You can be in any year, but it's very competitive to get a place. I used to teach PE to years 7 and 8 and I did Camp America working with kids last summer so I had quite a lot of experience with teaching so I think that came in handy when applying....but saying that a friend of mine has done similar stuff and she didn't get a place!
And yeah the money does come in handy
Alex - of course I know....what a stupid thing to say!
hehe.....basically a lot of the rooms are becoming a little bit out-dated now, you go into other college rooms and see brand new desks, beds, under-bed storage, pin boards, nice wardrobes, etc etc and so Trevs wasn't looking too good compared to them! So they've refurbished a lot of them, and a lot of the double rooms they've converted into 2 single rooms (in fact the room that I shared in is now 2 single rooms....gona be weird going and having a look at that lol!).
If you find that you are in blocks G, H, or J then you will have a newly refurbished room! Blocks A, B, C, D, E, and F are still old-style, but please please don't think "Oh crap" if you're in one of those - I loved the accomodation that we had, it was really nice even if it wasn't "modern". Our wardrobe space is MASSIVE at Trevs (after seeing Collingwood and Aidans!) and other stuff is good about it
They were meant to do F block too but because the university cut some of our spending they couldn't
ALSO a lot of the bathrooms have been now fitted with showers, as some have walk-in showers and others had baths....a lot of the baths were going to get showers fitted into them
Errrrm what else? Oh yeah new carpets in the rooms too...basically new desks, bed, pin board, wardrobe, sink area and all that. Also all the rooms will have a "blue" theme, after a poll showed about 90% of us wanted blue instead of red. I mean, the college colour is blue...who would choose red???
Although you won't get told which room you're in, I think somewhere on the JCR website a list will go up but they won't tell you about it (well that happened last year). So watch out on the "Documents" section in about a weeks time I think