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    Norwood House
    12.24%
    Eastwood
    14.29%
    Westwood
    8.16%
    Polden Court
    7.48%
    Brendon Court
    0.68%
    Marlborough/Solsbury Court
    40.14%
    Woodland Court
    11.56%
    Osborne House
    2.04%
    John Wood
    2.72%
    Carpenter
    0.68%

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    (Original post by eggfriedrice)
    Surprising how so many people are applying for woodland court/Marlborough/solsbury xD is everyone made of money!? Haha.
    No but the fact that I don't drink and my mum's going to force home made food on me should save enough for me to live in woodland. Also I'm rather particular about my bathrooms.
    Also, you're talking about a highly ranked university that isn't in/on the edge of a major urban area. It's obviously going to have large numbers of Middle class/International students.
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    (Original post by Student-95)
    Isn't it kind of like a lottery anyway seeing as the "first come first serve" comes into effect once your offer becomes an unconditional firm. Unless I'm mistaken, it will be based on when they receive your summer results as opposed to how quickly you applied today. As long as you apply before the accommodation gets removed then you're in the same boat as everyone else applying there. (Except ones who already have an unconditional offer)
    Meet your offer and it becomes far less of a lottery!. It only becomes unconditional firm afterwards if you didn't meet your offer but after consideration(seeing if they could get better candidates) they decided you were still good enough to take!
    Or if it's your insurance.
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    (Original post by Rainingshame)
    No but the fact that I don't drink and my mum's going to force home made food on me should save enough for me to live in woodland. Also I'm rather particular about my bathrooms.
    Also, you're talking about a highly ranked university that isn't in/on the edge of a major urban area. It's obviously going to have large numbers of Middle class/International students.
    Even if you're not struggling with money, everyone is going to leave university head deep in debt, so tbh I could afford to live an extra year in luxury but I'd rather be just that much more relaxed about doing my best to keep my debt minimal ^^; but I guess each to their own.
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    Is anyone applying to Polden court? It seems nice but strangely unpopular, reasons?
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    (Original post by eggfriedrice)
    Even if you're not struggling with money, everyone is going to leave university head deep in debt, so tbh I could afford to live an extra year in luxury but I'd rather be just that much more relaxed about doing my best to keep my debt minimal ^^; but I guess each to their own.
    Makes me sound spoilt but my mum's also paying for accommodation.. If westwood was en suite I'd go there so it's not a matter of luxury more that I don't really like sharing my room and until I know people my bathroom (might get someone who's disgusting).
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    (Original post by Student-95)
    Isn't it kind of like a lottery anyway seeing as the "first come first serve" comes into effect once your offer becomes an unconditional firm. Unless I'm mistaken, it will be based on when they receive your summer results as opposed to how quickly you applied today. As long as you apply before the accommodation gets removed then you're in the same boat as everyone else applying there. (Except ones who already have an unconditional offer)
    True. I've asked the Accommodation Office and received the same answer
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    (Original post by jrios)
    Is anyone applying to Polden court? It seems nice but strangely unpopular, reasons?
    doesn't Polden have catering credit? If so, that's probably why
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    (Original post by Student-95)
    Isn't it kind of like a lottery anyway seeing as the "first come first serve" comes into effect once your offer becomes an unconditional firm. Unless I'm mistaken, it will be based on when they receive your summer results as opposed to how quickly you applied today. As long as you apply before the accommodation gets removed then you're in the same boat as everyone else applying there. (Except ones who already have an unconditional offer)
    (Original post by btthao)
    True. I've asked the Accommodation Office and received the same answer
    My understanding from replies from present students is they remove it when it crosses a certain % above full. Above full to account for students who won't make their conditional offer. So if you get your application in on the first day and achieve your conditional offer you should get your first choice. It's if you don't get admitted straight and are let in later below your condition or get in on insurance that you could get shifted around.

    Any seniors who know different pls correct me.
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    (Original post by HPAG)
    My understanding from replies from present students is they remove it when it crosses a certain % above full. Above full to account for students who won't make their conditional offer. So if you get your application in on the first day and achieve your conditional offer you should get your first choice. It's if you don't get admitted straight and are let in later below your condition or get in on insurance that you could get shifted around.

    Any seniors who know different pls correct me.
    It would depend on how many people meet their offers. If they have, say, 100 rooms and 120 people applied for accommodation and all met the entry requirements then it would become like a lottery for who gets a place.

    The first 100 people to have their results confirmed with whoever does the accommodation would get a room and the remaining 20 would have to be put elsewhere, even if one of them was the first person to apply for accommodation.

    I was talking to a guy that applied last year and he said that he applied for accommodation within 30 minutes of it being open but because they were oversubscribed he didn't get a room since other people's offer became an unconditional firm before his. (Simply from the university receiving their results sooner)
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    (Original post by Student-95)
    It would depend on how many people meet their offers. If they have, say, 100 rooms and 120 people applied for accommodation and all met the entry requirements then it would become like a lottery for who gets a place.

    The first 100 people to have their results confirmed with whoever does the accommodation would get a room and the remaining 20 would have to be put elsewhere, even if one of them was the first person to apply for accommodation.

    I was talking to a guy that applied last year and he said that he applied for accommodation within 30 minutes of it being open but because they were oversubscribed he didn't get a room since other people's offer became an unconditional firm before his. (Simply from the university receiving their results sooner)
    I would imagine if there were 100 rooms they remove those halls from the available list when they receive 120 applications if they expect about 100 too meet their conditional offer. (they do take rooms of the list) But i guess they could get it wrong and find say 105 meet their offer. In which case I guess 5 would have to be given 2nd or 3rd choice.

    Students doing IB for example get their results early but since UCAS gets A2 results and forwards it, I would imagine they would send all together as one database. So I wonder how the university would receive results of different students on different dates. Logically more students must have achieved their offer conditions than univ expected and he would have been one of the unlucky ones to not get his choice. Or possibly he didn't meet his conditions but was still taken. Which would happen a few days late.

    Lets hope all formers gets at least their second choice of accommodation. After getting your first choice of university that should be good enough.
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    Could I please ask ... What happens on results day in August re accommodation? Once you receive your results do you then have to contact the university?
    Just planning ahead
    Thanks in advance
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    How come people don't like the catered rooms?
    Also, is it advisable to live in woodland when my course's building is all the way across campus?
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    (Original post by jrios)
    How come people don't like the catered rooms?
    Also, is it advisable to live in woodland when my course's building is all the way across campus?
    Here catered means the kitchens available to you are not supposed to be suited for making meals and in catered you pay aprox 50 a week with your rent and get a debit card topped to 55 a week to eat at university outlets. Which you can do anyways for cash, but not have the effective discount, if you lived in self catered.

    That said the rooms do look good with your own little fridge in the room and Bath tub.
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    (Original post by jrios)
    How come people don't like the catered rooms?
    Also, is it advisable to live in woodland when my course's building is all the way across campus?
    Also, you have to pay £50(?) a week regardless of whether or not you eat that much. I'm sure a lot of people don't spend that much on food.
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    i still have to wait for edinburgh to get back to me before i firm bath, but, does anyone know if polden is far away from the french of politics building?
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    how many people share a communal kitchen at woodland court?
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    (Original post by jrios)
    how many people share a communal kitchen at woodland court?
    Around 16.
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    Hi guys, I've received an unconditional offer from Bath for aerospace engineering, though I haven't firmed them (still deciding between Bath and Loughborough actually), I'm looking into Bath's accommodations as I'm leaning towards them.

    Yesterday the accommodation department informed me that Marlborough/Solsbury are already taken off the list and Woodland is going fast, which means I'll probably won't be getting a room near the engineering block.

    Just wondering, how far is Polden Court from the engineering lectures and are there many undergraduates staying there? As previously said, it doesn't seem popular - maybe for the price and the catered option..

    Thanks in advance for any replies
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    (Original post by joelwong)
    Just wondering, how far is Polden Court from the engineering lectures and are there many undergraduates staying there? As previously said, it doesn't seem popular - maybe for the price and the catered option..

    Thanks in advance for any replies
    This is a 3D map of the university: http://www.bath.ac.uk/about/pdfs/CampusMapKey.pdf

    Polden Court is in the top left and the engineering departments (except chemical engineering) are on the east side. It looks like it would be quite far compared to the other accommodations but the campus isn't huge so it still wont take long to walk to lectures.

    Can't answer your other question.
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    Just got in before woodland was removed
 
 
 
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