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    My subjects English I've gotten so much more excited for September after seeing all the posts on here!

    I know, living off campus will take a bit longer to sort out but I defs think it will be worth it .. Some of the houses round Gilesgate look lovely! Where abouts are you from/living atm?
    Hello from the other person looking for housemates!

    I did a quick enquiry about a few three-bed houses and although they were super helpful the agents were saying how they didn't have many houses left! I don't know if that's tactics or reality but it's properly stressed me out haha.
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    Hello from the other person looking for housemates!

    I did a quick enquiry about a few three-bed houses and although they were super helpful the agents were saying how they didn't have many houses left! I don't know if that's tactics or reality but it's properly stressed me out haha.
    Haha helloo

    Aw no, fingers crossed that was just sales tactics! I know, it's so stressful not having it sorted yet.. I'm the exact same! When do most of the house contracts start?
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    Haha helloo

    Aw no, fingers crossed that was just sales tactics! I know, it's so stressful not having it sorted yet.. I'm the exact same! When do most of the house contracts start?
    I believe July 1st.

    Where are you based now?
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    (Original post by BethKob)
    I believe July 1st.

    Where are you based now?
    Ah great I'm from Newcastle so I'm really nearby anyway, but would definitely prefer to move to Durham instead of commuting! How about you?
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    Me too! Especially now that Durham has sent us the link to all the HASE documents and everything and the Facebook groups are set up it's really starting to seem real!

    I think it will be worth it too! I've got a few friends doing the PGCE this year (not at Durham tho) who've said that it's best to have a place off campus given the course load. There definitely are some nice houses around Gilesgate and they're so convenient to the School of Education. I'm from Northern Ireland so I'm still over here at the minute but looking forward to meeting everyone at the pre-course day in June Do you have Facebook?
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    Me too! Especially now that Durham has sent us the link to all the HASE documents and everything and the Facebook groups are set up it's really starting to seem real!

    I think it will be worth it too! I've got a few friends doing the PGCE this year (not at Durham tho) who've said that it's best to have a place off campus given the course load. There definitely are some nice houses around Gilesgate and they're so convenient to the School of Education. I'm from Northern Ireland so I'm still over here at the minute but looking forward to meeting everyone at the pre-course day in June Do you have Facebook?
    Ah that's made me feel loads better about it! Yess it should be so good meeting everyone in June, I'm really looking forward to it too 😊 Yeah of course, what's your surname and il add you?!
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    Ah that's made me feel loads better about it! Yess it should be so good meeting everyone in June, I'm really looking forward to it too 😊 Yeah of course, what's your surname and il add you?!
    It's Kane, tho I might be a bit tricky to find. If you can see the list of members in the Durham PGCE Primary group you'll probably be able to find me there easy enough What's your name?
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    (Original post by BethKob)
    Hello from the other person looking for housemates!

    I did a quick enquiry about a few three-bed houses and although they were super helpful the agents were saying how they didn't have many houses left! I don't know if that's tactics or reality but it's properly stressed me out haha.
    Hey Beth! Was going to send you a FB message about this soon. That's crazy that people are already saying there's not many left...eep. But there will have to be more coming free soon after all there has to be a lot of student rents given the number of students at Durham university and there's always people leaving so there should be more soon, fingers crossed!!!
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    (Original post by Rach-AM)
    It's Kane, tho I might be a bit tricky to find. If you can see the list of members in the Durham PGCE Primary group you'll probably be able to find me there easy enough What's your name?
    Ah yeah, apparently there are a lot of Kane's on Facebook haha! It's Sara Brignall, I think I should be the only one that comes up
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    (Original post by s_1806)
    Ah yeah, apparently there are a lot of Kane's on Facebook haha! It's Sara Brignall, I think I should be the only one that comes up
    Hmmm I don't think I've any info on a Facebook group or anything
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    I've requested to join the Durham PGCE primary 16/17 group on Facebook but hadn't heard anything about being accepted so I thought I'd double check after reading this thread and it looks like I've not been accepted or maybe I forgot to request so I've sent another, hopefully get accepted haha! I feel so out of the loop. currently being in New Zealand I'm not able to apply for student finance yet and I am having difficulties as the university is classing me as an overseas student due to having my interview via Skype. Coming home in 6 weeks and can't wait to get everything sorted and start finding out more information!


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    (Original post by Rach-AM)
    Hey Beth! Was going to send you a FB message about this soon. That's crazy that people are already saying there's not many left...eep. But there will have to be more coming free soon after all there has to be a lot of student rents given the number of students at Durham university and there's always people leaving so there should be more soon, fingers crossed!!!
    Being at Durham currently I thought I might be able to help. Basically what they're saying is right. I was looking for a house a few weeks ago and it was the same. They told me that they didn't expect to get any more houses come free. There are still some out there if you look, I can tell you some of the good estate agents to contact if you want. The issue is all the freshers and second years sign so early it means that by February there isn't much left. But we are always being told there are more houses than students in Durham. Otherwise there are private halls which are more expesnive than a house but still cheaper than a college. There are about 3/4 in the city, one in gilesgate. Sorry if I've been the bearer of bad news but I wouldn't worry too much, the houses which are there are likely to stay for a while
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    (Original post by BethKob)
    Hello from the other person looking for housemates!

    I did a quick enquiry about a few three-bed houses and although they were super helpful the agents were saying how they didn't have many houses left! I don't know if that's tactics or reality but it's properly stressed me out haha.
    (Original post by s_1806)
    Haha helloo

    Aw no, fingers crossed that was just sales tactics! I know, it's so stressful not having it sorted yet.. I'm the exact same! When do most of the house contracts start?
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    Being at Durham currently I thought I might be able to help. Basically what they're saying is right. I was looking for a house a few weeks ago and it was the same. They told me that they didn't expect to get any more houses come free. There are still some out there if you look, I can tell you some of the good estate agents to contact if you want. The issue is all the freshers and second years sign so early it means that by February there isn't much left. But we are always being told there are more houses than students in Durham. Otherwise there are private halls which are more expesnive than a house but still cheaper than a college. There are about 3/4 in the city, one in gilesgate. Sorry if I've been the bearer of bad news but I wouldn't worry too much, the houses which are there are likely to stay for a while
    There are stillplenty of student houses to rent. Have a look here:
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...s=3.0&index=10
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    (Original post by SarahMH)
    Being at Durham currently I thought I might be able to help. Basically what they're saying is right. I was looking for a house a few weeks ago and it was the same. They told me that they didn't expect to get any more houses come free. There are still some out there if you look, I can tell you some of the good estate agents to contact if you want. The issue is all the freshers and second years sign so early it means that by February there isn't much left. But we are always being told there are more houses than students in Durham. Otherwise there are private halls which are more expesnive than a house but still cheaper than a college. There are about 3/4 in the city, one in gilesgate. Sorry if I've been the bearer of bad news but I wouldn't worry too much, the houses which are there are likely to stay for a while
    Ah okay, good to know from someone who's there! Yeah that would be helpful knowing the good agents as it can make all the difference.
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    Ah okay, good to know from someone who's there! Yeah that would be helpful knowing the good agents as it can make all the difference.
    I would look at these ones:
    Evenmore properties
    Sturents
    Hope estates
    Harringtions
    Robinsons
    Morgan Douglas
    Rise
    Bill Free homes

    They're all the ones I can think of. You will find one, some of them are really helpful and will keep you on the books so if anymore come up they'll let you know
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    (Original post by SarahMH)
    I would look at these ones:
    Evenmore properties
    Sturents
    Hope estates
    Harringtions
    Robinsons
    Morgan Douglas
    Rise
    Bill Free homes

    They're all the ones I can think of. You will find one, some of them are really helpful and will keep you on the books so if anymore come up they'll let you know
    Hi!!
    I'm very late to join this party... Is there a Facebook group?
    I am beginning to panic so I haven't thought about accommodation, primary placement etc!! I'm coming from Belfast!
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    (Original post by BethKob)
    Hello from the other person looking for housemates!

    I did a quick enquiry about a few three-bed houses and although they were super helpful the agents were saying how they didn't have many houses left! I don't know if that's tactics or reality but it's properly stressed me out haha.
    Hi!!

    I haven't managed to get onto the Facebook group and I'm really panicking that I don't have accommodation sorted and I'm coming from Belfast, anyone know the best first move to make??
 
 
 
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