How is the London campus on bedford square?

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I am very seriously considering going to rhul, and have been accepted for an MA, whats funny is that one reason I chose it was it's beautiful campus, but it turns out my course is in central london! (which I don't mind, obviously)
My question is, does anyone here have any courses in that area? What kind of area is it, ie. slummy, rich, etc. and is it closeby a lot of places to live, nightlife, etc.
I will probably get a university of london dorm, since I know there are some in the area, but I would like to know if there's a cheaper option in private accomodation too...
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I'm not 100% sure what you mean. Some courses have some of their classes taught at other UoL colleges. But if you mean the bedford college campus - that was sold when royal holloway merged with bedford college.
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Im pretty sure they sold it a few years ago for several hundred million and have invested that money into the Egham campus. What course are you doing?
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As far as I know Bedford college is now just used for a bit of admin stuff - most of it was sold off - im pretty sure nothing is taught there anyway!
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(Original post by AliBlaire)
I am very seriously considering going to rhul, and have been accepted for an MA, whats funny is that one reason I chose it was it's beautiful campus, but it turns out my course is in central london! (which I don't mind, obviously)
My question is, does anyone here have any courses in that area? What kind of area is it, ie. slummy, rich, etc. and is it closeby a lot of places to live, nightlife, etc.
I will probably get a university of london dorm, since I know there are some in the area, but I would like to know if there's a cheaper option in private accomodation too...
Ignore the other posts as they're confusing two different things. Basically there is no campus in central London, they instead own a number of properties found on Bedford Square that are used for teaching (and quite a number of things are taught there depending on tutors/course/subject/undergraduate or postgraduate).

Bar the teaching rooms and a possible small common room, there is nothing else there so no bar, student shop etc. It's literally a couple of terraced buildings and they're not all in a row.

The area though is very much student friendly given it's a stone's throw from UCL. Rent's expensive given it's central London but it's really nice, most of Bloomsbury is! Nightlife - you're 2 mins from Soho and about 5 from Covent Garden so plenty to do.
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Ignore the other posts as they're confusing two different things. Basically there is no campus in central London, they instead own a number of properties found on Bedford Square that are used for teaching (and quite a number of things are taught there depending on tutors/course/subject/undergraduate or postgraduate).

Bar the teaching rooms and a possible small common room, there is nothing else there so no bar, student shop etc. It's literally a couple of terraced buildings and they're not all in a row.

The area though is very much student friendly given it's a stone's throw from UCL. Rent's expensive given it's central London but it's really nice, most of Bloomsbury is! Nightlife - you're 2 mins from Soho and about 5 from Covent Garden so plenty to do.
OK, thanks for the info, I am not familiar with the area so I wasn't sure if it was just the building, or the area that was associated with royal holloway. Glad to know that it's in a good area! I think it would make more sense to live there, where my course is, than on the royal holloway campus and have to commute
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OK, thanks for the info, I am not familiar with the area so I wasn't sure if it was just the building, or the area that was associated with royal holloway. Glad to know that it's in a good area! I think it would make more sense to live there, where my course is, than on the royal holloway campus and have to commute
Definitely - go for Central London and have a look at the suggestions both myself and tigermoth posted on your other thread

Btw it's not really in an area in terms of living as it's postcode means sky high rent costs, it's just generally one of the nicer parts of London if that makes sense?
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Ahh...i knew the actual central london campus had been sold and knew that bedford square properties existed...my mistake was that i assumed they sold the beford square properties when they sold the london campus.
Which courses actually have classes at beford square?
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Ahh...i knew the actual central london campus had been sold and knew that bedford square properties existed...my mistake was that i assumed they sold the beford square properties when they sold the london campus.
Which courses actually have classes at beford square?
I know from a postgrad point of view, some of the taught modules from History, English and Media MAs all do. I guess it's probably the same subjects for undergrad?
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Definitely - go for Central London and have a look at the suggestions both myself and tigermoth posted on your other thread
Thank you again for that!
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I went to RHUL in 2020 and all my lessons were at Bedford Square campus and Senate House
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I went to RHUL in 2020 and all my lessons were at Bedford Square campus and Senate House.

It's not a campus in the usual sense - they have a large Georgian terrace on several floors and many seminar rooms there, also a common room. Also they use Senate House.
It's not true they sold off their college in London in its entirety.

It's surrounded by the district of Bloomsbury and has a useful library in Senate House and many bookstores. You will probably find more to do in London than on a campus out of London.
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It depends how you define campus. The Bedford Square 'campus' is an old terraced building with lovely seminar rooms and common room, and several lessons are taught nearby in Senate House, which also has an excellent library. This and the local bookshops, cafes and pubs provides plenty for the average student to do and there is also the British Museum nearby.
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