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    (Original post by Greginator1995)
    Is Mary Gee really that bad? I've put it as my first choice cause it looks closer to the campus! What's wrong with it? Little bit worried now haha

    (Original post by Hunter_scfc)
    I haven't been in Mary Gee so i can't comment but from the outside it does look a little bit grotty and i doubt you will have the vibrant atmosphere of Oadby. Plus the distance why doesn't really matter as it is still twenty minutes away walking. I do have friends who really like it though.
    In terms of the rooms, they're not as nice as JoFo, In terms of socialising they're massively better than JoFo. There are 10 to a flat in Mary Gee on three floors, so there's always someone awake/in the house. You also get people moving around from different flats in Mary Gee, it's harder to do that in JoFo as you can't just prop the doors open to the flats in Oadby. Also, I was a ticket rep in my first year and when I would travel to Oadby to sell tickets I always noticed how quiet it was in JoFo.

    If you're planning to get a bus pass and you're given Mary Gee I'd suggest don't. The bus route to campus stops at Oadby first so they're always full and won't stop at Mary Gee in the mornings. It's only a 10 minute ride of a bike.
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    (Original post by F.a.i.t.h)
    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!
    Yeh.
    We had one mature student in our flat so not everyone was of the same age.
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    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.
    I was a Lasdun boy. Awful place it was.
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    has anyone been given their accomodation yet for 2013/14, when do we find out what room we get?
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    (Original post by Zulu_Mambulu)
    has anyone been given their accomodation yet for 2013/14, when do we find out what room we get?
    Anyone with unconditional has. Everyone else finds out about a week after results day.
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    (Original post by roh)
    Anyone with unconditional has. Everyone else finds out about a week after results day.
    I see, I did btec so i know my results already does the uni only find them out on results day
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    (Original post by Zulu_Mambulu)
    I see, I did btec so i know my results already does the uni only find them out on results day
    I guess so, has your UCAS status changed to unconditional? In that case you may get yours soon, ring up accommodation and ask.
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    Any new students who are worried about accommodation, don't stress it's really not that bad! I am a first year about to go into second year. I filled my application the day it opened last cycle and I was pissed because I didn't get any of my 5/6 (can't remember how may choices you get now) At first I was offered a shared bedroom in a catered block, but once I rang the accommodation office up and explained this wouldn't work for me they did everything to come up with a solution (they are really helpful... Just be mindful that this is an extremely busy time for them so be patient) If somehow you do get offered a shared room and they can't change you it;s not the end of the world either, I had a friend who was given a shared room and his room mate NEVER showed up!

    In the end I was offered Mary Gee (to which my heart sunk) I had heard all the horror stories about these blocks and the fact they NEVER showed them when you visit really put me off. Anyway I ended up taking it and I'm so glad I did! Ok so It's basic... but it's not unbearable and you live there for 10 months! It's kind of lonesome halls and by that I mean it's a bit of a walk to asda and the student village (Oadby) But it's like a 15min walk. It's closer to uni (20-30mins walk depending on your speed) AND Town which means a bit of a lay in in the mornings and cheaper cabs home in the evenings!

    Honestly Guys It's really not as bad as everyone says and the biggest bonus is it's the cheapest halls going! (think about that... broke students) Seriously I made some great friends living here. If anyone has any questions about halls, uni, nightlife please feel free to ask and if you want picks of my halls i'll dig some out x
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    (Original post by isitinyet?)
    In terms of the rooms, they're not as nice as JoFo, In terms of socialising they're massively better than JoFo. There are 10 to a flat in Mary Gee on three floors, so there's always someone awake/in the house. You also get people moving around from different flats in Mary Gee, it's harder to do that in JoFo as you can't just prop the doors open to the flats in Oadby. Also, I was a ticket rep in my first year and when I would travel to Oadby to sell tickets I always noticed how quiet it was in JoFo.

    If you're planning to get a bus pass and you're given Mary Gee I'd suggest don't. The bus route to campus stops at Oadby first so they're always full and won't stop at Mary Gee in the mornings. It's only a 10 minute ride of a bike.
    I was in Mary Gee for the 2008/2009 academic year. In terms of facilities it's rather basic, but, from my experience it was the most social of the halls with more of a community feel than Oadby.

    When I first found out I was in Mary Gee I was apprehensive, but in hindsight I wouldn't have changed it for anything.
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    I'm in quite a dilemma at the moment, as I had sent my accomodation preferances off with John Foster catered as my 1st choice without looking too much into the cost. Low and behold I have been allocated a premium plus ensuite at John Fosters and have 4 days to decide what I want to do, however I am reluctant to decline the offer as I don't know what will happen in terms of alternatives. Any help would be appreciated cheers!
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    (Original post by JAKE3456)
    I'm in quite a dilemma at the moment, as I had sent my accomodation preferances off with John Foster catered as my 1st choice without looking too much into the cost. Low and behold I have been allocated a premium plus ensuite at John Fosters and have 4 days to decide what I want to do, however I am reluctant to decline the offer as I don't know what will happen in terms of alternatives. Any help would be appreciated cheers!
    How much do you want the ensuite/how easily can you afford it?

    At this point I wouldn't have thought it'd be too much of a problem to decline, most rooms aren't filled and they can easily fill a JoFo self. Ring accommodation and ask.
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    (Original post by roh)
    How much do you want the ensuite/how easily can you afford it?

    At this point I wouldn't have thought it'd be too much of a problem to decline, most rooms aren't filled and they can easily fill a JoFo self. Ring accommodation and ask.
    Thank you for your help, I think my best bet is to probably call, like you said it's early days yet and they will hopefully offer me something different!
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    Which halls have the best quality for a standard single room either catered/self-catered.

    I really liked the catered accommodation at the Beaumont (on the open day yesterday) I was just wondering if they are all en suite as they wouldn't let us see any other rooms.

    Also I didn't really like Stanford halls.

    Any help thank you
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    Further to my above post, also throwing it out there that for a social atmosphere having a non en-suite room is probably the best bet. Encourages people to come out of their rooms more rather than just be isolated away.
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    (Original post by kingdoo)
    Which halls have the best quality for a standard single room either catered/self-catered.

    I really liked the catered accommodation at the Beaumont (on the open day yesterday) I was just wondering if they are all en suite as they wouldn't let us see any other rooms.

    Also I didn't really like Stanford halls.

    Any help thank you
    They're all pretty much the same, deliberately so. I suspect Digby will be the best of the self catered by the time you arrive, as it's new this September, and I think Lasdun (Stamford basially) is slightly the nicest of the catered on the inside, but Beaumont and GM houses aren't very different at all and, in Beaumont's case, vastly superior in many other ways

    Nope, the rooms you were looking at were Block 3 from what I remember of the room sheet (small one, end of the older quad?) and the bigger blocks in the quad next door (paler coloured brick, where the laundrette is if you got shown that) are all shared bathroom.
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    Hey guys, was wondering if anyone lived in the Howard house or any of the older 'done up' buildings in JoFo for their first year in halls.
    If you did, what's it like? And what are the single premium rooms like??!!

    thank you!
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    Any third years/post graduates going in to Salisbury Houses?!
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    (Original post by HappyB)
    Hey guys, was wondering if anyone lived in the Howard house or any of the older 'done up' buildings in JoFo for their first year in halls.
    If you did, what's it like? And what are the single premium rooms like??!!

    thank you!
    Mate of mine was in Howard this year. Basically a Beaumont/Lasdun/Stamford room at worst, sometimes a slightly bigger version.

    Couple of friends in the Coppice in my Fresher year, bit different to everywhere else. Kitchens like proper JoFo, rooms quite small but modern decoration and similarly modern pod bathroom.
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    Anyone looking for accomodation a classic ensuite room has become available in Filbert Village Leicester, through UNITE Leicester 96 pounds a week, 10-15 mins walk from campus. You can research on the UNITE Leicester webpage. Please PM me if you're interested as I need to get a tenant as I'm not going to Leicester anymore. Thanks!
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    If anyone knows of someone looking for accommodation a single ensuite room has become available in filbert village leicester w/ UNITELeicester £96 p/w PM me for more info. All utility bills included in the price and laundry facilities onsite.
 
 
 
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