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    hopefully Im going to manchester uni in september to study law. The thing is people keep sayin thatyou really should stayin fallowfield for your 1st year.However id much rather live closer to the city. somewhere like Groversner court. I dont really want to have to get buses to and from uni and the city. would i still have a good time not stayin in fallowfield
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    If you'd much rather live closer to the city, and for good reasons (like you've posted) then you shouldn't force yourself to live in Fallowfield for fear of missing out. The extent of your social life is more what you make of it than where you live.

    p.s I live in Fallowfield and love it, but I do think the distance can be a pain when you have to bus it through Rusholme all the time.
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    I lived in Bowden Court in the Grosvenor group in first year. Its ideally located for uni and there are a hell of a lot of bars down around there. Clubs like 5th Avenue, Jilly's Rockworld and all the town centre clubs are a short walk away and Fallowfield is only a short bus ride away. Buses run till 4 am so its easy enough to get there and back.

    The halls themselves are pretty similar to owens park (though none are catered). Bowden Court, Ronson Hall and GSB are self contained flats whereas Grosvenor Place is rooms and kitchens leading of a corridor. I know some people don't like these flats but i really did.

    In truth though, where you live wont really affect how good a time you have. Mostly its about who you meet and live with, and how outgoing you are.
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    yes
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    grosnovor place is well convienent, i admit that but it is well a bit isolated form the rest of the uni.
    cause down in fallowfield you have a real student village and community thing. grosnovor is residence that is at least 50% international (many 1 year students) who will depart after that year. To meet a circle of friends go to fallowfield, and there is more pubs, clubs, restaurants, more sports and better laugh.
    faculities in grosnovor are ok, neat tidy but all rooms are on collidors, not individual flats so you can bump into any one not just your flat mates at 4.00am on your kitchen/ bathroon.
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    Yes it is.

    Stay in fallowfield!
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    Your social life is what you make of it. If there are plently of like minded people around you then you aren't going to lose out by not living in Fallowfield.

    Personally I prefer the city halls (I'm at Weston) because of their location relative to the university, the city centre and a plethora of bars. I've made some really good friends within the halls, so I'd hardly say my social life is lacking as a result of my choice.
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    I wouldn't think so. My boyfriend is in Grosvenor Place and has met loads of people randomly off his corridor, so it's not just the people sharing his kitchen. No matter where you are, you should be able to have a good time anyway.
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    Hi, here's al you need to know.

    Best accomodation is Owens Park. This is the most lively by far and you are not in trouble if you do not get on with your immediate neighbours as you will meet loads of peeps unlike many other halls. Would also reccommend Richmond Park and Oak House, however you could be screwed if you don't get on with the peeps u live with, so it's a risk. As you can see it's all about Fallowfield, don't bother with anywhere else, it's student central!
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    (Original post by T. Hereford)
    As you can see it's all about Fallowfield, don't bother with anywhere else, it's student central!
    i.e. full of noisy drunk hooligans, If thats what your after go there.

    If you've come for university to work go closer to the city, and there's more grown up nightlife in the city.

    (WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T APPLY FOR THE TOWER IN OWENS PARK)
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    LOL @ Qui Audet Vincit.

    Ever heard of the expression, 'growing too old before your time'

    Whats wrong with the tower block? I got a mate who lives in it and its a right laugh
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    (Original post by Qui Audet Vincit)
    i.e. full of noisy drunk hooligans, If thats what your after go there.

    If you've come for university to work go closer to the city, and there's more grown up nightlife in the city.

    (WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T APPLY FOR THE TOWER IN OWENS PARK)
    are the drunken holigans you're refering to students?
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    (Original post by sanelunatic)
    LOL @ Qui Audet Vincit.

    Ever heard of the expression, 'growing too old before your time'

    Whats wrong with the tower block? I got a mate who lives in it and its a right laugh
    what the 3 fire alarms a night?

    imagine being on the 18th floor and having to go all down those stairs

    and yeh i mean students
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    (Original post by Qui Audet Vincit)
    what the 3 fire alarms a night?

    imagine being on the 18th floor and having to go all down those stairs

    and yeh i mean students



    ''Sanelunatic'' is right, you are 'growing too old before your time'! Lighten up mate.

    Manchester students are well-known to be the loud, extrovert, outgoing, Ibiza clubbing types. If you want to have some peace and quiet at uni, I suggest you apply to a uni like York, Durham or Exeter.
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    (Original post by Qui Audet Vincit)
    what the 3 fire alarms a night?

    imagine being on the 18th floor and having to go all down those stairs

    and yeh i mean students
    I agree. I was talking to someone who lives on the 17th floor, and she mentioned that as the big downside of living in the Tower. Sure it's a fantastic view, great life, advantage of living IN it rather than having to look at it... but apparently none of that changes the annoyance of having to go down 17 flights of stairs at 3am.

    She did mention she was getting quite fit though...
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    (Original post by T. Hereford)
    ''Sanelunatic'' is right, you are 'growing too old before your time'! Lighten up mate.

    Manchester students are well-known to be the loud, extrovert, outgoing, Ibiza clubbing types. If you want to have some peace and quiet at uni, I suggest you apply to a uni like York, Durham or Exeter.
    I've got a good hall which is just right thanks
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    (Original post by karilyn)
    grosnovor place is well convienent, i admit that but it is well a bit isolated form the rest of the uni.
    cause down in fallowfield you have a real student village and community thing. grosnovor is residence that is at least 50% international (many 1 year students) who will depart after that year. To meet a circle of friends go to fallowfield, and there is more pubs, clubs, restaurants, more sports and better laugh.
    faculities in grosnovor are ok, neat tidy but all rooms are on collidors, not individual flats so you can bump into any one not just your flat mates at 4.00am on your kitchen/ bathroon.

    You're talking a load of rubish to be honest.
    Grosvenor is next to the commonwealth pool and the sugden sports centre which is pretty similar to the armitage.
    As for the pubs, theres loads more down uni way than in fallowfiedl inmy opinion. i don't like all of them, but it doesn't mean others won't... the footage, scubar, karumbar, the overdraft, the pub, phoenix, the union, revolution, krobar/kro2.... thers loads. i can't think of them all. and if your tatses for going out involve better than a "school disco with booze" (ie. robbos or the bop) then city is much better. More restaurants in fallowfield???!!!! are you counting restaurants as being mcdonalds and the burger/kebab places? thats rubbish.


    I do live in fallowfield this year, but have lived in the other bits of manchester. fallowfield is alright but vastly over-rated. you'll have a great time if you opt for grosvenor.
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    (Original post by Qui Audet Vincit)
    I've got a good hall which is just right thanks

    Well I'm happy that you're lving in place you're able to do your work in peace, but like I said before, just bear in mind that Machester students are well-known to be the loud and outgoing types. Hence, Owens Park and the Fallowfiled area are very popular with students. Also, Manchester is renowned as a lively cubbing mecca, hence, the University of Manchester is the most oversubrcibed university in Britain.

    You have to accept the fact that most people choose to study at Manchester in order to get pissed out of their heads.
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    There is no denying that Fallowfield is a rough part of South Manchester, the students are very attractive to crinimals. The place is also noisy and dirty (students don't seem to know how to use bins it seems).

    However there are some huge advantages such as the great public transport and cheap bars. It is also close to the main night spots within central part of Manchester, Chorlton, Didsbury, Fallowfield and the city centre.

    I am not sure how much the halls cost in Fallowfield, but if its anything like £80 a week I would rather live in the city centre.

    I think the private houses close to Fallowfield centre are vastly over priced and there is a lot of burgeries so if you rent one of them make sure the house has good security.
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    (Original post by T. Hereford)
    You have to accept the fact that most people choose to study at Manchester in order to get pissed out of their heads.
    You are very narrow minded, most people I know choose it cos they want to study as well as party hard.
 
 
 
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