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(Original post by readjono)
It depends what knobs have access to the fire alarm really! It's not too great at the start of the year but the novelty does wear off.
Oh great :rolleyes: Although if a fire alarm goes off ANYWHERE on campus is everything evacuated? And if it goes off on campus is the village evacuated?
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Only individual buildings are evacuated if that alarm goes off.

Oh, and by the way if we find out who it is that set the alarm off maliciously they will (and have...) get fined and evicted. The best way to to make sure it doesn't happen is to always make sure you know the people you invite in and don't let people tailgate you into the buildings, especially at night.

Your accommodation licence that you sign will include Christmas and Easter. We don't ask you to move your stuff out in these periods. The room is yours from the day you arrive to the end of your academic year - which as you say changes depending on your course.
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(Original post by xXxBaby-BooxXx)
Oh great :rolleyes: Although if a fire alarm goes off ANYWHERE on campus is everything evacuated? And if it goes off on campus is the village evacuated?
Nope - if a fire alarm goes off in Colman House, the whole of Colman House is evacuated. Same goes for Britten, etc etc.

Basically, they only evacuate the housing block (Colman,Britten,Paston,Constable ) that the alarm has been set off in.

Make sure you bring a dressing gown or something you can put on while half asleep at 4am in the snow that will keep you warm! Not good memories from first year!

I can't say about the village, but I'd guess it won't be evacuated if the fire alarms on campus go off!
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(Original post by UEAAccommodation)
Only individual buildings are evacuated if that alarm goes off.

Oh, and by the way if we find out who it is that set the alarm off maliciously they will (and have...) get fined and evicted. The best way to to make sure it doesn't happen is to always make sure you know the people you invite in and don't let people tailgate you into the buildings, especially at night.

Your accommodation licence that you sign will include Christmas and Easter. We don't ask you to move your stuff out in these periods. The room is yours from the day you arrive to the end of your academic year - which as you say changes depending on your course.
Ahh okay, thanks

And oh I was aware of the license including holidays, but wasn't sure if when the medicine year was specified as 42 weeks this was 42 weeks of work or 42 weeks including holidays.
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(Original post by xXxBaby-BooxXx)
Oh great :rolleyes: Although if a fire alarm goes off ANYWHERE on campus is everything evacuated? And if it goes off on campus is the village evacuated?
Just the building where the alarm has been set off.
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Just the building where the alarm has been set off.
Is that the same with the village? So will only larch/beech/yew etc be evacuated rather than the whole building? Cause aren't the village buildings closer together?
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I really want my accommodation offer Does the longer you wait to hear about your accommodation offer make it less likely that you'll get your first choice? I reeaaalllyy want ensuite on campus!
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I really want my accommodation offer Does the longer you wait to hear about your accommodation offer make it less likely that you'll get your first choice? I reeaaalllyy want ensuite on campus!
No, not in the slightest. We've only allocated about 500-600 of the 3000 odd Undergrad rooms yet. Don't panic, you will get your offer soon enough.
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(Original post by xXxBaby-BooxXx)
Is that the same with the village? So will only larch/beech/yew etc be evacuated rather than the whole building? Cause aren't the village buildings closer together?
I'm not sure about the village... anyone?
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(Original post by readjono)
I'm not sure about the village... anyone?
They go off in groups. I think there are four groups of alarms spread out amongst the different buildings there. The village is not my area though. I look after some of the other buildings myself.
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Is that the same with the village? So will only larch/beech/yew etc be evacuated rather than the whole building? Cause aren't the village buildings closer together?
The buildings all seemed to go off separately, from what I can remember. I know the Courtyards seemed to set theirs off accidentally quite often and we never had to go out when they set theirs off. Also, when they did the test (every Tuesday morning around elevenish - you don't have to go outside but it's still loud! And made me jump every single time) you could hear it going off in the different buildings in the village at different times so they obviously weren't all connected.

We were lucky. I was in Yew and didn't have a single accidental fire alarm all year. In fact the only one we ever had was the university practice one at 8am during the second Week (I was coming down with fresher's flu and feeling very ill that day so it was not fun!)

We had a blackout though, which was fun...especially when they turned on the campus power about nearly an hour before they remembered that the village existed and was still dark!
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Suffolk Terrace, Block A. First Choice
And me, might be irrelevant but which side is Block A?
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Suffolk Terrace Block A! I don't have a flat or room number yet... I feel like it's actually set in stone now. Finally! I can start buying typically studenty arty farty posters!
Block A suffolk too , do we get a room number when we arrive then?
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Woop woop Norfolk Terrace block A, first choice, i is well happy!
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I still don't know which one I have
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And me, might be irrelevant but which side is Block A?
I'm not sure what you mean by which side? If you are asking if the room faces the lake, then yes, they all do.
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I still don't know which one I have
Don't worry, we couldn't do many allocations yesterday. We should be able to do a large batch again today. Hopefully you will be in that one!
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Block A suffolk too , do we get a room number when we arrive then?
Yes, that's right. You will find out when you get here and sign your accommodation licence.
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(Original post by coolh5000)
The buildings all seemed to go off separately, from what I can remember. I know the Courtyards seemed to set theirs off accidentally quite often and we never had to go out when they set theirs off. Also, when they did the test (every Tuesday morning around elevenish - you don't have to go outside but it's still loud! And made me jump every single time) you could hear it going off in the different buildings in the village at different times so they obviously weren't all connected.

We were lucky. I was in Yew and didn't have a single accidental fire alarm all year. In fact the only one we ever had was the university practice one at 8am during the second Week (I was coming down with fresher's flu and feeling very ill that day so it was not fun!)

We had a blackout though, which was fun...especially when they turned on the campus power about nearly an hour before they remembered that the village existed and was still dark!
It may not be fun to have to get up at 8am for the test but think yourself lucky. We have to get up at around half six in order to be in to do them!
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(Original post by coolh5000)
The buildings all seemed to go off separately, from what I can remember. I know the Courtyards seemed to set theirs off accidentally quite often and we never had to go out when they set theirs off. Also, when they did the test (every Tuesday morning around elevenish - you don't have to go outside but it's still loud! And made me jump every single time) you could hear it going off in the different buildings in the village at different times so they obviously weren't all connected.

We were lucky. I was in Yew and didn't have a single accidental fire alarm all year. In fact the only one we ever had was the university practice one at 8am during the second Week (I was coming down with fresher's flu and feeling very ill that day so it was not fun!)

We had a blackout though, which was fun...especially when they turned on the campus power about nearly an hour before they remembered that the village existed and was still dark!
Haha nice to know the village is always in their thoughts :p: :rolleyes:
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