped

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