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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    I would choose Leicester in a heartbeat from those two!
    I posted it by accident without finishing. And why btw?
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    I posted it by accident without finishing. And why btw?
    Queen Mary doesn't have much of a reputation and it's in London, boo! Get out of their and come to Leicester! Also, you don't wanna be taking girls home every weekend to your parents house
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    Queen Mary doesn't have much of a reputation and it's in London, boo! Get out of their and come to Leicester! Also, you don't wanna be taking girls home every weekend to your parents house
    Haha, so you prioritise social life over academia. Btw how can QM not have a rep? It's going to be ranked in the top 20 unis (league table wise) in 2015, it's also a Russell Group uni.
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    Haha, so you prioritise social life over academia. Btw how can QM not have a rep? It's going to be ranked in the top 20 unis (league table wise) in 2015, it's also a Russell Group uni.
    My knowledge is restricted mostly to chemistry where it isn't really a high flyer, may be different for your topic though. Also I don't prioritise socialising... I just don't like London (or living with parents which I am doing at the moment grr!).
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    My knowledge is restricted mostly to chemistry where it isn't really a high flyer, may be different for your topic though. Also I don't prioritise socialising... I just don't like London (or living with parents which I am doing at the moment grr!).
    I know how you feel LOL it sucks so hard. I hate london too but I think that if it's going to get me a better degree then I would handle the negatives.
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    I know how you feel LOL it sucks so hard. I hate london too but I think that if it's going to get me a better degree then I would handle the negatives.
    I don't really know what to add. I've given you my opinion, I think Leicester is a great university and wouldn't choose any other over it, you may get the same feel on the open day. London is dodgy and nobody wants to live with their parents.
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    I don't really know what to add. I've given you my opinion, I think Leicester is a great university and wouldn't choose any other over it, you may get the same feel on the open day. London is dodgy and nobody wants to live with their parents.
    Maybe so. You could have developed a connection between yourself and the university but I haven't been there yet so haven't.

    But at the end of the day I wouldn't want to graduate realising that I could have had a better chance getting somewhere in life if I went to the Russell Group university.
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    Maybe so. You could have developed a connection between yourself and the university but I haven't been there yet so haven't.

    But at the end of the day I wouldn't want to graduate realising that I could have had a better chance getting somewhere in life if I went to the Russell Group university.
    I promise you it really won't make that much of a difference... But believe what you wish.
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    I promise you it really won't make that much of a difference... But believe what you wish.
    Yeah I dunno, I'm sick of this "Russell Group" crap. I'm going to a QM open day soon and a Leicester open day, I'll decide which uni I'll end up going to after visiting both universities.

    My college is really **** tbh, they never give me advice on anything regarding universities.
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    Yeah I dunno, I'm sick of this "Russell Group" crap. I'm going to a QM open day soon and a Leicester open day, I'll decide which uni I'll end up going to after visiting both universities.

    My college is really **** tbh, they never give me advice on anything regarding universities.
    Think you are looking way to into this haha. You need to visit Leicester and I'm sure you will find out then if you want to study there.

    About the Queen Mary/Leicester. Doesn't Leicester come above Queen Mary in every league table? Queen Mary is not a top 20 university. Well if you look at respected league tables such as Guardian/complete university guide. Queen Mary seems to average around the 30s while Leicester around 15.

    I didn't pick Leicester on social life, I liked the course/department on the open days and just knew I wanted to study here. The social life is a bonus. I couldn't dread to think commuting to uni from home. University isn't just about the academic side, and if you are living at home you would miss so many good times like staying in halls, meeting so many different people etc.

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    (Original post by Hart1995)
    Think you are looking way to into this haha. You need to visit Leicester and I'm sure you will find out then if you want to study there.

    About the Queen Mary/Leicester. Doesn't Leicester come above Queen Mary in every league table? Queen Mary is not a top 20 university. Well if you look at respected league tables such as Guardian/complete university guide. Queen Mary seems to average around the 30s while Leicester around 15.

    I didn't pick Leicester on social life, I liked the course/department on the open days and just knew I wanted to study here. The social life is a bonus. I couldn't dread to think commuting to uni from home. University isn't just about the academic side, and if you are living at home you would miss so many good times like staying in halls, meeting so many different people etc.

    Yeah, I guess actually visiting the two universities would be the best option right now. I think league tables aren't reliable as you could see Leicester drop to the 30's in 2 years, or, QM rising to the top 20's in 2 years.

    QM is a RG university so they usually have more links with companies, get funded more etc.. BUT living in London really sucks, there's nothing to do and it's overly busy. Living with parents is the worst, especially because they'll always be watching my back and I'll have younger siblings pee'ing me off everyday. But, isn't a slightly better future worth the agony? Who knows.. Will have to see how good the CompSci department at Leicester actually is ( Feb 15 )
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    I don't really know what to add. I've given you my opinion, I think Leicester is a great university and wouldn't choose any other over it, you may get the same feel on the open day. London is dodgy and nobody wants to live with their parents.
    you do NOT want to live with your parents :P
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    Hi everyone,
    I've looked through 20 pages on here and can't find what i'm looking for.
    Does anyone know the difference between premium ensuite and premium+ ensuite rooms? Is the '+' worth the extra 1000 a year?
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    (Original post by jacksplum)
    Hi everyone,
    I've looked through 20 pages on here and can't find what i'm looking for.
    Does anyone know the difference between premium ensuite and premium+ ensuite rooms? Is the '+' worth the extra 1000 a year?
    You just get a bigger sized bed/room. It isn't need at all.


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    Hi! Does anyone know when we are able to apply for accommodation? Really want to get JoFo but also does anyone know what the layout on the application form would be? Like would you put a list of your faves and then they get allocated? And can you specify a particular flat in JoFo?
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    Hi There Im wondering if anyone can help me out here.

    I've got an unconditional to study physics at Leicester and was invited to a visit day. Yesterday I went and it was great but I didn't get to see much of the self catered accommodation, only one room in GMS, cant remember the name of the block. It was really nice, much nicer than the catered ones that we saw at least and the kitchen was nice too.

    What I'd like to know is, in general what is the self catered accommodation at Leicester like? Where are the best places to stay etc. etc.

    If anyone could give me some info or point me in the right direction that'd be great.
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    (Original post by Eremor)
    Hi There Im wondering if anyone can help me out here.

    I've got an unconditional to study physics at Leicester and was invited to a visit day. Yesterday I went and it was great but I didn't get to see much of the self catered accommodation, only one room in GMS, cant remember the name of the block. It was really nice, much nicer than the catered ones that we saw at least and the kitchen was nice too.

    What I'd like to know is, in general what is the self catered accommodation at Leicester like? Where are the best places to stay etc. etc.

    If anyone could give me some info or point me in the right direction that'd be great.
    My friend took me on a tour of all the accommodation yesterday and from what I recall Digby and John Foster are the main self catering halls. With John foster being the newer, more luxurious of the two; the kitchen/dining space was quite big and very modern. I think Beaumont and some of the other also offer a few self catered places.

    I went yesterday with the idea that I'd go self catered but after speaking to people catered seems like the cheaper preferable option!
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    Does anyone know when we can start applying for accommodation? I've been waiting for my email for ages!
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    (Original post by Eremor)
    Hi There Im wondering if anyone can help me out here.

    I've got an unconditional to study physics at Leicester and was invited to a visit day. Yesterday I went and it was great but I didn't get to see much of the self catered accommodation, only one room in GMS, cant remember the name of the block. It was really nice, much nicer than the catered ones that we saw at least and the kitchen was nice too.

    What I'd like to know is, in general what is the self catered accommodation at Leicester like? Where are the best places to stay etc. etc.

    If anyone could give me some info or point me in the right direction that'd be great.
    It sounds like you're talking about Bowder court which is part of GMS, it's by far Leicester's nicest accommodation but also the most expensive by a long way! John Foster has some self catered in the coppice which is nice but not at new as the big modern john foster blocks and also some converted houses which again aren't as new. Digby was completely renovated last year so is actually pretty good now and as it's shared bathrooms it's a lot cheaper than somewhere like Bowder court!

    I hope this helps, and more questions then just give me a shout
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    (Original post by student_room_)
    Hi! Does anyone know when we are able to apply for accommodation? Really want to get JoFo but also does anyone know what the layout on the application form would be? Like would you put a list of your faves and then they get allocated? And can you specify a particular flat in JoFo?
    Speaking from a couple years ago, you just ranked about six places where you wanted to live on the form. I have a feeling you could request certain flat mates but not a certain flat.

    If you don't mind me asking, is there any particular reason you want a particular flat?
 
 
 
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