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    (Original post by IanLim93)
    Ensuites tend to go quickly, i would go for ensuite. The kitchen has a better layout than the standard room. They have couches and the counter.
    Just realised this, and the kitchen sucks. Looks too small to really do anything in, do people still pre drink in it? Basically just fancied having a small area to chill in other than my room with my housemates.
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    I was wondering if anyone knew what the studio flats in William Morris are like?
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    (Original post by IanLim93)
    http://www.facebook.com/lborouniversity

    Some of the halls have released media videos of their respective halls. Worth a look.
    Sorry to veer off topic slightly but how's your course going? I just chose my final year options
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    If any of you are looking for a self catered hall then Hazlerigg-Rutland (rigg-rut) is definitely worth looking at. Its a smaller hall but everyone gets really involved and has a great time. Follow the links to see what i mean. Definitely worth a look!

    Freshers 2012 facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hazle...03046786386234

    Website: www.rigg-rut.co.uk

    youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RiggRutTV
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    Just thought I'd chip in a completely biased comment about Loughborough accommodation...

    I urge every single one of you to choose Harry French.

    I've been living in Cedar Lodge since September and oh my goodness it is seriously the best experience of my life. You have 2 main options with HF: a 3ft bed or a 4ft bed, plus a couple of secluded studio flats that are set away from everyone else. If you pick a 3ft bed, then you're in the 'Lodges', which is where I am now. If you're here, there's a likelihood that you'll be in a single-sex flat. If that sounds awful, it's not so bad. When I moved in on the 29th September and found out that I was in an all-male flat, I wanted to kill myself. However, I wouldn't have it any other way, especially as there's an all-female flat just above us which we socialise with all the time.
    In lodges, the layout of the flat is very sociable: you have 8 people to one kitchen, 2 toilets and 2 showers (plus a bath in Oak and Cedar lodges), with all the doors very close to one another, so you could literally talk to your flatmate in the next room from the comfort of your own bed. Did I mention you have your own WASHING MACHINE in your kitchen? Yeah, it's quite unique for a uni hall, but Lodges people don't have to trek to a laundrette every week for a clothes wash. You're meant to pay for it, but the meters are ridiculously easy to hack! Lodges also has a huge green area with BBQ facilities that we like to call 'stonehenge'. This is also quite unique to the halls in Loughborough, especially as it's so damn pretty.
    If you pick a 4ft bed, it's likely you'll be in the 'Courtyard'. Although I haven't lived there myself, it seems a little less sociable than lodges. You have 6 people to 1 kitchen, 1 shower and 2 toilets I believe (correct me if I'm wrong). The kitchens are quite small as well, plus only have a breakfast bar instead of a proper table & chairs. They're relatively modern buildings though.
    You may be lucky enough (with a 4ft bed) to be in West Grove, however this is almost ALL returning students (I should be living here next year). This has very large kitchens as well as a small living room area.
    The common room in HF is the largest in all of Loughborough. Most days, it's divided in half, with one side having a TV, pool, table tennis and a vending machine and the other having a large open space with a bar-type area. It's great for legendary HF socials (Take Me Out to name but one).
    We also have an amazing Media team led by the legendary duo of Tom and Bella, who brought HF from 14th in the media league table to 1st to win hall of the year. Their videos are quirky and keep you really well informed of hall news and events. On top of that, HF DOMINATES Action (volunteering), winning Hall of the Year 3 years running. It's always a laugh to go along and do your bit for the community. Plus, my flatmate is an Action Rep, so I can't really escape it. We're also damn good at RAG as well, I believe we're 4th at the moment?
    With regards distance, we're closest to Sainsbury's, closest to town and 2nd closest to the union, so a night out is a 5 minute walk away! If you're not doing engineering, all the lecture theatres are really close by, and the art school is pretty much just behind lodges. For us engineers (woo, Civil!), we could walk the 25 minute journey to the other end of campus, or take the free shuttle bus from the union or we could be healthy and cycle, which is what I generally do. Engineering is only 10 minutes away then!
    So yes, choose wisely, but definitely consider HF as your choice of hall.
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    (Original post by xxxy)
    Just realised this, and the kitchen sucks. Looks too small to really do anything in, do people still pre drink in it? Basically just fancied having a small area to chill in other than my room with my housemates.
    We still do pre drink in them. It does make it a lot harder to play drinking games tho. We usually always end up in someone's room. I think they're thinking of changing the layout but i can't be sure. There is the common room which people use from time to time when we're not banned. :P
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    (Original post by thenickoftime)
    Just thought I'd chip in a completely biased comment about Loughborough accommodation...

    I urge every single one of you to choose Harry French.

    I've been living in Cedar Lodge since September and oh my goodness it is seriously the best experience of my life. You have 2 main options with HF: a 3ft bed or a 4ft bed, plus a couple of secluded studio flats that are set away from everyone else. If you pick a 3ft bed, then you're in the 'Lodges', which is where I am now. If you're here, there's a likelihood that you'll be in a single-sex flat. If that sounds awful, it's not so bad. When I moved in on the 29th September and found out that I was in an all-male flat, I wanted to kill myself. However, I wouldn't have it any other way, especially as there's an all-female flat just above us which we socialise with all the time.
    In lodges, the layout of the flat is very sociable: you have 8 people to one kitchen, 2 toilets and 2 showers (plus a bath in Oak and Cedar lodges), with all the doors very close to one another, so you could literally talk to your flatmate in the next room from the comfort of your own bed. Did I mention you have your own WASHING MACHINE in your kitchen? Yeah, it's quite unique for a uni hall, but Lodges people don't have to trek to a laundrette every week for a clothes wash. You're meant to pay for it, but the meters are ridiculously easy to hack! Lodges also has a huge green area with BBQ facilities that we like to call 'stonehenge'. This is also quite unique to the halls in Loughborough, especially as it's so damn pretty.
    If you pick a 4ft bed, it's likely you'll be in the 'Courtyard'. Although I haven't lived there myself, it seems a little less sociable than lodges. You have 6 people to 1 kitchen, 1 shower and 2 toilets I believe (correct me if I'm wrong). The kitchens are quite small as well, plus only have a breakfast bar instead of a proper table & chairs. They're relatively modern buildings though.
    You may be lucky enough (with a 4ft bed) to be in West Grove, however this is almost ALL returning students (I should be living here next year). This has very large kitchens as well as a small living room area.
    The common room in HF is the largest in all of Loughborough. Most days, it's divided in half, with one side having a TV, pool, table tennis and a vending machine and the other having a large open space with a bar-type area. It's great for legendary HF socials (Take Me Out to name but one).
    We also have an amazing Media team led by the legendary duo of Tom and Bella, who brought HF from 14th in the media league table to 1st to win hall of the year. Their videos are quirky and keep you really well informed of hall news and events. On top of that, HF DOMINATES Action (volunteering), winning Hall of the Year 3 years running. It's always a laugh to go along and do your bit for the community. Plus, my flatmate is an Action Rep, so I can't really escape it. We're also damn good at RAG as well, I believe we're 4th at the moment?
    With regards distance, we're closest to Sainsbury's, closest to town and 2nd closest to the union, so a night out is a 5 minute walk away! If you're not doing engineering, all the lecture theatres are really close by, and the art school is pretty much just behind lodges. For us engineers (woo, Civil!), we could walk the 25 minute journey to the other end of campus, or take the free shuttle bus from the union or we could be healthy and cycle, which is what I generally do. Engineering is only 10 minutes away then!
    So yes, choose wisely, but definitely consider HF as your choice of hall.
    Thanks for making me doubt my choices again! Harry French was going to be my third choice after both Bill Mo rooms, but now I'm not sure 'cause you've made it sound so nice! I'm glad you said that bit about the 3ft/4ft beds and what type of flats they come in, because I didn't know that. I would've gone for 4ft, but the 2 toilets/showers (and washing machine! Do all the 3ft bed flats have these?) definitely sounds like the 3ft's better overall. I'd rather not live with just girls, but that sounds the same as how you felt so maybe I'd change my mind too.

    This is sooo hard! HF's loads cheaper, too...I take it it's not too hard to get a room on the booking dates?

    Thanks though, that was really helpful
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    (Original post by ajames8)
    If any of you are looking for a self catered hall then Hazlerigg-Rutland (rigg-rut) is definitely worth looking at. Its a smaller hall but everyone gets really involved and has a great time. Follow the links to see what i mean. Definitely worth a look!

    Freshers 2012 facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hazle...03046786386234

    Website: www.rigg-rut.co.uk

    youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RiggRutTV

    Would you say that Robert-Bakewell is also as 'fun' as rigg rut since rigg-rutt in the pictures look amazing.

    P.S ive already booked Bakewell since im an undergraduate student.
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    (Original post by thenickoftime)
    Just thought I'd chip in a completely biased comment about Loughborough accommodation...

    I urge every single one of you to choose Harry French...

    ...So yes, choose wisely, but definitely consider HF as your choice of hall.
    I wish I had that before I applied. Accepted 4ft bed when the unconditional rooms were released! Ah well, can't wait anyway. Doing Mech Eng, but not too fussed about that distance.

    On a side note, are they any motorcycles parked at Harry French? I'm currently trying to get a permit for mine, and Security are saying apply later in August. I think the hall staff got the idea that mine will fit where a pushbike would, but I'm not too sure.

    (Not using it to get to campus btw, might have some part time work lined up in Nottingham/Leicester)
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    (Original post by IanLim93)
    We still do pre drink in them. It does make it a lot harder to play drinking games tho. We usually always end up in someone's room. I think they're thinking of changing the layout but i can't be sure. There is the common room which people use from time to time when we're not banned. :P
    Does nobody care if you drink in the common room then? The kitchen just looks a bit depressing, shame that only the ensuites have the nicer kitchen!

    (Original post by thenickoftime)
    Just thought I'd chip in a completely biased comment about Loughborough accommodation...

    I urge every single one of you to choose Harry French.
    That kinda put me off haha, wouldn't fancy being in an all guys house, and would go for the 4ft bed, but if the kitchen sucks just like the bill mo standard rooms then there's not any real difference from going there.

    Ah, wish I could afford to go for an ensuite Bill Mo room now, not that I want one, just because I like the idea of a bigger kitchen.
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    (Original post by xxxy)
    Does nobody care if you drink in the common room then? The kitchen just looks a bit depressing, shame that only the ensuites have the nicer kitchen!
    It's usually free unless it's booked out for a certain event. You can book it out as well. Just fill in a form to use it. You'll use it as a place to pre drink for certain freshers events.
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    **** it, I'm going for rigg-rut.
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    hmm wasn't aware censoring happened :L my bad
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    (Original post by courtneywow)
    hmm wasn't aware censoring happened :L my bad
    It's fine, some swear words are automatically removed by the site swear filter :yes: Just type them normally and they'll get filtered if they should be, as you've just seen
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    Any chance of an unbiased evaluation of the self-catering halls? I really can't decide at all
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    (Original post by Juanitor)
    Any chance of an unbiased evaluation of the self-catering halls? I really can't decide at all
    Honestly, the price points reflect the quality of the actual furnishings.
    So cheaper - older and grubbier. The more expensive - very new and clean.
    That's the only real difference between all the halls especially since so much of it depends on the people. The hall experience in each hall varies year on year... even block on block. It just depends on what the committee decide to do - and the freshers themselves.

    So, just pick which ever price point you can pay/are willing to pay - and then go for the one nearest your department.

    Your university experience will be what you make it, regardless of your hall choice.
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    Heya all, just wondering if you guys are opting for room reservation or register for a preference? I don't really get registering for a preference...I mean aren't you more likely to get which room you want in room reservation?

    Also thenickoftime, you've made me reconsider picking Harry French! xD
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    (Original post by Diminutive)
    Honestly, the price points reflect the quality of the actual furnishings.
    So cheaper - older and grubbier. The more expensive - very new and clean.
    But isn't Falk-Egg, one of the cheapest options for self-catering, being moved to Village Court (which was renovated this year)? :s
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    (Original post by thenickoftime)
    Just thought I'd chip in a completely biased comment about Loughborough accommodation...

    I urge every single one of you to choose Harry French.

    I've been living in Cedar Lodge since September and oh my goodness it is seriously the best experience of my life. You have 2 main options with HF: a 3ft bed or a 4ft bed, plus a couple of secluded studio flats that are set away from everyone else. If you pick a 3ft bed, then you're in the 'Lodges', which is where I am now. If you're here, there's a likelihood that you'll be in a single-sex flat. If that sounds awful, it's not so bad. When I moved in on the 29th September and found out that I was in an all-male flat, I wanted to kill myself. However, I wouldn't have it any other way, especially as there's an all-female flat just above us which we socialise with all the time.
    In lodges, the layout of the flat is very sociable: you have 8 people to one kitchen, 2 toilets and 2 showers (plus a bath in Oak and Cedar lodges), with all the doors very close to one another, so you could literally talk to your flatmate in the next room from the comfort of your own bed. Did I mention you have your own WASHING MACHINE in your kitchen? Yeah, it's quite unique for a uni hall, but Lodges people don't have to trek to a laundrette every week for a clothes wash. You're meant to pay for it, but the meters are ridiculously easy to hack! Lodges also has a huge green area with BBQ facilities that we like to call 'stonehenge'. This is also quite unique to the halls in Loughborough, especially as it's so damn pretty.
    If you pick a 4ft bed, it's likely you'll be in the 'Courtyard'. Although I haven't lived there myself, it seems a little less sociable than lodges. You have 6 people to 1 kitchen, 1 shower and 2 toilets I believe (correct me if I'm wrong). The kitchens are quite small as well, plus only have a breakfast bar instead of a proper table & chairs. They're relatively modern buildings though.
    You may be lucky enough (with a 4ft bed) to be in West Grove, however this is almost ALL returning students (I should be living here next year). This has very large kitchens as well as a small living room area.
    The common room in HF is the largest in all of Loughborough. Most days, it's divided in half, with one side having a TV, pool, table tennis and a vending machine and the other having a large open space with a bar-type area. It's great for legendary HF socials (Take Me Out to name but one).
    We also have an amazing Media team led by the legendary duo of Tom and Bella, who brought HF from 14th in the media league table to 1st to win hall of the year. Their videos are quirky and keep you really well informed of hall news and events. On top of that, HF DOMINATES Action (volunteering), winning Hall of the Year 3 years running. It's always a laugh to go along and do your bit for the community. Plus, my flatmate is an Action Rep, so I can't really escape it. We're also damn good at RAG as well, I believe we're 4th at the moment?
    With regards distance, we're closest to Sainsbury's, closest to town and 2nd closest to the union, so a night out is a 5 minute walk away! If you're not doing engineering, all the lecture theatres are really close by, and the art school is pretty much just behind lodges. For us engineers (woo, Civil!), we could walk the 25 minute journey to the other end of campus, or take the free shuttle bus from the union or we could be healthy and cycle, which is what I generally do. Engineering is only 10 minutes away then!
    So yes, choose wisely, but definitely consider HF as your choice of hall.
    Can I just highlight this again! Amazing post!

    Would agree with everything he said and I was in Cedar Lodge first year and Courtyard second year. Hoping to be in West Grove next year when I come back off placement though to be honest don't really mind too much! HF is just generally awesome .
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    I just wanted to yet again say what most people have been saying that your hall experience really is what YOU make of it. If you lock yourself in your room all day then perhaps a really nice new build room is for you because you'll be spending all your time in it! But if you're planning on getting involved in IMS/AU/Action/RAG/SocFed then you'll be kept busy.
 
 
 
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