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    Hi, I've just signed up to the forum; I'm looking to go to Bournemouth to study games programming (Don't judge me as a stereotypical computer geek lol).
    My question is why does everyone seem to have a bad perception of the student village? I see a lot of posts that say to avoid staying there. I like the idea of being able to roll out of bed and only have to walk five minutes to a lecture but I also want somewhere quite lively so I'm a little confused. Any comments would be great, thanks
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    first off i'm glad i'm not the only one on here studying games programming this year (thank god) but from the videos i've seen on YouTube the student village looks really basic
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    Make that a 3rd for Games Programming/Technology (Y), the atmosphere in the Student Village would be great though.
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    I've applied to stay in the Student Village. I'm moving quite far and have never visited Bournemouth, so I'd rather be on campus so I've got more chance of making it to lectures! I like the house idea more than halls, and I don't understand people saying that it's deathly quiet. I highly doubt that the entirety of the student village are tee-total bookworms. I also don't mind getting a taxi to/from town for nights out, I'd actually rather that than wandering about drunk and getting lost, knowing me! x
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    (Before I get ripped into for false accusations I would like to say this was the opinion of the students I was talking to who live there when I visited the university.)

    Apparently The student village tend to keep to themselves rather then socialising with people from other places such as the dorms and uni-let homes.

    Also the nearest big shop to you is quite a trek so unless you want to live off of a local corner shop you will have to get used to a nice long walk or bus ride.

    However saying all this I was told that the neighbourhood is a lovely place to live in, everyone is friendly with one another and the house party's are the highlight of the week

    Personally I'm choosing a dorm over the village as it allows me to get to and from work and uni as well as being near all the clubs and shops in the town centre.
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    The Student Village is reasonable; it's pretty standard accommodation you might expect to find anywhere. Obviously it's ridiculously close to uni, and there's excellent + frequent buses from outside the front of uni, so it's easy to get to town or supermarkets.

    I'm not actually sure where the nearest shop/supermarket is (I'm in a unilet house) but if you want me to find out any information ask me and I'll ask my friends in 'the village'. SV is pretty lively, purely because there's a decent number of students in a small space (it's also great if you don't like your housemates ), so there's quite often parties, etc. I'd highly recommend SV to anyone doing animation or similar courses, as at uni there's stuff like specialist equipment that you can't use at home, so you'll inevitably spend a few nights on campus
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    The nearest shop to student village is a tesco metro (? The small tescos) or a big sainsburys about 15min walk (down a BIG hill though so the walk back is a pain.). I don't know anything about student village itself though, I live 5 mins round the corner from campus so I'll be living at home
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    I would say if you want to make the most out of first year then pick halls. You get to meet so much more people and it's more fun! I guarantee you that 90% of your course mates will living in halls, so it's a trek if they all regularly get together for meals or parties and you have to travel from student village all the time. Going clubbing is as easy walking across the street, literally! and there are loads of shops and fast food places so you'll never go hungry.

    "the idea of being able to roll out of bed and only have to walk five minutes to a lecture" is not as great as it sounds. How many days will you actually be at uni? and how many of those will you actually have early lectures at 9am or 10am? It's not as much as you might think, you'll be lucky if you have to go in more than three or four days a week. And out of those, I would say you might have a early lecture on one or two days. So the benefit of waking up late and going to lectures is kinda pointless if you don't have many morning lectures.

    Also the beach is right next to the halls, you've seen the weather this week, enough said. :cool:
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    Hello,


    I was wondering if anyone knew when will be given the keys for accommodation? It's written on the university's website "Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September (between 10.00am and 4.00pm)" but it's also written "we will email you to advise you of a specific date and timeslot". Is it possible to get the keys earlier or is it official?
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    (Original post by iisjman07)
    I'd highly recommend SV to anyone doing animation or similar courses, as at uni there's stuff like specialist equipment that you can't use at home, so you'll inevitably spend a few nights on campus
    I applied for the SV for that very reason actually (I'm going to be doing computer animation arts) It means I wouldn't have far to go if I forgot something important as well!

    What's the living space in the SV like compared to the other Halls? I mean, the photos are only going to be showing them in the best light and the videos don't really offer a tour of the space... :B
 
 
 
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