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    Anyone knows how bad the rooms are cause I heard that there really bad compared to the rest......
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    I was a resident of Florence Boot 2008-2009, hope you guys enjoy it!
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    I'm moving into florence boot next year and cannot wait. It sounds amazing from what people are saying.
    Anyone got any pics of the rooms? I'm in a large study.
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    (Original post by alextheblock)
    I'm moving into florence boot next year and cannot wait. It sounds amazing from what people are saying.
    Anyone got any pics of the rooms? I'm in a large study.
    If I knew how to put photos up I'd send you some of my pit right before I moved out?
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    Hey guys
    Just wanted to say good luck with results tomorrow and I hope to see you in Florence Boot in September

    I'm Sarah and I'm a second year English Studies and Hispanic Studies student returning to the best hall on campus Just a shout out, especially to those who may be doing Beginner's Portuguese or English, don't go the expense of buying all of your course books from the shops on campus/Internet, as there will be a lot of second years (myself included) who will want to get rid of theirs as they are no longer needed.

    Also, some people have been asking for photos of the hall; the ones on this thread already are of the old style furniture, my room was one of the ones that had been done up, so if I can find photos I will post them.

    There's also a link with some 360 photos of the dining room, JCR and quad - they've been made to look at their best and are a few years out of date, (the dining room and JCR are now blue, not pink) but they give the general idea: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/360/...oot_hall.shtml

    Anyway, good luck and hope to see you all soon!
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    (Original post by Stargazer28)
    Hey guys
    Also, some people have been asking for photos of the hall; the ones on this thread already are of the old style furniture, my room was one of the ones that had been done up, so if I can find photos I will post them.

    There's also a link with some 360 photos of the dining room, JCR and quad - they've been made to look at their best and are a few years out of date, (the dining room and JCR are now blue, not pink) but they give the general idea: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/360/students/university/florence_boot_hall.shtml

    Anyway, good luck and hope to see you all soon!
    Hey Sarah, I may be wrong but I think the other wing is being renovated this summer isn't it? So my pictures will be a bit out dated yeah. You guys may get some new untouched rooms!

    Good luck to you all and enjoy the hall!
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    I'm in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Anyone else for history?
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    Economics AAA



    I hope the food is good.
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    (Original post by WitwickyDZ)
    Economics AAA



    I hope the food is good.
    Mostly... Although they had a tendency to overcook things like spaghetti and pasta...
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    Congratulations with your results everyone! You're definitely going to be in the best hall on campus, you'll have such an amazing year

    I already mentioned earlier in the thread, but like Sarah I'll also be staying in Florence Boot for my second year. If you have any questions then please feel free to ask, we'll be more than happy to answer any queries you may have

    (Original post by Stargazer28)
    Hey guys
    don't go the expense of buying all of your course books from the shops on campus/Internet, as there will be a lot of second years (myself included) who will want to get rid of theirs as they are no longer needed.
    Yep, Sarah makes a very good point. There are bound to be a lot of second/third years wanting to sell on their old books, especially textbooks. Make the most of the opportunity to get them at a lower price!

    (Original post by The Bagel Guy)
    Hey Sarah, I may be wrong but I think the other wing is being renovated this summer isn't it? So my pictures will be a bit out dated yeah. You guys may get some new untouched rooms!
    Oh, did you take your photos down Chris? I thought they were really useful!

    Are they renovating the other rooms as well? Argh, I hope I get to keep my old furniture, I loved that so much! I'll be really sad if I lose my old bureau and things
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    (Original post by TheOriginalTinyT)
    Congratulations with your results everyone! You're definitely going to be in the best hall on campus, you'll have such an amazing year

    I already mentioned earlier in the thread, but like Sarah I'll also be staying in Florence Boot for my second year. If you have any questions then please feel free to ask, we'll be more than happy to answer any queries you may have



    Yep, Sarah makes a very good point. There are bound to be a lot of second/third years wanting to sell on their old books, especially textbooks. Make the most of the opportunity to get them at a lower price!



    Oh, did you take your photos down Chris? I thought they were really useful!

    Are they renovating the other rooms as well? Argh, I hope I get to keep my old furniture, I loved that so much! I'll be really sad if I lose my old bureau and things
    Ah sorry took them down to upload some others, didn't think this thread was still lively!

    I'd imagine they'd only renovate the extensions? Can't imagine them chucking out all the antique furniture! :O
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    (Original post by The Bagel Guy)
    Ah sorry took them down to upload some others, didn't think this thread was still lively!

    I'd imagine they'd only renovate the extensions? Can't imagine them chucking out all the antique furniture! :O
    I reckon it might get a bit busier again now that people know for sure they've got a place

    Ahh, cool, yeah that would make sense. I was going to say, it would be a travesty to get rid of that beautiful stuff! Got my heart racing a bit :P
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    (Original post by TheOriginalTinyT)
    If you have any questions then please feel free to ask, we'll be more than happy to answer any queries you may have

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    1. Are any parts of the broadband blocked such as streaming football or watching movies?

    2. Are the room doors locked with keys? (ive bad experiences with thieves)

    3. Does everyone get a fridge?

    4. When do the bulk of the students arrive in September?

    5. How far away is the gym?

    6. Are the buses free?

    7. Do people try and get a car in their first year? (Is there student parking)



    :rolleyes: i cant think of any other questions really without sounding too random?
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    (Original post by WitwickyDZ)
    :rolleyes: i cant think of any other questions really without sounding too random?
    1. Are any parts of the broadband blocked such as streaming football or watching movies?
    Some of the 4oD type things don't work, so that's possible. You can't get on torrents either, and any potentially harmful sites.

    2. Are the room doors locked with keys? (ive bad experiences with thieves)
    Yeah

    3. Does everyone get a fridge?
    Yeah again, but it's only a sort of 3/4 the size of an under the counter fridge.

    4. When do the bulk of the students arrive in September?
    I think it was the 10th for us?

    5. How far away is the gym?
    5-10 minutes walk, it really isn't far

    6. Are the buses free?
    Hopper buses are, they go around the campus and between campuses.

    7. Do people try and get a car in their first year? (Is there student parking)
    You can park on site with a parking permit but I have a feeling permanent parking is for disabled students only or people with a very good reason.
    You don't need to worry about a car though, anywhere you need to go will be cheaper and just as quick by bus (When you think about time to find parking and parking payments)
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    Wow, 10/10 for helpfulness.

    What was your experience of Florence Boot Hall, or in general the whole university over the past year. What are you studying, and how academically rigourous do you think most courses are?

    You sound like a really nice fellow, it would be nice to cross paths at Florence Boot some time in the near future :cool:
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    I'm an ex Florence Booter I'm afraid!
    Florence boot was really nice, but then I didn't get out that much. I'm doing mechanical engineering so quite a bit of hard work!
    The university campus is a really nice place though! You'll be a bit disappointed to see that most of the flowers and trees will be getting ready for the winter when you arrive and just as they start to come round again you get a month off!
    The lakes really nice too and you can hire row boats in the summer!

    What course are you studying?
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    Im doing economics, something ive found that i really enjoy.

    Ive been to the campus park before, but im quite curious as to what a students life is like. Not the booze-fest nightlife that most people on this forum like to brag about, but a typical week with lectures, part time job, sports, socialising, adventure, and how well (or bad) most students are able to manage their finances
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    Finances shouldn't be much of a worry, as your not budgeting to survive this year!
    Can't really comment on the student life tbh as I tend to keep to myself really?
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    Seems like Chris has got this pretty much covered! I'll add a couple of things as well anyway

    1. Are any parts of the broadband blocked such as streaming football or watching movies?
    Pretty much what Chris said. I'd just add that the connection can be quite slow though, and sometimes even streaming iPlayer or Youtube can be a bit of a struggle. It depends what time of day you're using it, obviously during peak times it can get noticably slower

    2. Are the room doors locked with keys? (ive bad experiences with thieves)
    Yep, you get your own key, so no worries there

    3. Does everyone get a fridge?
    Yeah, every room comes with a mini-fridge. It's not massive, but it can certainly come in handy

    4. When do the bulk of the students arrive in September?
    I think it was a bit later than Chris said, I think we moved in on the 18th or something. Most freshers arrive on the Sunday, so the 25th this year. On your first day you'll get your key, meet the Week One Reps, have some time to unpack and relax etc, and then in the evening you'll head off to the Freshers Address before dinner and getting to know people in the evening

    5. How far away is the gym?
    5-10 minutes walk, it's literally just round the corner

    6. Are the buses free?
    The Hopper buses are free, and the nearest bus stop is also only a couple of minute's walk from FB. There's also a bus stop into town just outside the West Entrance, which is about 5 minute's walk from FB as well. You can get a Student Mango card which will give you a discounted price, I think it's now £1 each way to go into the city centre, so pretty good!

    7. Do people try and get a car in their first year? (Is there student parking)
    There's a small car park just outside FB, and some people brought a car last year... it's up to you really, but personally I'd say the transport in and around the campus/city is more than adequate, so you won't suffer particularly without one. The SU shop is generally quite good for basic supplies, but if you do fancy a bit more variety there's a little town called Beeston which is about 10/15 minute's walk away from the campus, which has a whole load of shops including a Sainsburys, Tesco, WH Smith, a load of charity shops and cafés etc., and then obviously the city itself is great for the bigger shops and things. Soyeah, feel free to bring it if you want to, but it's far from a necessity.

    I've had the most amazing year, I absolutely loved both Florence Boot and the university generally. I've made some truly amazing friends, and it seems strange to think that I've only known them for less than a year. It genuinely feels like I've known some of them for the majority of my life.
    The hall has a lovely atmosphere - the antique furniture in some of the rooms and places like the dining room gives it a lot of character. The hall bar is really nice and snug, and although it's quite small I'd say it's nicer than some of the more modern Mix bars around campus.
    The campus itself is absolutely beautiful, and it's amazing to see it changing over the year. It's true that you'll have to wait until the spring/summer to see the campus as all the flowers come out, but it looks incredible in autumn as well when the leaves start to fall and carpet the whole place with colour. The lake is abundant with wildlife, and it's really peaceful just walking around it.

    I'm Joint Honours English and Philosophy, and I've really enjoyed the course so far. I'd say on the whole the work/social balance has been absolutely fine. I mean, obviously there have been times where it's been slightly more stressful, and there have been some things which have been easier to grasp than others. I think it all depends on your attitude to it really. Some people take the 40% pass mark a bit too much to heart and so neglect the work side a bit, but then maybe feel a bit more stretched when it comes to sitting the exams at the end of the year.
    As long as you're careful about it, I'd say you can definitely find a decent balance between work and play. Don't stress so much about the work that you don't have any fun, but equally you'll be doing yourself a favour in the long run if you put the effort into your work during the year as well.
    I think if you enjoy the subject and actively engage with it, then it makes it a whole lot easier when doing the work, and it makes it a whole lot more interesting. From what you've said it sounds like you should be fine!

    Lectures and seminars themselves have been really good. It takes a bit of time to settle into the way in which the whole system works, but it's quite exciting going off to lectures across different bits of the campus. On average for me I'd have between one and three one-hour lectures per day, and then seminars scattered around in between them. My course has fairly low contact hours though, because both my subjects require quite a bit of reading outside the main teaching time. I don't know what Economics would be like in that respect.
    Wednesday afternoons are always free for sporting activities, so if you want to get involved with any sports teams or anything then practices will usually be held then. If not then it's a good opportunity to catch up with some work, or head out into town or just lounge around and relax.

    In a nutshell - IT IS AMAZING I'm sure you're going to absolutely love it!

    Apologies for the mammoth answer, I'm so bad at writing short answers.
    If you do have any more questions please feel free to ask them - don't worry about how random or bizarre they may seem! I know this time last year I was bursting with so many questions, and even getting the answer to seemingly small or insignificant points can mean quite a lot.

    Soyeah, hope this helps, and don't be afraid to ask if anything else comes to mind
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    Your right there about the moving in date! It was my driving test that was once the 10th! Sorry guys! :O
 
 
 
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