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    (Original post by Andylol)
    I feel like the OP is trolling a bit...
    lolwut? how?..
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    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    It's not difficult - you walk up to the tower and tailgate someone in. That said, if you try and do it on a friday / saturday night and you go as a group all clutching bottles of vodka, then security are liable to stop you.
    Nah, I did it on a Friday as pre drinks for Bop and it was fine some of my friends marker penned peoples doors though and were sick in their bathrooms, which just isn't nice. I wouldn't recommend the tower at all-you could walk out of your room and find strangers vomming all over your living room.
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    (Original post by Clez)
    how has this been negged? whats so negative about not knowing what something is and asking?
    I imagine it's because if you'd bothered to read posts above the one you were replying to, you'd've seen that someone had already explained what the tower challenge was.
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    (Original post by 4RealBlud)
    are there any halls that are really lively and sociable yet quite enough to study for a hard course? How boring are Victoria and City?
    Be careful, what they say "lively and sociable" when describing fallowfield, the liveliness turn out to be some lads chundering everywhere while trying to do the tower challenge, and sociable means that your room will be knocked every 20 mins by some crazy drunk person/people asking to go for a club.. A huge percentage of them fail their course from the first year. I live in Dalton Ellis (victoria park), I admit, it is not that lively and there is no crazy parties going on but I can find lots of people to go out for a club with or hang around during the day. If you are a party animal, and if you believe you won't fail your course while waking up every nite because of the loud music, and the noise of nearby parties going on or because of the fire alarms set on a regular basis , choose fallowfield.. Don't go for the city centre, those halls are like f**kin ghost towns.. But if you want a quiet weekday and a crazy weekend, you can choose Victoria Park ( Don't go for Victoria Hall though, that place is isolated, go for a large catered hall like hulme, so that you can meet lots of people from your hall, a great diversity really.)

    And my last tip: Don't choose the high-demand halls only, you might end up being placed to somewhere completely different than what you want.
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    (Original post by Bilgin143)
    Be careful, what they say "lively and sociable" when describing fallowfield, the liveliness turn out to be some lads chundering everywhere while trying to do the tower challenge, and sociable means that your room will be knocked every 20 mins by some crazy drunk person/people asking to go for a club.. A huge percentage of them fail their course from the first year. I live in Dalton Ellis (victoria park), I admit, it is not that lively and there is no crazy parties going on but I can find lots of people to go out for a club with or hang around during the day. If you are a party animal, and if you believe you won't fail your course while waking up every nite because of the loud music, and the noise of nearby parties going on or because of the fire alarms set on a regular basis , choose fallowfield.. Don't go for the city centre, those halls are like f**kin ghost towns.. But if you want a quiet weekday and a crazy weekend, you can choose Victoria Park ( Don't go for Victoria Hall though, that place is isolated, go for a large catered hall like hulme, so that you can meet lots of people from your hall, a great diversity really.)

    And my last tip: Don't choose the high-demand halls only, you might end up being placed to somewhere completely different than what you want.
    oh sweet! Thank a lot. i was actually quite worried about that. Theres sociable and fun and theres irritating and grim. So other than hulme, which other victoria halls are sciable? Also, how about some of the quieter catered fallowfield halls, like ashburne?
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    (Original post by 4RealBlud)
    oh sweet! Thank a lot. i was actually quite worried about that. Theres sociable and fun and theres irritating and grim. So other than hulme, which other victoria halls are sciable? Also, how about some of the quieter catered fallowfield halls, like ashburne?
    Dalton-Ellis and Hulme are the only catered halls in Victoria Park that are sociable and fun.. St Anslems, catered, is ok too, but its all male. Despite that fact ,they have a really cheap bar that attracts students from other halls, and it must be fun as it has the highest reapplication rate. Ashburne is a good choice, but as it is 80% girls, its hard to get in as a guy, as far as I know all of my friends and I have applied to ashburne, and none of us could get in.. Sheavyn house can be an alternative, shares the same park as Ashburne, so it should be quiet, and they are really sociable too. Sheavyn is self catered, but I think you can have a meal arrangement wth asburne if you wish. I have been to an Ashburne Party for the 4th time last Saturday and it was mental.. 4 quids for a club entrance, bus and drinks in the hall, and crazy stuff going around But still, my friends and I didn't cause as much trouble as we did in OP the week before, because we couldn't wander around the corridors without a swipe card.. Woolton hall, and Allen hall can be catered alternatives as social and quiet Fallowfield halls too.. I've applied for Woolton, but couldn't get it..

    Don't forget that both Sheavyn house and Ashburne are on high demand so fill your application wisely
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    (Original post by Bilgin143)
    Dalton-Ellis and Hulme are the only catered halls in Victoria Park that are sociable and fun.. St Anslems, catered, is ok too, but its all male. Despite that fact ,they have a really cheap bar that attracts students from other halls, and it must be fun as it has the highest reapplication rate. Ashburne is a good choice, but as it is 80% girls, its hard to get in as a guy, as far as I know all of my friends and I have applied to ashburne, and none of us could get in.. Sheavyn house can be an alternative, shares the same park as Ashburne, so it should be quiet, and they are really sociable too. Sheavyn is self catered, but I think you can have a meal arrangement wth asburne if you wish. I have been to an Ashburne Party for the 4th time last Saturday and it was mental.. 4 quids for a club entrance, bus and drinks in the hall, and crazy stuff going around But still, my friends and I didn't cause as much trouble as we did in OP the week before, because we couldn't wander around the corridors without a swipe card.. Woolton hall, and Allen hall can be catered alternatives as social and quiet Fallowfield halls too.. I've applied for Woolton, but couldn't get it..

    Don't forget that both Sheavyn house and Ashburne are on high demand so fill your application wisely
    Thanks again dude, but according to their site ashburne isnt high demand..
    http://search.accommodation.manchest...shburne%20Hall
    80% girls? Really? Is that from anecdotal experience? If its 80%, wouldnt that kinda be a good thing?

    Now that i come to think of it, i think sheavyne will be my first, with either hulme, ashburne or woolton hall as my 2nd and 3rd. For now
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    (Original post by Ender1)
    I imagine it's because if you'd bothered to read posts above the one you were replying to, you'd've seen that someone had already explained what the tower challenge was.
    well if you'd read it properly, you'd see i came on quite late on the thread posting about something totally different and someone engaged ME in the topic separately, and i didnt bother reading the whole thread because it was several pages long and i have more things to do with my life than sit on tsr all day long reading through pages of comments from people i dont know and never will.
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    (Original post by Clez)
    well if you'd read it properly, you'd see i came on quite late on the thread posting about something totally different and someone engaged ME in the topic separately, and i didnt bother reading the whole thread because it was several pages long and i have more things to do with my life than sit on tsr all day long reading through pages of comments from people i dont know and never will.

    Grow up.

    How are you ever suppose to fully engage in a thread if you don't bother reading the comments which have been previous posted. ''Better things to do'' - it would probably take you about 5, 10 mins MAX to read through this whole thread so if you really had that much better things to do you probably be doing it and not posting at all.

    I also would probably guess it's either because it's already been described earlier on or/and someone just likes negging people as there are quite a few in this thread which don't really have a valid reason to be negged.
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    (Original post by gummers)
    Grow up.

    How are you ever suppose to fully engage in a thread if you don't bother reading the comments which have been previous posted. ''Better things to do'' - it would probably take you about 5, 10 mins MAX to read through this whole thread so if you really had that much better things to do you probably be doing it and not posting at all.

    I also would probably guess it's either because it's already been described earlier on or/and someone just likes negging people as there are quite a few in this thread which don't really have a valid reason to be negged.
    my extended apologies
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    (Original post by Clez)
    my extended apologies
    Thank you very much. The change you made in that whole 3 hours 32 minutes is astonishing. & will also be greatly appreciated by the rest of TSR. Keep up the good work.
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    (Original post by 4RealBlud)
    Thanks again dude, but according to their site ashburne isnt high demand..
    http://search.accommodation.manchest...shburne%20Hall
    80% girls? Really? Is that from anecdotal experience? If its 80%, wouldnt that kinda be a good thing?

    Now that i come to think of it, i think sheavyne will be my first, with either hulme, ashburne or woolton hall as my 2nd and 3rd. For now
    Ashburne is 80% girls because it's female only with only 1 mixed block.
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    (Original post by gummers)
    Thank you very much. The change you made in that whole 3 hours 32 minutes is astonishing. & will also be greatly appreciated by the rest of TSR. Keep up the good work.
    Yes sir, enjoy your apple
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    (Original post by 4RealBlud)
    Thanks again dude, but according to their site ashburne isnt high demand..
    http://search.accommodation.manchest...shburne%20Hall
    80% girls? Really? Is that from anecdotal experience? If its 80%, wouldnt that kinda be a good thing?

    Now that i come to think of it, i think sheavyne will be my first, with either hulme, ashburne or woolton hall as my 2nd and 3rd. For now
    It is 80%.. 2 wings are for only girls, and the block between them is mixed, and it is a good thing .. Believe me, every guy I know applied for ashburne :P

    And good choices btw .. Good luck :P
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    Hey guys,
    I've an unconditional offer for 2012. I'm international and undecided if i'm going to the UK ( mainly because my parents prefer me to continue my education in Australia but their unis only hands out offers late Jan)

    I'm mainly worried that if i send in my accommodation applications too late, I'd end up not getting the choices that I'd prefer. Is there a "safe" date that i should send my application in?

    Apart from that, Manchester seems to be a pretty awesome place! Looking forward to the life there!
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    (Original post by iamlovinit05)
    Hey guys,
    I've an unconditional offer for 2012. I'm international and undecided if i'm going to the UK ( mainly because my parents prefer me to continue my education in Australia but their unis only hands out offers late Jan)

    I'm mainly worried that if i send in my accommodation applications too late, I'd end up not getting the choices that I'd prefer. Is there a "safe" date that i should send my application in?

    Apart from that, Manchester seems to be a pretty awesome place! Looking forward to the life there!
    It is!
    & there is no safe date that I know of, however, I applied for mine in March/April I think and I got my first choice of what was a 'High demand' hall

    Where you thinking of applying too?
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    (Original post by gummers)
    It is!
    & there is no safe date that I know of, however, I applied for mine in March/April I think and I got my first choice of what was a 'High demand' hall

    Where you thinking of applying too?

    Which hall are you staying at?

    I'm not too sure which one i'll apply for yet. Still deciding between catered or self-catered. Not sure if i'll have the budget to eat out every day!

    Which hall's you recommend?
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    (Original post by iamlovinit05)
    Which hall are you staying at?

    I'm not too sure which one i'll apply for yet. Still deciding between catered or self-catered. Not sure if i'll have the budget to eat out every day!

    Which hall's you recommend?
    I'm staying at Lambert & Fairfield hall (Fairfield) in the city.

    Depends what you want out of your hall, they're very different some of them. If you tell me what you're looking for I can guide you a bit better. I've been to every hall apart from those in Victoria park soo
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    (Original post by gummers)
    I'm staying at Lambert & Fairfield hall (Fairfield) in the city.

    Depends what you want out of your hall, they're very different some of them. If you tell me what you're looking for I can guide you a bit better. I've been to every hall apart from those in Victoria park soo

    Hello,

    Hmm, I'm probably looking for a hall that has a good balance between fun and studies. No doubt having fun is important , I'll also want to be able to study when the need calls for it.

    Hows life in your hall? Enjoying it?
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    (Original post by iamlovinit05)
    Hello,

    Hmm, I'm probably looking for a hall that has a good balance between fun and studies. No doubt having fun is important , I'll also want to be able to study when the need calls for it.

    Hows life in your hall? Enjoying it?
    I personally think Fallowfield is the best place to live, definitely the place to be for fun and if your will is strong enough you can always use the libraries to study if not your flat.

    In Fallowfield I recommend Oak House

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