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    OK so I got a room in Wistow. Floor 1 Room 23. It's in GMS and, well, not exactly the one I wanted, but anyway=_=
    Actually I haven't seen anybody posting about it yet, so I am wondering who would be my neighbors this year.
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    I've been allocated my accommodation in 'Beaumont Gate House' can anyone tell me what this place is all about? I can't seem to find any records of it online anywhere!
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    (Original post by polkadotdinosaur)
    I've been allocated my accommodation in 'Beaumont Gate House' can anyone tell me what this place is all about? I can't seem to find any records of it online anywhere!
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    I don't know a lot about it. I am pretty sure it is a female only house inside Beaumont. It is also self-catered. I think there is only a couple of girls who live there but my friend who lived there loved it. Sorry i couldn't be of any more help.
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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.
    Oh that's cool, I'd much rather experience a great social life than a nicer room! I was thinking of giving the bus pass a miss, then I can save on that and a gym subscription and just walk everywhere!
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    (Original post by Hunter_scfc)
    I don't know a lot about it. I am pretty sure it is a female only house inside Beaumont. It is also self-catered. I think there is only a couple of girls who live there but my friend who lived there loved it. Sorry i couldn't be of any more help.
    Thanks for the reply. I'm sure it will be fine regardless of what it's like.
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    Bus passes....

    Anyone have advice on whether we should get one or not? I have an uncond offer to study medical genetics at Leicester, was wondering would it be worth getting a yearly bus pass or those termly ones? I know it is about 40mins from the accomodation site. The course that I will be doing would the usage of the pass be worth the money??

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    (Original post by Megatron94)
    Bus passes....

    Anyone have advice on whether we should get one or not? I have an uncond offer to study medical genetics at Leicester, was wondering would it be worth getting a yearly bus pass or those termly ones? I know it is about 40mins from the accomodation site. The course that I will be doing would the usage of the pass be worth the money??

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    I didn't have one as i felt the money could go elsewhere. I walked into University (30 minutes which was a nice and simple walk) and biked (10 minutes). I think with your course it wouldn't make sense to walk in, as you would have so many hours. I reckon biking would be the best option for you as it is quicker than the bus, cheaper, good workout, and you don't have to worry about being late due to the bus.

    Hope this helps.
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    (Original post by Megatron94)
    Bus passes....

    Anyone have advice on whether we should get one or not? I have an uncond offer to study medical genetics at Leicester, was wondering would it be worth getting a yearly bus pass or those termly ones? I know it is about 40mins from the accomodation site. The course that I will be doing would the usage of the pass be worth the money??

    Thanks!
    It seems a bit expensive (last year it was £350 for the year) but in the end i felt it was worth it, especially in the rain and cold and you don't want to walk. You'll have loads of hours and it'll be handy going to and from and if you have to carry lots of work and books it's a lot easier, also almost everyone you know will be getting the bus so it may be less lonely. The bus can be slow for 9ams but i still think it's better, as well if you need to go to town, or get a job, or play for a sports team it can come in handy. If you do get one and don't live in Jofo walk to Jofo to get the bus (especially in the morning as it's to busy to stop at the gms stop. You'll have to get the 10 past or 20 past 8 bus to make it to a 9am and definitely not be late. Hope it helps.
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    (Original post by Emily.Hart)
    It seems a bit expensive (last year it was £350 for the year) but in the end i felt it was worth it, especially in the rain and cold and you don't want to walk. You'll have loads of hours and it'll be handy going to and from and if you have to carry lots of work and books it's a lot easier, also almost everyone you know will be getting the bus so it may be less lonely. The bus can be slow for 9ams but i still think it's better, as well if you need to go to town, or get a job, or play for a sports team it can come in handy. If you do get one and don't live in Jofo walk to Jofo to get the bus (especially in the morning as it's to busy to stop at the gms stop. You'll have to get the 10 past or 20 past 8 bus to make it to a 9am and definitely not be late. Hope it helps.
    Btw nice second name, dont find many with the same and if it was 350 last year do you reckon it will go up for next year? Its sooo expensive as it is!

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    Anyone living at Code apartments?
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    when do we start getting our accommodation? I've just been accepted by leicester
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    (Original post by Zulu_Mambulu)
    when do we start getting our accommodation? I've just been accepted by leicester
    you have to apply for your accommodation. its pretty simple. just make sure you look at all that is available. I'm a post grad and chose Nixon Court. It depends on what you prefer. All the information is on the Accommodation page. Best of luck to you and congratulations.
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    Hey guys, you've probably been inundated with offers of help but this is just my two cents! I'm now a second year studying English and I was in GMS last year, if any of you want any advice or are confused about anything just shout and congratulations to you all!
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    Hi guys, just been going through adjustment and I've received an offer to study Law (LLB) at Leicester - So confused right now! I originally planned on studying law at Westminster, but now, things have changed. Am still kinda shocked.
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    (Original post by Luke070)
    Hi guys, just been going through adjustment and I've received an offer to study Law (LLB) at Leicester - So confused right now! I originally planned on studying law at Westminster, but now, things have changed. Am still kinda shocked.
    That's awesome congratulations! Are you pleased?
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    (Original post by cherrybombbb)
    That's awesome congratulations! Are you pleased?
    Very pleased, although, I would be coming all the way from the south coast, so it's a lot to consider. I also just received a place at Surrey, this is crazy!

    Edit: sorry, typing really fast haha
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    (Original post by Luke070)
    Very please, although, I would be coming all the way from the south coast, so it's a lot to consider. I also just received a place at Surrey, this is crazy!
    Well done! Yeah that's understandable, I do English myself but my boyfriend and a lot of my friends study Law and they all really enjoy it and have made some really good friends through the course. Good luck with whatever you decide, let me know if you want any information about Leicester that could inform your decision!
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    (Original post by cherrybombbb)
    Well done! Yeah that's understandable, I do English myself but my boyfriend and a lot of my friends study Law and they all really enjoy it and have made some really good friends through the course. Good luck with whatever you decide, let me know if you want any information about Leicester that could inform your decision!
    Thanks! I do have a question or two actually. How is nightlife in Leicester? Also, what is accommodation like? I was told over the phone that I was guaranteed a place at the accommodation, I would really be looking at getting an en-suite room with a shared kitchen - would this be possible?
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    (Original post by Luke070)
    Thanks! I do have a question or two actually. How is nightlife in Leicester? Also, what is accommodation like? I was told over the phone that I was guaranteed a place at the accommodation, I would really be looking at getting an en-suite room with a shared kitchen - would this be possible?
    Nightlife is actually a lot better (in my opinion) than a lot of people think- there's somewhere to go out every night of the week if you fancy it, plus absolutely loads of bars. There's also a lot of clubs and live music venues etc that are a bit less well known if you're more into alternative stuff- theres a 'Not Your Average Bar Crawl' run once or twice a year that goes to all the smaller stranger bars and clubs in the city and it's a really good night out. Considering Leicester isn't huge if you know where to look you'd definitely be surprised at how decent the nightlife is! Obviously if you're coming from a huge city it'll be more of an adjustment but I go out a lot hahaha and I have no complaints. It helps that there's DMU as well as Leicester so there's a whole other union to go to and all the places over on DMU's side of Leicester if you want to try something different.

    The accommodation is largely good, especially in GMS and Beaumont, which are both large and really social (though obviously a lot of this depends on who you end up living with). I was catered (one downside to Leicester is that it has more catered accommodation than self-catered) even though I didn't want to be, but ended up being really happy with my block. In terms of en-suite self catered, if you have a decent loan/financial support you might want to look into a room in Bowder Court- these are 8 blocks in GMS that have been done up recently, they're lovely inside and everyone I know who lived there had a really good time there! Otherwise you might be good looking at John Foster, from memory I think they have a lot of en-suite rooms and are very posh inside!
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    (Original post by cherrybombbb)
    Nightlife is actually a lot better (in my opinion) than a lot of people think- there's somewhere to go out every night of the week if you fancy it, plus absolutely loads of bars. There's also a lot of clubs and live music venues etc that are a bit less well known if you're more into alternative stuff- theres a 'Not Your Average Bar Crawl' run once or twice a year that goes to all the smaller stranger bars and clubs in the city and it's a really good night out. Considering Leicester isn't huge if you know where to look you'd definitely be surprised at how decent the nightlife is! Obviously if you're coming from a huge city it'll be more of an adjustment but I go out a lot hahaha and I have no complaints. It helps that there's DMU as well as Leicester so there's a whole other union to go to and all the places over on DMU's side of Leicester if you want to try something different.

    The accommodation is largely good, especially in GMS and Beaumont, which are both large and really social (though obviously a lot of this depends on who you end up living with). I was catered (one downside to Leicester is that it has more catered accommodation than self-catered) even though I didn't want to be, but ended up being really happy with my block. In terms of en-suite self catered, if you have a decent loan/financial support you might want to look into a room in Bowder Court- these are 8 blocks in GMS that have been done up recently, they're lovely inside and everyone I know who lived there had a really good time there! Otherwise you might be good looking at John Foster, from memory I think they have a lot of en-suite rooms and are very posh inside!
    Great, thanks for all of the information. Initially, I was set on going to London so I was curious to see how different they are in terms of nightlife etc. I need to make a decision before 9:00am tomorrow, but will probably decide in the next few hours.
 
 
 
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