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    Helloo!
    I've seen the odd Leodis, Devonshire and Clarence Dock thread..but no James Baillie, so i'm starting one!

    Hopefully i'll be going there!
    I'd love to find more people going to JBP...don't know any yet!
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    How upsetting!! Is there really nobody on here going!!
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    (Original post by jimbobismad)
    Helloo!
    I've seen the odd Leodis, Devonshire and Clarence Dock thread..but no James Baillie, so i'm starting one!

    Hopefully i'll be going there!
    I'd love to find more people going to JBP...don't know any yet!
    J
    Hi, I applied to this Hall of Residence for next year. However, I'm unsure as to whether my application is successful, because they don't make any decisions until after results day.

    I think it's a really good Hall! The only drawback in my opinion is the expense, but I've accepted that I'm going to have a huge student debt anyway, so I might as well enjoy University whilst I still can!
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    I agree, it's very expense...but very nice! (Especially when compared to some of the other accom that i've seen!)

    I do think the web-connection fee is extortionate though! £200+!!
    In some ways i'm not to bad on the money front, as my parent earn so little I get the max loan, all my tuition fees paid and a bursary! (In theory!)
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    Yeah, they are quite sadistic when it comes to charging us that amount for a web connection ... something they know we can't live without!

    However, one thing I thought was pretty good was the cost of the parking permit for a year, which, if I remember correctly from the Open Day, was £60 per year! Now that's pretty good!

    I don't think any of the other Halls came close in terms of how nice the rooms were! What sort of room are you going for? I'm going for a Studio Room, as I think that my dietary requirements (as a Muslim) might be too interfering towards others, if I were to have a normal ensuite accommodation with a shared kitchen.

    I'm hopefully not going to be too bad on the money front, as I'm trying to earn as much as I can this summer!
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    I'm wanting an En-suite - Main priority! (I'm freakishly clean and tidy...like mega mega clean!)

    I'm vegetarian, so ideally i'd like to be put with other veggies? Is this likely to happen? I could live with meat-eaters (hehe), but it wouldn't be particularly practical, for obvious reasons!
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    Yeah, I guess I'm a bit of a "clean freak" as well.

    You probably would be put with other vegetarians if you specified it, but the chances of me being put with other Muslims might not be so good, as I don't know how many Muslims stay there.

    It's the same with me; I could live with people who didn't have a Halal diet, but it wouldn't be so practical, as I wouldn't be able to share many things in the kitchen etc, as I would have to get separate cooking utensils ... which would get annoying for everyone!
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    I've applied to JBP
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    (Original post by missy_B19)
    I've applied to JBP
    Grooviness! What course are you doing?
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    (Original post by jimbobismad)
    Grooviness! What course are you doing?
    Law - (unconditional offer, so I guess I'm definetly going to be there)
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    Lucky you! It's a painful(ish) wait until results day until I know for sure..
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    (Original post by jimbobismad)
    Lucky you! It's a painful(ish) wait until results day until I know for sure..
    I know how you are all feeling as I went through it all last yr. I remember actually calculating the no. of marks I needed to get the grades and then worrying if I had got them or not! Hopefully you should all get the grades. Good Luck
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    Oh my..calculating the marks needed...yup, i've done that! (I think it just made me feel worse!)
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    (Original post by jimbobismad)
    Oh my..calculating the marks needed...yup, i've done that! (I think it just made me feel worse!)
    most do.
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    hey jimbob. i'm staying in JBP next year, block d.

    its all pretty swanky by the looks of things. have you been to see it? i was away on my travels when the open day was and just sort of applied online without really paying much attention to anything... i think i saw the picture of the kitchen/mini sofa thing and the three girls laughing and having a whale of a time (heh) and signed right up. do the kitchens actually look like that?

    is anyone else slightly concerned about the raw sewage coming out of the showers thread thats been clattering around cyber space?
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    Hopefully i'll get into JBP, but I won't find out untl results day!

    Yep, I went to see it on the open day...obviously I liked it enough to apply for it!! hehe!

    I'm assuming*slash*hoping(!) that the raw sewage situations were a one off! I applied to JBP because they are modern and clean! (And not too far from the uni!)

    Don't know about you, but i'm sooo nervous about meeting my potential flat mates!!

    Edit:
    Oh..and the pictures do look like the real thing! (At least, the rooms that i saw!)

    Another edit..:
    just saw in another post that you are a musical type person..what do you play?
    I'm and oboe/piano man myself!
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    ooh, oboe, nice. im a flute but id rather play the accordian.

    im really quite worried about the whole flat mate drama but there are so many possibilities as to who you're going to be living with its almost not worth thinking about (and certainly not worth worrying about!). there's nothing you can do if it all goes wrong. it is so strange that you have to live with, like, 5 people for a whole year and just have to get on with them.

    i think im going to brake the ice on my first day with tea and biscuits. you can't go wrong with that.

    i chose JBP for location too, although i've only ever been to leeds once and that was only to see the city really so it was all based on the distances that the website said. this big hill thing that im hearing about doesn't sound too appealing. ill be the kid you see curled up on a bench in some sketchy corner of hyde park in the morning when you go to your lectures after surrendering to The Hill. still its not far form the uni and on the headingly side rather than the city centre side, which is definitly what i wanted...

    it's reasurring to know that someone who has actually been to see it wants to live there!
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    Hehe..who knows..we may end up being flat mates! (wouldn't that be a fab coincidence!)

    We could just push each other up the hill! (although, from what i remember of one of the hills on the way up to JBP, is isn't that bad..)

    Oh, wait, i remember! In the JBP complex (heh), there is a massive hill to get to the different blocks! Oh well...we shall see if the gym membership does it's job!

    Don't forget buns! I find that cakes and confectionary of the chocolate variety break ice rather well!
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    i think cakes might be a bit too much on the first day. me and my friends were talking about appropriate ice breaking things to do that wont get you labelled the 'weird one'. we all decided 'does anyone want a cup of tea' is perfect but that cakes and home made confectionary shows far too much effort and thought has gone into the whole process. imagine moving into your room and then getting a victoria sponge (i dont really do half measures when it comes to cake) shoved upon you by some mad grinning girl...

    im quite glad that ive never really been to leeds properly before. it's going to be fun exploring the city and stuff. im quite looking forward to finding all the holes where the local bands play and all the nice pubs. my friend stayed in lupton last year and they arranged a weekly outing to a little pub to do the pub quiz which i thought was a nice idea.
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    (Original post by boxofstars)
    imagine moving into your room and then getting a victoria sponge shoved upon you by some mad grinning girl...
    Lol! *Move away from the crazy person*

    I see what you mean!
 
 
 

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