Hey there, I've got a conditional offer from Manchester and, unless I dont make the grades it's definately where I wanna be at! I got the accomodation guide not long ago and theres about 7 halls that I like, but I gotta say my faves are probably Hulme hall or Dalton Ellis. BUT...whats the social life like in Victoria Park? Everyone keeps saying it's quiet and I;m worried if I choose either one of the two halls I mentioned I'd be in the only quiet and boring part of Manchester! I like my quiet in the daytime, but I also like good nighttime fun lol!
Any feedback would be appreciated!
ive got 3 offers for manc, and im gonna apply for a fallowfield accomodation, trust me, from all the feedback from current students etc, thats where u wanna be mate.
victoria park has no social life. it is a relatively quiet area, especially if you are in Dalton ellis and the surrounding halls, since there is not much in the way of shops and stuff around. there are one or two pubs but for nightlife you would have to go to fallowfield or into town, which is what we did in the first year a lot, so missed out on a lot of the studenty things. its not far to get from that area to fallowfield, its probably easy to walk in 15 minutes, but it is a bit inconvenient, and not that safe especially for girls. there is one bus (which is an expensive stagecoach one) so you possibly will end up getting lots of taxis.
hulme is in a slightly better position, since it is closer to rusholme, its a stones throw from uni and there are lots of shops around (including a new lidl!). also because it's close to wilmslow road there are thousands and thousands of buses to take you to fallowfield (if you cant be bothered to walk the 20 minutes) or into the city centre. i'd say if you really want a social life on your doorstep definitely go for fallowfield, but if you dont mind a little bit of a trek on your nights out and would prefer a slightly calmer area, victoria park isnt a bad choice.
victoria what? is that a campus?
Just buy a big rucksack. It saves a lot of hassle and taxi fares.
Dalton Ellis is a bit out of the way unless you like walking down empty streets at night, drunk. Hulme is right next to the main bus routes to/from town/fallowfield. It's nice in Victoria Park when you have work or need to study into the night and it's quiet. Plus it's so easy to -leave- Victoria Park, it's not like you'll be stuck there, forever doomed to anti-socialism :O
can anyone tell me anything about St. Gabriel (the girls hall) ?
I didn't say i want to be in one of them. i asked if anyone can tell me anything about it
anyway, it is one of the nearest catered halls to south campus (at least it appears to be on the map)