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    The Imperial College Accommodation Guide!

    Lots of questions have been asked by eager prospective students about the accommodation at Imperial! So, here is a detailed and in-depth guide for all the halls and the whole accommodation process. I'll try and collect accounts by students living in each hall, to give you guys a full and unwashed student opinion on the matter!

    Firstly, a brief introduction. I am a current second year Physicist at Imperial College. My first year was at Garden & Weeks Hall, and it was the most eventful and exciting time of my life. I think everyone's first year should be amazing, so I'm putting this guide together so you can make an informed decision. Hope you find it useful!

    You will get an email of some sort with a form you will need to complete. In my year, this email was received in late August, after results day. However I've heard that the previous year got this in May, so you may very well be making these decisions very soon (before your results :O).

    The form asks you questions like:
    - Do you tend to sleep before 11pm?
    - Are you a smoker?
    - Are you under 18?
    if so you are legally not allowed to share a room
    - What are your hobbies/interests?
    you get a box
    to write keywords separated by commas, how much this contributes to what people you share with / live near you is unknown

    You will be allowed to select a price band, which I think increments in twenties: £110-130, £130-150, £150-170, etc. I'm not sure though. Also you can select a room type: single or shared. You also specify which you place a higher priority on, price band or room type. I THINK I picked price band, and got put in a lower price band than my selection, and my friend picked room type, and got a shared room when she picked single. God knows how they figured that. XD

    And finally, you must choose exactly five--no more, no less--halls of preference. They are not ranked in any way. The system will try to allocate you one of your chosen five. Almost all of my friends did, you will be particularly unlucky not to receive one of your five choices

    You will be told which hall and what type of room you have been allocated in late August (well, it was for me, not sure if it's still the same now, with the application being in May and all). You move in on the weekend of the beginning of term, for you guys it will be Saturday 28th September 2013. And from there, freshers' week i.e. loads of awesome events organized by your halls + induction to your department, and WELCOME TO YOUR NEW UNI LIFE.

    Payments

    You pay for 39 weeks, from beginning of October to the end of June. This INCLUDES the Christmas and Easter holidays (3 weeks and 5 weeks respectively). The rent includes all utility bills (gas, water, electric), high-speed AMAZING FAST internet, and an insurance. Each room also gets a telephone that has free unlimited internal line calls.

    You will first have to put down a £250 deposit before moving in, but you will get this back at the end of the year. The fees are paid in three installments, one at the beginning of each Term 1, 2 and 3.
    I seem to remember each of the payment deadlines being exactly one dare after when we received student loan. ^^ The three payments are not the same amount, it depends on how many weeks are in each period. I think Terms 1 and 2 were roughly the same and 3 was quite a bit less.


    General facilities included with every hall-- SELF-CATERED, you have a shared kitchen, though the size and number of people you share with vary. You'll have your own lockable food cupboard, again size varies from hall to hall. Some halls give you a lockable fridge space as well. There is at least one communal area with entertainment items in place, i.e. pool table, foosball table, TV with consoles. There is also a coin-operated laundry room for every hall. All halls use swipecard access, your Imperial College ID card will unlock your hall but only your own. Some halls use the same swipecard access as your room door key as well, but most still use conventional physical keys.

    Quick classification briefing, halls have four main qualities about then: location, price, quality, capacity. Typically location and quality correlate to price, and capacity just affects random things, like how crazy the events are, or if you prefer a more family-community type feel, etc. My definition of quality is how new/shiny the facilities are, and how non-peeling the paint on the walls is.

    NOTE: Please DON'T skew your opinion by the size of the halls I have listed! I'm putting this here because I did this, so I'm sure some of you guys will do to-- it is not necessarily true that the bigger the hall, the better. No hall will be too small; if the size is described as "small" it will mean that you will be able to know pretty much every single person you live with in one big happy community. "Average" means you will know most of the people you live with, and "large" means there will be a load of people who you will never meet/see/know fully. But regardless of what the size of your hall is, you'll still make all the friends you'd want with the people you like, so it doesn't really matter. \o/

    Below I am organizing them by location. Please note that on each hall's Imperial page you can go on a virtual tour of the different types of room and kitchen / common rooms. Use them, they're awesome!


    Beit Hall
    Location: Opposite Physics building, 2min away from campus
    Capacity: 313 students (very large)
    Quality: Good

    Room Types

    Single En-Suite: £181.65 - £196.93 per week
    Single: £165.44 per week
    Twin En-Suite: £112.77 - £129.72 per person per week
    Twin:
    £111.58 per person per week

    Further Information
    - Beit Quadrangle: four long thin tall corridor-type sides joined to make a hollow square
    - divided into South wing, East wing and West wing (North side is the union)
    - next to student union, so quite busy/noisy, events happening in evenings
    - large common rooms (per wing) with pool table, foosball table, TV with consoles
    - quite large, lots of different people
    - some all-female floors
    - spacious kitchens shared between 8(?) people
    - toilet and shower area shared between 8(?) people for non-en-suites
    - nice quality, elevators at each corner, carpeted corridors

    Beit Hall is the only hall right across the street from the SouthKen campus. Physicists living there can literally fall out of bed into lectures. The union is integrated into Beit Quad, with the union bar (open 'til 11pm, 1am on Wednesdays and Saturdays), metric (the union club), and several rooms rented out by clubs and societies for dance, martial arts, musical theatre, cinema (with a maaassive screen), etc. You're really right in the middle of everything.

    Student's Opinion:



    Prince's Garden Halls:
    Prince's Garden is a small square area of grass, with trees and benches and all that, really lovely to hang out in during summer. Imperial halls cover three sides of Prince's Gardens, Eastside, Southside, and Northside (Garden & Weeks). It's about a 4min walk to campus. It's slightly more removed from the craziness than Beit, but still conveniently close enough that you can enjoy all the luxuries.

    "Essentials", a small convenience store is located at the bottom of Wilkinson Hall (one of the three Eastside halls). It has all the essential food, drink, toiletries, etc. that you need, although it can be a bit pricey buying from there every day. And Eastside bar, located underneath Gabor Hall (Eastside), is a modern bar with a cool ambient vibe. Priced the same as the union bar, I think, although it closes at 11pm every night where union bar is open 'til 1am on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Finally, the university gym, Ethos, is located next door to Garden Hall along the north side of Prince's Gardens. Very close to a lot of convenient facilities.


    PERSONAL OPINION Note on Eastside and Southside: although it looks very very shiny and attractive, for the friends I knew who were living there, the novelty wore off after a while. There are a large number of internationals there (probably due to the high accommodation cost), so the community feel was a little "dry". In my opinion, it is more worthwhile to spend a bit less, and get into a really great atmosphere hall with awesome people, than spend a lot of money for some aesthetic shiny facilities. And because you have en-suite rooms, awesome kitchen facilities, the common rooms are used less often and you don't get to integrate with everyone in your halls as well. The people I knew living there almost never left their floor. Also, NOTE-- if you mess around and do drunken silly things, you get fined. The penalty at other halls is to have a meeting with the warden and a bit of a slap on the wrists... at Eastside and Southside, £40, £60, £100, just like that. :<

    Eastside Halls
    Location: East side of Prince's Gardens, 4min away from campus
    Capacity: 435 (very large)
    Wilkinson Hall: 156 (average)
    Gabor Hall: 158 (average)
    Linstead Hall: 139 (average)
    Quality: Very High
    Room Types
    Single Deluxe En-Suite: £244.94 per week
    Single Premium En-Suite: £210.44 per week
    Single En-Suite: £181.68 - £196.84 per week
    Twin En-Suite:
    £129.66 per person per week

    NOTE: Eastside appears under the accommodation choice system as a single option, despite having three completely separate halls within it.

    Further Information
    Eastside is, in fact, 3 separate halls alongside each other in the same building. Occasionally there are some "Eastside events" that involve all three of them, but they are largely independent, with their own wardens and events and common rooms, and your keycard will only unlock your own hall. It was built only 3 years ago, and in the summer acts a 4* hotel. All the kitchens, bedrooms, communal areas, are extremely new and shiny. But it comes at a high, high price.

    - Wall-mounted TVs in all kitchens (lol wtf)
    - MASSIVE new shiny shiny kitchens shared between one floor
    - Each floor has 16(?) people, with a sub-warden on every floor, two wardens for each hall
    - Big airy nice spacious common rooms, with shiny TVs and fancy facilities (consoles, pool table, etc.)

    Student's Opinion:


    Southside Halls
    Location: South side of Prince's Gardens, 4min away from campus
    Capacity: 435 (very large)
    Selkirk Hall: 125 (average)
    Falmouth and Keogh Halls: 155 (average)
    Tizard Hall: 126 (average)
    Quality: Very High

    Room Types

    Single Deluxe En-Suite: £244.94 per week
    Single Premium En-Suite: £210.44 per week
    Single En-Suite: £181.68 - £196.84 per week
    Twin En-Suite:
    £129.66 per person per week

    NOTE: Southside appears under the accommodation choice system as a single option, despite also having three completely separate halls within it.

    Further Information
    Southside was built 2 years before Eastside, and again acts as a 4* hotel in summer. Similarly, it has three halls (Falmouth and Keogh are under the same warden, hold events together, etc.) with occasional "Southside events" during freshers' week and possibly for Christmas balls and stuff, but ordinarily function separately. Shiny shiny kitchens, bedrooms, communal areas, but again frackin' exp
    - Wall-mounted TVs in all kitchens, big shiny kitchens, floors of 16, etc. etc.
    - Basically exactly the same as Eastside :P

    Student's Opinion:


    Garden & Weeks Hall
    Location: North side of Prince's Gardens, 4min away from campus
    Capacity: 145 (average)
    Garden Hall: 81 (small)
    Weeks Hall: 64 (small)
    Quality: Average

    Garden Room Types
    ***Garden hall is currently closed for 2013-14***
    Single: £151.06 - £165.41 per week
    Twin: £89.60 - £99.77 per person per week
    Triple: £74.06 per person per week

    Weeks Room Types
    Single:
    £151.06 per week

    NOTE: I have listed them together in this guide, because they are essentially the same hall with joint events and stuff. However, under the accommodation choice system, they are two SEPARATE halls.

    Further Information
    - Two separate halls under the same wardens, keycard has access to both, joint events, etc.
    - Weeks has single rooms only, but they are larger than average
    - Garden has many different rooms various sizes, several huge twin/triple rooms
    - NO en-suites at all, bathroom facilities shared between ~4 people (in both halls)
    - Kitchens shared between 15 people in Weeks, ~12 people in Garden
    - Large shared fridge in Weeks, own fridge in your room in Garden
    - Garden common room: TV with DVD player, foosball table
    - Garden other common room: piano, old style sofas
    - Garden games room: TV with various consoles + games
    - Garden study area: few computers, desk space, internet access
    - Weeks common room: TVs, projector for movie nights, pool table, table-tennis table, piano, lotsa chairs/sofas
    - BONKIES cafe located in Weeks common room, run by hall seniors/committee, CHEAP YUMMY FOOD
    - Private Garden, very very nice, hosts Sunday BBQs

    Student's Opinion: The BEAUTY of living in Weeks and Garden, is that they're the only two halls < 5mins away from campus that are actually affordable. Well, well I lived there it was £140/week, for a single, so, sucks to be you guys. XD I applied by location, for Eastside, Southside, Beit, Garden and Weeks. I had my eye set on Eastside or Southside and was absolutely gutted when I didn't get one of them... but I soon realized that being placed into Weeks was probably one of the best things that ever happened to me.

    RIGHT, so. Weeks, 8 floors in total, with a penthouse flat that Joao the warden lives in. Each odd-numbered floor has 7 bedrooms with a kitchen, and even-numbered floor has 8 bedrooms with a tiny convenience kitchen. 15 people share a kitchen, which has one big fridge, one big freezer, two cookers, two counters with large cupboards underneath, one sink, one microwave, and a small food cupboard for each person. It's not the best kitchen setup, certainly couldn't accommodate 15 people at once, but we soon realized that people eat at different times so it was really all okay. The even-numbered floors have a very small kitchen space with a microwave and a sink.

    The rooms, first of all, they are BIG. Like, not massive huge big. But a lot bigger than what you'd expect. They're about 50% bigger than the standard single room you get at Eastside/Southside/Beit. Typical student rooms are just, a single bed, a desk, a cupboard, a small set of drawers, a sink, but with Weeks rooms you actually have FLOOR SPACE. It was quite surprising. Stuff in the room is as just described, you get your own sink and mirror, and a lamp. There's also a sliding storage area pretty high up above the wardrobe. There's also a little mini-counter along the window where people often sit when coming to hang out in your room. Oh and you have MASSIVE windows than span an entire wall. It's really really nice. The southfacing rooms get absolutely unbearably hot during summer though...

    There's two sets of toilet and a shower rooms on each floor, shared between 4 people. They're clean and fine to use, not that new but still absolutely fine. Communal areas are cleaned everyday Mon-Fri, and your rooms are cleaned every fortnight (hoovered/wiped). You get a small bin in your room and a big bin in the corridor that you'll need to go frequently empty your small bin into.

    Right, whyyy it was so great. Well, there's just this awesome community feel. I lived on floor 2, so I got to know everyone on floors 1 and 2 really well. I could pop upstairs to kitchen 3, and get to know everyone from floors 3 and 4 really well. Pop down to the common room on movie nights or Bonkies open times, get to know whole of rest of the halls. Sunday free breakfasts with bacon and sausage and cereal and eggs. Regular fun trips, Camden, Brick Lane, Bruges, beautiful Christmas dinner formal at a posh diner just down the road, trip to Thorpe Park, indoor beach party, Halloween event, sushi nights, cupcake nights... but mostly, it's the people you hang out with and do crazy awesome things. We'd steal each other's keys and set elaborate treasure hunts to go find them (there are some scary ass rooms in Garden basement), play ultimate frisbee in the secret back garden, have predrinks that last hours of fun being more enjoyable than the actual going out. A guy got some water balloon bombs and hit people walking down the street (people we knew from our halls, obviously). It's just, the things you do to make your experience the best it can be. What I've described might not be the ideal best for a lot of you, 'cause we're different types of people, but you make your own fun. Pretty much, regardless of where you go it'll be excellent, because you'll make friends and develop interests and have a laughing time together.

    Quick rundown of Garden, it's a set of 3 Victorian houses joined together. NO-ONE can navigate inside it, it is a ****ing maze. There are four floors but all joined inside and slightly inconsistent. I think kitchens are shared between 12 people or so, slightly smaller than Weeks. The double rooms are absolutely massive, and if you learn to get along with / be best friends with your roommate, then it's definitely worth it for the amount you save. Apart from the communal areas described above, there's also a really nice old wooden common room with a piano. Oh there's a piano in Weeks as well. -_-"

    The two wardens, Joao and Martyn, are both really awesome and funny and friendly. The sub-wardens were amazing too, but they've probably changed since I've stayed there. The hall senior team is always friendly and amazing and easy to talk to. It's just the best place ever. XD Sorry if I've gotten carried away trying to sell it a bit... let me know if there are any questions / anything I've missed!



    Evelyn Garden Halls:

    PERSONAL OPINION
    Note on Evelyn Gardens:
    A lot of people are quite
    quickly put off by the fact that all the Evelyn Gardens halls are more than 5 minutes away from campus. Well, two good things arise from this: it is DRAMATICALLY cheaper, and because there are so many halls around that area there is a very good university community feel. My friend living in Beit decided halfway through the year that she wished she'd been placed at one of the Evelyn Gardens halls, because the people there are so much closer to each other. Because you'd wait for 5 minutes for friends to walk into campus together for 15 minutes, but at Beit you'd just leave 'cause it's only 2 minutes away. Also, 15 minutes is not that far at all, come second year onwards you'll have to get used to trekking 25+ minutes to get into uni, or even taking the train. *gasp*

    Bernard Sunley
    Location: Evelyn Gardens, ~15min away from campus
    Capacity: 89 (small)

    Quality: ?

    Room Types
    Single: £165.44 per week
    Twin: £111.60 per person per week
    Triple: £74.01 per person per week

    Fisher
    Location:
    Evelyn Gardens, ~15min away from campus
    Capacity: 156 (average)

    Quality: ?

    Room Types
    Single:
    £103.25 - £116.56 per week
    Twin:
    £79.68 per person per week
    Triple:
    £59.64 per person per week

    Further Information
    I know almost nothing about Fisher, except that our warden of Garden and Weeks (Joao) used to be stationed there and he always took the piss out of it for being crap (or just, worse than Weeks). XD But I'm sure it's lovely. <3 Will have to find a person who lived there before getting a proper review...


    Holbein

    Location:
    Evelyn Gardens, ~15min away from campus
    Capacity: 64 (small)

    Quality: ?

    Room Types
    Single:
    £151.14 per week
    Twin:
    £99.75 per person per week
    Southwell
    Location:
    Evelyn Gardens, ~15min away from campus
    Capacity: 182 (average-large)

    Quality: ?

    Room Types
    Single:
    £150.45 - £165.44 per week
    Twin En-suite:
    £119.44 per person per week
    Twin: £99.00 - £111.60 per person per week
    Willis Jackson
    Location:
    Evelyn Gardens, ~15min away from campus
    Capacity: 119 (average)

    Quality: ?

    Room Types
    Single En-Suite:
    £181.68 per week
    Single:
    £165.41 per week
    Twin En-suite:
    £120.19 per person per week
    Twin: £111.65 per person per week

    Other Halls:
    These guys aren't clustered together in a group like Prince's Gardens or Evelyn Gardens, and are usually located a bit further out.

    Pembridge
    Location: Pembridge Gardens, ~25min away from campus
    Capacity: 99 (small-average)

    Quality: ?

    Room Types
    Single En-Suite:
    £141.92 - £149.10 per week
    Single:
    £108.02 - £132.79 per week
    Twin En-suite:
    £89.81 per person per week
    Twin: £89.60 per person per week
    Parsons House
    Location: Charing Cross campus, ~25min away from (South Ken) campus
    Capacity: 42 (very small)

    Quality: ?

    Room Types
    Single:
    £121.82 per week

    Further Information
    This is located IN the Charing Cross campus, which if you are doing Medicine, some of your lectures in your first year will be here.


    Xenia
    Location: Waterloo, ~25min away by tube from campus
    Capacity: 150 (average)

    Quality: Good? (guess from room pricing and pictures)

    Room Types
    Single En-Suite:
    £170 - £200 per week
    Single:
    £130 - £140 per week
    Twin: £110-£170 per person per week

    Further Information
    This is a new hall so neither I nor any other current Imperial student will be able to offer you any more wisdom than what is on the Imperial page. Everything below is just taken from there.

    - Hall is managed by a Chapter 1a charity (no idea what that means)
    - Option of a 51 week contract period, so students can stay over summer holiday
    - Single en-suite facilities are prioritized for students with disabilities
    - NO Imperial internal line in bedrooms, phone can receive incoming calls, outgoing calls cost money, does not have access to Imperial internal lines
    - Coin-operated laundry room
    - Common room (Sky TV), games room, study rooms, etc. etc.
    - Internal courtyard with patio area
    - Secure bike storage
    - Monthly cleaning service

    LOCATION
    - Very close to exciting city things, Waterloo train station, BFI IMAX, Thames/Southbank, short walk takes you right into Central London
    - From the pictures, seems very nicely located, secluded despite being in middle of Waterloo
    - VERY far from college, must take underground into college, consider transport costs!


    Notes & Advice

    DON'T choose one specific hall and set your heart on it!

    You do not have ANY preference ranking when selecting your options. Because of the random nature in which the computer allocates the halls, you are likely to get one of your five choices. Use this guide to get an idea of pricing, location and facilities, but don't feel gutted if you don't get any one particular hall. You will have a great, awesome time wherever you end up.

    Don't panic!
    I know this is a really massive thing, but don't fret about when they're gonna send you the accommodation email or if you haven't received it and everyone else has. XD It will come in time and you will make your decision then. By the way there is no bias for how early you return your options, as long as its before the deadline everyone's choices have equal weighting.

    Consider your finances
    Uhm, okay. I'm not meaning to be patronizing here, but going off my own personal experience, I was ready and willing to go for the most expensive halls just 'cause they were pretty and shiny, even though I couldn't really afford it. I mean, you guys probably aren't that stupid, so it's cool. Tbh the higher prices aren't really worth the shiny facilities, because what really makes your hall experience are your fellow hall residents, who will be cool and awesome regardless of how much you're all spending.

    Make the most of it!
    It's your life, it's your uni experience. Take EVERYTHING with you, soo many people in the first term "oh man I wish I'd brought my guitar/easel/dart guns/etc." BRING THEM. Also, do EVERYTHING. Join clubs, participate in events, run for hall committee. Essentially, living in halls will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so really really make the most of it. (I really miss Weeks. D
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    Guys if there are any questions, comments, or insights from other Imperial students who have things to add, please post here! I can edit my main post to add stuff in. Hope this is helpful to you, let me know what you think! Thanks.
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    Also, it seems like Garden & Weeks have the fewest fire alarms out of any hall. Eastside and Southside are CONSTANTLY (as in, it's happening right now so that's what reminded me...) being evacuated. It's (probably) not because everyone there is a terrible cook, but because they accidentally leave their bathroom doors open when their showering and the steam sets them off.

    I live in Garden this year (single room, 140ppw) and it is a really great hall to live in! Promise I'm not just saying that because I'm going to be a hall senior next year :P
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    (Original post by xalcro)

    You will be told which hall and what type of room you have been allocated in late August (well, it was for me, not sure if it's still the same now, with the application being in May and all). You move in on the weekend of the beginning of term, for you guys it will be Saturday 29th October 2012. And from there, freshers' week i.e. loads of awesome events organized by your halls + induction to your department, and WELCOME TO YOUR NEW UNI LIFE.
    Should be 29th of September 2012.
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    (Original post by 3uNic3)
    Should be 29th of September 2012.
    You are correct :P I have rectified this.
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    HELLO,
    Basically, I have realized that I really don't know very much about the halls that aren't surrounding Prince's Gardens (and Beit Hall), so ANY contribution from the TSR community about the Evelyn Gardens halls or the ones around Notting Hill Gate / Edgware Road, would be excellent!

    Also if you lived in any of the halls and want to submit a student's opinion or contribute something, please let me know!

    Thanks
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    What would be my chances of getting my accommodation preferences? I'm lazy, so if I chose the 5 halls that are closest to the main campus and specified en suite (I have Crohn's disease so I'd prefer this) then do you think I'd get one of them?

    Also, which halls are the most social? It's just that I checked the Beit hall website and it is really up to date with tonnes of information about different events and stuff, whereas other hall websites were lacking in that respect.
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    (Original post by vedderfan94)
    What would be my chances of getting my accommodation preferences? I'm lazy, so if I chose the 5 halls that are closest to the main campus and specified en suite (I have Crohn's disease so I'd prefer this) then do you think I'd get one of them?

    Also, which halls are the most social? It's just that I checked the Beit hall website and it is really up to date with tonnes of information about different events and stuff, whereas other hall websites were lacking in that respect.
    There aren't five choices close to campus that offer en suite. You can apply for Eastside and Southside, but not their individual halls (I think). Then there's Beit. Those are the only close halls with en suite rooms. Most people get one of their 5 preferences.

    As I have said before, I think you are very likely to get an en suite room as you have a particular medical condition where an en suite would be a massive help. Just email the accommodation people before you send off your application to see what they can do. I think there is a section on the application where you can mention any specific disabilities or medical conditions, but it might be useful to make them aware in advance.

    All the halls are pretty social. But it will vary year to year depending on the group of people who live in each hall.
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    (Original post by Zottula)
    There aren't five choices close to campus that offer en suite. You can apply for Eastside and Southside, but not their individual halls (I think). Then there's Beit. Those are the only close halls with en suite rooms. Most people get one of their 5 preferences.

    As I have said before, I think you are very likely to get an en suite room as you have a particular medical condition where an en suite would be a massive help. Just email the accommodation people before you send off your application to see what they can do. I think there is a section on the application where you can mention any specific disabilities or medical conditions, but it might be useful to make them aware in advance.

    All the halls are pretty social. But it will vary year to year depending on the group of people who live in each hall.
    Do you know how else I can get info? I've emailed them twice but haven't received a reply, only the automatic response that they are receiving a high number of emails and provide answers to common questions
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    This is SO helpful and it solved so many of my questions! I've been looking for websites that will sum up all the halls in a simple and straight-forward layout. And here it is! Thank you so much!
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    Those information are indeed very useful!
    and I just want to ask is it possible to choose the roommate if I prefer to live in a twin room?
    and some people said: the sooner you reply to the university, the bigger chance you will get your desired room. Is that true?
    Thanks
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    This is very helpful! Any ideas when they send the accommodation email to us?
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    (Original post by xalcro)
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    Don't forget Orient House man. Or I can do it if you want?
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    (Original post by I'mBadAtMaths)
    Don't forget Orient House man!
    They've changed the accommodation bit of the website now, Orient and Wilson aren't included.
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    (Original post by catestevenson)
    They've changed the accommodation bit of the website now, Orient and Wilson aren't included.
    Really? That's sad
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    (Original post by Palladium)
    This is very helpful! Any ideas when they send the accommodation email to us?
    Mid may
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    (Original post by vedderfan94)
    Do you know how else I can get info? I've emailed them twice but haven't received a reply, only the automatic response that they are receiving a high number of emails and provide answers to common questions
    Have you tried phoning up?

    If you don't get a response, then just mention the situation on your application form. I'm pretty sure there was a section for medical conditions.


    (Original post by Miss Shining)
    Those information are indeed very useful!
    and I just want to ask is it possible to choose the roommate if I prefer to live in a twin room?
    and some people said: the sooner you reply to the university, the bigger chance you will get your desired room. Is that true?
    Thanks
    1. You cannot choose a roommate. The wardens mix people up so that new friendships can be formed.

    2. Not true. Just reply before the deadline (27th July) and you will all get the same chance.
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    When applying to the 'halls' with 'multiple halls' (like Southside/Garden & Weeks), do you choose individual halls (Tizard, Garden) or the entire set? I assume it's the 'Southside' or 'Garden & Weeks' but I'd like to know for sure.

    I apologise, that was a dismally constructed sentence

    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by NP473L)
    When applying to the 'halls' with 'multiple halls' (like Southside/Garden & Weeks), do you choose individual halls (Tizard, Garden) or the entire set?

    I apologise, that was a dismally constructed sentence

    Thanks in advance

    You can apply to Garden and Weeks individually as separate halls.

    However, for Eastside and Southside you can't apply to the individual halls (as far as I know).
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    (Original post by Zottula)
    You can apply to Garden and Weeks individually as separate halls.

    However, for Eastside and Southside you can't apply to the individual halls (as far as I know).
    Okay, thanks. Still haven't a clue where I'm applying to be honest

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