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    yay got accommodation! yeah i was a little impatient. Anyway, i haven't got a flat number after reading through the accomm agreement it does state that we dont get one till we get there) and i'll ask the question now (accomm dept is on lunch till two).
    How do i apply for my tv liscence and for insurance without a full addresse?oh and also, in the pack is a direct debit form....what is it for? I was going to pay my deposit by cheque, and it says i can in the letter, so do i just not bother with the direct debit form?
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    (Original post by SammmJ)
    Ok, im getting a little worried now, whats so wrong with king's college hall? i applied there as my first choice, have i made a boo-boo? i did want catered, and it seemed the most logical choice (other than it being quite far away from the guys campus). also yeah, not heard anything about accom. yet if anyones interested.
    KCH is cool, I was there in the first year. When you arrive make sure you ask for a room in "Plats", the nicest building. KCH has by far the best social life out of any of the King's accommodation, simply because of the amenities. The common room, bar, snooker & pool, squash, table tennis and the very nature of catered accommodation makes it very easy to make friends - rather than being "restricted" to those in the immediate vacinity of your room.

    It's not as nice internally as some of the other places, being old and all but if you put the effort in you will enjoy it a lot. There's a reason why KCH doesn't have trouble finding senior students to live there. There's a nice 24 hour Sainsbury's just around the corner and Dulwich is pretty cool in general.

    Denmark Hill train station to Blackfriars takes just under 15 minutes, and you can walk down the Victoria Embankment towards the Strand campus. Overall travelling time to the Strand is about 30 minutes if you take the train, or about 40 minutes on the bus (including the walk to the bus stop... the Walworth Road is notoriously slow and bad for traffic...)

    One thing to note, it is in Camberwell and whilst you get the more salubrious areas (Camberwell Grove) there are also council estates dotted around. Like all over London, just be wise and don't walk around at 2am playing with your new phone changing tracks on your iPod video.

    If you want to know anything else just ask.

    Hall parties at KCH are pretty legendary, and generally go on until around the early hours... they usually have some kind of a fun theme too.

    Here's a great facebook group for KCH peeps - http://kcl.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2203082393


    Things you should know before moving into KCH:...

    Everyone who lived in Danehurst was shown into their room on their first day and swore/cried/went immediately to find the bar.

    Everyone who did not live in Danehurst wished they had.

    When you meet everyone at first you will immediately forget everyone's names. This doesn't matter - noone has any idea who you are either.

    The balcony which they open up for you on the first day will be closed until the office finally realises that not many students have the desire to jump off.

    One of your favourite past-times will be to see how many pieces of cheese you can take in one go

    You will honour and respect the person who manages to get an apple AND dessert

    Those who make breakfast on weekends aren't really the type of people you want to associate with

    Lunch on Sundays is the best and worst meal you will have all week

    Noone worries about what you look like the morning after a Halls party...there is always someone who looks ****tier than you

    Even though you know all of their names, you will always refer to them by their nationality e.g. The Americans, The French

    You will do NO work, there is always something better to do than sit in your room:
    - go to the bar
    - go to someone else's room
    - go to the common room
    - go play pingpong
    - go play outside in the snow/sun/leaves
    - bounce a ball against your ceiling until the person above you freaks out
    - tidy your room (believe me, you will do it!)
    - watch a DVD, any DVD
    - go out to some random club because a friend's brother's friend's cousin can get you on the guestlist

    If someone tells you it's "Fish and Chips Friday", your face lights up

    The "Mixed Grill" is essentially breakfast heated up

    If in doubt, the kitchen staff will always add beans and call it chilli

    There will be at least a 20 minute debate on whether a grape is a legitimate part of a salad

    It is possible to spend 2 hours at dinner - procrastination is your best friend

    The current record for orange juices stands at 7 - you will make it your life's mission to beat that

    It is almost certain that someone will have *ahem* "private time" in your favourite shower

    You will have a favourite shower. e.g. the one that has two closing doors and a steady stream of water

    You will try to be modest at first and take all your clothes to the shower but will inevitably end up stalking the corridors in your towel...praying that you left your door off the latch

    The Fox will become one of your favourite places on earth.

    The chocolate fudge cake is the reason for the above point.

    You will dress up like a tit at some point during the year.

    Any national holiday or celebration is an excuse to get drunk and dress up like the aforementioned tit.

    Halls Parties will become stuff of legend.

    You will realise why KCH was built 5 minutes from a hospital when you attend these parties.

    Everyone always starts off drinking alcopops...then it's all downhill from there

    There will be at least one corridor in halls which you will walk through and immediately get high

    Senior Students do little to no work...don't confuse them with counsellors or night-wardens
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    Oh, that's just great!
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    (Original post by cottonmouth)
    Four, actually. Henry's(kicked out for telling a teacher he was a tory *******) Counden, (then moved house), finham( near new house), then a college.You?
    I am afraid i went to bluecoat for 7 years.
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    (Original post by Sijia)
    Oh, that's just great!
    It is.
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    Does anyone know if there is a local tesco or sainsbury near GDS because when i went on the open day i cudnt see any! Thnxs
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    (Original post by tulip13)
    Does anyone know if there is a local tesco or sainsbury near GDS because when i went on the open day i cudnt see any! Thnxs
    We didnt even get to look at accomodation on my open day....
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    I didn't even get an open day lol! Oh wel nevermind. After my interview I did manage to have a look around some accommo tho. A bit random. Sorry I can't answer your question tho.
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    I have said it loads of times, The administration at kings doesnt seem to be that good. at my open day, they sent me to the wrong campus!
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    (Original post by tulip13)
    Does anyone know if there is a local tesco or sainsbury near GDS because when i went on the open day i cudnt see any! Thnxs
    I'm in GDS too.
    there is an asda down the road. and there is a tesco (soutwark) that is a 20 minute bus ride away on the 21 bus route. Go on tfl.gov for more info.
    There is a small tesco metro near elephant and caste too.
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    (Original post by Bissman)
    I have said it loads of times, The administration at kings doesnt seem to be that good. at my open day, they sent me to the wrong campus!
    if you ever go to the reception at waterloo, beware of the evil women at reception!
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    (Original post by joeym)
    I didn't even get an open day lol! Oh wel nevermind. After my interview I did manage to have a look around some accommo tho. A bit random. Sorry I can't answer your question tho.
    apparently there are accommodation tours in august ans sept if that helps. oh and i don't think they mind you having a self guided tour of the campus's, cept for waterloo...dunno why though.
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    (Original post by tulip13)
    Does anyone know if there is a local tesco or sainsbury near GDS because when i went on the open day i cudnt see any! Thnxs
    There's a Tesco Superstore on Old Kent Road.
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    Ok I havent heard anything at all about accomodation, should I contact them or just wait? sooo confused
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    (Original post by GroovyGurj)
    Ok I havent heard anything at all about accomodation, should I contact them or just wait? sooo confused
    When did you apply?
    And i would worry, i think it takes a few days for everything to get sent out. Be patient, i was told by somebody on this forum that they were told it would be the end of this week at the latest.
    Email them anyway ([email protected]) and ask what accommodation you have been allocated, say you are getting worried as a lot of people you know have heard theirs. They are really friendly and helpful, and probably posted your accomm pack today, hahah lynch the postman/woman tomorrow.
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    (Original post by Bissman)
    I am afraid i went to bluecoat for 7 years.
    Thats not a bad school!But not as good as Finham of course :p:
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    I wonder how long it will take for me to get accommodation. (haven't applied yet-Clearing) because if it takes really long for them to tell me if I got anything at all then I won't even find private accommodation at that point!:confused: :eek:
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    (Original post by cottonmouth)
    Thats not a bad school!But not as good as Finham of course :p:
    It is a good school, but rcently it has had the feel of an american bible camp. Finham is a bit up its own arse isnt it?
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    I got King's college halls....But that is really far from the pharmacy department so ill have to travel abt 30 minutes every morning on the train....paying for the transport as well as the accomodation is a bit much...I might reject the offer and just commute...ah why didnt i get my first choice SSA and i applied ages ago...i so wanted to live out
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    You should have only put accomodation you wanted to live in on your form, thats what I did and I got commonwealth.
 
 
 
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