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    (Original post by ddongfang)
    How quite is Claycroft? personally i want to live in Henronbank and lakeside because of quiteness ( which means i can study at home) but the location isn't too good and bit expensive compare to claycroft.

    this led me to consider 1.Claycroft 2. Henronbank 3. Tocil(?) (plz suggest me any quite minimum 39week accomodation :yep:)

    And also, Claycroft open to first yr undergraduate students this yr too?
    Thanks
    It varies. It's never usually noisy noisy unless your flat is going on a big night out (or another flat has invaded yours for theirs...)

    Most of the time it's lovely and quiet. The walls aren't amazingly thick though and I'm by the kitchen so can hear whatever's going on in there. As I say though, most of the time that's not really a problem.

    I always study here rather than go to the library or somewhere
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    (Original post by georgia)
    It varies. It's never usually noisy noisy unless your flat is going on a big night out (or another flat has invaded yours for theirs...)

    Most of the time it's lovely and quiet. The walls aren't amazingly thick though and I'm by the kitchen so can hear whatever's going on in there. As I say though, most of the time that's not really a problem.

    I always study here rather than go to the library or somewhere
    thanks hope to see u there
    and also thanks thetallone:yep: :yep:
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    (Original post by matt2k8)
    I haven't even properly thought about accomodation yet . I want to be with friendly/social people, to make good friends and have an active social life but I need time alone sometimes, and I get moody if I don't get a good amount of sleep each night so I don't want to be somewhere really loud - what would probably be the best accomodation for me?
    Tocil :-) It is where I was in my first year, and I liked it so much I wanted to be there again for my final year (but got my 2nd choice). It is only 2 minutes walk from the union, but is far enough away to not hear the noise of the union. I found my flat had sociable fun people, but it wasn't as loud constantly, like Rootes. It is also next to the gym and only a very short walk to the academic buildings and 5 mins ish from Tesco! I also liked that it was more like flats as opposed to pretty long corridors like in Rootes.

    The main thing though is that you end up with people similar to you, so make sure you are honest about yourself in your 'about me' section. Claycroft is also nice accom, usually slightly quieter and more private, but still sociable too.
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    (Original post by Miss_Scarlet)
    Tocil :-) It is where I was in my first year, and I liked it so much I wanted to be there again for my final year (but got my 2nd choice). It is only 2 minutes walk from the union, but is far enough away to not hear the noise of the union. I found my flat had sociable fun people, but it wasn't as loud constantly, like Rootes. It is also next to the gym and only a very short walk to the academic buildings and 5 mins ish from Tesco! I also liked that it was more like flats as opposed to pretty long corridors like in Rootes.

    The main thing though is that you end up with people similar to you, so make sure you are honest about yourself in your 'about me' section. Claycroft is also nice accom, usually slightly quieter and more private, but still sociable too.
    How many choices can first years make? and when you say Rootes is too loud, could you give a specific example?
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    (Original post by Zweihander)
    How many choices can first years make? and when you say Rootes is too loud, could you give a specific example?
    I don't know if ALL of Rootes is loud, but it has a reputation for being the party hall, with noise every night etc. I knew people there in first year and I saw that. But maybe not every hall is like that in Rootes...
    I think you can list 5 or 6 if you want, but you have to list at least three choices, only one of which can be ensuite. I only ever listed three.
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    Guide updated

    It looks as if Claycroft is not available for first year undergraduates in 2010-11 and Lakeside has been reconverted back to a first year halls.

    This does mean that there are still 10 halls of residence for first years, but 5 of them are now en-suite (Arthur Vick, Benefactors, Heronbank, Jack Martin and Lakeside). Chances of getting en-suite next year is high (and the year after will be even higher). Lakeside is now the most expensive accommodation across the year for first years, coming to £4524 for 39 weeks. If you do make use of all 6 options, the five shared bathroom halls (Cryfield, Rootes, Tocil, Westwood, Whitefields) will be part of your selection as the choice of an en-suite will automatically rule out 4 other halls.
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    (Original post by TheTallOne)
    Guide updated

    It looks as if Claycroft is not available for first year undergraduates in 2010-11 and Lakeside has been reconverted back to a first year halls.

    This does mean that there are still 10 halls of residence for first years, but 5 of them are now en-suite (Arthur Vick, Benefactors, Heronbank, Jack Martin and Lakeside). Chances of getting en-suite next year is high (and the year after will be even higher). Lakeside is now the most expensive accommodation across the year for first years, coming to £4524 for 39 weeks. If you do make use of all 6 options, the five shared bathroom halls (Cryfield, Rootes, Tocil, Westwood, Whitefields) will be part of your selection as the choice of an en-suite will automatically rule out 4 other halls.
    omg,, I saw this too wat a joke, now i need to reconsider and also
    it says we can apply for accomodation in middle of MAY
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    (Original post by TheTallOne)
    Guide updated

    It looks as if Claycroft is not available for first year undergraduates in 2010-11 and Lakeside has been reconverted back to a first year halls.

    This does mean that there are still 10 halls of residence for first years, but 5 of them are now en-suite (Arthur Vick, Benefactors, Heronbank, Jack Martin and Lakeside). Chances of getting en-suite next year is high (and the year after will be even higher). Lakeside is now the most expensive accommodation across the year for first years, coming to £4524 for 39 weeks. If you do make use of all 6 options, the five shared bathroom halls (Cryfield, Rootes, Tocil, Westwood, Whitefields) will be part of your selection as the choice of an en-suite will automatically rule out 4 other halls.
    :gosh: :headfire: OMG!!!! Why?????? That is a joke, now like pretty much everyone is gonna put AV/JM as first choice and there's a higher chance of you getting into somewhere you don't wanna go

    Honestly, why did they do that? I was so looking forward to that hall :sad: fml

    Oh and there's a 37 week let??
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    (Original post by .:excel4100%:.)
    :gosh: :headfire: OMG!!!! Why?????? That is a joke, now like pretty much everyone is gonna put AV/JM as first choice and there's a higher chance of you getting into somewhere you don't wanna go

    Honestly, why did they do that? I was so looking forward to that hall :sad: fml

    Oh and there's a 37 week let??
    Only 30 and 39 week lets are available on campus for first year undergraduates - they are shown in the 'Prices and Sharing' section in the guide (but off the top of my head, the 30 week lets are JM/AV/Benefactors/Cryfield and the rest are 39 weeks).

    And why they did that - well it's a straight swap between Lakeside and Claycroft blocks - perhaps because en-suites are most popular amongst freshers, perhaps they had difficulty selling Lakeside this year and had to switch back.
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    (Original post by TheTallOne)
    Only 30 and 39 week lets are available on campus for first year undergraduates - they are shown in the 'Prices and Sharing' section in the guide (but off the top of my head, the 30 week lets are JM/AV/Benefactors/Cryfield and the rest are 39 weeks).

    And why they did that - well it's a straight swap between Lakeside and Claycroft blocks - perhaps because en-suites are most popular amongst freshers, perhaps they had difficulty selling Lakeside this year and had to switch back.
    I saw they changed Whitefields to 37 week let and I think first years are still allowed there.
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    (Original post by .:excel4100%:.)
    I saw they changed Whitefields to 37 week let and I think first years are still allowed there.
    :holmes:

    New news: new facilites table out. Will be adjusting the Whitefields details. A bit strange though to kick people out for only two weeks though. The 2 weeks are going to be in December, which basically means you need to move stuff out during then (quite bad news tbh). They have only just changed Whitefields - when I first checked the prices it was a 39 week let.

    Whitefields now down from £2925 to £2775 for the 2010-11 year. Also reduced from 39 to 37 weeks, with the two week break occurring in mid-December. This means that you will need to move out during winter, like other 30 week lets. You probably will get access to the lockable cupboard.

    Check out the changes in the Warwick Accommodation guide over the first few pages.
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    I'm more of a quiet one and would appreciate en-suite accommodation. Seen as I'm not resident in the UK, 30 week let isn't really an option for me, and I really like Heronbank and Lakeside, especially seen as the latter is apparently open to first years now!

    My question: Is there a point in putting Heronbank as first choice and Lakeside as second, or would this merely be a waste of a second choice? I have read the guide, and it says putting en-suite anywhere but 1st is pointless, but from what I gather HB and LS are relatively unpopular due to the distance (which is actually what attracts me to them), so does this make LS a good second choice? I would appreciate anybody's sage advice
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    (Original post by Welix)
    I'm more of a quiet one and would appreciate en-suite accommodation. Seen as I'm not resident in the UK, 30 week let isn't really an option for me, and I really like Heronbank and Lakeside, especially seen as the latter is apparently open to first years now!

    My question: Is there a point in putting Heronbank as first choice and Lakeside as second, or would this merely be a waste of a second choice? I have read the guide, and it says putting en-suite anywhere but 1st is pointless, but from what I gather HB and LS are relatively unpopular due to the distance (which is actually what attracts me to them), so does this make LS a good second choice? I would appreciate anybody's sage advice
    You can only put down one ensuite down so you have to choose one of LS/HB [AV/JM/BF are 30 weeks] and then you can choose any from Rootes/Tocil/Westwood [Whitefields/Cryfield are 37 and 30 weeks respectively] as your remaining choices.

    Remember you need to make a minimum of 3 choices.
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    Looking at the FAQ section on Warwick Accommodation, it seems as if they have removed the 'why can I only apply to one en suite section'. It may be possible that you can freely apply to any accommodation you like. :iiam: We shall find out when the accommodation goes live. Make sure you check the form before you submit to see if you can apply to more than one.

    Just had it confirmed by email, you can only apply to one en suite.

    Update: 04/05/2010 - They emailed back correcting what they sent and you can now apply to at most two en suite accommodation, one of which is a 30 week let and one of which is a 39 week let.
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    Hello again

    I will be starting MSc Finance at Warwick on 27th Sep 2010. As official Warwick accomodation FAQ says:
    Campus contracts for the full year start on the Saturday before the first day of term. Autumn Term
    starts on 4th Oct 2010.
    They also say that:
    Postgraduates allocated to campus halls will be able to move in up to one week before the start of term 1 only. All early arrivals will be charged for any nights not covered by their accommodation contracts.
    So as far as I'm concerned I will have to move in 'one week early' and pay some extra fee in order not to miss the first week of my postgrad degree. Is that about right? Does anyone know how this 'early week' is charged? Normal weekly rent or 5* hotel rates? Isn't it better to stop at a local B&B perhaps? On the other hand it's kinda funny that they cannot synchronize post-grad move-in dates with the start of the course...
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    (Original post by jakash)
    Given that having an en-suite is more important to me than being close to campus, would you say it is a better bet to put Lakeside or Heronbank as my first choice?

    Comparing to AV and JM, which are also very nice, which I get the impression are more competitive for places, and so I'm less likely to get a place there(?).

    A particularly reputable sociable hall isn't really that important to me, shared kitchens seem good enough, but (no offence) I would want to be around other British students and not too many quiet international students, would anyone say either of these make Heronbank or LS genuinely quieter halls?
    I would say that HB/LS would be easier to get into than JM/AV for the reason that it is further away and much more expensive. One thing to say is that HB and LS is also shared between postgrads/final years so there are fewer places than actually advertised - perhaps a few hundred fewer in each case. However to contrast HB/LS will be 39 week lets, popular for international students - there will be a greater proportion of them in 39 week lets compared to 30 week lets.

    Whether the international students will be more quiet than home students is a separate matter. International students are more likely to stick with other students from their culture, mainly due to the presence of cultural societies. Does that mean they are quiet? No. Will all international students be like this? No. Some international groups will do similar activities that home groups do (ie the idea of drinking/bars/clubbing), some don't. That said, some home students don't like clubs/bars. However, if you go to the SU (particularly with the regular club nights: Top B and Pop and '80s, '90s, early '00s club night Skool Dayz), any non-Caucasian person there will more than likely be someone who has lived in the UK all their life/is British rather than be an international. In contrast events like Hustle are more multi cultural.

    Basically, wherever you apply, who you end up with is a bit of luck. You could end up in Rootes and have a rubbish group of people or end up in Lakeside with an amazing group of people. The most important thing is that the people you live with are not the only friends you make at uni. Your main social group may be with students from other halls.
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    (Original post by Poland)
    Hello again

    I will be starting MSc Finance at Warwick on 27th Sep 2010. As official Warwick accomodation FAQ says:
    They also say that: So as far as I'm concerned I will have to move in 'one week early' and pay some extra fee in order not to miss the first week of my postgrad degree. Is that about right? Does anyone know how this 'early week' is charged? Normal weekly rent or 5* hotel rates? Isn't it better to stop at a local B&B perhaps? On the other hand it's kinda funny that they cannot synchronize post-grad move-in dates with the start of the course...
    During the Winter/Easter, Warwick Accommodation use Cryfield for student/staff/visitor accommdation, charging £12 a night for students and £22 for staff/visitors. Cryfield normally costs ~£74 a week, so a student will pay only a small amount more than the normal weekly charge.

    Not sure about the early week, but I would assume that they may charge a small amount more (and charge per night possibly). To be absolutely sure, I suggest you email Warwick Accommodation.
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    ahh this has really annoyed me about Claycroft...i was set on applying there as a new student and now cant...and to add to the annoyance, LS is ensuite which means i wouldnt be able to apply to JM/AV and then LS...why have they done this apart from reasons stated above? surely that cant have been the main reason
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    (Original post by Krups100)
    ahh this has really annoyed me about Claycroft...i was set on applying there as a new student and now cant...and to add to the annoyance, LS is ensuite which means i wouldnt be able to apply to JM/AV and then LS...why have they done this apart from reasons stated above? surely that cant have been the main reason
    Well when Lakeside was built around the year 2000 it was originally planned to be a Postgraduate halls, costing £62.40 a week (nearly doubled in 10 years ) but many Postgrads live off campus and didn't take up the offer so undergraduates basically took over the halls and filled up demand. Lakeside was open to undergraduates from then until 2008-09. That year Claycroft was available to final years and postgraduates, while LS was available to all. Then I think they did a switch for 2009-10, probably as a test to see demand for either. It seems it didn't work so they've changed it back again.

    This is how it has changed:
    2007-08: Claycroft: All, LS: All, HB: Postgrads
    2008-09: Claycroft: Final/Postgrad, LS: All, HB: First/Postgrad
    2009-10: Claycroft: All, LS: Final, Postgrad, HB: First/Postgrad
    2010-11: Claycroft: Final/Postgrad, LS: All, HB: First/Postgrad
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    ahh i see...that has really put me in a bind now

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