(Original post by Moldwarp)
OK, so need a few random things answering from you nice people:
1. I play piano a lot, anywhere in the UNI where I can get free access to one? (even though i'm not studying music)
2. How to people generally rate the English/Philosophy courses? (don't redirect me to league tables etc. I know where those are, i'm looking for anecdotal/personal opinions)
3. The rent on a flat is pretty much gonna clear me out considering the size of my lone, so been considering getting a flat with a twin room as it halves the rent, anyone got experience of these?
Thanks for any replies!
1) There is a music room at Pollock Halls, which has a piano. Students can use it for free, although you have to get permission first. Sorry, that's the only one I'm aware of, but others might know of more.
2) I have friends on English and Philosophy courses, and they're highly rated. My flatmate started on English Language and Literature, but dropped Literature for Linguistics as she didn't personally enjoy the Literature course. The first two years offer a broad look at English literature from medieval to modern, so it covers a lot and obviously involves a lot of reading and a look at historical contexts etc.
3) I was in a twin room (with a bunk-bed) at Pollock halls in my first year. I have lived with my room-mate each year since, as we got on so well. I did hear of some people not getting on as well with their roommates and requesting to move, however. It was easier to meet people once I had made friends with my roommate, and there was always someone I could talk to. Privacy wasn't really a problem as we had an ensuite bathroom.
I'm happy to try to answer further questions if you have any
If I remember correctly non-music students can use the practice rooms (all fo which have pianos, most grand but some really good uprights) in Alison House...from my post-offer day I vaguely remember there being a board you put your practice room pass on to say what room you were using, and there was different colours for music students and non-music students.