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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!
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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.
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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.
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victoria what? is that a campus?
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(Original post by princessa)
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.
Its all relative... you could easily live in Fallowfield and not meet anyone that you get on with well, and vice-versa. I lived in Victoria Park in my first year and had a beast of a time! It was great. Maybe I did need to travel that little bit further for 'nightlife' but I had a nice, quiet place to go back to afterwards for a good nights sleep.

Living in Fallowfield, on the edge of a "nightlife hub", may be great for some, but others have differing experiences. Shock horror - I actually know of people who lived in Owens Park and didnt like it!!! :O

Go where you think would suit you best. Owens Park and Oak House back onto all the pubs and clubs of Fallowfield and its a bloody noisey place to be come 2am!! But then again, I am now living in a house in Fallowfield just opposite Owens park - however it is down the bottom of a quiet street away from all the noise and traffic....
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Its all relative... you could easily live in Fallowfield and not meet anyone that you get on with well, and vice-versa. I lived in Victoria Park in my first year and had a beast of a time! It was great. Maybe I did need to travel that little bit further for 'nightlife' but I had a nice, quiet place to go back to afterwards for a good nights sleep.

Living in Fallowfield, on the edge of a "nightlife hub", may be great for some, but others have differing experiences. Shock horror - I actually know of people who lived in Owens Park and didnt like it!!! :O

Go where you think would suit you best. Owens Park and Oak House back onto all the pubs and clubs of Fallowfield and its a bloody noisey place to be come 2am!! But then again, I am now living in a house in Fallowfield just opposite Owens park - however it is down the bottom of a quiet street away from all the noise and traffic....
I'd agree with that. I know people who had a great time living in Victoria Park, as a student, you can have a great nightlife wherever you live.Theres pubs there like the Rampant Lion, and Varsity and other uni bars are near by, like the oxford, big hands, the union itself...

Its not what I'd call quiet either, with so many uni halls and students in the area, thats just not possible.

The only real negative of that area i can think of is its lacking a supermarket. The nearest one is the tesco metro and lidl, but carrying shopping for any distance is a horrible experience, you never realise until you get to uni and get carrier bags ripping into your hands how good cars are!
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Just buy a big rucksack. It saves a lot of hassle and taxi fares.
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Just buy a big rucksack. It saves a lot of hassle and taxi fares.
The fortnightly/monthly trip to asda in hulme was always like that in 1st year. It looked like some sort of lat expedition with us all setting off with big backpacks. Then about a month before we finished, we realised it cost about £3 in a taxi to get back between 4 of us and then we didn't have to carry it all the way, so could have got more!!!
if i knew then what i knew now...
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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
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can anyone tell me anything about St. Gabriel (the girls hall) ?
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can anyone tell me anything about St. Gabriel (the girls hall) ?
No
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can anyone tell me anything about St. Gabriel (the girls hall) ?
Why do you want to be in one of them anyway?
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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)
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Why do you want to be in one of them anyway?
I think it's across the road from hulme hall.
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Why do you want to be in one of them anyway?
Nothing wrong with all-girls, I'm in one myself, and chose to be. My previous experience of men has been that they're mostly still very immature at 18/19. What's your problem with them?
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