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The Warwick Accommodation Thread (+Guide in Post#1)

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    (Original post by Nirgilis)
    I would always choose campus accommodation for your first year. There's nothing quite like being 2 minutes away from everything. You'll miss barrelling out of the SU at 2am and being able to collapse straight into bed without the faff of ordering taxis to Leam/Cov. You'll also miss being able to roll out of bed at 8.58 for your 9am lecture . It's just more convenient :dontknow:
    thanks!
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    Hey I was wondering, is it horrible if I get allotted westwood? like will i be missing out on all the fun stuff happening on the main campus site? How long a walk is it? :confused:
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    (Original post by Narev)
    Your username is...quite apt. Have you tried reading the first page?
    The time on those quotes is about 4 years old, would like a more recent review not a snide one...
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    (Original post by royalpain93)
    Hey I was wondering, is it horrible if I get allotted westwood? like will i be missing out on all the fun stuff happening on the main campus site? How long a walk is it? :confused:
    It's not horrible - Westwood is awesome! You could easily get to varius areas of main campus in about 10-20 minutes depending on whereabouts you're going from/to.

    (Original post by royalpain93)
    The time on those quotes is about 4 years old, would like a more recent review not a snide one...
    Those reviews are still valid. Although some recent changes that are worth mentioning are that the postroom is now only available in Westwood (you'll need to go there if you're posted a parcel) and there's a shortcut from Westwood to campus via Milburn house (42 on the map) that reduces travel time by a little bit.
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    (Original post by jimmyhe07)
    Do you think on campus accommodation is better than UNITE in terms of standards? I've got so many e-mails from them. A friend of mine has chosen UNITE, but I think on campus accommodation is much better! Any ideas?
    I'd go for campus accommodation, it's much more convenient as you won't have to get the bus in every day-and also you might feel a bit left out not being with any Warwick students in your first year!
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    What's cryfield like? It's so cheap compared to some of the others! Is it because it's not great or just that there's less luxuries?
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    Just applying for my accommodation and noticed that Sherbourne, which I assumed was going to be fairly similar to Bluebell, is actually a lot cheaper (bluebell £5850 sherbourne £4563). I was just wondering if anyone knew the reason for this? I was originally going to put bluebell as my third choice but am wondering if sherbourne would now be better due to the slightly cheaper price? any thoughts?
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    (Original post by royalpain93)
    Hey I was wondering, is it horrible if I get allotted westwood? like will i be missing out on all the fun stuff happening on the main campus site? How long a walk is it? :confused:
    Westwood isn't bad at all. I actually liked it. It's a pain if your courses are in Gibbet Hill, but if you're in Maths/CS, the shortcut around Millburn house makes getting to lectures fairly painless. I did notice that our block tended to go out more to events in Leam/B'ham/Cov, rather than union events.
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    (Original post by royalpain93)
    Hey I was wondering, is it horrible if I get allotted westwood? like will i be missing out on all the fun stuff happening on the main campus site? How long a walk is it? :confused:
    It's not horrible, just more inconvenient if you're up at Gibbet Hill . You'll end up doing union stuff with your flatmates anyway, so the walk back is all part of the fun!

    And if you're on your own and don't fancy the walk, the university runs a shuttle bus between Westwood and main campus for you
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    (Original post by Ame.)
    Just applying for my accommodation and noticed that Sherbourne, which I assumed was going to be fairly similar to Bluebell, is actually a lot cheaper (bluebell £5850 sherbourne £4563). I was just wondering if anyone knew the reason for this? I was originally going to put bluebell as my third choice but am wondering if sherbourne would now be better due to the slightly cheaper price? any thoughts?
    Probably cos Bluebell is right next to the SU and Sherbourne is quite far out (near Lakeside).
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    (Original post by Ame.)
    Just applying for my accommodation and noticed that Sherbourne, which I assumed was going to be fairly similar to Bluebell, is actually a lot cheaper (bluebell £5850 sherbourne £4563). I was just wondering if anyone knew the reason for this? I was originally going to put bluebell as my third choice but am wondering if sherbourne would now be better due to the slightly cheaper price? any thoughts?
    Size of room: Bluebell has room size of 15.4 sq metres, compared to Sherbourne's 12.69 sq metres.
    Kitchen sharing: Bluebell has around 8 people per flat compared to around 12 for Sherbourne.
    Double bed: Double bed in Bluebell, singles in Sherbourne.

    And that's probably about it.
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    (Original post by jameswhughes)
    I'd go for campus accommodation, it's much more convenient as you won't have to get the bus in every day-and also you might feel a bit left out not being with any Warwick students in your first year!
    thanks man!
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    (Original post by Roy064)
    Elaborate.
    One of the students in the Law Society said that Rootes was known for being full of drunk people :P
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    can anyone help me choose the ones that would be best for me pleassee

    i'll be doing English & preferably want an en suite, a 30 week let and corridors only- don't fancy a flat. i know you can only apply for one 30 week en suite and so i'm thinking Westwood & Rootes. i know westwood is far but i travelled 1hr20 to get to my college with a good deal of walking so i don't care too much and i hear the rooms are massive which I would like. nor do i mind that Rootes is loud or whatever, i'm up for going out and i'm pretty good at making myself work. so right now i've decided:

    1. JM
    2. Rootes
    3. Westwood

    any pointers on where else i could apply? i really want something sociable!! picking 5 options is hard when there isn't much to choose from
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    (Original post by BayBee323)
    can anyone help me choose the ones that would be best for me pleassee

    i'll be doing English & preferably want an en suite, a 30 week let and corridors only- don't fancy a flat. i know you can only apply for one 30 week en suite and so i'm thinking Westwood & Rootes. i know westwood is far but i travelled 1hr20 to get to my college with a good deal of walking so i don't care too much and i hear the rooms are massive which I would like. nor do i mind that Rootes is loud or whatever, i'm up for going out and i'm pretty good at making myself work. so right now i've decided:

    1. JM
    2. Rootes
    3. Westwood

    any pointers on where else i could apply? i really want something sociable!! picking 5 options is hard when there isn't much to choose from
    The options left for you to choose from are Bluebell, Cryfield, Sherbourne, Whitefields so you would need two more out of these. Presumably you're looking for a 30-week let to save money so I'll look at that as well.

    Bluebell is probably not a good choice - it's the most expensive and it has flats with high security between them. However, it is ensuite and it does have big rooms.

    Sherbourne is similar to Bluebell, although it is a bit cheaper, working out at about £600 more than Jack Martin over the whole year. It is further away but you're not worrying about that. Also its rooms are only slightly smaller than in Westwood.

    Cryfield is the cheapest option there and has corridors but the rooms are smaller and it doesn't have ensuite.

    Whitefields is made up of lots of small buildings so you wouldn't get the benefits of living in corridors. Also it's not ensuite and the rooms are fairly small as well.

    Looking at this, I'd say you should put Sherbourne above Bluebell and put Cryfield above Whitefields.

    So the choice comes down to either picking two more 'expensive' choices (Sherbourne/Bluebell) or two more 'cheaper' choices (Cryfield/Whitefields) or a mixture (Sherbourne/Cryfield).

    You did say you want somewhere sociable so, although Sherbourne doesn't yet have a reputation yet because it's new, I would expect it to be fairly quiet overall so it would probably be better to put Cryfield as your fourth choice. This leaves you with either Whitefields or Sherbourne to go in the 5th position. Out of those, I'd say Sherbourne would probably be better so put that one as 5th choice.
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    Hey guys

    After agonizing over my accommodation choices for WEEKS now, I finally made my 5 choices! Now I'm going to let things be and let the wind blow where it wants to. Haha.

    I noticed that most people here are the same - they are sociable and want to meet new people yet want the occasional peace and quiet for 'me' time and also to study.
    So I guess we all want the best of both worlds eh? XD

    To those out there who are still trying to make up your mind, just go with the hall that you feel deep in your gut is the best one for you and your goals for the year. Since we have no control over which one we get into, we'll just have to make do with whatever we get anyway. And either way, I do believe that no matter what hall we get into, we will adapt and somehow realize it was for the better in the end!

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    "A 30-week let covers term time only, and requires you to vacate your room during the Christmas and Easter Vacation. You will not be able to extend the 30-week let. However you will be able to apply for vacation accommodation on campus prior to the start of each vacation period."

    I would just like to know how much would the vacation accommodation be? thanks
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    (Original post by xinxin)
    "A 30-week let covers term time only, and requires you to vacate your room during the Christmas and Easter Vacation. You will not be able to extend the 30-week let. However you will be able to apply for vacation accommodation on campus prior to the start of each vacation period."

    I would just like to know how much would the vacation accommodation be? thanks
    According to http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/a...naccommodation it's £13 per room per night.
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    (Original post by ttoby)
    According to http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/a...naccommodation it's £13 per room per night.
    oooh thanks!
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    What did everyone put for the question that goes like this;
    "Will you accept a mixed/single sex area if your preference is not available?"
    I put that I didn't want a single-sex area in the previous question.
    I would rather not go in a single-sex place, but would answering yes to the above question give me a better chance of getting one of my preferred residence?
    Thanks!

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