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    hopefully going DMU in 2010, i was wondering what are the best halls? i want somewhere energetic but as well as clean aha. can't stand dumps, i went to see newarke and it seems alright. i was thinking maybe of a en suite too...
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    I'm at Bede at the moment. No en suite, but that's not a problem for me. I don't see the point in paying extra (plus getting yourself more in debt) just to have my own toilet and shower. I have no problem sharing with others. New Wharf is the same as Bede, same layout, etc. just its right next to the river and sports centre. Other than that, I haven't been in any other halls.

    Cleanliness totally depends on the people you're with. I'm with 9 others, most of which are very clean, so I'm quite lucky. However most flats (i.e. the kitchen) in any halls are quite messy, but that's bound to happen. You can keep your room clean of course .

    Bede is good, you live with 9 others, so get to know people easy. Most flats meet up in the middle so usually quite 'energetic'. But ask around and see what others think of their flats and make a decision.
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    Grosvenor House is nice. Close to uni, en-suite, close to town, quite a few pubs close by. 10-15 minutes from the train station too. Might not be many people in the flat though. In my first year, i was in a flat with 2 other people.
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    I posed this on another thread so some of it may not make sense, but hopefully it may help you a bit!!


    Benefits/drawbacks of accommodation:

    GROSVENOR - 2 mins to uni
    + LITERALLY 2 minutes to uni, 1 minute to town.
    - Next to a three lane road, may be quite noisy.

    VICTORIA - 4 minutes to uni
    + "free" Sky TV, cutlery/crockery included. I lived here, throroughly recommended!
    - Next to an 8 lane road, though this makes very little noise - I lived on the road side. I won't say you can't hear it, but it's hardly noticable.

    NEWARKE - on campus
    + excellent location!
    - can be hard to escape the uni "bubble"

    All are really modern, built within the past 10 years. To be honest, with any of these you'll be happy. DMU definitely has great accommodation, and it can make a lot of difference. Some unis that I looked at had really bad accommodation. Liberty might be worth considering too.

    "top" accommodation, tends to cost the most:
    VICTORIA, GROSVENOR, LIBERTY, NEWARKE

    "Middle" accommodation:
    WATERWAY, BEDE, NEW WHARF,

    "basic"
    GRANGE, KINGFISHER.
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    I'm going to be studying history, i'd much prefer to be self-catered, I play guitar so a music room, or easy access to one would be cool, i've heard good things about halls, but I have no idea which one to go for, any advice or recommendations based on the info above + i'd like to pay as little as possible, i just found the internet handbook thing to be incredibly confusing, and help would be much appreciated, THANKS in advance.
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    Im at Grosvenor House and I like it. Its a 2 minute walk from uni, 2 minute walk from town, and about 10mins walk from the train station. I'm basically in the middle for everything.

    The only thing I found is, because its on a main road, when I first moved in I got woken up the Ambulances etc..but you soon get used to it, and thats maybe just because I live in the countryside at home.
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    (Original post by **CutiePie**)
    Im at Grosvenor House and I like it. Its a 2 minute walk from uni, 2 minute walk from town, and about 10mins walk from the train station. I'm basically in the middle for everything.

    The only thing I found is, because its on a main road, when I first moved in I got woken up the Ambulances etc..but you soon get used to it, and thats maybe just because I live in the countryside at home.
    I'm sure Grosvenor House is very nice, but I think the walking distances are slightly exaggerated.

    It's more like 5min walk from uni, 10min walk from city center, 12mins from train station.

    Source: Google Maps
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    (Original post by Chris4)
    I'm sure Grosvenor House is very nice, but I think the walking distances are slightly exaggerated.

    It's more like 5min walk from uni, 10min walk from city center, 12mins from train station.

    Source: Google Maps
    Well you must walk very slow - it literally takes me 2 mins to get to uni.
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    (Original post by **CutiePie**)
    Well you must walk very slow - it literally takes me 2 mins to get to uni.
    Me? It's what Google Maps said.

    Thanks for the bad rep?
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    I'm at Liberty and it sucks pretty hard. The rooms are actually pretty spacious and nice, but the maintenance, administration, security, and location are all **** for the money you pay.

    I'll make a simple list of + and -

    Bede - Great for parties and socialising, but it's shared acc so gets pretty scummy (mates had mold in their rooms...)

    Liberty - Nice place (best rooms I've seen), really quiet, but about 15 mins walk from Uni, 25 from town.

    Grosvenor - It's alright, nothing special, but is the closest to town.

    Newarke - Quite similar to Liberty, but the rooms aren't quite as good I think (still pretty good though), and it is literally on campus, tends to be quite quiet.

    New Wharf - Same as Bede (shared acc) except I think it's generally a little cleaner, but is also quieter.

    Filbert Village - Next to Liberty (so pretty far from everything), it's actually a pretty nice place, but the maintenance is terrible.

    Victoria - Usually regarded as the nicest, but it's the only one I haven't been to so I can't really give an opinion.

    Benjamin Russel - I think this is a really nice place; It's sociable, close to uni, and next to Nat's (a cheap corner shop for all you boozing needs), the rooms are pretty nice (but a little smaller than places like Liberty, but it's shared acc again (but only between 3-5 people, instead of 10 like in Bede and New Wharf)
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    (Original post by ChunkymunkyDJC)
    Bede - Great for parties and socialising, but it's shared acc so gets pretty scummy (mates had mold in their rooms...)
    No mold in any of ours. O.o
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    I dont think its made clear enough that you have to pay for a whole terms rent before you actually get to uni! i was in so much shock but then found out i will get a student overdraft of £1200 when i get my new student bank account and an interest free credit card which should cover the amount. website was rather confusing, did you guys have to do that last year?
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    (Original post by Tatty_)
    I dont think its made clear enough that you have to pay for a whole terms rent before you actually get to uni! i was in so much shock but then found out i will get a student overdraft of £1200 when i get my new student bank account and an interest free credit card which should cover the amount. website was rather confusing, did you guys have to do that last year?
    Yep, we did - it was a nightmare for most people, but there isn't much you can about it tbh.
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    (Original post by Tatty_)
    I dont think its made clear enough that you have to pay for a whole terms rent before you actually get to uni!
    I remember seeing the booklet about private accommodations and it said they required rent before you get there, so I purposefully didn't include them in my top 5 for that reason and only chose university-managed ones.
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    Hey people..
    need to think about my choices for halls for when i apply in april i think it is?
    does anyone know how many choices you need?
    i'm looking at newarke point, liberty park and victoria halls.. can people please give me lots and lots of +/- on these halls, in need of advice to be extra sure
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    (Original post by **CutiePie**)
    Im at Grosvenor House and I like it. Its a 2 minute walk from uni, 2 minute walk from town, and about 10mins walk from the train station. I'm basically in the middle for everything.

    The only thing I found is, because its on a main road, when I first moved in I got woken up the Ambulances etc..but you soon get used to it, and thats maybe just because I live in the countryside at home.
    Out of curiosity, are halls single or mixed sex?
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    (Original post by Twenty3Eight)
    Out of curiosity, are halls single or mixed sex?
    You can state where you want single or mixed sex when you apply.

    I had mixed sex
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    Does anyone know what Benjamin Russell Court is like? It looks pretty old from the outside, but I like where it is in relation to the campus.
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    (Original post by AJWB)
    Does anyone know what Benjamin Russell Court is like? It looks pretty old from the outside, but I like where it is in relation to the campus.
    Decent sized rooms and nice kitchen but no En-Suite..
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    Filbert Villiage is the best
 
 
 
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