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hey, anyone here go to/know any who goes to LSE or knows anything about the accomodation that they offer, or the intercollegiate accomodation for that matter.

Just wondering if any of the halls of residence are recommended, what the pros and cons of each are, or any useful information worth knowing.

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Have a look on the LSE Student Union website, you can find a link to it from their website, http://www.lse.ac.uk they have published some unofficial guides about the halls, they are actually quite good as another form of information.

Also, have a look at http://www.lon.ac.uk for the intercollegiate halls, the general information about them is on there, although they seem to be quite expensive

Hope this helps
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Have a look on the LSE Student Union website, you can find a link to it from their website, http://www.lse.ac.uk they have published some unofficial guides about the halls, they are actually quite good as another form of information.

Also, have a look at http://www.lon.ac.uk for the intercollegiate halls, the general information about them is on there, although they seem to be quite expensive

Hope this helps
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The LSESU website is http://www.lsesu.com btw, the AP is pretty good for LSE accommodation, although it's out of date for a number of the halls.

Whatever you do make sure you apply for one of the big 5- Rosebery, High Holborn, Bankside, Passfield and Carr Saunders. These halls are predominantly undergraduate, meaning that they have more of a relaxed student like atmosphere than the others. I don't recommend the intercollegiate halls- you may find yourself being a bit distanced from LSE students, also from what I've heard/experienced they aren't as good as the LSE halls.

In terms of facilities the best halls are Bankside, Rosebery and High Holborn. All of these halls have their own bar, tv rooms, computer rooms etc. The other halls aren't quite as good, but they're OK. Just watch out for some of the rooms in Passfield and Carr Saunders- one of these two has 3 person rooms (I can't remember, sorry).

One thing about LSE halls is that Bankside and High Holborn have 40 week lets with no holiday discount. This means that you have to pay full (i.e. >£100/week) rent during the vacations (subletting isn't allowed btw).

Also another thing about LSE accommodation is that they are quite random with how places are allocated. It's pretty much a lottery draw, meaning that you're often placed in a like it or lump it position regarding your hall, especially regarding your room type.
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I just had a look on the sports clubs index - no fencing???? Seriously? I can't go there, then!!! :eek: :mad:
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There's fencing at ULU.
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There's fencing at ULU.
ULU? Well OK then. I was scared for a while... How about horseback riding?
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Lse-grad here.

I disagree with the post upthread that advised against intercollegiate halls. Personally, I would prefer to meet students from all the other unis and the intercollegiate halls in Russell Sq are really not bad at all. Plus Russell Sq is a great location.

As for LSE Halls, Id stick with High Holborn or Rosebury. Both are very central and modern. Bankside is the newest, but I find the location is not as great (very quiet at night too). My personal fave is Butlers Wharf, though you can't stay there until your final yr/postgrad.
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Lse-grad here.

I disagree with the post upthread that advised against intercollegiate halls. Personally, I would prefer to meet students from all the other unis and the intercollegiate halls in Russell Sq are really not bad at all. Plus Russell Sq is a great location.

As for LSE Halls, Id stick with High Holborn or Rosebury. Both are very central and modern. Bankside is the newest, but I find the location is not as great (very quiet at night too). My personal fave is Butlers Wharf, though you can't stay there until your final yr/postgrad.
Wow butlers wharf looks real nice, on the w/site it says postgrads preferred, is there any chance of an undergrad gettin in?
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You don't want to go to Butler's Wharf. Literally, pretty much all 1st years live in High Holborn, Passfield, Bankside, Carr Saunders and Rosebery. Because of this these halls tend to have more of a typical student feel to them, whereas with Butler's Wharf you'll find it harder to meet people, make friends etc.

Last year I applied to Bankside, High Holborn and Rosebery and I got Rosebery. All 3 of these halls have good and bad aspects to them, although they're all good UG choices. The area around Bankside is picking up as well, also they have a very strong hall committee this year and have arranged some absolutely brilliant parties down there.

Whatever happens don't go for Nutford House- I've heard and seen some really bad stuff in that place. Also, from what I've found people in the intercollegiate halls tend to be more distanced from those at LSE- whether this is good or not is up to you.

Oh and Linda- I hope you're joking.
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^always
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(Original post by MuvverRussia)
You don't want to go to Butler's Wharf. Literally, pretty much all 1st years live in High Holborn, Passfield, Bankside, Carr Saunders and Rosebery. Because of this these halls tend to have more of a typical student feel to them, whereas with Butler's Wharf you'll find it harder to meet people, make friends etc.

Last year I applied to Bankside, High Holborn and Rosebery and I got Rosebery. All 3 of these halls have good and bad aspects to them, although they're all good UG choices. The area around Bankside is picking up as well, also they have a very strong hall committee this year and have arranged some absolutely brilliant parties down there.

Whatever happens don't go for Nutford House- I've heard and seen some really bad stuff in that place. Also, from what I've found people in the intercollegiate halls tend to be more distanced from those at LSE- whether this is good or not is up to you.

Oh and Linda- I hope you're joking.
I think ill probly go for bankside, rosebury and passfield. good choice?
and oh yeh, does a 25 min walk get really annoying?
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and oh yeh, for the halls on 40 week contract, do you HAVE to pay for the 40 weeks, or is that optional?
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Firstly it's Rosebery, not rosebury - people getting my address wrong is one of my pet hates lol.

All 3 of those are pretty good though, well Rosebery and Bankside are. Passfield is OK though.

The 25min walk to Rosebery is one of the best parts of the hall. During fresher's week it gives you a chance to make friends, also it's a pretty good form of exercise when you realise that you have 10min to get to LSE and/or walk home during breaks. The walk itself is offroad for quite a bit as you go through Gray's Inn and Lincolns Inn fields- quite picturesque and something that only Rosebery people see. If however you're lazy there's pretty good bus links to either the royal courts of justice (341) or Holborn (38/19)- both of these are only a short distance away from LSE. Don't bother with the tube btw- it takes longer than walking, especially during rush hour.
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And what about the 40 week contracts at bankside and one other one(sorry cant ree=member which) , are these optional, or compulsory, as Ill be coming home in holidays, so I aint paying for that!
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Totally compulsory. Some people have in the past subletted over this time, but if you're caught doing that you'll be kicked out of your accommodation and charged for the full year minimum, most probably you'd be kicked out of the school.

40 weekers are Bankside, High Holborn and a few other post grad ones.
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MuvverRussia, i was thinking of putting down Rosebery 1st choice, Carr Saunders 2nd choice and Rosebery shared room 3rd choice. Would you recommend putting down a shared room, as i'd prefer not to but can't afford a single room in any of the others and Rosebery is my fav. Will they just see i'm willing to share and forego my 1st and 2nd choices to stick me in a shared room? Is sharing a good thing do you know? I just don't want to be stuck with a weirdo for a year and i can be quite messy to live with :rolleyes: !
Thanks for your help!
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I'm not too sure what they would do- it would depend on demand for shared rooms. Some of the shared rooms here are actually quite nice though with their own bathroom etc, although other shared rooms are pretty bad- it's all about the luck of the draw.

BTW- don't put it down unless you're completely happy sharing with someone who you've never met in a room approx 4x3m as otherwise you won't be happy here.
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goddamit the rooms are so expensive, and rubbish compared to other unis ive seen. arrrggh I dont wanna let it put me off LSE but its starting to!
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