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    (Original post by VickyThomas)
    I'm so excited about going now! all your posts have made me so hyped. Let's hope I meet my offer conditions
    I am glad, I have loved pretty much all my time here (exams are annyoing (I banned TSR for the duration of them) but apart from that..) and I feel some people bad mouth imperial unfairly, if you put in a bit of effort you will find good fun people!

    What are you doing?

    Oh and I have continued to unwind with respect to going out mainly because I now dance and it takes up so much of my time!

    (Also morphing into an old man I watched coco before chanel last night with some wine and a few friends, before long I will be asking for my slippers and using a stick :p:)
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    (Original post by Zottula)
    :rofl:

    Probably.
    Cheers for the rep girlfriend.
    Although, is that some noob neg I'm feeling?
    Yup, that was definitely Marko.

    It's fine, Marko, you can continue to raise your daughter with the Imperial freshers
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    (Original post by your_mums_a_ucas)
    Cheers for the rep girlfriend.
    Although, is that some noob neg I'm feeling?
    Yup, that was definitely Marko.

    It's fine, Marko, you can continue to raise your daughter with the Imperial freshers
    no it really isnt. a look through my posts should convince you that I'm an ug. I just take offence at someone insulting one of the kindest men I've met.

    My opinion for pre-freshers is that Pembridge is not the best resource-wise but its cheap, fun and you are more likely to make lasting friendships there compared to other halls.
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    no it really isnt. a look through my posts should convince you that I'm an ug. I just take offence at someone insulting one of the kindest men I've met.

    My opinion for pre-freshers is that Pembridge is not the best resource-wise but its cheap, fun and you are more likely to make lasting friendships there compared to other halls.
    I'm in love with the neighborhood that it's in. (So's my mum, even thought she preferred that I choose all the SoKen halls because of the walking/safety issue at first! XD) I actually have two Pembridge options in my form, a non ensuite-single and an ensuite twin.

    Do peeps at Pembridge tend to call it a night early (before 11), or do some stay up/come in late working/partying? I'm asking just in case I have to come in late from someplace like the library or a night out at the union...
    Also, I'd like to hear some scoop about the kitchens - people say it's shared between 45+ per kitchen so it's frickin' crowded, but I'm sure it's massive (to compensate for the many people) and there's more than one hob/cooking station available
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    (Original post by slylion1)
    no it really isnt. a look through my posts should convince you that I'm an ug. I just take offence at someone insulting one of the kindest men I've met.
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    Just because he touched you there, doesn't mean he is really kind :teehee:


    I joke, I'm sure he is lovely. It is indeed unfair to judge a man without having met him. And you seem lovely to, despite all the neg you possess... I'm sure kindness exists, deep down inside
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    (Original post by arianex)
    I'm in love with the neighborhood that it's in. (So's my mum, even thought she preferred that I choose all the SoKen halls because of the walking/safety issue at first! XD) I actually have two Pembridge options in my form, a non ensuite-single and an ensuite twin.

    Do peeps at Pembridge tend to call it a night early (before 11), or do some stay up/come in late working/partying? I'm asking just in case I have to come in late from someplace like the library or a night out at the union...
    Also, I'd like to hear some scoop about the kitchens - people say it's shared between 45+ per kitchen so it's frickin' crowded, but I'm sure it's massive (to compensate for the many people) and there's more than one hob/cooking station available
    dont worry about the kitchen issue as someone before me said, you will have your space to cook and the kitchen is a major social link up spot. In fact the hall socially tends to get split between the 2 kitchens.

    of course people go out, you will be doing most of your partying in 1st year anyway as the novelty does fade somewhat by 3rd year...

    what are you studying out of interest?
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    (Original post by slylion1)
    dont worry about the kitchen issue as someone before me said, you will have your space to cook and the kitchen is a major social link up spot. In fact the hall socially tends to get split between the 2 kitchens.

    of course people go out, you will be doing most of your partying in 1st year anyway as the novelty does fade somewhat by 3rd year...

    what are you studying out of interest?
    Sweet! One ex-Pembridgeian was harping on here about how the kitchens get so massively crowded/dirty and tough to cook in...I'm sure it's what you make of it. And hey, I'm all for bonding over food.

    I kinda guessed. xD What are the bus links back to halls like at night, assuming you come back from a night at the union and don't want to get a cab or walk? Someone also mentioned that sometimes the park shuts early in the winter, so walking back to halls may take a bit longer...

    Also, MEng Biomed Eng. What course are you on?
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    (Original post by arianex)
    I'm in love with the neighborhood that it's in. (So's my mum, even thought she preferred that I choose all the SoKen halls because of the walking/safety issue at first! XD) I actually have two Pembridge options in my form, a non ensuite-single and an ensuite twin.

    Do peeps at Pembridge tend to call it a night early (before 11), or do some stay up/come in late working/partying? I'm asking just in case I have to come in late from someplace like the library or a night out at the union...
    Also, I'd like to hear some scoop about the kitchens - people say it's shared between 45+ per kitchen so it's frickin' crowded, but I'm sure it's massive (to compensate for the many people) and there's more than one hob/cooking station available
    You can see how massive the kitchens are on the imperial website. I think having 2 to share woudnt be that much of a problem. It will be more of a hub than the common room I think. Not bad. Still, Garden destroys all!
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    transport links are very good, loads of buses night buses and tube at the end of the road. The 2nd quickest route home after the park shuts is like 4 minutes longer and is open 24 hours. and I'm studying Physics.

    Any more questions, feel free but I'll get back to you tomorrow.
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    (Original post by Legendary Carrot)
    Beit Ensuite Twin room
    Garden Hall Non-ensuite Triple room
    Garden Hall Non-ensuite Twin room
    Southside Hall Ensuite Twin room
    Eastside Hall Ensuite Twin room

    BRAP!!! Should all be less that £130. Just about my max.:hat:
    That's exactly what I did except that I've thrown in Wilson single instead of Garden triple...
    competition competition :ninja:
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    Standard Single
    - Holbein
    - Weeks
    - Southwell
    - Wilson

    Ensuite Single
    - Pembridge

    To be honest I didn't put much thought into my choices. I looked on the Imperial website for about 10 minutes and then just looked under a few price brackets for single rooms on the application form. I wouldn't be too keen on Wilson as it's huge and apparently not the nicest, but it has only single rooms which is the most important thing to me. And an ensuite single at Pembridge is actually cheaper than the standard single at all of my choices except Wilson, which compensates for the fact that Pembridge is the most remote hall and you need to share your kitchen with 40+ other people...

    The problem is that we're quite likely to not get ANY of our choices, and I really don't want to be put in a shared room.
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    (Original post by innerhollow)
    Standard Single
    - Holbein
    - Weeks
    - Southwell
    - Wilson

    Ensuite Single
    - Pembridge

    To be honest I didn't put much thought into my choices. I looked on the Imperial website for about 10 minutes and then just looked under a few price brackets for single rooms on the application form. I wouldn't be too keen on Wilson as it's huge and apparently not the nicest, but it has only single rooms which is the most important thing to me. And an ensuite single at Pembridge is actually cheaper than the standard single at all of my choices except Wilson, which compensates for the fact that Pembridge is the most remote hall and you need to share your kitchen with 40+ other people...

    The problem is that we're quite likely to not get ANY of our choices, and I really don't want to be put in a shared room.
    If you put room type as your preference as opposed to price you would be more likely to get your preferred room type.

    But yeah, from what I've heard we probably won't get what we want anyway.
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    (Original post by Zottula)
    If you put room type as your preference as opposed to price you would be more likely to get your preferred room type.
    Yeah I did put room type as my preference.

    But yeah, from what I've heard we probably won't get what we want anyway.
    You should be okay getting shared rooms... shared rooms tend to have far more availibility. My brother, who studied at Imperial, says that everyone he knew applying for accomodation who wanted to share was able to share.
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    (Original post by innerhollow)
    Yeah I did put room type as my preference.



    You should be okay getting shared rooms... shared rooms tend to have far more availibility. My brother, who studied at Imperial, says that everyone he knew applying for accomodation who wanted to share was able to share.
    Yeah, I'm not too worried about what I get to be honest. I guess I do have a preference for which hall I get, but I'm sure I'll be happy where ever I end up.

    What will you do if you end up with a shared?
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    (Original post by Zottula)
    Yeah, I'm not too worried about what I get to be honest. I guess I do have a preference for which hall I get, but I'm sure I'll be happy where ever I end up.
    Yeah I doubt it makes that much of a difference to be honest.

    What will you do if you end up with a shared?
    I would be disappointed, but I'd just wait to see what my roommate was like. I only included my geekiest interests on the "interests" section of the application form so hopefully they would make sure I was sharing with a geek It's not that I'm unsocial, but I'm happy to spend time in the Common rooms and kitchens and stuff for socialising; as long as at the end of the day I can come back to my quiet and peaceful room and not be disturbed. So in that respect I'd be okay sharing with a shy, introverted roommate.
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    (Original post by innerhollow)
    Yeah I doubt it makes that much of a difference to be honest.

    I would be disappointed, but I'd just wait to see what my roommate was like. I only included my geekiest interests on the "interests" section of the application form so hopefully they would make sure I was sharing with a geek
    Yeah, I get the impression that there is no shortage of geeks at Imperial.

    I'm very shy, socially awkward and not at all outgoing so my main concern is that my roommate will think I'm boring and weird :sad:.
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    (Original post by innerhollow)
    I would be disappointed, but I'd just wait to see what my roommate was like. I only included my geekiest interests on the "interests" section of the application form so hopefully they would make sure I was sharing with a geek
    Apparently they try to match people with different interests to promote diversity ;p. So if you've only put the geekiest hobbies on, you might end up with a hipster, or worse
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    (Original post by Zottula)
    If you put room type as your preference as opposed to price you would be more likely to get your preferred room type.

    But yeah, from what I've heard we probably won't get what we want anyway.
    Surely if you put price range as your preference, and say it's >£150pw (and you can afford this) then you will have a better chance of getting a single, as all the rooms in the price range will be a single.
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    still not get the form now...... anyone can tell me why?
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    (Original post by wrench22)
    Surely if you put price range as your preference, and say it's >£150pw (and you can afford this) then you will have a better chance of getting a single, as all the rooms in the price range will be a single.
    No unfortunately doesn't work like that. As it so happens, some of the shared rooms are within the same price range as the singles.

    If you are putting room type as your preference, it means you really really want that type of room and this is more important than the price. So they can put you in something more expensive or cheaper. Meaning you have more options open.

    If you put price as your preference, then they know not to give you something you can't afford. So if there is nothing left that's single within that price range, they will put you in a shared room, rather than put you in something more expensive.

    I know what I mean, but I don't know if that made any sense
 
 
 
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