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    Anyone going? Or anybody be able to give me an insight into what the accomodation is like? How far it is from everything? What the social life is like around those areas?

    Thnks! 'taya
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    I stayed at DB last year, social life a lil crap..the one social event the halls organised was cancelled. I don't know if its the same for other halls but you have to sit through a three hour fire seminar in your first week that seriously cuts into your evening...starts around 7pm if you don't go you have to pay a fine and then still go to another one. I know it's safety but THREE HOURS AT THAT TIME?!

    The rooms are nice, if your in a corner flat you could end up with a tiny room (i did) an average standard room or the absolutely massive room(with a huge bathroom)! Other flats all have standard rooms with standard bathrooms (can't rlly fit a bath mat in) You get loadsa storage, 2 massive under bed draws, chest of draws under your desk, bedside cabinet, wall shelves above your desk and a split wardrobe with shelving and hanging space. Beds are quite comfy too, curtains make you think its middle of the night even in the middle of the day...industrial strength lol.

    The communal rooms are quite big, with a TV socket, full size fridge and freezer, but a rather manky cooker that you will NEVER get clean no matter how hard you try! And beware of the white goods have a habit of exploding....

    The outside is rlly nice in the summer, lotsa grass, picnic benches, bbq's and a football/basketball court.

    Security very tight, Have to go through 4 doors to get to your flat, and another one to your room, can be a pain when your moving in! But still very safe. Security guards stay next to the front gate 24/7. It's all swipecard and anti-copy key entry. (Costs a lot to replace if you lose them)

    Flats are arrange either 4x males, 4x females, 2x male + 2x female, OR 3x female 1x male. You will NEVER have a 3x male 1x female flat. I was in a 3 female 1 male.

    Daisy bank is around 35 mins walk away from Hollings campus, or about 10 mins walk to oxford road and a 5 min busride if your lazy. Its a 5 mins walk from Varsity bar which is cheap as long as you have your v-card. This is under Wilmslow park halls. Also under there is 2 shops including tesco, a blockbusters, a coffee shop, subways and a post office. There is another tesco petrol station just up dickinson road.

    It is about 50 mins walk from the main campuses, or a busride again. Central halls are better for the all-saints campuses.

    Hope that helps if you have any q's drop us a line
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    (Original post by tigger1430)
    I stayed at DB last year, social life a lil crap..the one social event the halls organised was cancelled. I don't know if its the same for other halls but you have to sit through a three hour fire seminar in your first week that seriously cuts into your evening...starts around 7pm if you don't go you have to pay a fine and then still go to another one. I know it's safety but THREE HOURS AT THAT TIME?!

    The rooms are nice, if your in a corner flat you could end up with a tiny room (i did) an average standard room or the absolutely massive room(with a huge bathroom)! Other flats all have standard rooms with standard bathrooms (can't rlly fit a bath mat in) You get loadsa storage, 2 massive under bed draws, chest of draws under your desk, bedside cabinet, wall shelves above your desk and a split wardrobe with shelving and hanging space. Beds are quite comfy too, curtains make you think its middle of the night even in the middle of the day...industrial strength lol.

    The communal rooms are quite big, with a TV socket, full size fridge and freezer, but a rather manky cooker that you will NEVER get clean no matter how hard you try! And beware of the white goods have a habit of exploding....

    The outside is rlly nice in the summer, lotsa grass, picnic benches, bbq's and a football/basketball court.

    Security very tight, Have to go through 4 doors to get to your flat, and another one to your room, can be a pain when your moving in! But still very safe. Security guards stay next to the front gate 24/7. It's all swipecard and anti-copy key entry. (Costs a lot to replace if you lose them)

    Flats are arrange either 4x males, 4x females, 2x male + 2x female, OR 3x female 1x male. You will NEVER have a 3x male 1x female flat. I was in a 3 female 1 male.

    Daisy bank is around 35 mins walk away from Hollings campus, or about 10 mins walk to oxford road and a 5 min busride if your lazy. Its a 5 mins walk from Varsity bar which is cheap as long as you have your v-card. This is under Wilmslow park halls. Also under there is 2 shops including tesco, a blockbusters, a coffee shop, subways and a post office. There is another tesco petrol station just up dickinson road.

    It is about 50 mins walk from the main campuses, or a busride again. Central halls are better for the all-saints campuses.

    Hope that helps if you have any q's drop us a line

    thank you sooo, much everything i needed to know! for now, lol!
    abit disappointing that the social life is kinda crap
    oooh, dat leads me to a question Is the social life area (doesn't really make sense) around the around the all saints campus/ cambridge halls?
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    Yeah most of your central clubs and pubs are closer to all saints, but if you want to go to fallowfield then daisybank is your closest, depends where you want to go. The only pubs in short walking distance from DB is Varsity and the Rampant Lion. Fallowfield is about the distance to hollings then another 5 mins walk.

    All the clubs you willa heard of or may want to go to (depending on what music you like) are up towards centre of Manchester though. Depends on...do you want to walk far to go out/to go to uni?
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    Daisy Bank's where I stayed when I started at MMU. It's probably one of the safest & cleanest halls that MMU has to offer, without being too expensive.

    Sadly though, it is slightly out of the center/off campus. Buses are easy to get though, and there's a Tesco's Metro near by, and an Asda on the other side.

    I always thought they could add a small bar on the grounds, and that'd have a great atmosphere. Doubt it'll ever happen though.

    But yes, Daisy Bank is a great hall of residence. Enjoy it while you can.
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    ive applied to daisy bank as it near elizabeth gaskall campus where am goin to studying. anyone else goin there? :tsr:
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    How hard will it be for me to travel to the central clubs of manchester!?

    im in to urban music, would that also be in the central sides of manc like near cambridge?

    I've heard that the 'rough' ends of manc i.e. moss side, was near cambridge halls/ that area, and then i heard they were near daisy bank!?

    can some1 clarify for me where moss side is?
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    I've applied for Daisy Bank aswell, thought the area looked ok, but am now worried coz lotsa ppl keep saying its rough. :confused: Any further info on this?

    I think there are lotsa buses running up the A34 some run all night so access is easy to city centre and clubs.

    (Original post by Latayah)
    How hard will it be for me to travel to the central clubs of manchester!?

    im in to urban music, would that also be in the central sides of manc like near cambridge?

    I've heard that the 'rough' ends of manc i.e. moss side, was near cambridge halls/ that area, and then i heard they were near daisy bank!?

    can some1 clarify for me where moss side is?
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    I don't care who i live with or which hall i stay in. Just give me a private bathroom and a lock on my door. Those are the two essentials.

    -R
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    I've just found out i'm in DB next year. ne1 else? the only thing is im at the All Saints Campus so im hoping some1 else will be studying there 2??? dont fancy lonely mornings and nights travelling backwards and forwards on my own
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    (Original post by Latayah)
    How hard will it be for me to travel to the central clubs of manchester!?

    im in to urban music, would that also be in the central sides of manc like near cambridge?

    I've heard that the 'rough' ends of manc i.e. moss side, was near cambridge halls/ that area, and then i heard they were near daisy bank!?

    can some1 clarify for me where moss side is?
    Moss Side is the south west side, Victoria Park is the south east side.

    Daisy Pank is in Victoria Park. Both areas are a quite rough, though its nothing to be worried about. I think Cambridge halls are in a good location becuase they are much nearer to the city centre. One thing I don't like about Victoria Park is the area although close to the city centre is a bit isolated.
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    What a way 2 put a downer on my decision, iv just found out i'll be living at DB, thinking they looked nice, now im being told its a rough area!
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    (Original post by B2086)
    What a way 2 put a downer on my decision, iv just found out i'll be living at DB, thinking they looked nice, now im being told its a rough area!
    Its not that rough, if you use your common sense you will be fine, its not like its a lawless estate.

    Most the university areas are quite rough, as land is far too expensive in the better areas.
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    ok, ah well, i'll b fine.iv spoke 2 other ppl and they all said it was ok, so cant b all that bad.
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    Come on there must b sum1else joining me, please!!!!
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    my bf lived there for 2 years and walked literally on daisybank road nearlly every night, and nothing ever happened, you just gotta have your wits about ya and not be a nob head when ya walking or your asking for trouble.

    To be honest and this aint to scare any lads, but all i've heard has been related to lads because they move from home thinking they are male and invincible and no one will touch them and because of this attitude they are prime for attacking because they don't expect it. Whereas girls know that they could get attacked even when drunk they go out in groups so very rarely do girls get attacked because it goes with the stereotype. So guys should keep even safer.

    At the end of the day your moving to a big student city and all student are going to be targeted because you have too much crap with you all the time. Students are always targeted, You gotta just be safe.

    I had no problems at daisybank for a year and as i said earlier im only moving around the corner, if it was that rough then i would be stupid to move in the same area wouldnt i?
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    yeh im not 2 bothered about that nemore, its just the social side, but i'll make sure i keep every1 entertained.
    tigger1430 did u get my private message, it was just askin about microwaves? do we have them?
    so where abouts r u moving 2? coz uv swaped courses 2 All Saints so u'll have the trek 2, perhaps u cud keep me company! hehe. im such a wimp!!!!
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    I'm moving to just off Hathersage Road, Eston st lil street lol. It's literally the next road along from Daisybank, the one before Tesco Petrol station, you'll know where I mean when you get there It aint that much of a trek if you like walking, but I know im gonna be lazy and end up getting the bus most of the time especialy on a typical Manchester day....RAIN RAIN RAIN lol
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    yeh i think the bus is on the cards for me, unless i need the fresh air after a night out! hehe.
    Do ppl from DB go out up oxford road and in 2 manchester or do they stick 2 fallowfield n places around that area?
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    They go all over the place, don't rlly stick to one area
 
 
 
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