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    The website is rubbish with little thumbnail pictures so here are some, probably obvious, questions

    What is it like, what's the layout like? Do you have to bring your own plates and forks etc.? Are there any pictures of the accomodation - from the inside??? What TV channels does it have? Are there printers? How many people live in one apartment? Is it cheeky to ask for you to post pictures of your kitchen, living room and room??

    Thank you you're a great help!
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    Goodbye first rate education, hello university of Lincoln.
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    lincoln uni is ridden with junkies and drug dealers that live in the hall ways due to poor security watch out
    my friend got mugged and my room mate got beaten up there
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    I go to the university of Lincoln, and I can tell you that it is not worth staying in the halls. They are rubbish, my friend's apartment had cockroaches in it, not to mention that they are over-priced for what you get. You would be better off looking around for better deals.

    In reply to your questions - the layout of Student Village is very easy to follow, each court is marked quite clearly, the area is very large so it could be confusing when you first move. Yes you do have to take your own crockery, cutlery, bedding and towels etc. The room that my friend had didn't come with a television, I'm not sure if that is the same for all rooms but if any do come with a TV I'm sure they would come with freeview =).
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    (Original post by lelleston03)
    lincoln uni is ridden with junkies and drug dealers that live in the hall ways due to poor security watch out
    my friend got mugged and my room mate got beaten up there
    wow...
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    First it's not that bad to be honest not brilliant but not horrific either. It's handy as the place is kind of crap to begin with they don't really give a **** what you do :laugh:. First there's no TV's (others have them courts don't) and no printers (no accommodation has printers it's either bring you own or use the library/uni ones). Yes you have to bring all your own stuff it's like that for all accommodations.The number of people in a flat can vary I think the lowest is 6 and the highest is 8. Layout wise it's simple the red brick (crapper ones) down the bottom are courts 1 to 5 1 being the one right down the bottom counting up from there I'm in 3 myself. Then all others are on the main bit clearly signed.

    The courts aren't the best accommodation but they are by far the most sociably Freshers wise
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    If you want to socialise, meet new people, go out and get drunk and generally have a good time then courts is good! It's not the best in terms of facilities etc but it's a lot better than accommodation at some unis. There are alternatives like pavilions/junxion but as it's a mixture of all years there isn't such a fresher vibe.
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    I'd suggest applying for courts for you first year. You're guaranteed to be with other first years. You don't get a tv in the kitchen or your room but I doubt that will even matter! You have to provide everything yourself apart from the bed, cooker and freezer but that's the same wherever you go! I'd save living in Pavs, Junxion, Hayes Wharf etc... for your second and third year and go and live there with the friends you made in the first year. I lived in hayes wharf my 1st and 2nd year and it really wasn't a very good place to make friends as you're not guaranteed to be with first years and you're more likely to end up in a flat full of friends who aren't interested!
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    (Original post by Spoosan)
    The website is rubbish with little thumbnail pictures so here are some, probably obvious, questions

    What is it like, what's the layout like? Do you have to bring your own plates and forks etc.? Are there any pictures of the accomodation - from the inside??? What TV channels does it have? Are there printers? How many people live in one apartment? Is it cheeky to ask for you to post pictures of your kitchen, living room and room??

    Thank you you're a great help!
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    I have sent my accomo form off, with 1st choice - village ensuite and 2nd village standard room. I After reading reviews on here, I am sceptical how good it will be in terms of value for money/ not wanting to live with people who do no work at all and just want to party

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    Don't worry, in first year you will find you have so much time on your hands that you'll want to be partying all the time. Actually studying in your first year at Lincoln is a waste of time. Go to the student village (Courts as you will come to know it as), make friends, stay up all night, have fun. It's what a fresher should do.
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    sorry to hijack the post but what size beds are they? single? 3/4? double?
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    (Original post by tintinlottie)
    sorry to hijack the post but what size beds are they? single? 3/4? double?
    Single in Courts and then Doubles in Pavs and Juxion
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    ...a little extreme some of these eh?

    Firstly Lincoln is a city like any other, remember that, so crime does happen. But the worst I've ever experienced is having my pen drive swiped when I left in the mac overnight. My own fault.

    Courts only looks worse when you compare it to pavs ect, but they are new-ish builds and tbh courts is pretty standard for alot of on campus accomm across the country.

    Also, I would say studying in your 1st year is worth it! I take media production and really want to get the most out of it, I am never going to have this much free time, free equipment and free expert advice on hand again without paying commercial prices. First year is the time to experiment and make mistakes so you don't make them next year.
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    Oh one bad thing about courts is your not allow to hire a bouncy castle to have outside the court :laugh: this is actually one of the rules of the courts as someone decided it would be fun to have a bouncy castle while have a BBQ. I wish to have met them people they are legends :grin: . Though that's another thing in courts you have like a shared garden area for each court where if you get permission you can have a BBQ which you can't do in Pavs or Juxion I think as they are just tower blocks
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    (Original post by Spoosan)
    The website is rubbish with little thumbnail pictures so here are some, probably obvious, questions

    What is it like, what's the layout like? Do you have to bring your own plates and forks etc.? Are there any pictures of the accomodation - from the inside??? What TV channels does it have? Are there printers? How many people live in one apartment? Is it cheeky to ask for you to post pictures of your kitchen, living room and room??

    Thank you you're a great help!
    If you can afford it, go for the Junxion, just across from campus (http://www.mezzino.co.uk/the_junxion.php). Courts are overpriced and really basic. The Junxion has a main lounge with Sky TV, 24 hour on-site security, all en-suite bedrooms, double beds, dishwashers, TVs with licence, Freeview and Sky Sports in apartment lounges, free broadband, and leather sofas. You can live with 4, 5 or 6 people so it's still sociable. All that does come with a price tag, but it depends how bothered you are about courts for a year! Next time I'm at my boyfriend's flat I'll take some pictures for you, but I'll do my best to describe it:

    The kitchen/dining/living area is quite basic, with a table and chairs and a few battered armchairs.

    He shares with 5 other people on a corridor. His room is on the ground floor and flour was thrown in it once when he accidentally left his window open! There's a single bed, a built-in desk, a wardrobe, a built-in lamp, two equally battered armchairs and a small en-suite bathroom with just a shower curtain, not a shower door.

    It's alright, but not amazing! That said, a lot of students seem to enjoy it and make friends. Hope this helped
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    I stayed in courts first year, most rooms were small but mine was pretty big, beds are jus' single, ensuites pretty terrible but atleast you get your own shower, basically they're not great at all but if you want to be with other first years then courts is a good choice
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    courts isnt great, it needs to be redone tbh, you're best best is prob pavs, its the same sort of price + you get a double bed
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    Is it really not worth saying in the student village? i live in sleaford and have a car so i could stay at home and save money and drive every day or move into the village? what would people suggest
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    (Original post by LukeRep246)
    Is it really not worth saying in the student village? i live in sleaford and have a car so i could stay at home and save money and drive every day or move into the village? what would people suggest
    I would say student village myself yeh Pavs is better but it's the most social-able of all the accommodations as you know it's all first years which is pretty cool. I knew pretty much everyone in my part of my court while I know a lot of people in pavs and other places who didn't even know their next door neighbours. For some reason Pavs has loads of second and 3rd years in there. Though if your willing to go non-en-suite it's cheaper than pavs by a fair amount as well.

    But it's up to you really but I would say Courts is really good for meeting other first years.
 
 
 
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