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    I've been accepted for the undergraduate Accounting degree in Manchester Business School. As a 21-year-old Israeli, I'm having a dilemma of which accommodation halls to apply to. I'm calling for your help and guidance.

    I got the impression that Fallowfield campus is more of a social campus, Victoria Park campus in boring and City campus is a mix of both.
    As an international student, of course I want a lively and social environment, but also would like to keep a "studying environment" (studying in a foreign language makes it harder than the average British student).
    Please refer to these considerations:

    - I am 21 (22 next year), and I believe age could be a factor.
    - I am to study at Manchester Business School. I don't really know the classes' location. Which campus is the closest one?
    - I do like partying, bars and etc.
    - I am also aware of the importance of hard-work in order to succeed (again, international students usually have to work harder)
    - I don;t really mind about international environment. As long as it is a positive and fun environment.

    I think that this is it. Looking forward for your answer
    Thanks!!
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    (Original post by omer5)
    I've been accepted for the undergraduate Accounting degree in Manchester Business School. As a 21-year-old Israeli, I'm having a dilemma of which accommodation halls to apply to. I'm calling for your help and guidance.

    I got the impression that Fallowfield campus is more of a social campus, Victoria Park campus in boring and City campus is a mix of both.
    As an international student, of course I want a lively and social environment, but also would like to keep a "studying environment" (studying in a foreign language makes it harder than the average British student).
    Please refer to these considerations:

    - I am 21 (22 next year), and I believe age could be a factor.
    You will find that most people in halls are aged 18-20, but at the same time, I don't think age makes that much difference once you leave school - I have friends in all years
    - I am to study at Manchester Business School. I don't really know the classes' location. Which campus is the closest one?
    It's likely that most of your lectures will be at the northern end of the main campus. City is closest, and Fallowfield furthest away. However, you shouldn't really worry too much about the distance - there's a 24/7 (and incredibly frequent) bus service that runs between city centre / uni / fallowfield / didsbury. You pay £185 for a year-long bus pass, which takes you anywhere in Greater Manchester on any Stagecoach bus. I normally allow 20 mins door-to-door from Fallowfield on the bus, or 15 minutes on my bike (and I'm a slow cyclist)
    - I do like partying, bars and etc.
    That's what we like to hear Fallowfield does tend to be the most social campus, and there are plenty of clubs and bars down here, although the biggest ones are in the city centre / Deansgate.
    - I am also aware of the importance of hard-work in order to succeed (again, international students usually have to work harder)
    You can get hard work done in any campus
    - I don;t really mind about international environment. As long as it is a positive and fun environment.
    If you want other internationals, then city is the place to go. But, if you want to improve your English (and therefore make your course easier), then socialising with British people will help most, so Fallowfield would be better for you.

    I think that this is it. Looking forward for your answer
    Thanks!!
    PS you might be interested to know that there's quite an active JSOC at Manchester http://www.manchesterjsoc.com/ - I know someone who's involved, and it seems to involve lots of free food!
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    Origami Bullets, You've been really helpful! thanks!

    Which accommodation from the City campus and Fallowfield are the best? (Let's take cost out of the equasion....)

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