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Albert Stern for the graveyard
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Anywhere that isn't the student houses. I'm in a 'student house', and they don't give us internet! everywhere else gets it though. Also, I've had to complain about a zillion things since I got here, including the fact that when I arrived my bed had been assembled upside down....:dry:

also, the place is falling apart. :bricks:
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Pooley or Beaumont. I feel for you if you get Lindop though, it's an utter craphole right by a bustop local rudebois like to hang out by.
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Beaumont Court = Standard Ensuite
France House = Premium Ensuite

Both are good, with France house you get a bath, in addition to a shower, and a spare bed, telephone and a larger room
Beaumont is great though, that's where I live at the moment
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Pooley has the best atmosphere
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It depends what you want.

If you want an ensuite, then Pooley is probably the best option. On the other hand, the flats with ensuites don't have communal bathrooms at all, which can become irritating when you have a party/ attend a party there. And the personal fridge in your room? Don't be fooled, those baby fridges in your bedrooms are the only fridges in the flat, there is no fridge in the kitchen, period.

If you have a slightly smaller budget (or the same I-would-rather-drink-than-spend-another-£20-a-week-on-rent-just-for-a-bathroom attitude I have), I would recommend Varey in a heartbeat. Or Maynard if you hate socialising. The rent is beautifully low, although you still have the benefit of living on campus, and the flat numbers are smaller (5-6) so you generally become closer not only to these 5 people, but to the building in general. The community spirit in Varey is amazing. There are some irritating maintenance issues from time to time but, as a resident, I honestly couldn't care less usually.

Post-grad generally get put in one of the smaller buildings automatically.
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Depends what you're looking for.
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(Original post by bethia)
It depends what you want.

If you want an ensuite, then Pooley is probably the best option. On the other hand, the flats with ensuites don't have communal bathrooms at all, which can become irritating when you have a party/ attend a party there. And the personal fridge in your room? Don't be fooled, those baby fridges in your bedrooms are the only fridges in the flat, there is no fridge in the kitchen, period.

If you have a slightly smaller budget (or the same I-would-rather-drink-than-spend-another-£20-a-week-on-rent-just-for-a-bathroom attitude I have), I would recommend Varey in a heartbeat. Or Maynard if you hate socialising. The rent is beautifully low, although you still have the benefit of living on campus, and the flat numbers are smaller (5-6) so you generally become closer not only to these 5 people, but to the building in general. The community spirit in Varey is amazing. There are some irritating maintenance issues from time to time but, as a resident, I honestly couldn't care less usually.

Post-grad generally get put in one of the smaller buildings automatically.
I know this is a bit late but since when? We had a fridge/freezer in our kitchen in addition to the mini-fridges everyone had. God I miss my mini fridge, so awesome.
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What's so wrong with Albert Stern, Ifor Evans, Lindop or Marynard&Varey? Eventhough the rooms are small, they look nice and moreover, they are pretty cheap!
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What's so wrong with Albert Stern, Ifor Evans, Lindop or Marynard&Varey? Eventhough the rooms are small, they look nice and moreover, they are pretty cheap!
They're old, non ensuite, on the main road and not part of the student village.
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I know this is a bit late but since when? We had a fridge/freezer in our kitchen in addition to the mini-fridges everyone had. God I miss my mini fridge, so awesome.
True of this year but I could not make a claim as to when it began. There are freezers in the kitchens of the flats I've seen but no fridges.
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They're old, non ensuite, on the main road and not part of the student village.
That's not true.

Both Maynard and Varey are central to the Student Village. I live directly opposite the Curve and the Village Shop. I live in Varey and the room is nicely sized and cheap. Also, a question that Varey students puzzle on a daily basis of the students at more expensive accommodation: didn't you guys grow up sharing a bathroom (or two) with parents and siblings like the rest of us did? Because I'm starting to suspect serious Freudian issues when Pooley students ask, in a tone of disgust, if we really share bathrooms with, like, 5 other people?

50% of Varey flats have two toilets between 6 residents, one toilet is part of a bathroom with bath/shower. The other 50% have one toilet in one room with a bath/shower in a separate (but adjacent) room, shared between 5 residents. If you have an ensuite in any building except France, you're not even going to have the option of a bath because you have a wetroom, not a bath/shower.

Also, if you live in a building with communal bathrooms, the cleaner will clean the bathroom every weekday and your bedroom fortnightly. If you have an ensuite, your bathroom is cleaned when your bedroom is, also fortnightly.

Since Maynard is identical to Varey, I feel free to safely claim it has a similar or identical set-up.

Yes, I'm sure having an en-suite is very very nice and lovely... but I had a choice between a bathroom and booze money, and I would stand by my decision every time. It really just depends on priorities.

Of course, most students either hated their building or persist in being strangely patriotic about it. I wish to be honest about my beloved Varey: if we have a non-emergency maintenance issue, we sometimes find ourselves waiting strangely long periods of time for a response. Not a big deal, I think it's a general issue of organisation. Mostly.

Oh, and just for anyone interested: that's not a smoke detector in the kitchen, it's a heat detector. Use this information as you will.
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That's not true.

Both Maynard and Varey are central to the Student Village. I live directly opposite the Curve and the Village Shop. I live in Varey and the room is nicely sized and cheap. Also, a question that Varey students puzzle on a daily basis of the students at more expensive accommodation: didn't you guys grow up sharing a bathroom (or two) with parents and siblings like the rest of us did? Because I'm starting to suspect serious Freudian issues when Pooley students ask, in a tone of disgust, if we really share bathrooms with, like, 5 other people?

50% of Varey flats have two toilets between 6 residents, one toilet is part of a bathroom with bath/shower. The other 50% have one toilet in one room with a bath/shower in a separate (but adjacent) room, shared between 5 residents. If you have an ensuite in any building except France, you're not even going to have the option of a bath because you have a wetroom, not a bath/shower.

Also, if you live in a building with communal bathrooms, the cleaner will clean the bathroom every weekday and your bedroom fortnightly. If you have an ensuite, your bathroom is cleaned when your bedroom is, also fortnightly.

Since Maynard is identical to Varey, I feel free to safely claim it has a similar or identical set-up.

Yes, I'm sure having an en-suite is very very nice and lovely... but I had a choice between a bathroom and booze money, and I would stand by my decision every time. It really just depends on priorities.

Of course, most students either hated their building or persist in being strangely patriotic about it. I wish to be honest about my beloved Varey: if we have a non-emergency maintenance issue, we sometimes find ourselves waiting strangely long periods of time for a response. Not a big deal, I think it's a general issue of organisation. Mostly.

Oh, and just for anyone interested: that's not a smoke detector in the kitchen, it's a heat detector. Use this information as you will.
Albert Stern, Lindop and Ifor Evans aren't part of the Village, that's what I guess the OP was talking about primarily because they said 'cheap' as those are the cheapest accomodation. You're right about Maynard/Varey though.

For what it's worth having an en suite to me wasn't about not having to share, more about the convience. I lost track of how many times I hope up late in the first year and had to dive in the shower and race into a seminar. This year I've lost track of how many times I've been late because of people hogging a shared bathroom, even when I wasn't running late at the time. I wish I still had my en-suite.
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I don't know which one to choose, France House or Beaumont Court? I would really like the bigger rooms but at the same time I would also like to meet a lot of people in my area.
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all the parties are at Pooley House.
oh and Beaumont has a good vibe too!
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