Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • PS Helper
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Matty12345)
    Well you 2 sir, are a very good couple. I wish you happiness on your wedding day :-)

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Haha thanks
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by roh)
    To be fair, only he knows his own relationship. It's true that most relationships do end over uni, but doesn't mean they all do.

    I've been with my gf throughout uni even though she's not in Leicester (she goes to Birmingham) and I did a year abroad, and now I'm moving down there next year whilst she does her final year.
    Damn right I know my own relationship Do you know why? Ive been with her for a year, and if she didn't help me like she did, I wouldn't even have an offer from Leicester, probably woulda been in Greenwich or something so yeah, my gf has helped me with my career path to and she wants me to be succesful shes a law freshers at leicester atm. But yes I understand you, before I met her I obvi just wanted to enjoy what uni has to offer as a single lad just like anyone else, but this girls spent her whole first freshers year of uni hardly going out, helping me out and just having faith that I get in so we can just be together there. Well done on your relationship btw^ my statement is directed to the guy who said "why base your blablabla". If it doesn't work out, oh well i guess but nothing wrong with trying to repay the favour for someone you love But yeah anyway back to the point lol, can someone answer my question? :/
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Azar123)
    Damn right I know my own relationship Do you know why? Ive been with her for a year, and if she didn't help me like she did, I wouldn't even have an offer from Leicester, probably woulda been in Greenwich or something so yeah, my gf has helped me with my career path to and she wants me to be succesful shes a law freshers at leicester atm. But yes I understand you, before I met her I obvi just wanted to enjoy what uni has to offer as a single lad just like anyone else, but this girls spent her whole first freshers year of uni hardly going out, helping me out and just having faith that I get in so we can just be together there. Well done on your relationship btw^ my statement is directed to the guy who said "why base your blablabla". If it doesn't work out, oh well i guess but nothing wrong with trying to repay the favour for someone you love But yeah anyway back to the point lol, can someone answer my question? :/
    Oh I see, it will work for some couples I guess and if it does theres nothing better!

    Im choosing accomodation for Leicestet right now! For september. I've been to look twice at the student village in Oadby and its excellent! Consisting of JohnFosters, GMS, Beaumont! Its in the richest postcode in Leicester so the area is really nice.

    Have you looked round the student village?

    I see the halls as..
    JohnFosters: Too expensive and unsociable lol
    GMS: Cheap/Basic but looks sociable, especially with having the student bar outside it!
    Beaumont: Reasonable price/looks , the nicest, large halls so very sociable!




    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • PS Helper
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Azar123)
    Damn right I know my own relationship Do you know why? Ive been with her for a year, and if she didn't help me like she did, I wouldn't even have an offer from Leicester, probably woulda been in Greenwich or something so yeah, my gf has helped me with my career path to and she wants me to be succesful shes a law freshers at leicester atm. But yes I understand you, before I met her I obvi just wanted to enjoy what uni has to offer as a single lad just like anyone else, but this girls spent her whole first freshers year of uni hardly going out, helping me out and just having faith that I get in so we can just be together there. Well done on your relationship btw^ my statement is directed to the guy who said "why base your blablabla". If it doesn't work out, oh well i guess but nothing wrong with trying to repay the favour for someone you love But yeah anyway back to the point lol, can someone answer my question? :/
    Your GF is down near DMU and the LRI from what I can gather from google maps. I wouldn't base your decision of where to live based on where she is, if it's meant to be you'll make the effort to go see each other even if it's a thousand of miles (I can say literally from personal experience), if it's not you won't from a mile away.

    Your relationship will survive in part because you have your own friendship groups and don't live in each other's pockets, I don't think any relationship can survive being in each other's pockets 24/7 and not having friends/interests outside it, whether it's 6 weeks or 60 years old. The best place to meet people at Leicester is, by a fair distance in my experience, up at Oadby and I wouldn't sacrifice that just to save 10-15 mins from the journey to see her down there.

    Also, just as a tip for when you get here, limit your time together in the first week, it may be tempting to go see each other all the time, but friendships form quickly at uni and you don't want to be known just as 'the guy who's always with his gf'.

    Also, excellent choice of course by her (particularly if she wants to be a solicitor!)
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by roh)
    Your GF is down near DMU and the LRI from what I can gather from google maps. I wouldn't base your decision of where to live based on where she is, if it's meant to be you'll make the effort to go see each other even if it's a thousand of miles (I can say literally from personal experience), if it's not you won't from a mile away.

    Your relationship will survive in part because you have your own friendship groups and don't live in each other's pockets, I don't think any relationship can survive being in each other's pockets 24/7 and not having friends/interests outside it, whether it's 6 weeks or 60 years old. The best place to meet people at Leicester is, by a fair distance in my experience, up at Oadby and I wouldn't sacrifice that just to save 10-15 mins from the journey to see her down there.

    Also, just as a tip for when you get here, limit your time together in the first week, it may be tempting to go see each other all the time, but friendships form quickly at uni and you don't want to be known just as 'the guy who's always with his gf'.

    Also, excellent choice of course by her (particularly if she wants to be a solicitor!)
    Haha ofc I will make the effort! Truth is, thats exactly what i want to do. Just be a distance away from her so I can make new friends and settle in first and then go down and visit her whenever. Shes a bit of a clingy one haha :P She won't mind me making friends in the first week as long as it aint too many hot girls haha. I don't like her uni mates much atm anyway mainly coz they're a bit *****y, so I defo won't be in the same friendship group no way lol And thank you so much for the advice mate, kinda needed to hear that it worked for someone else! You've made my day lol, Oadby it is I'll put Opal out the equation for now haha. And thank you she wants to be a barrister lol helped me out a lot. Anyway before people get annoyed this is like some dating thread, I want to say thanks for the advice!! Goodluck to you

    (Original post by Matty12345)
    Oh I see, it will work for some couples I guess and if it does theres nothing better!

    Im choosing accomodation for Leicestet right now! For september. I've been to look twice at the student village in Oadby and its excellent! Consisting of JohnFosters, GMS, Beaumont! Its in the richest postcode in Leicester so the area is really nice.

    Have you looked round the student village?

    I see the halls as..
    JohnFosters: Too expensive and unsociable lol
    GMS: Cheap/Basic but looks sociable, especially with having the student bar outside it!
    Beaumont: Reasonable price/looks , the nicest, large halls so very sociable!




    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Thanks mate Yeah Ive been hearing JF is expensive, Bowder Court looks like the one for me I went to go see it and its amazing, John fosters looked nice too but youre right, quite pricey for me. I haven't seen Beaumont yet, goodluck on picking yours out! I still have one more uni offer to wait on so I can apply for accom! :/
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hmmm ive never got to see Bowder court on open days! Is that part of GMS? what does it offer?

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • PS Helper
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Matty12345)
    Hmmm ive never got to see Bowder court on open days! Is that part of GMS? what does it offer?

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Yeah, up near Stamford houses. It's self catered ensuite, some really posh like JoFo others just standard sort of ones. Think there's about 6/7 blocks, vast majority are freshers.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I am a fresher at University of Leicester and i thoroughly recommend living in Beaumont Hall. In terms of quality it is pretty average, but it is student accommodation after all, but the social side makes it worth while. So many people in John Foster always tell me how jealous they are when they find out i live in Beaumont. The social side off the halls will defiantly make first year the best possible. If anyone has any questions feel free to email me
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    Hi guys, I could really do with some help choosing where to live
    I literally can't afford anything other than self catered basic/premium, and I definately want to live at Oadby.
    Preferably, I'd like to live along some kind of corridor - I don't really like the look of the converted houses - and I'd rather share with more than 4 people (Although I'm not that fussed)
    Can someone please tell me what's available?
    From the outside, I really liked the look of Bowder, but apparently thats all ensuite?
    Thanks
    Oh and please quote if replying
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Emily.Hart)
    I live in a premium single room (shared bathroom and kitchen) with a sink in my room and I love it. We have 5 bathrooms between 12 of us so it's definitely worth the £800 less you pay for for the room, you don't need an en suit... The majority of GMS is alot older but it's generally not too bad.


    So do you live in GMS? What's the block name called? And are there 12 in your flat, or is that for the whole block?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Hunter_scfc)
    I am a fresher at University of Leicester and i thoroughly recommend living in Beaumont Hall. In terms of quality it is pretty average, but it is student accommodation after all, but the social side makes it worth while. So many people in John Foster always tell me how jealous they are when they find out i live in Beaumont. The social side off the halls will defiantly make first year the best possible. If anyone has any questions feel free to email me
    I loved the looo of Beaumont on my open day! What have you chosen, i.e standard/premium, shared/ensuite and catered/selfcatered?

    I really cant decide whether to go premium single with washbasin and shared bathroom. Or the extra 300 a year for standard ensuite!

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    By the way im 100% going catered!

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Matty12345)
    I loved the looo of Beaumont on my open day! What have you chosen, i.e standard/premium, shared/ensuite and catered/selfcatered?

    I really cant decide whether to go premium single with washbasin and shared bathroom. Or the extra 300 a year for standard ensuite!

    Posted from TSR Mobile

    I am premium single catered. I really wanted an ensuite and i was annoyed when i didn't get it but in truth it isn't a problem and i am glad i saved money. The ensuite rooms are bigger and it is easier for a shower but i've never had a problem with the showers/had to wait. I thought i wouldn't like sharing but it really isn't a problem either.

    As for catered the food ranges from good to average. But after a long day at University it is easier just to go for dinner without preparing it and plus you don't need to worry about not having enough money as you're guaranteed 2 meals a day. It is also great for the social side. We often go dinner in a group of 20 and it is a chance to catch up and chill with people. I'd defiantly recommend Beaumont despite its flaws.
    • PS Helper
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by rosiesaurus)
    Hi guys, I could really do with some help choosing where to live
    I literally can't afford anything other than self catered basic/premium, and I definately want to live at Oadby.
    Preferably, I'd like to live along some kind of corridor - I don't really like the look of the converted houses - and I'd rather share with more than 4 people (Although I'm not that fussed)
    Can someone please tell me what's available?
    From the outside, I really liked the look of Bowder, but apparently thats all ensuite?
    Thanks
    Oh and please quote if replying
    I'd do the maths on self vs catered first, for most people catered will work out quite a bit cheaper, as you miss 8 weeks of rent.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by roh)
    I'd do the maths on self vs catered first, for most people catered will work out quite a bit cheaper, as you miss 8 weeks of rent.
    I know I definately want to be self catered, i'm a fussy eater, and i want the experience of cooking and budgeting
    • PS Helper
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by rosiesaurus)
    I know I definately want to be self catered, i'm a fussy eater, and i want the experience of cooking and budgeting
    Oh right, sorry sounded like you meant you couldn't afford anything else.


    Fraid you'd have to look at converted houses, Bowder and the Coppice are ensuite, but these really are very sociable, don't worry about that side of things and some have 20 or 30 odd people in.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by roh)
    Oh right, sorry sounded like you meant you couldn't afford anything else.


    Fraid you'd have to look at converted houses, Bowder and the Coppice are ensuite, but these really are very sociable, don't worry about that side of things and some have 20 or 30 odd people in.
    Oh, I thought the houses would be smaller than that, they only had a couple open on the open day, they were for 4 people
    Which ones are the larger ones?
    And what are the self catered nonensuite stuff like at GMS? Can't remember the names, but they're near the sports centre i think?
    • PS Helper
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by rosiesaurus)
    Oh, I thought the houses would be smaller than that, they only had a couple open on the open day, they were for 4 people
    Which ones are the larger ones?
    And what are the self catered nonensuite stuff like at GMS? Can't remember the names, but they're near the sports centre i think?
    The only one in JoFo is 12 so that's guaranteed. I forget but places like Kent House in GMS and those up at the sports centre both have around 15 or so in I think. There are smaller ones such as Warden's Lodge and the Gatehouse (both Beaumont) but Beaumont and Digby both have bigger ones such as Southmeades too.
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    Is it only Opal Court that does studio flats?
    • PS Helper
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Newtothis83)
    Is it only Opal Court that does studio flats?
    Few in Nixon too.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What newspaper do you read/prefer?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.