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    Sorry I know there are loads if threads about accomodation...
    Basically I'm on a gap year and wanting to apply for accomodation pretty soon but fairly unsure where to choose. I would quite like to go somewhere big to meet lots of people as I am coming on my own but I have heard that castle leazes is pretty posh and im not sure i want catered halls.. but i have heard you meet loads of people there. would ricky road be better or has anyone got any other suggestions? Thaanks
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    (Original post by wemz15)
    Sorry I know there are loads if threads about accomodation...
    Basically I'm on a gap year and wanting to apply for accomodation pretty soon but fairly unsure where to choose. I would quite like to go somewhere big to meet lots of people as I am coming on my own but I have heard that castle leazes is pretty posh and im not sure i want catered halls.. but i have heard you meet loads of people there. would ricky road be better or has anyone got any other suggestions? Thaanks
    Pretty much in the same position, on a gap year, haven't a clue where I want to go other than somewhere sociable, don't know if I want catered or self catered. Have a friend in Ricky Road and he loves it but I'm not sure I fancy it :/
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    HELLO! I love these threads, because I'm an ex castle girl myself. It is fairly full of Rah's, but not annoyingly so. I've not been there in 3 years because I've graduated, but they've done a lot to the place, and its not all catered any more. It's really close to Uni (especially if you're a medic/biomed/dentist) and its huge. You'll get to know loads of people, and its really sociable. Ricky Road is ok, but I didn't think it was as sociable, but it depends on what you like; Ricky Road is little flats, but Castle is sort of like you just have your room, and the shared bathroom/kitchen, which suited me better because I'm not very good at hanging around watching TV in a communal area, and much preferred being in control of my own little space rather than battling over who's done (or not done) the dishes and who's left the pizza boxes out.
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    (Original post by linkdapink)
    HELLO! I love these threads, because I'm an ex castle girl myself. It is fairly full of Rah's, but not annoyingly so. I've not been there in 3 years because I've graduated, but they've done a lot to the place, and its not all catered any more. It's really close to Uni (especially if you're a medic/biomed/dentist) and its huge. You'll get to know loads of people, and its really sociable. Ricky Road is ok, but I didn't think it was as sociable, but it depends on what you like; Ricky Road is little flats, but Castle is sort of like you just have your room, and the shared bathroom/kitchen, which suited me better because I'm not very good at hanging around watching TV in a communal area, and much preferred being in control of my own little space rather than battling over who's done (or not done) the dishes and who's left the pizza boxes out.
    Would you recommend Castle Leazes then?
    I don't suppose you know much about Henderson Hall do you, from what I gather people either seem to love or hate it, the Old Hall looks nice though.
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    Get yourself to ricky road.
    Its so close and ha a great atmosphere and you grow really close to your 5 flatmates.
    In Leazes its more floor based, so i dont think there is the living together aspect o ricky road. Also, its typically full of rahs.

    I go to henderson sometimes, all I know is they are lax on smoking and its boring and quiet. And floors like leazes.
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    i was in ricky road last year and loved it!!! i would recommened it to anyone as ive never met a person whos not liked it! its got a great atmosphere and i became really good friends with most people in my block (there are 30ish blocks and most have 6 flats with 6 people in each flat) and am now living with people that were in my flat. there are always parties going on and when the weather was warmer everyone used to have bbqs and sit out in the grassy areas so its nice and social i know people that were in leazes and enjoyed it but they did sometimes say they wish they were in ricky road!! i think if you want to be catered or not probably makes a big difference but its easier than you think to do your own food - i had never even made pasta before i went to uni and i learned quite a few different meals pretty quickly!!
    henderson halls i probably wouldn't recommend as its so far from the uni so its just extra hassel and cost getting in everyday and for nights out aswell you can walk into/back from town from ricky road wheras as hendo is to far away. the rooms are slightly bigger than in ricky road but tbh i dont think that makes much difference and its not what the whole experience is about!
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    It depends.
    If you're posh, well-off and went to private school go to Leazes.
    If you're not go to Ricky Road. I lived there and it was amazing!
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    Ricky Road is much, much more sociable than Castle Leazes. There are parties and barbeques on the grass. I lived there last year and it was absolutely amazing! You get so close to your 5 flatmates as well as most of the people in your block. I'm still seeing people around town that I know from Ricky Road. Also Castle Leazes is a maze and it'll take you at least half an hour to figure out how to get out.
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    Ricky road = parties constantly, but useless acommodation, you get 1 fridge, 1 freezer and the odd kitchen appliance and one bathroom, between 6
    leazes = full of rahs, people who cant realy cook. and there's no where for you to hang out appart from in eachother's rooms or in the halls.
    you seemed to miss Marris house (where i am atm) which is baisicaly a posh ricky road, you get 2 friges/freezers, 2 loos/showers and there's just been TVs fitted this year.

    Most people from ricky road say they'd rather be in marris.


    Also leazes is about an extra 5 minutes walk from most of the uni buildings and the city centre, which means 5 minutes less in bed :P
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    Leazes isn't posh. I'm neither posh, nor did I go to private school, and I went to Leazes. You may not have the "flat vibe" that goes along with living in a flat, but you have more people on your floor, so if you leave your door open you'll get loads of people stopping by for a chat. We had a floor party once, and it worked pretty well! I only went to leazes in the first place because I couldn't cook, and liked the idea of having meals ready for me (I was a terrible terrible cook), but now, knowing that I can cook and survive, it might not be my first choice.
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    I'd definitely recommend Ricky Road, I lived there last year and it was brilliant, even though my flat was a bit rubbish it was really easy to make friends with other people in the block and we ended up having a big group of about 20 from a few different flats.

    As for it being dingy, it's not modern and sparkling new but it's clean and comfortable. It has a brilliant atmosphere especially in the summer and it's a really friendly place.

    It's two minutes from a Londis and about 5 from Uni.

    I knew people in Leazes that hated it, due to the floors being same sex they found it hard to mix with boys and didn't have anywhere to socialise really. Went over there a few times for nights out and everytime was so glad I lived at Ricky, but I suppose it could be better suited to some people.

    As for everyone in Ricky Road wanting to live in Marris, we certainly didn't, no offence but it always seemed dead and we were more than happy with our wee flats
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    (Original post by L.C:))
    Would you recommend Castle Leazes then?
    I don't suppose you know much about Henderson Hall do you, from what I gather people either seem to love or hate it, the Old Hall looks nice though.
    If you havent seen henderson don't apply. The pictures are deceiving. Self catering - 16 people to a hall all sharing 3 showers and two toilets and the same kitchen with hardly and cooking space.
    With that many people theres bound to be some people going out every night of the week and it'll be nosey.

    I havent spokent to one person from henderson who dosen't wish they were somewhere else. Most people from clearing end up there.
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    I went to visit both and much preferred Leazes. The 'living area' in Ricky Road looked like a prison to me o_o everything just felt quite cramped and a bit awkward. I guess if you are living on top of each other though that's lots of social time

    I really liked Henderson Hall though, funny enough. I'd probably pick Leazes as first choice though. Henderson Hall had a few rooms that looked nicer than others mind, bit of a mixed bag but I liked the overall little community of it. The students I spoke to really liked it but then again, I suppose the ones that hate it don't do the open days Too far out though, for what I would like.
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    Leazes is not good, really not good. Boring as hell, and leazes is infamous for being Rahtown.
    If you like the floor thing, go to henderson, they throw better parties, the security are very lax.
    However, I live in Ricky Road, but its great, they are lax on smoking and your flatmates become best friends, theres always someone there. And block parties.. Nothing like em.
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    I'm not a rah, currently in Leazes and I LOVE it...wonderful party atmosphere, you just pile everyone into a room and drink...much better than Ricky Road (and I know cos I have a few friends that live there)...would deffo recommend Leazes...message me if you want anymore info on it.
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    (Original post by wemz15)
    Sorry I know there are loads if threads about accomodation...
    Basically I'm on a gap year and wanting to apply for accomodation pretty soon but fairly unsure where to choose. I would quite like to go somewhere big to meet lots of people as I am coming on my own but I have heard that castle leazes is pretty posh and im not sure i want catered halls.. but i have heard you meet loads of people there. would ricky road be better or has anyone got any other suggestions? Thaanks
    Ricky Road is the most sociable and everyone i know that lives there loves it, although you only get one toilet between like 6 and the flat's tiny. I wouldn't bother with castle leazes, youre right about it having a lot of rahs but i know a lot of cool people from there and tbf i've only been there like twice but it looks depressing inside and out. I'm in Windsor Terrace which is probably the best in terms of facilities (big communal area making it good for parties) and it's really close to everything.. If you want a good all rounder you could look at Marris House, it's at the top of Ricky Road so lots goin on but it's nice inside unlike ricky road. Hope this helps
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    I live at Ricky Road and it's fab but I know a lot of people up at Leazes and they have a similarly lively atmosphere but it's nicer accomm...however I hear going catered there isn't worth it
    You'll get to know loads of people either way and all halls are noisy at times (it's Newcastle!)

    Also from the rah point of view...most of them seem to be in Victoria Halls now!
 
 
 
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