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    (Original post by tja1)
    im at a boarding school at the moment, and here the houses seem to all have their own identities within the school, for example theres one house thats full of sporty people, another which is totally dominated by overseas students etc.. I was just wondering if the different halls at leicester has the same situation.

    Personally im very sporty and very sociable, will plan on getting out and about alot, so if anyone could give me any feedback as to where i would be best suited that would be great.

    Ill probably be looking at catered, whether its ensuite or not is fairly low on my list of importance
    Not particulary, on your accomidation form you can request to be put near/next to people with similar interests but it doesn't always work out. My friend in his small block really only has the one person that he gets on with and has any similar interests with.

    It's rather a lottery on if you do. Besides isn't it good to be around those with different interests as well? Gives you more to talk about and engage in. Can give you completely new perspectives on things.
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    I'm currently in my second year and lived in Digby last year, in Yellow block.
    I really don't think people can say 'don't live there', that's ridiculous it's one of the most sociable halls and to some extent it doesn't really matter where you live, everywhere in the OSV is a lovely environment to live in, and as long as you through yourself into freshers week you'll have a friendship network for the rest of your time there. I had the best year of my life, there's nothing wrong with Digby!
    The best way to chose is to look around for yourself, or go online and watch their video, i'm sure there is one on Youtube. I wouldn't recommend Nixon or Freemans Common.
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    I've already wrote this in another 'Leicester halls thread' but thought I'd copy and paste it here too, as no one's really mentioned Beaumont, and I think you should give it a chance

    Thought I'd give my opinion...

    Beaumont =deffs the best! I'm in old court, so in a block of about 20 people. Girls are upstairs and boys are down. Thought it would be awful and segregated but it was actually brilliant. no messy kitchen (I'm a girl ) but I'm really good mates with all the lads downstairs and we all predrink together in a middle 'social area'. So you really do get to know everyone!

    Plus, at beaumont, you get to meet people from different blocks either through the dining room, nights out (hall bar crawls!), or block parties -of which there are many!!! I think I know at least one person from every block -and are friends with their friends So I really would say beaumonts the most social I've friend's in jofo who really wish they had picked Beaumont.

    Bar -always busy unlike jo fo which I went to once and it was dead (dunno how it is all the time though). There's also a TV room, and snooker table. The bar's really cosy, and has a 'pub like' quality feel to it I think. Plus, it looks out over to the Beautanical gardens which are stunning, and great for chilling in, in the summer when you're putting off revision

    Rooms: I'm ensuite and honestly, I couldn't fault my room. Room sizes vary, the lass next door to me has a massive room! (and it isn't a disabled one) Mine's a L shape, but compared to friends at other unis, its pretty bit. Showers like a wet room, but that's never been a problem. Course, it isn't as posh as jo fo, but at the end of the day we're students. We shouldn't want posh hotel accommodation. We should want to have the best, most fun daft, social uni experience and bugger if we get it a bit messy!

    We also have cleaners, who hoover our room, clean wetrooms and help clear up all the predrinks mess =godsend!! Ours is lovely.

    Catered: food is ****. buuuut, I wouldn't change go back. if your self catered at beaumont, you live in smaller houses of 4/5 I think. and the dining room is an experience, and a good way of meeting new people/being sociable with flatmates

    Hope this all helps!!
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    Hi,

    I am an Erasmus student for the next academic year in Leicester, and I am going to apply for an accomodation on the campus.
    Could anyone advice me about the place I should chose ? As I enjoy making new friends and partying, I would like to live in a very sociable place, not only with Erasmus students, but also with English students.

    Moreover, should I apply for a catered or self-catered room ? I guess British meals are quite special, but in the other hand I dont really know how to cook, and if I live in a self catered room, will I be able to use kitchenware ?

    + I dont really understand the difference between the types of rooms : what does mean : standard/standard+/premium/premium+ single/ensuite ??

    Thx for helping me
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    (Original post by ErasmusStudent)
    Hi,

    I am an Erasmus student for the next academic year in Leicester, and I am going to apply for an accomodation on the campus. Could anyone advice me about the place I should chose ? As I enjoy making new friends and partying, I would like to live in a very sociable place, not only with Erasmus students, but also with English students.

    Moreover, should I apply for a catered or self-catered room ? I guess British meals are quite special, but in the other hand I dont really know how to cook, and if I live in a self catered room, will I be able to use kitchenware ?

    + I dont really understand the difference between the types of rooms : what does mean : standard/standard+/premium/premium+ single/ensuite ??

    Thx for helping me
    There isn't any accommodation on campus. The closest is about a 10 minute walk away which is all self catered.
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    (Original post by QI Elf)
    There isn't any accommodation on campus. The closest is about a 10 minute walk away which is all self catered.
    I may have mistaken. By "accomodation" I meant all kind of rooms for students. Actually I don't really understand that word ahah
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    (Original post by ErasmusStudent)
    I may have mistaken. By "accomodation" I meant all kind of rooms for students. Actually I don't really understand that word ahah
    Yes, but no students live on the actual campus of the university where all the lecture theatres and teaching rooms are. All the rooms where students live are a little walk away at least.

    There are two areas where the accommodation are. One is about a 10 minutes walk away but most are a 15/20 minute bus ride away in a place called Oadby. Its known as a Student Village. Here is where the catered accommodation is which really isn't all that bad (in my experience).
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    What is the difference between a standard room and a premium room ?
    And does "ensuite" means that there is a private bathroom ?
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    (Original post by moonpigpies)
    I've already wrote this in another 'Leicester halls thread' but thought I'd copy and paste it here too, as no one's really mentioned Beaumont, and I think you should give it a chance

    Thought I'd give my opinion...

    Beaumont =deffs the best! I'm in old court, so in a block of about 20 people. Girls are upstairs and boys are down. Thought it would be awful and segregated but it was actually brilliant. no messy kitchen (I'm a girl ) but I'm really good mates with all the lads downstairs and we all predrink together in a middle 'social area'. So you really do get to know everyone!

    Plus, at beaumont, you get to meet people from different blocks either through the dining room, nights out (hall bar crawls!), or block parties -of which there are many!!! I think I know at least one person from every block -and are friends with their friends So I really would say beaumonts the most social I've friend's in jofo who really wish they had picked Beaumont.

    Bar -always busy unlike jo fo which I went to once and it was dead (dunno how it is all the time though). There's also a TV room, and snooker table. The bar's really cosy, and has a 'pub like' quality feel to it I think. Plus, it looks out over to the Beautanical gardens which are stunning, and great for chilling in, in the summer when you're putting off revision

    Rooms: I'm ensuite and honestly, I couldn't fault my room. Room sizes vary, the lass next door to me has a massive room! (and it isn't a disabled one) Mine's a L shape, but compared to friends at other unis, its pretty bit. Showers like a wet room, but that's never been a problem. Course, it isn't as posh as jo fo, but at the end of the day we're students. We shouldn't want posh hotel accommodation. We should want to have the best, most fun daft, social uni experience and bugger if we get it a bit messy!

    We also have cleaners, who hoover our room, clean wetrooms and help clear up all the predrinks mess =godsend!! Ours is lovely.

    Catered: food is ****. buuuut, I wouldn't change go back. if your self catered at beaumont, you live in smaller houses of 4/5 I think. and the dining room is an experience, and a good way of meeting new people/being sociable with flatmates

    Hope this all helps!!
    Seconded. I was in Beaumont last year and it was amazing. I visited friends in all of the other places and they were no where near as nice. Which block are you in by the way?
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    (Original post by ErasmusStudent)
    What is the difference between a standard room and a premium room ?
    And does "ensuite" means that there is a private bathroom ?
    It all depends on where you are staying. In Nixon Court (old) most rooms are Premium, but they are certainly not, they are just very basic! Just their way to make more money I guess. Yes en-suite means having your own bathroom.
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    I need some advice on choosing accommodation because I live in Bulgaria and haven't visited Leicester.
    What I'm looking for in a room is:
    - for it to be self-catered (I don't want somebody else to schedule my eating)
    - a sink (I don't want to have to leave my room to brush my teeth in the morning)
    - a bathroom on the floor (a friend of mine went to a uni that shall not be named and had to go down one story to use the facilities )
    - for it to be single (I don't want to wake up anybody if I come in late or wake up early)
    - for it to be within walking distance from campus (this one is optional)

    I would really appreciate some suggestions. Thanks.
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    Hi, I've put Leicester down as my insurance choice and this morning I had an 'oh **** am I supposed to have applied for accomodation there?!' moment. So, err, yeah, if anyone can help me out with what the deal is for people who have set it as their insurance choice I'd be very grateful.
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    (Original post by vandub)
    Hi, I've put Leicester down as my insurance choice and this morning I had an 'oh **** am I supposed to have applied for accomodation there?!' moment. So, err, yeah, if anyone can help me out with what the deal is for people who have set it as their insurance choice I'd be very grateful.
    I'm fairly sure you won't be able to until you get your results and are holding an unconditional from Leicester (and so didn't get into your firm).

    As long as you do it before something like September 1st you are guarteened a room from the uni if you're a new student.
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    (Original post by SirMasterKey)
    I'm fairly sure you won't be able to until you get your results and are holding an unconditional from Leicester (and so didn't get into your firm).

    As long as you do it before something like September 1st you are guarteened a room from the uni if you're a new student.
    Ah, I kind of figured it would be like this, thanks very much.
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    (Original post by Nimlot)
    I need some advice on choosing accommodation because I live in Bulgaria and haven't visited Leicester.
    What I'm looking for in a room is:
    - for it to be self-catered (I don't want somebody else to schedule my eating)
    - a sink (I don't want to have to leave my room to brush my teeth in the morning)
    - a bathroom on the floor (a friend of mine went to a uni that shall not be named and had to go down one story to use the facilities )
    - for it to be single (I don't want to wake up anybody if I come in late or wake up early)
    - for it to be within walking distance from campus (this one is optional)

    I would really appreciate some suggestions. Thanks.
    Nixon Court and opal Court are perfect for you, both 5 minutes away from the university.
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    (Original post by Mudya)
    Nixon Court and opal Court are perfect for you, both 5 minutes away from the university.
    What about something that isn't in the Premium price range?
    It doesn't have to be en suite, as long as there is a shared bathroom not far from the room and a sink in the room I'll be just fine. That's what it was like for my brother and what I'm looking for.
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    John Fosters - Everyone wants to be there, it's really nice, but expensive. You will be hated for being in JoFo. One favourite bus chant is 'JoFo W*****s'. You will also be highly antisocial when it comes to your block, you will know people on your floor, one or two up/down, and this is the opinion of the majority of JoFo residents.
    GMS - Varies, overall very nice, a lot of community spirit, bigger floors, so you will know everyone in your floor, block varies from block to block, but really nice. Plus it has the S-Bar, which is a major plus. Everyone loves the S-Bar.
    Beaumont - The absolute bomb, love it, blocks are so friendly, everyone ends up very friendly, plus it has a bar and pool table
    Digby - You'll love the company, hate the halls
    Mary Gee - That place is the ghetto of the halls. I keep expecting to be mugged by someone :P
    Nixon - Been there once, had a banter time, if you like things more close knit and quiet, good place. ABout 6 to a space area, secluded, so you get to know those people really well

    I personally live at home, but have been to all halls, am adopted by a block , and have heard the opinion of pretty much everyone on their halls. Trust me, no matter where you end up you'll love it, because you'll make friends quickly etc. By the end of November, your hall will be the best no matter what, and everyone else will be living an inferior life. Everyone will hate JoFo, and if you live in JoFo you'll just laugh at people's lack of power showers and lack of Eastern European Cleaners.

    It's brilliant no matter what.

    What you've described sounds like you're a GMS person though.
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    (Original post by MedGenFTW)
    John Fosters - Everyone wants to be there, it's really nice, but expensive. You will be hated for being in JoFo. One favourite bus chant is 'JoFo W*****s'. You will also be highly antisocial when it comes to your block, you will know people on your floor, one or two up/down, and this is the opinion of the majority of JoFo residents.
    GMS - Varies, overall very nice, a lot of community spirit, bigger floors, so you will know everyone in your floor, block varies from block to block, but really nice. Plus it has the S-Bar, which is a major plus. Everyone loves the S-Bar.
    Beaumont - The absolute bomb, love it, blocks are so friendly, everyone ends up very friendly, plus it has a bar and pool table
    Digby - You'll love the company, hate the halls
    Mary Gee - That place is the ghetto of the halls. I keep expecting to be mugged by someone :P
    Nixon - Been there once, had a banter time, if you like things more close knit and quiet, good place. ABout 6 to a space area, secluded, so you get to know those people really well

    I personally live at home, but have been to all halls, am adopted by a block , and have heard the opinion of pretty much everyone on their halls. Trust me, no matter where you end up you'll love it, because you'll make friends quickly etc. By the end of November, your hall will be the best no matter what, and everyone else will be living an inferior life. Everyone will hate JoFo, and if you live in JoFo you'll just laugh at people's lack of power showers and lack of Eastern European Cleaners.

    It's brilliant no matter what.

    What you've described sounds like you're a GMS person though.
    Good to know, thanks.
    What are the rooms and kitchens like in each hall?
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    (Original post by MedGenFTW)
    John Fosters - Everyone wants to be there, it's really nice, but expensive. You will be hated for being in JoFo. One favourite bus chant is 'JoFo W*****s'. You will also be highly antisocial when it comes to your block, you will know people on your floor, one or two up/down, and this is the opinion of the majority of JoFo residents.
    GMS - Varies, overall very nice, a lot of community spirit, bigger floors, so you will know everyone in your floor, block varies from block to block, but really nice. Plus it has the S-Bar, which is a major plus. Everyone loves the S-Bar.
    Beaumont - The absolute bomb, love it, blocks are so friendly, everyone ends up very friendly, plus it has a bar and pool table
    Digby - You'll love the company, hate the halls
    Mary Gee - That place is the ghetto of the halls. I keep expecting to be mugged by someone :P
    Nixon - Been there once, had a banter time, if you like things more close knit and quiet, good place. ABout 6 to a space area, secluded, so you get to know those people really well

    I personally live at home, but have been to all halls, am adopted by a block , and have heard the opinion of pretty much everyone on their halls. Trust me, no matter where you end up you'll love it, because you'll make friends quickly etc. By the end of November, your hall will be the best no matter what, and everyone else will be living an inferior life. Everyone will hate JoFo, and if you live in JoFo you'll just laugh at people's lack of power showers and lack of Eastern European Cleaners.

    It's brilliant no matter what.

    What you've described sounds like you're a GMS person though.
    1. Overall all the accomodation is around the same price. I really want to know where this rumour of JoFo is more expensive has come from? Is it just because it has more of the expensiver rooms?
    2. You won't be hated. It's banter, I don't condone it but you won't be hated. Heck two of my best friends live in JoFo. I don't and don't know anyone that actively hates the people who live in JoFo.
    3. Everyone does, however anyone can go to any of the bars and noone will actually know if you are apart of that group, nor will they care, the 3 bars are in theory for different purposes. Also if it is just that you're closer to it that is only in theory. Many people from other halls are closer to S-bar than I am and I'm in GMS.
    4. All 3 bars have pool tables.
    5. It's got a bad rep to those in the rest of halls but from what I've heard of people who actually live there, they love it. I've always felt safe walking down that road.
    6. Very true.


    (Original post by Nimlot)
    I need some advice on choosing accommodation because I live in Bulgaria and haven't visited Leicester.
    What I'm looking for in a room is:
    - for it to be self-catered (I don't want somebody else to schedule my eating)
    - a sink (I don't want to have to leave my room to brush my teeth in the morning)
    - a bathroom on the floor (a friend of mine went to a uni that shall not be named and had to go down one story to use the facilities )
    - for it to be single (I don't want to wake up anybody if I come in late or wake up early)
    - for it to be within walking distance from campus (this one is optional)

    I would really appreciate some suggestions. Thanks.
    Don't chose Digby as that's all catered. I think it is a Single+ which has the sink in so look for the halls which have self-catered and Single+ (you might want to double check that though, it'll say on the accomodation website what each room has).

    I'd go for Nixon or Opal. I think in general most people have the bathroom/sink on there floor but you could end up like me being in one of the outhouses in GMS where I'm on the second floor with the only bathroom and sink(s) being on the ground floor.

    You won't really disturb anyone anyway if you come back late as long as you don't shout at the top of your voice (or if you're in a shared room).
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    (Original post by Nimlot)
    What about something that isn't in the Premium price range?
    It doesn't have to be en suite, as long as there is a shared bathroom not far from the room and a sink in the room I'll be just fine. That's what it was like for my brother and what I'm looking for.
    Old Nixon court is very cheap, its where I am staying now. It says Premium on the website, but you just get a standard single room with a wash basin and you have a shared bathroom and kitchen. New Nixon Court on the other hand is very expensive.
 
 
 
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