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    (Original post by Tara I)
    Same, well, I cancelled Dundee's, wasn't going there anyhoo. If you have a unconditional (and prefer Glasgow), you may as well. Whereas, if you have a conditional - I'm not sure how much it'll help if you apply early, since your application can't really be considered until August; in which case, I would just wait.

    I have a conditional but I wanted to know how I'd be categorized, I only live about a few miles away and I've been allocated Category A status

    Weird.
    Ah, yes, I should clarify I had an unconditional so I was only going to decline all the other offers anyway. I've been out of school for a few years and have been at University already so I was only going to get Yes or No's so to speak. I'm still unsure of whether I'm going into halls or not. When I was a student before I ended up in a "student house" so never really had the experience of proper halls...but then given that I'm going to be about 4 years older than the average student there I'm in two minds as to whether I really want to stay in halls.

    My other dilemna is I have a mate who has a flat in Glasgow and he has a spare room, it's a lot cheaper but it's out in Maryhill and I think i'd rather live closer to the city centre even at the greater cost. Commuting from home isn't an option at all because I live in Stirling so I'm not sure what I want to do.

    What halls are you applying for? I think if I'm going for it I'll be putting QM at the top of the list, I really don't fancy sharing a room at all and I was actually really surprised that still happens.
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    (Original post by Annie-Bananie)
    hill flats sounds really cute i should totally do that. my dad promised to be my "flats sponsor" as I will finally (in his opinion) wear proper shoes.

    oh well, I guess I will clean everything myself then. I used to do it before I moved to the boarding school, so it is not a big deal, I just hope I'll end up with people who appreciate clean bathroom as much as I do

    Oh Murano please be as sociable as everyone says you are!
    It's the main and actually only reason I'm choosing it as I'm a little party animal myself

    Does anyone know if people from different flats spend a lot of time with each other or is it more like an in-group/out-group situation? just don't wanna end up with boring neighbours

    I'm the same as you i don't want boring people at all haha that's what i'm most nervous about is getting people who want to sit in all the time and not party!! me and you can be party friends haha!
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    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    It really does depend on where abouts you live and how nice you want flat to be. A flat for 4 is normally between £1400-1700 a month for all 4 people.
    aha,quite expensive.. could you give me an estimate of how much per week would i spend on food supposing that im cooking on a regular basis?
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    (Original post by Jamin)
    I just cancelled my Strathclyde application, I'd already decided I want to go to Glasgow so there was no point waiting.
    I was thinking about doing that but i'm gonna hold out a little longer because i want to have Strathclyde as my insurance because it's lower grades than uni of, although i should get into Uni of (hopefully haha)
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    (Original post by Niamh Mc D)
    I was thinking about doing that but i'm gonna hold out a little longer because i want to have Strathclyde as my insurance because it's lower grades than uni of, although i should get into Uni of (hopefully haha)
    Well that's fair enough then, only a week to wait then you'll hear back anyway. What halls are you applying to?
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    (Original post by ioikonomou)
    aha,quite expensive.. could you give me an estimate of how much per week would i spend on food supposing that im cooking on a regular basis?
    That's really not expensive for the UK at all!

    I cook everyday and a £20 shop does me at least a week and a half.
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    (Original post by Niamh Mc D)
    I'm the same as you i don't want boring people at all haha that's what i'm most nervous about is getting people who want to sit in all the time and not party!! me and you can be party friends haha!
    hahah totally!! sounds so good to me! what are you going to study?

    are you choosing Murano as well? ooh it is so hard to choose between large and small flats.. I mean, it must sound pretty stupid, but it is kinda important
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    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    That's really not expensive for the UK at all!

    I cook everyday and a £20 shop does me at least a week and a half.
    oh thats good!any suggestion of cheap accomodation for staying at halls?
    i applied at gsa for architecture,what about you?
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    (Original post by ioikonomou)
    oh thats good!any suggestion of cheap accomodation for staying at halls?
    i applied at gsa for architecture,what about you?
    The halls prices should all be listed on the website.

    I've already said I'm a second year at Glasgow Uni.
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    (Original post by Jamin)
    Ah, yes, I should clarify I had an unconditional so I was only going to decline all the other offers anyway. I've been out of school for a few years and have been at University already so I was only going to get Yes or No's so to speak. I'm still unsure of whether I'm going into halls or not. When I was a student before I ended up in a "student house" so never really had the experience of proper halls...but then given that I'm going to be about 4 years older than the average student there I'm in two minds as to whether I really want to stay in halls.

    My other dilemna is I have a mate who has a flat in Glasgow and he has a spare room, it's a lot cheaper but it's out in Maryhill and I think i'd rather live closer to the city centre even at the greater cost. Commuting from home isn't an option at all because I live in Stirling so I'm not sure what I want to do.

    What halls are you applying for? I think if I'm going for it I'll be putting QM at the top of the list, I really don't fancy sharing a room at all and I was actually really surprised that still happens.
    Well, this is embarrassing... I currently reside in a cave with Muslims (more or less), and I'm 17. So I've applied to Murano, in the hopes of over-indulging in anything/everything I've ever been restricted from :P Silly, I know. But meh, all is fair in love and LULZ. Plus, I won't have any financial support from le famille, so I can't really afford QM or such. Also, sharing rooms only happens in Cairncross, and they give you the option of singles too but they don't have many. Just don't put twin on your options and put Cairncross last (to fill the six slots).

    Although, I see your dilemma. I mean, I'm seriously looking forward to living in halls but if I were a little older I'm not sure I'd want to. Even if you live with your friend, you could still have a bad-ass social life, and you'd save money. You'd meet more people in halls, 80% of which will be first years, but I suppose the locations will be better. But to be honest, you did say you thought maybe you missed out, in which case I would say - just go for it, even if all you do is realise the time is gone; it's better than not knowing. Find out how the contracts work though, in case you wish to leave.

    Best of luck buddy!
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    (Original post by Niamh Mc D)
    I'm the same as you i don't want boring people at all haha that's what i'm most nervous about is getting people who want to sit in all the time and not party!! me and you can be party friends haha!
    hey there! im going to glasgow most probably next year ,to gsa actually for architecture...and im now checking for accomodation,what do you suggest me????im actually more conserned about the cost so i want sth cheap as possible...
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    (Original post by Jamin)
    Well that's fair enough then, only a week to wait then you'll hear back anyway. What halls are you applying to?
    Yup i just have to be patient now.

    Murano is my first choice, i know a girl there and she said they're lively and that's what i'm looking for! you applying to halls?
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    (Original post by Niamh Mc D)
    Yup i just have to be patient now.

    Murano is my first choice, i know a girl there and she said they're lively and that's what i'm looking for! you applying to halls?
    Yep, considering it more and more every day, hopefully QM but I guess I'll have to wait and see :/
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    (Original post by Niamh Mc D)
    Yup i just have to be patient now.

    Murano is my first choice, i know a girl there and she said they're lively and that's what i'm looking for! you applying to halls?
    So many are saying this, it's making me nervous as to wether I'll land a place in Murano or not :/. I have an unconditional to make things further sucky.
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    (Original post by Niamh Mc D)
    Yup i just have to be patient now.

    Murano is my first choice, i know a girl there and she said they're lively and that's what i'm looking for! you applying to halls?
    do you want to live in a small or a large flat?
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    I have just applied for the accommodation. 1st choice is Murano large flats ; 2nd Murano small flats ; 3rd QM and others are just random self-catered rooms. Are they going to tell me which room I got only after the exams?
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    (Original post by Annie-Bananie)
    I have just applied for the accommodation. 1st choice is Murano large flats ; 2nd Murano small flats ; 3rd QM and others are just random self-catered rooms. Are they going to tell me which room I got only after the exams?
    If it's a conditional then yeah, they won't allocate you unless you are unconditional which will be when you get your results.
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    (Original post by keepoffthelawn)
    So far i've only got one offer (conditional from glasgow) and i'm still waiting to hear from the other four. I'm just wondering if i can only apply for accommodation when/if i've chosen Glasgow as my firm or insurance or can i apply now? The reason i'm asking this is because the uni's i'm still waiting to hear from won't get back to me until the very end of march and in case i choose to go to Glasgow i don't want to end up without accommodation.. :p: Do you think it's possible that e.g. the Murano halls will be filled up quickly as they seem quite popular? (I'm an international student if that makes any difference?)
    If you're living that far, you'll definitely land a place. Also, I phoned up the accommodation office today. They said that those wishing to live in QM/Cairncross singles should apply early whereas those applying for Murano needn't worry as much (1170 bed spaces). She also said that those with conditionals aren't disadvantaged as they try to divide it up so that... well, I'm not sure how exactly they do it. When you think about it, Uni's need to do a fair amount of predicting. I also asked her if people will end up in Blackfriars (due to oversubscription of Category A) etc., she said they aren't anticipating it.

    So, I would say, you have nothing to worry about. But if you're sure about Glasgow, I would just firm it.
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    I've just applied. 1st QM, 2nd- Murano small flat, 3rd Murano large flats.
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    (Original post by Tara I)
    If you're living that far, you'll definitely land a place. Also, I phoned up the accommodation office today. They said that those wishing to live in QM/Cairncross singles should apply early whereas those applying for Murano needn't worry as much (1170 bed spaces). She also said that those with conditionals aren't disadvantaged as they try to divide it up so that... well, I'm not sure how exactly they do it. When you think about it, Uni's need to do a fair amount of predicting. I also asked her if people will end up in Blackfriars (due to oversubscription of Category A) etc., she said they aren't anticipating it.

    So, I would say, you have nothing to worry about. But if you're sure about Glasgow, I would just firm it.
    um lol my post you quoted was from 2009.....

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