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    ooh yeh hockey is a VERY social club.
    good choice!
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    (Original post by CmpSciClaire)
    I think I am going to see how it goes when i get there. never know, I might be able to shake AV up a bit Can always move if I need to later
    That's the spirit!
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    (Original post by mangomaz)
    hehe dont worry u werent dull! but you werent in my corridor.. and even your corridor was very quiet as far as i can remember.
    you cant say that ALL of AV is dead you're right, but i do think u can kind of generalise...
    That is true, but I find it hard to believe that you cannot have a fun time in AV. All you have to do is get to know people, and look beyond your corridor. Fine if sommeone doesn't want to put an effort into it, and would rather stick to hallmates then you are more likely to have fun in Rootes. From Claire's description of herself though she should be able to have fun in any accomodation so why sacrifice a great room. My first choice would be Heronbank anyway, the rooms are even nicer than those of AV, and you can leave your things in your room over the holidays which is why I transferred.
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    definately agree with mango maz, if you like drinking you will love weds night sport socials!! apart from all the blokes being sick everywhere!

    dont go often but been there a couple of times, I go to southend quite alot though cos have a few mates down there.

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    (Original post by CmpSciClaire)
    I think I am going to see how it goes when i get there. never know, I might be able to shake AV up a bit Can always move if I need to later.

    I play hockey so i'll be joining the team, hopefully that will open some social doors too.

    Yea i do go to time... do you go there often??
    Now you just need to get into AV . You will have a great time at Warwick, the amount of people you meet is ridiculous, you quite honestly cannot go around campus without constantly seeing people you know. Good luck
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    (Original post by UniWarwick)
    That is true, but I find it hard to believe that you cannot have a fun time in AV. All you have to do is get to know people, and look beyond your corridor. Fine if sommeone doesn't want to put an effort into it, and would rather stick to hallmates then you are more likely to have fun in Rootes. From Claire's description of herself though she should be able to have fun in any accomodation so why sacrifice a great room. My first choice would be Heronbank anyway, the rooms are even nicer than those of AV, and you can leave your things in your room over the holidays which is why I transferred.
    to be honest tho, not many people would have been happy in heronbank. sure the rooms are nice but its sooooo quiet and far from the union which is basically first year land.
    One thing I've learnt from my first year is that there are more important things than a nice room but thats just something for me personally. I know some people would never have given up their AV rooms. Having said that i grew VERY attached to my shower.
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    (Original post by mangomaz)
    to be honest tho, not many people would have been happy in heronbank. sure the rooms are nice but its sooooo quiet and far from the union which is basically first year land.
    One thing I've learnt from my first year is that there are more important things than a nice room but thats just something for me personally. I know some people would never have given up their AV rooms. Having said that i grew VERY attached to my shower.
    Heronbank felt closer to central campus than AV to me, the winding AV path was the reason perhaps, but honestly HB is just 5 mins from the Rootes Social. My hall wasn't quiet at all either, best advise for everyone is to not make any presumptions, and to decide whether or not to transfer after arriving.
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    i respect what ppl are sayin about arthur vick but u can only go by from the ppl in ur year group and the others, u cannot predict what sort of ppl we will be in arthur vick with cos we are a completely new year group comin in, and also the ppl who want to to arthur vick on this website have already said they are up for socialising anyway and are out goin etc, i presume all the ppl starting in sept for arthur vick will be put in the same place. i am not sayin ur wrong, ur prob right, but the intake in sept good be compltely different sort of ppl to what ur expectin, do u know what i mean? we can only judge when we get there
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    i respect what ppl are sayin about arthur vick but u can only go by from the ppl in ur year group and the others, u cannot predict what sort of ppl we will be in arthur vick
    I see what you're saying, but the uni puts the same type of people every year into that place. its a historical fact from what ive experienced and from what previous students before told me.

    I suppose its a good thing that you have nice rooms........cos you'll be staying in them alot! lol

    get out while you can!

    TRUST me!
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    i respect what ppl are sayin about arthur vick but u can only go by from the ppl in ur year group and the others, u cannot predict what sort of ppl we will be in arthur vick with cos we are a completely new year group comin in, and also the ppl who want to to arthur vick on this website have already said they are up for socialising anyway and are out goin etc, i presume all the ppl starting in sept for arthur vick will be put in the same place. i am not sayin ur wrong, ur prob right, but the intake in sept good be compltely different sort of ppl to what ur expectin, do u know what i mean? we can only judge when we get there
    Well if they choose people for arthur vick that all say 'we like to go to bed early and want a quiet study atmosphere to live in' you sort of can.
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    (Original post by rystar00)
    I see what you're saying, but the uni puts the same type of people every year into that place. its a historical fact from what ive experienced and from what previous students before told me.

    I suppose its a good thing that you have nice rooms........cos you'll be staying in them alot! lol

    get out while you can!

    TRUST me!
    Maybe you are right about the kind of ppl that live in AV but we don't have to throw rocks on them do we?

    I hope I'll get a place at rootes, but I wouldn't be very keen on you if I happened to be placed at AV and u keep scaring the **** out of me like that about the place.
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    (Original post by ads44(+))
    i respect what ppl are sayin about arthur vick but u can only go by from the ppl in ur year group and the others, u cannot predict what sort of ppl we will be in arthur vick with cos we are a completely new year group comin in, and also the ppl who want to to arthur vick on this website have already said they are up for socialising anyway and are out goin etc, i presume all the ppl starting in sept for arthur vick will be put in the same place. i am not sayin ur wrong, ur prob right, but the intake in sept good be compltely different sort of ppl to what ur expectin, do u know what i mean? we can only judge when we get there
    Yes that does make sense. There seem to be a few of us applying to AV this year and saying that we like the social side so maybe they will try to house us all together.

    I'm glad the sports socials are good.... I'm looking forward to those. Just got back from hockey tour with my club and if its anything like that then I should be fine
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    (Original post by CmpSciClaire)
    Yes that does make sense. There seem to be a few of us applying to AV this year and saying that we like the social side so maybe they will try to house us all together.

    I'm glad the sports socials are good.... I'm looking forward to those. Just got back from hockey tour with my club and if its anything like that then I should be fine
    If you're looking for socials, join mixed hockey. My boyfriend does it and went on tour with them to Spain at Easter. He came back barely sober (having not been for the duration of the tour :P) and with one less shoe than he went there with... I believe he had a good time! They also do drinking circles and stuff I believe. Definitely a social society. Apparently quite a few of them also do mens/womens hockey for the actual sport too!
    Jenn xx
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    (Original post by JennLlama)
    If you're looking for socials, join mixed hockey. My boyfriend does it and went on tour with them to Spain at Easter. He came back barely sober (having not been for the duration of the tour :P) and with one less shoe than he went there with... I believe he had a good time! They also do drinking circles and stuff I believe. Definitely a social society. Apparently quite a few of them also do mens/womens hockey for the actual sport too!
    Jenn xx
    A friend of mine from hockey is at warwick and on the team. SHe went on that tour too. I think joining the hockey teams will be the first thing I do on arrival.
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    2 cents- join societies/sports teams.

    Didn't really get on with my hall mates too much- mainly due to music tastes....bunch of pretentious *******s and as such societies were good to meet people through. Hell, my house last year was made up of punksoc/bandsoc people. Same this year.

    AV has its plusses though- the toilet is only a stumbling distance away when you wake up with an inevitable hangover. Rooms are pretty spacious too. Having your own cleaner is pretty good too- especially when she tidies your room etc
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    just to say i applied for AV too & i'm definitely a v sociable person who loves going out! - i knew nowt about any of the halls when i applied so just went for pretty much the first one i saw! - but in the little statement bit i put down a whole load about how i was really sociable etc, so hopefully we'll all be in it together!
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    (Original post by mangomaz)
    I was in AV last year...
    Lets say out of a corridor of 26 people (2 kitchens) i had what I would call one good friend which by my standards is pathetic.
    Out of my kitchen on 13 people, only one other person would go out to the union but we had diff tastes in music and i didnt really get on with her.. noone drank apart from like maybe one person having a beer when they were watching the football and it was soo frustrating...

    its like, everyone generally in their first year and def for the first term sticks to hallmates. it can be very difficult to break out so you've got to make a conscious effort. something which i admit was my fault that i didnt do in the first term.

    My advice if you get AV is to make the effort to go out, meet people, go on society socials etc. dont limit yourself and dont ever just sit and be happy with friends you know arent really your kind of people.
    Mangomaz should've transferred to my corridor :P My room always got the brunt of the noise at 1-3am on Union nights.

    I don't really like Soul Nation type music but it seems several ppl did from my kitchen (and others nearby). It really boils down to the individuals. There was one girl who played an instrumental role in the persuasion of certain others, it was pretty fun to watch the battle of the wills every other Friday.

    Regardless the majority got along fine and dandy and we had a nice farewell lunch for ourselves at Varsity after exams.

    Mango's really right about going out and meeting ppl though. Just think of the whole year as Orientation and strangers as friends you just haven't met yet.

    Well anyway, hope 2nd year is a different and more enjoyable vibe!
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    2 cents- join societies/sports teams.

    Didn't really get on with my hall mates too much- mainly due to music tastes....bunch of pretentious *******s and as such societies were good to meet people through. Hell, my house last year was made up of punksoc/bandsoc people. Same this year.

    AV has its plusses though- the toilet is only a stumbling distance away when you wake up with an inevitable hangover. Rooms are pretty spacious too. Having your own cleaner is pretty good too- especially when she tidies your room etc
    OMG sooooo true about having the toilet nearby!!!!!!
    As much as I moaned about AV being sh*t i did LOVE the rooms. So spacious, looked lovely which is something quite important to me, the ensuite now i know it wasnt essential and i could have got on just fine without one but it was soooooo nice to have; u dont have to worry about i dont know putting on clothes if you want to go for a shower and ur in your room prancing about. not that i ever did that. i loved my ensuite.. and my room.... guess thats why i didnt apply for a transfer. and ooh the kitchen is so much nicer and u get a lounge which none of the other accoms get mwahaha and it has sofas.

    so there you can console yourself with that if you're worried :p:
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    yea I do love the rooms and I agree with the toilet being useful during those painful hangover hours in the mornings. I think there are a fair few of us social AVers this year so hopefully we could nd uo with a good crowd. The fact that we have a lounge will be good too as i'm sure there will be times when money is tight and a party in the lounge will be all we can afford

    oh well.... we'll find out in less than three weeks now.

    claire

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    By the way can i warn you that if you've said that you're really sociable etc in your little statement thingy, you probably wont get arthur vick. Its a very oversubscribed hall.
 
 
 
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