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    (Original post by Zeyqs)
    "i've heard Fallowfields is good but the crime rate seems to be rather bad" Could you elaborate this? I'm a prospective undergraduate student and I'm just curious.
    Well it's good for the social aspect- if you like going out and are eager to make friends then Fallowfields is probably the place to be (this is the aspect I like) it's basically just full of students. But because it's known for students the crime rate is rather high, I had a friend who lived there and said the security isn't great in some accomadation- basically if they get through one security then they can basically walk in anywhere. When I was looking for facts about the accomadation I saw that robbery was REALLY high and in freshers week a few had been raped. Saying that though, any big city you go to will have crime and it's always a possibility you may be a victim and if it's known to be studenty then it'll be probably higher (like Fallowfields)
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    (Original post by LauraRJ97)
    Well it's good for the social aspect- if you like going out and are eager to make friends then Fallowfields is probably the place to be (this is the aspect I like) it's basically just full of students. But because it's known for students the crime rate is rather high, I had a friend who lived there and said the security isn't great in some accomadation- basically if they get through one security then they can basically walk in anywhere. When I was looking for facts about the accomadation I saw that robbery was REALLY high and in freshers week a few had been raped. Saying that though, any big city you go to will have crime and it's always a possibility you may be a victim and if it's known to be studenty then it'll be probably higher (like Fallowfields)
    raped?!!! that is insane!
    high in robbery...? I've never been or witnessed robbery in my life time. Ah... Manchester is quite dangerous huh?
    To be honest, it sounded a little unusual when I heard that there are securities in each accommodation (not sure if it's per accommodation but anyhow...) but now it makes all sense I guess. I really hope that the offender was served proper justice...
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    Hey! I'm applying for acommodation too!

    I don't know which would be more suitable for me!
    I kinda want to socialise a little bit escpecially in freshers. I don't really like fallow field campus because its just so far out and the added costs of travel don't even make it appealing.

    So think I'd go with the city campus halls - I heard the other one is really quiet?
    I'm thinking Denmark Rd, Weston Halls and George Kenyon.
    Can anyone tell me what they're like?
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    (Original post by LauraRJ97)
    Well it's good for the social aspect- if you like going out and are eager to make friends then Fallowfields is probably the place to be (this is the aspect I like) it's basically just full of students. But because it's known for students the crime rate is rather high, I had a friend who lived there and said the security isn't great in some accomadation- basically if they get through one security then they can basically walk in anywhere. When I was looking for facts about the accomadation I saw that robbery was REALLY high and in freshers week a few had been raped. Saying that though, any big city you go to will have crime and it's always a possibility you may be a victim and if it's known to be studenty then it'll be probably higher (like Fallowfields)
    Can you provide any evidence that "in freshers week a few had been raped"? It's news to me.

    What your friend said about accommodation isn't true, at least in halls. The first layer of security is a large fence around the campus, CCTV and security staff. The second layer is the door into the block (swipe card or key lock). The third layer is the locked door into your flat (in self catered halls). The fourth layer is your locked bedroom door. So, the idea that once they get through one layer of security they can walk around anywhere just isn't true.

    (Original post by Zeyqs)
    raped?!!! that is insane!
    high in robbery...? I've never been or witnessed robbery in my life time. Ah... Manchester is quite dangerous huh?
    To be honest, it sounded a little unusual when I heard that there are securities in each accommodation (not sure if it's per accommodation but anyhow...) but now it makes all sense I guess. I really hope that the offender was served proper justice...
    Manchester is not particularly dangerous. It's a big city, so it's not crime free, but if you take the basic precautions that you would in any big city (e.g. Locking your front door and not walking home alone at night when you're drunk) then you will almost certainly be fine.

    I studied in Manchester for three years and I lived in Fallowfield. Despite being a petite female, I was never the victim of crime.

    (Original post by IAmYourdog)
    Hey! I'm applying for acommodation too!

    I don't know which would be more suitable for me!
    I kinda want to socialise a little bit escpecially in freshers. I don't really like fallow field campus because its just so far out and the added costs of travel don't even make it appealing.

    So think I'd go with the city campus halls - I heard the other one is really quiet?
    I'm thinking Denmark Rd, Weston Halls and George Kenyon.
    Can anyone tell me what they're like?
    Have you read the accommodation FAQ? It's stickied in this subforum.

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    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    Can you provide any evidence that "in freshers week a few had been raped"? It's news to me.

    What your friend said about accommodation isn't true, at least in halls. The first layer of security is a large fence around the campus, CCTV and security staff. The second layer is the door into the block (swipe card or key lock). The third layer is the locked door into your flat (in self catered halls). The fourth layer is your locked bedroom door. So, the idea that once they get through one layer of security they can walk around anywhere just isn't true.



    Manchester is not particularly dangerous. It's a big city, so it's not crime free, but if you take the basic precautions that you would in any big city (e.g. Locking your front door and not walking home alone at night when you're drunk) then you will almost certainly be fine.

    I studied in Manchester for three years and I lived in Fallowfield. Despite being a petite female, I was never the victim of crime.



    Have you read the accommodation FAQ? It's stickied in this subforum.

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    Yes but wanting to hear more opinions!
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    Just finished my first year at Denmark Road please reply to me if you have any questions, thanks!
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    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    Can you provide any evidence that "in freshers week a few had been raped"? It's news to me.

    What your friend said about accommodation isn't true, at least in halls. The first layer of security is a large fence around the campus, CCTV and security staff. The second layer is the door into the block (swipe card or key lock). The third layer is the locked door into your flat (in self catered halls). The fourth layer is your locked bedroom door. So, the idea that once they get through one layer of security they can walk around anywhere just isn't true.



    Manchester is not particularly dangerous. It's a big city, so it's not crime free, but if you take the basic precautions that you would in any big city (e.g. Locking your front door and not walking home alone at night when you're drunk) then you will almost certainly be fine.

    I studied in Manchester for three years and I lived in Fallowfield. Despite being a petite female, I was never the victim of crime.



    Have you read the accommodation FAQ? It's stickied in this subforum.

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    Yes as I said in my comment that in any big city there will be crime, it wasn't suppose to put off people from choosing Manchester but just stating fact. Also just because you haven't been a victim of crime doesn't mean others haven't being in the wrong place at the wrong time is sometimes unfortunate.
    For the robbery statistics you can see them anywhere and by searching Fallowfields on twitter will show you many statistics also for the rape well you can read that too in multiple places but here's an article for you:
    http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....student-899645
    http://manchester.tab.co.uk/2014/12/...d-fallowfield/
    Again i'm not trying to '**** off' Fallowfields it's just common knowledge crime is high because of the fact it's known to be studenty so don't feel so defensive about it.
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    Denmark Road is my first choice but I'm worried I won't get a place as it's the pretty much the only modern accommodation on offer in the City Campus - it must be so oversubscribed?! My grandparents once lived on Denmark Road too, in a Victorian terrace that's since been knocked down. It'd mean so much for sentimental reasons
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    (Original post by Zeyqs)
    "i've heard Fallowfields is good but the crime rate seems to be rather bad" Could you elaborate this? I'm a prospective undergraduate student and I'm just curious.
    There's been lots of rapes and stuff
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    (Original post by laura0)
    Denmark Road is my first choice but I'm worried I won't get a place as it's the pretty much the only modern accommodation on offer in the City Campus - it must be so oversubscribed?! My grandparents once lived on Denmark Road too, in a Victorian terrace that's since been knocked down. It'd mean so much for sentimental reasons
    When did you reply and what were your other choices?
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    (Original post by PearJosh)
    When did you reply and what were your other choices?
    In March, other choices are Weston hall and Victoria hall


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    Got my room allocated through UoM
    Anyone else?
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    (Original post by TheMysteryMan)
    Got my room allocated through UoM
    Anyone else?
    Lucky you, was your offer unconditional/deferred?
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    (Original post by PearJosh)
    Lucky you, was your offer unconditional/deferred?
    Unconditional
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    Just been offered a place at denmark road. What is the social/student life like here? Would you have preferred to be at fallowfield what are the attractions of denmark road compared to fallowfield.
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    (Original post by ellen0305)
    Just been offered a place at denmark road. What is the social/student life like here? Would you have preferred to be at fallowfield what are the attractions of denmark road compared to fallowfield.
    I'm currently living at Denmark Road and rebooked for next year, the social life and student life is good! Especially having flat mates from different universities. We have two private groups on Facebook where everyone posts nights out or flat parties.
    Majority of the time everyone hangs out in the social area then go out with flat mates. Your close to a few bars and a taxi to the main clubs.

    You won't miss out on the fallowfield parties as you'll probably have flat mates with friends living in houses.
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    (Original post by JessIK1995)
    I'm currently living at Denmark Road and rebooked for next year, the social life and student life is good! Especially having flat mates from different universities. We have two private groups on Facebook where everyone posts nights out or flat parties.
    Majority of the time everyone hangs out in the social area then go out with flat mates. Your close to a few bars and a taxi to the main clubs.

    You won't miss out on the fallowfield parties as you'll probably have flat mates with friends living in houses.
    What percentage would you say are from UoM that stay at Denmark Road. Also the percentage of Internationals staying there ? Thanks
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    (Original post by PearJosh)
    What percentage would you say are from UoM that stay at Denmark Road. Also the percentage of Internationals staying there ? Thanks
    By far the majority of students are UoM as there are two blocks owned by them however some flats are UoM then mixed with MMU and Salford students. I'm not too sure about international there is a few around.

    In my flat presently we have 2 UoM students, 1 international and 3 MMU
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    Hi, just got my place at Uni of Manchester and have been offered my first choice accommodation (Denmark Road) anybody else?
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    (Original post by JessIK1995)
    By far the majority of students are UoM as there are two blocks owned by them however some flats are UoM then mixed with MMU and Salford students. I'm not too sure about international there is a few around.

    In my flat presently we have 2 UoM students, 1 international and 3 MMU
    It's worth noting that if you applied through the university, you'll only have other UoM students in your flat. It's only people who applied directly through Sanctuary Students that might be mixed with students from other universities.
 
 
 
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