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    (Original post by partickler)
    I'm going for Westwood too, and I was beginning to think I was the only one! I was thinking Tocil because it would have postgraduates, that's quite a wide range of people to get to know... but Westwood's windows just did it for me. No questions asked.
    Those big windows are nice! I don't know if you've seen the halls in person or if you're basing your opinions on photographs but a couple of years ago they redid all the windows - they're still the same size and everything but just newer and (possibly) double-glazed.
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    (Original post by ellakhawkins)
    Hi everyone!

    I can't decide which halls to go for. Tocil was exactly what I wanted, but since it's not an option I'm trying to find the next best thing. I'm thinking Westwood at the moment as I'm not massively keen on partying but like a drink now and again, plus I'm in Theatre and Performance which is right next door to the halls.

    How much of a problem is the number of people to a kitchen and how much space do you have to store kitcheny things? And what's it like being so far away from the union?

    It's either that or Lakeside at the mo and I just don't think I can justify paying almost £30 more a week for kitchen size!
    I'm doing theatre too! And I have no idea where to live either. From what I gather, Westwood is quite close to where theatre studies will take place (but don't hold me to that), and the walk from there to the student union wasn't massive. Quite a nice walk actually
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    Haven't checked the whole thread, but just to throw in...

    Rootes D-H Block is being entirely refurbished this summer, with new curtains, carpet, bathrooms and kitchens
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    Are we allowed to apply for acommodation already ?
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    (Original post by sirage94)
    Are we allowed to apply for acommodation already ?
    Not yet, we have to wait until the end of April
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    (Original post by Rivi)
    Not yet, we have to wait until the end of April
    Sampdoria fan by any chance?
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    (Original post by simoncino)
    Sampdoria fan by any chance?
    yes, indeed!

    If you see a Sampdoria flag out of a window you'll can easily guess where my room is XD but I'm not sure in which hall I would like to live at the moment
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    (Original post by Rivi)
    yes, indeed!

    If you see a Sampdoria flag out of a window you'll can easily guess where my room is XD but I'm not sure in which hall I would like to live at the moment

    Haha, well if you see a Milan flag - you'll know where I am xD
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    (Original post by Meeeck)
    I'm doing theatre too! And I have no idea where to live either. From what I gather, Westwood is quite close to where theatre studies will take place (but don't hold me to that), and the walk from there to the student union wasn't massive. Quite a nice walk actually
    Ahhhhhhhhh, you're the first person I've found who's doing theatre! Have you had your offer long? Westwood is literally right next to theatre and the walk to the union is about 20 mins. I'm thinking of getting a bike to get to the library and union to save time, plus I might get some exercise XD.
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    (Original post by bluebirddreams)
    Haven't checked the whole thread, but just to throw in...

    Rootes D-H Block is being entirely refurbished this summer, with new curtains, carpet, bathrooms and kitchens
    And I believe Rootes J-L (and A-C ?) were refurbished last summer.
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    (Original post by ellakhawkins)
    Ahhhhhhhhh, you're the first person I've found who's doing theatre! Have you had your offer long? Westwood is literally right next to theatre and the walk to the union is about 20 mins. I'm thinking of getting a bike to get to the library and union to save time, plus I might get some exercise XD.
    I actually already planned to get a foldable bike for the reputed 'long walk'. ;D

    Glad the theatre is so close! I'm not doing theatre for my degree but I'm quite involved with plays and would like to continue being involved. That's another pro for Westwood on my checklist. :cool:
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    (Original post by ttoby)
    Those big windows are nice! I don't know if you've seen the halls in person or if you're basing your opinions on photographs but a couple of years ago they redid all the windows - they're still the same size and everything but just newer and (possibly) double-glazed.
    Just photographs, unfortunately. Can't manage a visit to the university... I heard that they double-glazed it .

    Where do you plan on applying? Sorry if you mentioned it, the size of this thread is too intimidating :P.
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    (Original post by hubble)
    Claycroft's not a favourite?
    I'd love to know that too as my first two choices are Claycroft and Tocil for now. Any up to date pros and cons of both halls would be much appreciated
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    (Original post by electriic_ink)
    And I believe Rootes J-L (and A-C ?) were refurbished last summer.
    A-C definitely was.

    Was in M in October and the kitchens didn't look like the A-C ones (Ikea chairs, etc). Photos of M block at the start of thread are from Oct 2011.
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    (Original post by partickler)
    Just photographs, unfortunately. Can't manage a visit to the university... I heard that they double-glazed it .

    Where do you plan on applying? Sorry if you mentioned it, the size of this thread is too intimidating :P.
    Oh I'm actually in my third year and still have a fourth year to go. At the moment I'm living in Canley but I was in Westwood in my first year.
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    I spoke to the Warwick Accommodation department who told me there are no plans to restrict Tocil, meaning it should be available. They said they won't definitely be able to tell us until the forms are actually released though. Tocil was going to be one of my options so really hope it's available!
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    (Original post by ellakhawkins)
    Hi everyone!

    I can't decide which halls to go for. Tocil was exactly what I wanted, but since it's not an option I'm trying to find the next best thing. I'm thinking Westwood at the moment as I'm not massively keen on partying but like a drink now and again, plus I'm in Theatre and Performance which is right next door to the halls.

    How much of a problem is the number of people to a kitchen and how much space do you have to store kitcheny things? And what's it like being so far away from the union?

    It's either that or Lakeside at the mo and I just don't think I can justify paying almost £30 more a week for kitchen size!
    I'm doing Theatre and Performance too! Yay hi! I'm going for Rootes because my best friend is there this year and absolutely loves it, I've been in her room and it's really good sized and seems like an amazing atmosphere xx
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    Just wondering, by having an unconditional, does that increase my chances of getting my first choice because I have met all the conditions including getting the grades far before 31st August?
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    (Original post by Deep456)
    Just wondering, by having an unconditional, does that increase my chances of getting my first choice because I have met all the conditions including getting the grades far before 31st August?
    No - conditional offers become unconditionals anyway when the exam results are out. Housing uses some algorithm which I'm almost 100% sure doesn't take into account the conditionality of your offer, since by that time the people who are considered all have unconditional offers and hence coming to Warwick.
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    (Original post by Narev)
    No - conditional offers become unconditionals anyway when the exam results are out. Housing uses some algorithm which I'm almost 100% sure doesn't take into account the conditionality of your offer, since by that time the people who are considered all have unconditional offers and hence coming to Warwick.
    So wait, even if I hold an unconditional offer, I won't find out where I will be allocated until well into September?

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