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Hi, I'm starting BCU this year, studying LD nursing...anyone else doing this by the way??
Bit worried about living in halls mainly because I'll obv be on placements most of the time & wont really be living the "party lifestyle".
I really enjoying socialising & stuff but I'm 22 & not lived with parents for many years anyway so kind of done all the party party stuff. Really going to uni purely for the degree.
Wouldn't want to piss anyone off in halls by being the boring one, just wondering if anyone else is in similar position and how they found first year? (Or anyone going & also having similar feelings!)
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Hi, I'm doing Children's nursing and also 22 and I'm going to be living in halls for the first year anyway because even though I probably wont have time for the partying aspect of Uni I'd still like to get to know people and make some new friends. Especially since I'm coming from Ireland so wont know anyone anyway.
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As a 2nd year nursing student at BCU I would recommend living in halls in the 1st year. Although make sure you live at city south (egdbaston) campus. It is mainly all nursing students here so everyone is in the same boat regarding placements and its not the biggest party campus but still really social. Of course there are times when people can get noisy but everyone respects each others views so a quick word saying can u be quiet is all thats needed. There is 24 hour security if noise is becoming a common issue. If i didnt live in halls i dont think i would have met half the people i know. Hope this helps.
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Which halls in the south edgbaston campus is the best?
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(Original post by louie_g)
Which halls in the south edgbaston campus is the best?
As far as I know they're all pretty much the same but some are slightly larger than others but since I haven't seen them I'm just going by what I've been told.
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i live in the city south campus myself atm.
westmount may be more modern but you pay more for a tiny room.
oakmount is also more expensive and isn't particularly a social place...bigger rooms apparently though. (i only have known one person to live there since i started in april)
calthorpe isn't amazing, but for the money u pay isn't good enough, the rooms are relatively big and its a lot more social.

i live in calthorpe if u haven't guessed, and i would stronly suggest u guys applied for these hall too x
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(Original post by xBeex)
Hi, I'm starting BCU this year, studying LD nursing...anyone else doing this by the way??
Bit worried about living in halls mainly because I'll obv be on placements most of the time & wont really be living the "party lifestyle".
I really enjoying socialising & stuff but I'm 22 & not lived with parents for many years anyway so kind of done all the party party stuff. Really going to uni purely for the degree.
Wouldn't want to piss anyone off in halls by being the boring one, just wondering if anyone else is in similar position and how they found first year? (Or anyone going & also having similar feelings!)
I'm feeling the same sort of vibe as you. However, I'm doing halls first year just for the crack because you're going to uni and you might as well embrace the lifestyle instead of being to grumpy.
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Hi everyone. I'm in two minds about halls too. Actually I'm not I definately want to go to halls!! But my problem is the limited Car parking at City South! I need my car for my part time community care job so I need somewhere to put the thing. I have heard of a private halls of residence just around the corner from campus on Norfolk Road. It's called Alexandra House and had good parking space. Anyone heard of it?
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You could park your car up near Five Ways trainstation which is only about a ten minute walk from the campus?

Google that house and check it out. I've never heard anything about it.
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Thanks for that idea Aust1n, i will have a look at 5 ways. Im suprised Im the only one stressing about this though!
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I don't think anybody else in here drives, or is planning too. For my placements I'm just going to get the trains.
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Ahh more chance of me getting a space then! As us student nurses have to work through the night or till really late i think i would be too scared or sensible to use public transport at that time :/
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You should be fine. Any mature students who drive would surely live in Brum I would have thought?
I would think that the majority of people in halls wouldn't have a car, what with being young/costs at uni' et cetera.
I'm going to be doing my placements without a car, I just hope they give me some fairly local ones.
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I just read that they have a fairly big 2 storey car park...the woman on the phone said there was hardly any. Oh well guess I can have a drive down and have a look
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hey people ive just secured halls at oakmount! cant really find much written up on it.. anyone else staying there? im going to be doing adult nursing! x
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Thats part of our campus yeah? Im still waiting to hear! When did you apply for halls?
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hey people ive just secured halls at oakmount! cant really find much written up on it.. anyone else staying there? im going to be doing adult nursing! x
Im in Oakmount flat 5 Moving in on the 17th i think, although ive not had any info from uni yet which is a bit worrying!
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Yep its edgbaston. I havnt had any info either scary huh. I been ringin but they neva ansa or if they do they just say ul get it soon lol. I just wanna see it on paper haha. ....I noticed your doing adult nursing...me too!! Lol. Cant wait. Are u coming from far away? ! Im coming from wales so a bit nervous lol x
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Sorry nat...i applied in june i think xx
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[QUOTE=xBeex;31191124]Hi, I'm starting BCU this year, studying LD nursing...anyone else doing this by the way??
Bit worried about living in halls mainly because I'll obv be on placements most of the time & wont really be living the "party lifestyle".

I am happy someone else is doing LD nursing!i will be living at home so dont have a clue about accomodation but just relieved i have found someone else doing LD nursing :-)
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