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    (Original post by roh)
    I would think so, all you need is a student card to get the pass.
    Thanks XD


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    Hi guys, Im thinking of staying in that 'code' accommodation about 10mins from the uni. Does anyone know where the main student nightlife is based.. I suspect near Oadby.. do you think that I would miss out loads by not stopping in halls?
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    (Original post by Maden222)
    Hi guys, Im thinking of staying in that 'code' accommodation about 10mins from the uni. Does anyone know where the main student nightlife is based.. I suspect near Oadby.. do you think that I would miss out loads by not stopping in halls?
    The main student social hub is oadby. The nightlife is the Union and town, but by the time people get there they're going to be too ****ed to really make friends, as is the case with most nightclubs.

    Yes, to be blunt. Out of interest why would you want to stay with code?
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    (Original post by roh)
    The main student social hub is oadby. The nightlife is the Union and town, but by the time people get there they're going to be too ****ed to really make friends, as is the case with most nightclubs.

    Yes, to be blunt. Out of interest why would you want to stay with code?
    I know its more expensive but it just seems to be a lot better than the uni accommodation plus I wouldnt have to pay for a bus pass and a gym membership so overall its not that much more expensive.. just worried on missing out on the social side of things in halls
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    (Original post by Maden222)
    I know its more expensive but it just seems to be a lot better than the uni accommodation plus I wouldnt have to pay for a bus pass and a gym membership so overall its not that much more expensive.. just worried on missing out on the social side of things in halls
    I can't imagine it's that much better than JoFo, it is pretty nice and the rooms are hefty in there. In terms of gym, looking at the photos it's not even close to Manor Road, barely has any weights I can see never mind a wet side.

    You will miss out on the social side to be honest. The vast majority of Freshers will be up at Oadby and all the official uni events will be run from there, whilst at Code there'll be a quite a few internationals and older students, plus I imagine a mix of DMU and Leicester. Obviously it depends how much you value the facilities, but personally I'd take pretty much any room they gave me so long as it was in Oadby.
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    (Original post by Hunter_scfc)
    Hi,

    You can share a room with someone else if you wanted, which would work out cheaper as well, but the majority of the rooms are single. This for me is a lot better because of the privacy you do have when you want to work/sleep and be on your own. The student village is a vibrant and welcoming environment so you don't have to worry about being bored and on your own. In Beaumont i would regularly walk down the corridor and there would always be a room open and people socialising. From my experience and what i have heard Beaumont and GMS are the more sociable halls because you are living with larger groups of people so there is always going to be something happening and people who are similar to you. This is the downside of living in flats like Jofo but you can still meet amazing people and have a great social life. All in all i would recommend Beaumont to anybody purely as you begin to form a community and family feel with your block very quickly due to the numbers and the arrangement of the blocks.

    I hope this helps. Feel free to ask me anything else
    Thanks. On second thought, perhaps a single room is better for me instead of a twin room. I'm so worried that I might not study and just shirk with my roommate.

    Also, I don't really fancy an ensuite but is it better to have a sink in your room? I read some threads and some say it just doesn't worth the price.

    Btw, I'm choosing between Beaumont and GMS. Which is better? (I know it's a VERY vague question) How are the culture, atmosphere, facilities and convenience there? Sorry for the essay.
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    (Original post by SamuelChau)
    Thanks. On second thought, perhaps a single room is better for me instead of a twin room. I'm so worried that I might not study and just shirk with my roommate.

    Also, I don't really fancy an ensuite but is it better to have a sink in your room? I read some threads and some say it just doesn't worth the price.

    Btw, I'm choosing between Beaumont and GMS. Which is better? (I know it's a VERY vague question) How are the culture, atmosphere, facilities and convenience there? Sorry for the essay.
    Sink is useful, I lived in halls without one abroad last year and it is a hassle having to treck to the bathroom to brush your teeth, but at Leicester it's more the case there are just a lot more rooms with sinks, so you're more likely to get your first choice with them.

    GMS may be slightly more known as a party halls but it's a close run thing, you'll certainly still be able to go out plenty in Beaumont, I went out 3/4 nights a week in first year. Facilities are pretty much identical, though parts of GMS are a bit further from their dining hall than Beaumont, as is the distance to campus.
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    (Original post by roh)
    Sink is useful, I lived in halls without one abroad last year and it is a hassle having to treck to the bathroom to brush your teeth, but at Leicester it's more the case there are just a lot more rooms with sinks, so you're more likely to get your first choice with them.

    GMS may be slightly more known as a party halls but it's a close run thing, you'll certainly still be able to go out plenty in Beaumont, I went out 3/4 nights a week in first year. Facilities are pretty much identical, though parts of GMS are a bit further from their dining hall than Beaumont, as is the distance to campus.
    Awesome! We don't get to choose to reside in which house in GMS and Beaumont, do we?


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    (Original post by SamuelChau)
    Awesome! We don't get to choose to reside in which house in GMS and Beaumont, do we?


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    No, though a decent rule of thumb for non ensuite rooms is self catered=converted house and catered=purpose built block.

    For ensuite the likelihood is you will be in a block of some description.
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    Hey everyone!
    I've already had my room allocated, and I'm going to be staying at John Foster in a Premium + ensuite room. I've heard John Foster Hall's the best out of the university acccommodations, but I've also heard it's the "least social". Is that true?, because I don't really wanna miss on the social aspect of university, especially during Fresher's.
    Sorry for the long paragraph
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    (Original post by F.a.i.t.h)
    Hey everyone!
    I've already had my room allocated, and I'm going to be staying at John Foster in a Premium + ensuite room. I've heard John Foster Hall's the best out of the university acccommodations, but I've also heard it's the "least social". Is that true?, because I don't really wanna miss on the social aspect of university, especially during Fresher's.
    Sorry for the long paragraph
    I moved out of my JoFo Prem+ Ensuite room two weeks ago. I'd say its definitely the best accom at uni, but you pay ridiculously more so you'd expect that. I wouldn't say JoFo is any less social than the others. Rather that your flat will consist of 4 rooms rather than let's say GMS where one flat has like 10 people in it. You'll be fine, don't worry.
    Are you catered? If so, then you'll defo be fine
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    (Original post by roh)
    No, though a decent rule of thumb for non ensuite rooms is self catered=converted house and catered=purpose built block.

    For ensuite the likelihood is you will be in a block of some description.
    Thank Roh. I read your previous posts. Are you more inclined to suggesting Beaumont to freshers?


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    (Original post by SamuelChau)
    Thank Roh. I read your previous posts. Are you more inclined to suggesting Beaumont to freshers?


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    Yeah, but mainly because I lived there, I would hardly take that as unbiased view
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    (Original post by roh)
    Yeah, but mainly because I lived there, I would hardly take that as unbiased view
    Were you catered or self-catered? Could you tell me about your dining life (lol) please? Food is bad when it comes to catered? Troublesome to cook your own meals?

    Thx


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    Were you catered or self-catered? Could you tell me about your dining life (lol) please? Food is bad when it comes to catered? Troublesome to cook your own meals?

    Thx


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    Catered.

    Food was fine, ate better in first year than second! If you're neither a fussy eater nor an unusually good cook then catered's a good ides, more sociable, helps with budgeting and saves on washing up.

    Bit of a faff, the facilities aren't great, but it's only lunch, and 4th meal of the day if you have one in the evening, so you're hardly going to be attempting anything adventurous. It was fine for pasta, sandwiches, ready meals, rice etc.
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    (Original post by Kya)
    I moved out of my JoFo Prem+ Ensuite room two weeks ago. I'd say its definitely the best accom at uni, but you pay ridiculously more so you'd expect that. I wouldn't say JoFo is any less social than the others. Rather that your flat will consist of 4 rooms rather than let's say GMS where one flat has like 10 people in it. You'll be fine, don't worry.
    Are you catered? If so, then you'll defo be fine
    So basically your flat consisted of you and three other people? That doesn't sound too bad. Did you share your flat with any mature students? Or were all of them your age? And yeah, I'll be catered.
    Sorry for asking so many questions haha thanks!
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    (Original post by roh)
    Catered.

    Food was fine, ate better in first year than second! If you're neither a fussy eater nor an unusually good cook then catered's a good ides, more sociable, helps with budgeting and saves on washing up.

    Bit of a faff, the facilities aren't great, but it's only lunch, and 4th meal of the day if you have one in the evening, so you're hardly going to be attempting anything adventurous. It was fine for pasta, sandwiches, ready meals, rice etc.
    Thanks a million


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    If anybody needs accomodation and are willing to share with 3 second year English students for £60pw, 5 minutes from the university then get in contact with me at [email protected]! I check my emails very regularly. Halls cost upwards of £130 pw so if you're short of money feel free to get in contact. Peace out, y'all.
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    (Original post by inwonderland32)
    I've chosen Leicester as my first choice universityyy but I havent been to see it
    What is the accomodation like for first year students????
    Halls are small, filthy and overpriced. If you want money to go out and do stuff, then you'll be saving about £60 a week if you find somewhere other than halls! When you sign up they'll try to get you to go to halls as quickly as possibly so they can get the money, but don't believe the hype.
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    (Original post by Extemporaneousness)
    Halls are small, filthy and overpriced. If you want money to go out and do stuff, then you'll be saving about £60 a week if you find somewhere other than halls! When you sign up they'll try to get you to go to halls as quickly as possibly so they can get the money, but don't believe the hype.
    Where did you live? You're certainly not speaking for all of the halls. I lived in Beaumont old court back in 2009 and it was extremely nice. I can also speak highly of John Foster and Stamford where I had friends living.
 
 
 
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