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    I have been made an offer to read law and i'm very flattered.
    I have just looked at the accomodation prices and it is madness. I really want to stay on the university park campus for several reasons. But i have seen that none of the self catering residences are at university park but the closest is about a mile away. Does anyone know what it's like staying off campus but in self-catering, do you still get that great university campus atmosphere?
    Prices on campus for a single study room start at about £96 for 31 weeks rental period which is just below 3 grand a year. I cannot blow my whole loan on accom.
    What do you guys think and where do you think you'll be staying.

    then again, i guess the self catering will be full of state school students like myslef which shouldn't be so bad.

    all comments welcome
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    Hi

    I stayed in Rutland Hall in 1st year - catered, on University Park

    and Raleigh Park, self catering in 2nd year. Self catering worked out a lot more expensive as you have to pay for more weeks per year, and then obviously have food on top.

    Nope, self catering is not full of state school people - there's a complete mix, although it probably does attract more international students.

    There's a hopper bus between the sites, so getting from RP to main campus isn't a problem... The flats and houses here are also new (much better than broadgate self catering flats).

    There's definately a good atmosphere at RP.. it has it's own bar now, and JCR just like the other halls. You perhaps have to make slightly more of an effort.

    any more questions, feel free to ask
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    Congrats on your offer by the way!!!!
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    (Original post by joyabbott)
    Hi

    I stayed in Rutland Hall in 1st year - catered, on University Park

    and Raleigh Park, self catering in 2nd year. Self catering worked out a lot more expensive as you have to pay for more weeks per year, and then obviously have food on top.

    Nope, self catering is not full of state school people - there's a complete mix, although it probably does attract more international students.

    There's a hopper bus between the sites, so getting from RP to main campus isn't a problem... The flats and houses here are also new (much better than broadgate self catering flats).

    There's definately a good atmosphere at RP.. it has it's own bar now, and JCR just like the other halls. You perhaps have to make slightly more of an effort.

    any more questions, feel free to ask

    So would you say that i should opt for the halls in first year.
    But i can't imagine people from average earning families like me staying in halls which take up most if not all of the student loan.
    What do you think?
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    Can anyone say which hall is the best, i too am state educated but i like a good mix of people.
    I prefer a hall quite close (maybe not next door) to the economics faculty.
    Anyone have any ideas.

    (Original post by JohnnieCochran)
    So would you say that i should opt for the halls in first year.
    But i can't imagine people from average earning families like me staying in halls which take up most if not all of the student loan.
    What do you think?
    most people here are just from average earning families, if you are worried about money then why not live in a shared bedroom, think they work out at £80 or so a week incl food and bills, i really would opt for halls in the first year as the jubilee or rp people simply do not get the same experience, self-catered is also usually taken up by all the overseas students

    however get your accomodation in asap really, they dont send the stuff out tilll may-ish i think but there's been so many mix ups, i know loads of people in self-catering even when notts was their first choice whilst people from clearing got places on campus

    there is no *best* hall really, everyone hates rutland so try to avoid them, hu stu is called the 'posh'/'party' halls and has some of the nicest and skankiest accom

    best bars imo: lincoln(because its *mine* and is lovely)/hu stu-cheapness, derby, cavendish and florence boot(even though on the whole are seen as a bunch of t*****s really-hugh generalisation!)

    cav has the most en suite bedrooms, hu stu has shared bathrooms whilst nightingale is apparently an old hotel and has a lift

    for the econ guy cripps, hu stu, lenton, lincoln and derby are nearest but from almost anywhere on campus the walk isnt too bad

    for self-catered you could also look at broadgate -is a 2min walk from campus and is basically a hall but isnt quite the same and the atmosphere isnt great
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    I'm just from an average family, and would say there isn't much difference in cost overall between catered and non-catered. I'd go for halls if poss. As for which hall, you don't get a choice - you're just allocated one. There's a complete mix of state-private in all the halls.
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    (Original post by joyabbott)
    I'm just from an average family, and would say there isn't much difference in cost overall between catered and non-catered. I'd go for halls if poss. As for which hall, you don't get a choice - you're just allocated one. There's a complete mix of state-private in all the halls.
    If you are worried about money, listen to my scam:

    1) Max out all student loans.
    2) Put them in 5 Year high interest rate account
    3) Work part time in weekends, to pay for stuff
    4) at end of uni, you have a nice amount of money at the end, of which you pay out the loan and have about £1000 at the end for free.
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    i got an offer 3 days from nottingham to study management and i know jubilee campus is where the business school is

    but i checked the accomodation which was the jubilee campus halls, and i really dont want catered, paying £115 a week and not even having an internet connection in my room.

    i was wondering what other accomodation options i have that are relatively close to the jubilee campus business school

    if you dont know, thats fine. thanks for reading this anyway
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    Thanks for all the information, really appreciated.
    Do you they normally give a tour of the halls during open days?


    Yeh i think halls sounds a lot better, hopefully i won't run into debt and have to leave uni!!!!!!!!!! :eek:
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    (Original post by JohnnieCochran)
    Thanks for all the information, really appreciated.
    Do you they normally give a tour of the halls during open days?


    Yeh i think halls sounds a lot better, hopefully i won't run into debt and have to leave uni!!!!!!!!!! :eek:
    You should get a letter from notts soon inviting you to an open day, and there it says they will give you a tour including accomodation. However, i doubt they'd have time to let you see evrything.
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    (Original post by 2776)
    If you are worried about money, listen to my scam:

    1) Max out all student loans.
    2) Put them in 5 Year high interest rate account
    3) Work part time in weekends, to pay for stuff
    4) at end of uni, you have a nice amount of money at the end, of which you pay out the loan and have about £1000 at the end for free.
    Your theory is crap! How on earth are you gonna pay for your acomodation for a start? Earning 30 quid from working on a saturday isnt gonna pay your whole weeks budget (at least 100 quid a week) ... have you thought this through?
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    (Original post by JohnnieCochran)
    I have been made an offer to read law and i'm very flattered.
    I have just looked at the accomodation prices and it is madness. I really want to stay on the university park campus for several reasons. But i have seen that none of the self catering residences are at university park but the closest is about a mile away. Does anyone know what it's like staying off campus but in self-catering, do you still get that great university campus atmosphere?
    Prices on campus for a single study room start at about £96 for 31 weeks rental period which is just below 3 grand a year. I cannot blow my whole loan on accom.
    What do you guys think and where do you think you'll be staying.

    then again, i guess the self catering will be full of state school students like myslef which shouldn't be so bad.

    all comments welcome
    Ive applied law at Nottingham too ... but I havnt got anything yet! Does that mean im rejected? lol A|rgh Im worried now I really wanted to go there!
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    (Original post by *dave*)
    Your theory is crap! How on earth are you gonna pay for your acomodation for a start? Earning 30 quid from working on a saturday isnt gonna pay your whole weeks budget (at least 100 quid a week) ... have you thought this through?
    Cool it dude. And no I havnt thought it through. Am I that stupid? It may be because in medicine you can gewt a hefty sponsorship with the NHS so you might not need to touch teh student loan at all, especially with a bit of grafting on Saturday/Sunday. And not spending too much money on beer.

    (Original post by Streetwize)
    to joyabbot

    i got an offer 3 days from nottingham to study management and i know jubilee campus is where the business school is

    but i checked the accomodation which was the jubilee campus halls, and i really dont want catered, paying £115 a week and not even having an internet connection in my room.

    i was wondering what other accomodation options i have that are relatively close to the jubilee campus business school

    if you dont know, thats fine. thanks for reading this anyway
    i thought there are self-catered at jubilee as well? otherwise your other option would perhaps be to live in a house in dunkirk i guess, jubilee is like a 10/20 min walk from main campus and lenton is probably too far, i dont know how you would go about getting housemates and things like that though

    my room is £94 a week catered, were you looking at the en-suite ones?

    (Original post by 2776)
    Cool it dude. And no I havnt thought it through. Am I that stupid? It may be because in medicine you can gewt a hefty sponsorship with the NHS so you might not need to touch teh student loan at all, especially with a bit of grafting on Saturday/Sunday. And not spending too much money on beer.
    honestly mate i can't think of any degree other than maths which would give you enough free time to work that much on a weekend, everything else you'll be doing coursework etc

    if you are looking at notts my loan i think comes to almost exactly the cost of accomodation and fees, everything else is savings/parents/overdraft
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    (Original post by rah)
    i thought there are self-catered at jubilee as well? otherwise your other option would perhaps be to live in a house in dunkirk i guess, jubilee is like a 10/20 min walk from main campus and lenton is probably too far, i dont know how you would go about getting housemates and things like that though

    my room is £94 a week catered, were you looking at the en-suite ones?
    yeah im looking at en-suite. i'd seriously prefer en-suite

    i was looking at the accomadation website and i just saw Jubilee is situated in Lenton as well as Raleigh Park and University Campus

    how close are these 2 from the business school? espec, raleigh park because thats self-catering

    thanks again
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    (Original post by rah)
    most people here are just from average earning families, if you are worried about money then why not live in a shared bedroom, think they work out at £80 or so a week incl food and bills, i really would opt for halls in the first year as the jubilee or rp people simply do not get the same experience, self-catered is also usually taken up by all the overseas students

    however get your accomodation in asap really, they dont send the stuff out tilll may-ish i think but there's been so many mix ups, i know loads of people in self-catering even when notts was their first choice whilst people from clearing got places on campus

    there is no *best* hall really, everyone hates rutland so try to avoid them, hu stu is called the 'posh'/'party' halls and has some of the nicest and skankiest accom

    best bars imo: lincoln(because its *mine* and is lovely)/hu stu-cheapness, derby, cavendish and florence boot(even though on the whole are seen as a bunch of t*****s really-hugh generalisation!)


    Thanks for the info. I'm no too sure about shared accomodation, i feel there is a stigma attached to it.
    Suppose i get a lone of about £3500, save £1500 over summer(going to ayia napa!!), that'll leave me with say probably £4500 (shooping spree before uni i.e. clothes, mind you thats probably not enough). I'll be left with say about £1500 after rent payments.hmm then split that by thre for each term and ive got about £500 (lol i'll proably spend loads on books).
    OH WHAT THE HELL... its nottingham i good job in the city should come by and pay for this..shouldn't it?

    cav has the most en suite bedrooms, hu stu has shared bathrooms whilst nightingale is apparently an old hotel and has a lift

    for the econ guy cripps, hu stu, lenton, lincoln and derby are nearest but from almost anywhere on campus the walk isnt too bad

    for self-catered you could also look at broadgate -is a 2min walk from campus and is basically a hall but isnt quite the same and the atmosphere isnt great
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    Right,

    Medicine - nope, get no help NHS wise and absolutely no chance of working at weekends as need to study.

    If you're on Jubilee, the halls there are great - They;re really nice - brand new, ensuite, food included, hopper bus to main campus, own bars, internet access etc. I think all the accommo has network access now... can't remember how much is it, but about £60 ish for unlimited internet access for the year.

    If you want self catering and are going to be studying at Jubilee, Raleigh Park is your best bet -which is where I was last year. RP is 5 mins walk from Jubilee.

    To be honest, the accommodation you get to a certain extent is "pot luck". I received an offer before xmas, completed my form ASAP and returned it, and still ended up with my 3rd choice. In the end it worked out well, and you get used to sharing a bathroom etc (and I'm spoilt at home as I have my own!).

    Most 2nd years and above live in Lenton or Dunkirk... I live in Dunkirk, practically 2 mins walk from the medschool.

    On open days, can generally look around the accommodation. There's no 'official' tours as such, but just turn up, and you'll have no problems finding someone to show you around.

    Sorry if I haven't answered anyone's questions. Feel free to ask again... or email me at [email protected] and I'll try my best to help out.

    If you haven't heard from Notts yet, don't worry, there's plenty of time (after all, isn't it only just the UCAS deadline for most subjects????)

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    (Original post by Streetwize)
    yeah im looking at en-suite. i'd seriously prefer en-suite

    i was looking at the accomadation website and i just saw Jubilee is situated in Lenton as well as Raleigh Park and University Campus

    how close are these 2 from the business school? espec, raleigh park because thats self-catering

    thanks again
    Is the en-suite really worth the extra 500 pounds per annum on top?
 
 
 
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