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    (Original post by acwright)
    The School are changing the allocation outline of individual halls for 2010 in response to feedback from students
    Is there a questionnare I missed or is this based on when you guys came around to the halls (when I finally got to rant for quite a bit about accommodation problems :p:)?

    so this will also affect which halls you are eligible to apply for
    Really? Can you elaborate on this?
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    All undergraduates will still be guaranteed accommodation in their first year. However, what is changing is the School's policy on first-year postgraduates, for which a similar policy is being introduced over the coming years (i.e. all first-year PGs will also be guaranteed a place).

    This will involve an increase in bedspaces, and whilst no definite plans have been made, as has been reported in some press, there have been consultations about a new residence in Southwark.

    As part of the planning for this, and as a result of consultations certain halls will be beginning to relook at the spaces they allocate currently to UGs/PGs etc. This is yet to be refined, but will mean some halls will be reallocated as postgraduate residences and others primarily as undergraduate residences.

    I stress this is far from refined and will not come into force immediately this year, but with trial changes to accommodate consultation on postgraduate spaces.
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    ooh one further question, what are the internet facilities like at high holborn? Any wifi etc?

    Also - what are the internet facilities at other halls like?

    When it says e.g. for Roseberry that "each room has a data link to the school" - ok I assume you can connect to the school network but does that mean you can use the internet too?

    It would be terrible if there was no internet available...
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    (Original post by Srije)
    ooh one further question, what are the internet facilities like at high holborn? Any wifi etc?

    Also - what are the internet facilities at other halls like?

    When it says e.g. for Roseberry that "each room has a data link to the school" - ok I assume you can connect to the school network but does that mean you can use the internet too?

    It would be terrible if there was no internet available...
    This datalink also provides fast internet connection. There is usually wifi available in the common rooms etc but I cannot give a specific answer for Rosebery.
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    (Original post by tourist)
    This datalink also provides fast internet connection. There is usually wifi available in the common rooms etc but I cannot give a specific answer for Rosebery.
    Right - yeah I just saw the "owning your own PC" section on the website, what's slightly confusing me is that in the "facilities" section of High Holborn it doesnt mention that each room has a datalink - unlike the "facilities" section of other halls. I'm assuming it does?
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    All halls and rooms have internet access via a high-speed data link to the School's network. It means you can also link up to the School's Virtual Desktop and your files etc stored on the School server from your personal computer.

    Wi-fi is usually available in the social spaces of each hall - common rooms, dining areas etc. but not in individual bedrooms.
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    (Original post by acwright)
    All halls and rooms have internet access via a high-speed data link to the School's network. It means you can also link up to the School's Virtual Desktop and your files etc stored on the School server from your personal computer.

    Wi-fi is usually available in the social spaces of each hall - common rooms, dining areas etc. but not in individual bedrooms.
    Ok cheers
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    What do you guys think about Passfield Hall? Pros & Cons?
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    Bankside!!

    Pros:
    Biggest halls - most people
    Amazing social life
    Cheap food in restaurant
    Either ensuite / only share bathroom with one other person
    Close to seone and ministry of sound
    Close to M&S and starbucks
    Lots of undergrads
    Can apply for kitchen access if you want it
    Mainly single rooms
    Bar, games room, tv lounges, table tennis room, music room

    Cons:
    Undergrads may feel excluded on higher floors
    Annoying fire alarms
    30 min walk from LSE - over the bridge so in winter verrrry cold and windy
    Fairly expensive
    Annoying wardens make you turn your music down all the time
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    (Original post by Kellybaby)
    Bankside!!
    bankside > northumberland?

    The way I see it is... social life + seone+ministry+facilities+single rooms of bankside > location of northumberland and its proximity(ish) to the clubs north of the river?

    I've decided on two of my choices (HH, Roseberry) and am debating whether bankside > northumberland

    One thing putting me off big time at Northumberland is sharing for first years , but it does make things cheaper...
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    I would suggest Bankside. Northumberland will be largely postgraduate next year...
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    (Original post by acwright)
    I would suggest Bankside. Northumberland will be largely postgraduate next year...
    oh... I guess bankside it is then thx
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    (Original post by acwright)
    I would suggest Bankside. Northumberland will be largely postgraduate next year...
    Are postgrad sexier or undergrad? :sexface:

    on another note, do u know whether or not if someone who recieved the fee status clarification form will definitely recieve an offer? Speaking from the application cycle in your year? thnx.
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    As the accommodation opening (supposedly) looms - BUMP.
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    Rosebery all the way.
    Forget about ensuites and nice kitchens, you don't need that when you have the amazing people that Rosebery does. SO:
    Pros:
    -Definitely most sociable, has by far the highest majority of people who want to go out a lot, and as it is so small all the sociable people make friends with each other. Those who regularly go out get to know each other and so if anyone planning on coming to LSE is worried about the lack of social life (which I deffo was) choose Rosebery - it is amazing.
    -Unlike Bankside, every floor has a kitchen and although it is basic it still has a fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle and small oven. I've never had any issues where I've not been able to cook something I've wanted to. However, I would recommend a mini fridge as the big fridge cannot fit 18 people's food in.
    - There is a TV room and a bar area.
    - Islington is a really really nice area, and loads of decent bars are on Upper Street which is just a 10 minute walk from Rosebery.
    - It's only a 20 minute walk to LSE (15 if you walk fast), which is good for waking you up before lectures and is actually quite pleasant with some of the areas you go through being very pretty.

    Cons:
    - There are still some anti-social people.
    - The kitchens are small.
    - The bathrooms are shared - however I've never had to wait more than 5 minutes for a shower or 2 minutes to use the loo.

    ROSEBERY FO SHO!
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    (Original post by sophie364)
    Rosebery all the way.
    Forget about ensuites and nice kitchens, you don't need that when you have the amazing people that Rosebery does. SO:
    Pros:
    -Definitely most sociable, has by far the highest majority of people who want to go out a lot, and as it is so small all the sociable people make friends with each other. Those who regularly go out get to know each other and so if anyone planning on coming to LSE is worried about the lack of social life (which I deffo was) choose Rosebery - it is amazing.
    -Unlike Bankside, every floor has a kitchen and although it is basic it still has a fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle and small oven. I've never had any issues where I've not been able to cook something I've wanted to. However, I would recommend a mini fridge as the big fridge cannot fit 18 people's food in.
    - There is a TV room and a bar area.
    - Islington is a really really nice area, and loads of decent bars are on Upper Street which is just a 10 minute walk from Rosebery.
    - It's only a 20 minute walk to LSE (15 if you walk fast), which is good for waking you up before lectures and is actually quite pleasant with some of the areas you go through being very pretty.

    Cons:
    - There are still some anti-social people.
    - The kitchens are small.
    - The bathrooms are shared - however I've never had to wait more than 5 minutes for a shower or 2 minutes to use the loo.

    ROSEBERY FO SHO!


    wow great help!
    but this is the avenue one right?
    how about the Myddelton Wing one, which is supposed to have lots of en-suite rooms?
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    I suggest the original poster of this thread puts all the pros and cons in the first post so it's easier for people to see instead of having to go through loads of posts?

    Bankside

    Pros:
    Very big hall so very sociable. You'll always find someone to talk to and socialise with
    Bar is well used
    They allow fridges in rooms
    TV lounges on each floor (but these smell really bad)
    Bigger rooms than most halls
    Either ensuite or 1 bathroom between 2 people
    Loads of cafes/restaurants near by (Nandos, Wagamama, Starbucks, Pret etc)
    Big M&S right next door
    Good gym right next door
    Busy area during the week, lots of office people, so the area is busy and safer

    Cons
    No kitchen access for the vast majority of people
    They are really overparticular about having room parties (after 11pm or something you get in major trouble for playing music "too loud"....even during freshers!!)
    Fire alarms seem to be a regular occurence
    25 minute walk - I take the bus practically all the time
    Area can be dodgy at night
    Not very close to central London
    Canteen food not great
    If youre an undergrad and placed on floor 4/5/6 you are excluded as most undergrads are on floors 1, 2 and 3 so thats where it's most social. Makes a big difference in freshers week!

    Despite the big cons, I still enjoy being in Bankside. Though I think I'd prefer High Holborn - most of my friends are there anyways
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    (Original post by Frontier)
    They are really overparticular about having room parties (after 11pm or something you get in major trouble for playing music "too loud"....even during freshers!!)
    25 minute walk - I take the bus practically all the time
    To be fair, this is to respect people living nearby who may be studying/trying to sleep.

    And yeah I agree, bus is the way to go. Might start walking come summer time.....
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    (Original post by unsung_hero)
    To be fair, this is to respect people living nearby who may be studying/trying to sleep.

    And yeah I agree, bus is the way to go. Might start walking come summer time.....
    which buses - and are their stops close enough to bankside?
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    (Original post by Srije)
    which buses - and are their stops close enough to bankside?
    RV1 - from just behind the bankside halls to covent gardens-ish (2 mins walk from LSE)
 
 
 
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