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    I wonder if there are Ports in Portsmouth...
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    Hi

    Was just wondering do you know if the halls have radiators or storage heaters (looks like storage from pictures) and whether you can put a radiator drying rack on it. Wanted to see if I could save a bit on tumble drying! Thanks.
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    (Original post by BCMFM16)
    I wonder if there are Ports in Portsmouth...
    I saw this parked at Gunwharf yesterday..
    http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Leander_G_(yacht)
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    I was in halls and I think they may have been storage heaters, but I only used it as a radiator whenever my room got cold and didn't take long to heat up at all. I personally wouldn't use it to dry clothes on as it is a fire hazard, invest in a mini standing airer instead, Wilkinsons do some cheap ones.

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    (Original post by speedyqueen)
    I was in halls and I think they may have been storage heaters, but I only used it as a radiator whenever my room got cold and didn't take long to heat up at all. I personally wouldn't use it to dry clothes on as it is a fire hazard, invest in a mini standing airer instead, Wilkinsons do some cheap ones.

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    Thank you!
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    I got my accomadation letter for Portsmouth yesterday and I've been put in Burrel despite wanting James Watson, and I'm dreading it!Can someone please answering some questions about it?Are the rooms tiny? How many is it that share a bathroom? How many per corridor? How far is it from the main clubs? Are there many party's? What's the food like for a vegetarian, I'm seriously picky?And just tell me the general social life like is it known to be more for party's or chill?
    By socialising I mean parties, clubbing, drinking, what's that like in Burrel? And generally in Portsmouth? And how far is it to walk/cost for a taxi haha, thanks
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    (Original post by em211997)
    It depends, Nottingham is a Russell group however I don't know much about the city. I'd stay well clear of Bradford its not a great area at all.

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    Nottingham is a lovely safe city, I've lived here all my life and hoping to go Portsmouth in September. Nottingham gets a lot of bad press, but I've never had any issues and neither has any of my friends, in fact the only time I've had issues is in other cities. You obviously have to be careful as you would anywhere. The night life is amazing, there's so many clubs and bars, all so different! Even at night I feel safe, there's always so many people around so nothing's going to happen everyone's in the same position, so with Nottingham ignore the press, it's no where near as bad as people make out.
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    (Original post by Maddie_a)
    I got my accomadation letter for Portsmouth yesterday and I've been put in Burrel despite wanting James Watson, and I'm dreading it!Can someone please answering some questions about it?Are the rooms tiny? How many is it that share a bathroom? How many per corridor? How far is it from the main clubs? Are there many party's? What's the food like for a vegetarian, I'm seriously picky?And just tell me the general social life like is it known to be more for party's or chill?
    By socialising I mean parties, clubbing, drinking, what's that like in Burrel? And generally in Portsmouth? And how far is it to walk/cost for a taxi haha, thanks
    Hi Maddie. Out of interest when did you apply? I also wanted James Watson or something in guildhall and haven't heard yet. I applied 11th April.

    Also. I'm sure you'll be absolutely fine in Burrell. I've heard Rees and Burrell very sociable. You get to meet lots of people because of the communal rooms. Also if you think about it you'll be sharing bathrooms next year anyway when you move out of halls.
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    Literally the week ucas deadline was to accept your offers I was quite late! And yeah I need people to party with me! I'm hoping some will be lively enough!
    (Original post by theblues1)
    Hi Maddie. Out of interest when did you apply? I also wanted James Watson or something in guildhall and haven't heard yet. I applied 11th April.

    Also. I'm sure you'll be absolutely fine in Burrell. I've heard Rees and Burrell very sociable. You get to meet lots of people because of the communal rooms. Also if you think about it you'll be sharing bathrooms next year anyway when you move out of halls.
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    (Original post by portsmouthlaw93)
    Just finished my first year, and lived in halls. Feel free to ask any questions about the Uni, accommodation, the city in general. I know I had lots of questions when I first started that felt too silly to ask, so feel free to post questions big and small here.
    I loved Portsmouth when I visited the other day as I loved being near the seaside and city, whilst also having an amazing psychology department. But when I mentioned at college about wanting to go here I was met by comments like "it's very rough there" "you won't get halls there" "there won't be a social life in Portsmouth compared to bigger cities."

    Can you give me your views on these statements please??
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    (Original post by chloelou05)
    I loved Portsmouth when I visited the other day as I loved being near the seaside and city, whilst also having an amazing psychology department. But when I mentioned at college about wanting to go here I was met by comments like "it's very rough there" "you won't get halls there" "there won't be a social life in Portsmouth compared to bigger cities."

    Can you give me your views on these statements please??
    Pretty much everywhere has rough parts I hear this all the time too. I have a friend who is already at Portsmouth and has a great social life. On the applicant day city tour I was told Portsmouth is good for students/socialising, as was shown lots of places people go for days, nights out ect.. Although halls is first come first served as they can only accommodate 70% of students or something


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    Can anyone tell me anything about James Watson? What it's like living there? I didn't get a chance to see it on an open day... I've been offered a room in Block D
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    Literally the week ucas deadline was to accept your offers I was quite late! And yeah I need people to party with me! I'm hoping some will be lively enough!
    (Original post by theblues1)
    Hi Maddie. Out of interest when did you apply? I also wanted James Watson or something in guildhall and haven't heard yet. I applied 11th April.

    Also. I'm sure you'll be absolutely fine in Burrell. I've heard Rees and Burrell very sociable. You get to meet lots of people because of the communal rooms. Also if you think about it you'll be sharing bathrooms next year anyway when you move out of halls.
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    Hi, can you give me some insight on how it is like to live at Bateson Hall? I've been allocated there and I'm curious

    I could only visit Harry Law, Trafalgar and JW on the Open Day, is Bateson similar to Harry Law?
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    (Original post by chloelou05)
    I loved Portsmouth when I visited the other day as I loved being near the seaside and city, whilst also having an amazing psychology department. But when I mentioned at college about wanting to go here I was met by comments like "it's very rough there" "you won't get halls there" "there won't be a social life in Portsmouth compared to bigger cities."

    Can you give me your views on these statements please??
    I graduated yesterday and, after having spent three years at Portsmouth, I am going back to do my MSc. Most cities have rough areas but I have never had a problem with these in Portsmouth. One of my friends parked her car in a so-called dodgy area on a daily basis. The most that happened was parking tickets (she forgets to top up the meter). Whilst completing my dissertation, I often had a very late night library session and would walk back to my car at ridiculous a.m. and then drive home. Not once did I feel in anyway threatened.

    You shouldn't have any problems with a social life as there is lots to do. There are nightclubs, pubs, music venues etc. if that's your bag. If you like sports then there are lots of options to do that either via the university AU or in Portsmouth generally. If more cultural pursuits are your thing then there are museums, concerts at Guildhall and other places, AmDram groups, the historic dockyard etc.

    There is basically something for everyone and you are practically guaranteed to find people who are in to the same stuff as you. Added to this, all the stuff that you can do is nicely tempered by having the beach and all that brings with it on your doorstep. There is something really satisfying about going to the fun fair at Clarence pier when you have a gap between lectures.
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    (Original post by KarynStew)
    Can anyone tell me anything about James Watson? What it's like living there? I didn't get a chance to see it on an open day... I've been offered a room in Block D
    Hey, my ex bf was in D block of Watson last year so I spent a fair bit of time there, it seems like quite a good social place, plenty of pre drink sessions went on however they did put in place a visitor rule/ban when things got messy.
    Pretty sure block D means there will be 6 to a flat (other blocks are different), the kitchen space is good and cleaners come in every so often.
    If you like clubbing then Watson is in perfect location as it is literally opposite the clubs however it may get lively/noisy.
    A downside is the frequent setting off of the fire alarms at 3 in the morning due to people making late night toast or whatever haha, alarm was also tested every Wednesday morning.
    Watson is close to some main uni buildings, train station and commercial road where you'll find all the shops.
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    (Original post by portsmouthlaw93)
    Just finished my first year, and lived in halls. Feel free to ask any questions about the Uni, accommodation, the city in general. I know I had lots of questions when I first started that felt too silly to ask, so feel free to post questions big and small here.
    Where do you do your washing? Im very scared of socialising so is it in a room with other people
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    What is it like sharing a kitchen or bathroom, i am very scared of socialising with people and would prefer to keep to myself so are there a lot of people around all of the time?
    Are the rooms nice?
    Do your roomates tend to be messy?
    Are there any bad things about staying in halls
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    could you please advise if there is any private accommodation nearby the University like flat for single occupancy (land flat)
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    (Original post by portsmouthlaw93)
    Just finished my first year, and lived in halls. Feel free to ask any questions about the Uni, accommodation, the city in general. I know I had lots of questions when I first started that felt too silly to ask, so feel free to post questions big and small here.
    What halls did you live in? Were they good? Is it best to live on campus or in langstone?
 
 
 
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