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    (Original post by rystar00)

    I am stereotyping because if you remember you had to kinda describe yourself on the accomodation application form, and the University puts the sociable people in either rootes or westwood, and alot of the foreign and quiet students in AV. ( and it is NOT a generalisation to say that the majority of foreign students are very cliquey)
    so does that mean if you get put in AV, the Uni thinks you're a geek?

    (bet i get put in AV now :eek: )
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    whats jack martin like on the sociability scale? My worst nightmare is being stuck with a bunch of peeps that don't go out...is JM like that?
    JM is actually pretty good mate, the rooms are pretty good (but quite small) and whenever I went to my mates at JM it always looked pretty good. Alot of the socialising is done in the kitchen because it doubles up kind of like a common room. Again it depends on what your corridoor is like (but usually pretty good) but in my eyes its one of the best halls because you have the perfect mix of sociable people with nice rooms.

    plus the fact most of the fit birds live there!

    so does that mean if you get put in AV, the Uni thinks you're a geek?
    it all depends on what you put on your application, but I think the uni looks at the wider picture in the sense that they look at what your personal statement says, your reference from teachers and gain an overall understanding of where they think you'll fit in. Dont take that as gospel as that is what I felt to be correct.

    Either way, it is quite easy to be moved, but be insistent as the hall tutors will try and discourage you!

    If anyone has any more q's im happy to help, mangomaz seems like a good lad as well so im sure he wouldnt mind either.
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    (Original post by rystar00)
    ... but I think the uni looks at the wider picture in the sense that they look at what your personal statement says, your reference from teachers and gain an overall understanding of where they think you'll fit in...
    Do you really think they'll put that much effort into the allocation of rooms...? :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by rystar00)
    plus the fact most of the fit birds live there!
    Damn it, should have put it first!

    Oh well, seems i can't loose now Cheers mate
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    Don't worry... I know a complete savage doing Economics at Warwick, usually followed around by a trial of beer cans. I'm sure you'll run into him.
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    to be honest, for me personally. i am really beginning not to give a sh** anymore, its best to wait and see really then we can decide afterwards
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    (Original post by ads44(+))
    to be honest, for me personally. i am really beginning not to give a sh** anymore, its best to wait and see really then we can decide afterwards
    True, the best policy is to wait to the 25th before we judge the place.

    Its the waiting thats killing me!
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    yeh man, lets just enjoy the summer holidays while we can, we are supposed to be llokin 4ward not dreadin, lets just stay postive and hope everyone is happy where they are
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    Don't you all think this is a bit harsh, considering that some of these "geeks" (as they may have been very broadly labelled) will undoubtedly be reading this thread? How would you feel if they all created a new thread and begun to criticise your actions?

    Just be fair. People should be able to freely do as they will. For most of us this will be the first time we've spent such long periods of time away from home, and I wouldn't want the petty outcries of things such as "is everyone boring geeks at Warwick?" to ruin anyone's experience, whether they want to just go on one big party for three years or whether they want to study the subject they chose to do extensively.

    Besides, there are measures you can take to switch accomodation if you're not happy, as we've established. Relax, people. We'll be fine, whatever happens.
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    i love to drink, i love going out with my friends and i can't be doing with all work and no play

    but i also looooove my subject, am v shy and i like indie bars and stuff, not really clubs

    i might not be as cool as you, but i'm quite happy with my life!!

    and i think there's something very wholesome and endearing about cute geeky tendencies

    i put down rootes as my first choice.
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    mangomaz- if anything in my experience the partying got better in my 2nd year- knew more people and was living with people I got on with.

    lizzy_lou- if you like indie you'll want to be checking out crash in the union (fridays, 4-5 times a term), blackout in mirage (isn't it called breeze bar now or some other **** name?- every monday) and the collisseum in coventry on thursdays.
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    (Original post by lizzy_lou)
    i love to drink, i love going out with my friends and i can't be doing with all work and no play

    but i also looooove my subject, am v shy and i like indie bars and stuff, not really clubs

    i might not be as cool as you, but i'm quite happy with my life!!

    and i think there's something very wholesome and endearing about cute geeky tendencies

    i put down rootes as my first choice.
    Sounds like you and me would probably get on Lizzy. (I also put Rootes as my first choice).
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    (Original post by Ynox)

    lizzy_lou- if you like indie you'll want to be checking out crash in the union (fridays, 4-5 times a term), blackout in mirage (isn't it called breeze bar now or some other **** name?- every monday) and the collisseum in coventry on thursdays.
    ooh, thank you! hope there'll be lots of people who want to come to these places with me! i'm especially happy to hear about the friday one in the union, because i wasn't sure whether they'd have lots of alternative stuff on. yay. and someone on newstudent.org told me about the collisseum, so two recommendations is good enough for me! thanks again
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    (Original post by Aure)
    I drink a lot. And I love it. I love going out, having fun... And despite the fact that I don't need the alcohol to boost my confidence (I'm a very sociable and confident person as is) I just enjoy the whole feeling.
    But there is a "but" about me. When I get drunk I tend to fall into the pit of long philosophical discussions until the early hours. My idea of a great friday night is sitting over at somebody's house, drinking, smoking a hookah maybe, talking, watching a movie when totally drunk (that's always fun). Maybe singing a couple of songs But hey... I love the whole going out to clubs and stuff from time to time as well. I plan to carry on my lifestyle to uni, I'm sure I'll find people who're like me. I've been labelled "the drunken intelligentsia" which I don't think that bad of a label, to tell the truth
    However, I AM going to Warwick to study and that's top priority. Thank god my course allows me to be drunk half the time... You know us, creative people... We need the search for inspiration.

    Oh and Laura, I've applied to rootes, whitefields and cryfield. Chances are we'll be in the same halls
    Anna xx
    i have to agree with you, i always thought my uni experience would mostly consist of me being a wild, reckless, money-squandering youth, but after a relatively irresponsibley conducted gap year i'm more than ready to knuckle under...of course, incorporating an active social life into the mix but i'm going to have to learn time management and prioritise!

    but i must say, yay, we're on the same course, and i love "post 2am philisophical discussions" . so i guess i'll see you in three weeks then! and i've applied to whitefields and cryfield as well
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    (Original post by clockworkapples)
    Sounds like you and me would probably get on Lizzy. (I also put Rootes as my first choice).
    cool! i'm also partial to a spot of shakespeare and radiohead... what other music do you like?
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    I went to the Collisseum last night. The music they played was rubbish and I had to scrape an unusually large amount of sticky rubbish from my shoe after but other than that it was a good night.
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    Joseppi- yeah. Because friday nights are usually **** in the colly. I took some mates from home there thinking it would be as good as a thursday night there. Was badly mistaken and we left after about 20 minutes (think chav tastic...).

    Thursdays are good there- cheap drinks (dodgy vodka that i've heard has salt in it and is watered down. May also be meths in it according to a chem mate of mine. 80p a double though ). Best night there HAS to be the Last Exit though- when the alt music societies take over the entirety of the colly. Happens at the end of the summer term and is usually an awesome night (especially if you know people from the alt 'scene' in warwick).
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    (Original post by Ynox)
    Joseppi- yeah. Because friday nights are usually **** in the colly. I took some mates from home there thinking it would be as good as a thursday night there. Was badly mistaken and we left after about 20 minutes (think chav tastic...).

    Thursdays are good there- cheap drinks (dodgy vodka that i've heard has salt in it and is watered down. May also be meths in it according to a chem mate of mine. 80p a double though ). Best night there HAS to be the Last Exit though- when the alt music societies take over the entirety of the colly. Happens at the end of the summer term and is usually an awesome night (especially if you know people from the alt 'scene' in warwick).
    I am going down there on Monday, apparently it is cheap drinks night. Never been there on a Monday before hehe. Will report back.
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    how about ppl who want to actually music in front of ppl in a concert with a band, where can they play?
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    Generalisations and stereotypes just mean you're closing yourself off to people whom you judge on their appearance. You could gotten along great. People have more in common than one thinks.

    And if you're really that desperate to escape your kitchen there are always ppl who migrate to another one, mostly within the same hall.

    As for the cliques, well it's their loss! Going to another country and not making international friends, instead sticking with the same crowd you'd find yourself with at home is a huge waste really. Both home and international students can learn so much from each other and it really enriches the experience.

    PS Try the Union's own special brew, Purple. It's not bad.
 
 
 
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