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    (Original post by iuytrewq)
    This is the same situation I'm in except it's about the location. I'm in opal 2 and really want to be in Endcliffe/Ranmoor, someone commented how they wanted to be in opal 2 on the facebook group but got Ranmoor so your best bet is probably asking on there? It's worth a try I guess.

    Also is anyone willing to swap with me too? hahah
    Thanks, don't suppose you know which group would be best to post on? Already tried the freshers one but had no luck as yet.
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    (Original post by Elyshalouise)
    Thanks, don't suppose you know which group would be best to post on? Already tried the freshers one but had no luck as yet.

    ah, that's the one I was thinking of, maybe the flat mate finder group too?
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    I know you have the impression that Ranmoor is boring and so on but trust me - it's not! Most of my course mates lived there and their flats were so lively and actually I preferred them to most people I knew in my block
    It is smaller so there's less noise, but doesn't mean people don't like to be as sociable and at least you don't have to listen to drunken people walking past at 4am singing to Adele outside your window. Also Ranmoor have WAY bigger kitchens for a big flat and it's just laid out in a better way (this sounds like a stupid thing but Endcliffe kitchens for 10 people are horrible and not enough space) you also don't have to walk up a massive hill to uni.
    Most people in Ranmoor were put there because they wanted Endcliffe and were all just as worried as it being quiet. You can change, three people I know did one from Opal to Ranmoor, one switched flats in Ranmoor and one from Ranmoor to Endcliffe. It's really common for people to switch flats and I usually find that it's down to problems getting on with the flat - you'll move in and get attached to your flatmates and not want to move out
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    (Original post by blondie :))
    I know you have the impression that Ranmoor is boring and so on but trust me - it's not! Most of my course mates lived there and their flats were so lively and actually I preferred them to most people I knew in my block
    It is smaller so there's less noise, but doesn't mean people don't like to be as sociable and at least you don't have to listen to drunken people walking past at 4am singing to Adele outside your window. Also Ranmoor have WAY bigger kitchens for a big flat and it's just laid out in a better way (this sounds like a stupid thing but Endcliffe kitchens for 10 people are horrible and not enough space) you also don't have to walk up a massive hill to uni.
    Most people in Ranmoor were put there because they wanted Endcliffe and were all just as worried as it being quiet. You can change, three people I know did one from Opal to Ranmoor, one switched flats in Ranmoor and one from Ranmoor to Endcliffe. It's really common for people to switch flats and I usually find that it's down to problems getting on with the flat - you'll move in and get attached to your flatmates and not want to move out

    Do you know what Opal 2 is meant to be like at all?
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    (Original post by iuytrewq)
    Do you know what Opal 2 is meant to be like at all?
    There is quite a few international students there, but from what I know of a few people who live there - they did have a really good time and loved it because it's so close to the uni and just walked to whatever club they were going on a night out. My friend was at an Opal in Leeds, and she was in a flat with international students but soon found friends in other flats. It's what you make of it really - if you socialise and just be a bit brave you'll make friends and have a great time and you have the added bonus that you don't have to walk to the uni or get a bus/taxi into the city centre
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    (Original post by blondie :))
    There is quite a few international students there, but from what I know of a few people who live there - they did have a really good time and loved it because it's so close to the uni and just walked to whatever club they were going on a night out. My friend was at an Opal in Leeds, and she was in a flat with international students but soon found friends in other flats. It's what you make of it really - if you socialise and just be a bit brave you'll make friends and have a great time and you have the added bonus that you don't have to walk to the uni or get a bus/taxi into the city centre
    Thank you! I was quite worried about being alone with lots of international students (I have no problem with them I just didn't want to feel left out as such) I guess it is closer to most places and I think I'm quite sociable so the making friends part should be relatively easy! Just going to think positively and if I still don't like it once I've been there a while I'll just see if any other accommodation is free
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    (Original post by iuytrewq)
    Thank you! I was quite worried about being alone with lots of international students (I have no problem with them I just didn't want to feel left out as such) I guess it is closer to most places and I think I'm quite sociable so the making friends part should be relatively easy! Just going to think positively and if I still don't like it once I've been there a while I'll just see if any other accommodation is free
    Also I forgot to add that you'll most likely meet people on your course/societies who are in the student villages, so you'll probably be invited there a number of times anyway! On the first few nights either just put a note through other flats doors (loads of people did this in my block) or put something on a facebook group if you have one about having a few people round before going out. The good thing about freshers is that talking to anyone isn't weird and everyone is in the same boat after a few months in it gets harder because people have formed friendship groups.
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    (Original post by blondie :))
    Also I forgot to add that you'll most likely meet people on your course/societies who are in the student villages, so you'll probably be invited there a number of times anyway! On the first few nights either just put a note through other flats doors (loads of people did this in my block) or put something on a facebook group if you have one about having a few people round before going out. The good thing about freshers is that talking to anyone isn't weird and everyone is in the same boat after a few months in it gets harder because people have formed friendship groups.
    That's true! Hopefully other people in my flat are up to go knocking on other doors and arranging things. Hopefully I'll make a decent amount of friends before a few months in Thank you!
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    I've been moved to a self catered! I'm now in lawrencefield apartments, but I can't find any information about it!


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    (Original post by melissaye)
    I've been moved to a self catered! I'm now in lawrencefield apartments, but I can't find any information about it!


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    is it private accommodation?
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    No it's in endcliffe x


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    (Original post by melissaye)
    No it's in endcliffe x


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    ohhh, when did you request to change? When I've rang up I've had no luck
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    I rang like immediately after Accomodation was allocated so I think I was near the top of the list. Finger crossed for you, there might be a chance yet x


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