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    I've been offered a catered ensuit place at Ancaster Hall but from the very few pictures of it there are online it looks very different from the type of hall I'd been hoping for. I know that sounds superficial but the amazing buildings contributed to why I loved Nottingham so much! Has anyone seen Ancaster Hall or does anyone know anything about the types of people there?


    Would greatly appreciate any advice!
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    (Original post by ohdearinsanityy)
    Hi,

    I emailed Nottingham a year ago when I applied asking how to change. I got this: [/SIZE]


    Those are literally the only 2 reasons. Honestly, most of the halls look the same. All are post-war retro style (except for the newer parts of Ancaster, Cavendish and Willoughby). I was like you guys/girls, getting anxious because I couldn't pick a hall, but i'm so glad they do this.

    Before the mixed random hall system Nottingham used to be like Durham/ST Andrews/Bristol in the sense that you would get people who already know each other apply to the same hall/college (usually public school kids). This left
    comprehensive/state school kids feeling isolated. The system now is really good, this elitism has been removed.

    I wanted Cavendish so bad, but got Rutland in the end. Although I love Cavendish (it's the lively hall of the West campus pretty much, all Ancastarians/Willoughboobies/BroadgateParkers seem to fluctuate in there) i've also grown to love Rutland. We get a lot of banter here, it's fun. I'd say Lenton and Wortley is the lively hall for the north side of the campus, and Cripps for the middle of the campus. But anyway - it's the people that matter. And with the good mix Nottingham provide, you'll love it. I promise!
    That was very reassuring, thank you
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    (Original post by Aep)
    I've been offered a catered ensuit place at Ancaster Hall but from the very few pictures of it there are online it looks very different from the type of hall I'd been hoping for. I know that sounds superficial but the amazing buildings contributed to why I loved Nottingham so much! Has anyone seen Ancaster Hall or does anyone know anything about the types of people there?


    Would greatly appreciate any advice!
    I wouldn't worry about the type of people staying in Ancaster as allocations are randomn and therefore you should have a completely random mix of people.
    Ancaster is not the prettiest hall and the ensuite rooms tend to be quite small, but is quite large so you should be able to find like-minded people staying there.
    You have the option to reject your offer of a place here, but you will then be allocated another random hall. Ancaster, Cavendish and Rutland have the most ensuite rooms, but all halls (except Nightingale I think) have some ensuites so you could be anywhere.
    If you accept this place, but then find you are very unhappy when you are there, you may apply for a transfer, but this will again to be to another random hall that has places and you may have to wait until a room becomes available.
    Ancaster is only a short walk from the gym and sports centre and only about 10-15mins walk from Portland at the centre of campus.
    Dont forget, it is the people that make a hall a great place to be rather than the building itself so I wouldn't worry too much.
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    (Original post by Rainbow2753)
    I wouldn't worry about the type of people staying in Ancaster as allocations are randomn and therefore you should have a completely random mix of people.
    Ancaster is not the prettiest hall and the ensuite rooms tend to be quite small, but is quite large so you should be able to find like-minded people staying there.
    You have the option to reject your offer of a place here, but you will then be allocated another random hall. Ancaster, Cavendish and Rutland have the most ensuite rooms, but all halls (except Nightingale I think) have some ensuites so you could be anywhere.
    If you accept this place, but then find you are very unhappy when you are there, you may apply for a transfer, but this will again to be to another random hall that has places and you may have to wait until a room becomes available.
    Ancaster is only a short walk from the gym and sports centre and only about 10-15mins walk from Portland at the centre of campus.
    Dont forget, it is the people that make a hall a great place to be rather than the building itself so I wouldn't worry too much.
    That is so so helpful, thank you!
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    I'm doing Chemistry and I've just applied for an en-suit at Broadgate Park
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    (Original post by carlyt48)
    Really want an ensuite in broadgate park! How long did it take for you to find out where you were staying once you had applied?
    yo carly I just got an en suite offer at broadgate! i got mine 5 days later I think i'm gonna take it!
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    (Original post by naran)
    I'm doing Chemistry and I've just applied for an en-suit at Broadgate Park
    same
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    (Original post by alex193)
    Hey guys, current 1st year student living on University Park here - if you've got any questions about life in halls, feel free to ask! I'm in Sherwood by the way
    hey, if you're staying im BGP can you just randomly go hang around in any hall that you choose?
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    (Original post by darrezy)
    same
    Are you also doing chemistry?! (:
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    (Original post by naran)
    Are you also doing chemistry?! (:
    I'm doing Economics. where you moving from?
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    Just been offered a single study in Lenton and Wortley
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    (Original post by vicky__reeves)
    I just got an offer for Sherwood Hall - what is it like?
    Me too for a single study what are you studying?
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    I got an offer from Sherwood hall for a Single Study.
    Haven't heard much about this Hall, what is it like?
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    (Original post by Rjonesy)
    Me too for a single study what are you studying?
    (Original post by Romanrp)
    I got an offer from Sherwood hall for a Single Study.
    Haven't heard much about this Hall, what is it like?

    Me too

    No idea what it's like though, would be useful to know what people thought when they looked round/current students there
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    (Original post by Romanrp)
    I got an offer from Sherwood hall for a Single Study.
    Haven't heard much about this Hall, what is it like?
    (Original post by The Wild Youth)
    Me too

    No idea what it's like though, would be useful to know what people thought when they looked round/current students there
    I'm in Sherwood at the moment, single study. It's nice, it feels like quite a small hall because it's split into 2 quads. The warden's nice, he's got the most adorable 3 year old daughter who always runs around in dinner :3 Food's okay, normally nice and there's plenty of variety, we petitioned the JCR to get more interesting dinners and they obliged
    Photo is of my room, you can't see but through that door is a sink, mirror and decent size cupboard
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    (Original post by alex193)
    I'm in Sherwood at the moment, single study. It's nice, it feels like quite a small hall because it's split into 2 quads. The warden's nice, he's got the most adorable 3 year old daughter who always runs around in dinner :3 Food's okay, normally nice and there's plenty of variety, we petitioned the JCR to get more interesting dinners and they obliged
    Photo is of my room, you can't see but through that door is a sink, mirror and decent size cupboard
    Thank you SO much for that photo! Amazingly helpful I think i'm pretty excited about staying there now eee
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    (Original post by The Wild Youth)
    Thank you SO much for that photo! Amazingly helpful I think i'm pretty excited about staying there now eee
    You're welcome
    We also have a reasonable number of socials, we had 2 formals and a club night this term as well as lots of whole-uni things. If you want any more pics, ask now because I'm going home tomorrow!
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    (Original post by alex193)
    You're welcome
    We also have a reasonable number of socials, we had 2 formals and a club night this term as well as lots of whole-uni things. If you want any more pics, ask now because I'm going home tomorrow!
    Thankyou so much for your help! Is that a common single study room and do all of them have sinks?
    also what's the general feel of the hall- if it's quite small is everyone really close? I'm definitely up for lots of hall nights out!
    Sorry for all the questions!
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    (Original post by alex193)
    You're welcome
    We also have a reasonable number of socials, we had 2 formals and a club night this term as well as lots of whole-uni things. If you want any more pics, ask now because I'm going home tomorrow!
    Do most of the single study rooms look like yours? And do you know how many people it is sharing a bathroom?

    If you have anymore photos of like the indoor parts of the halls that would be amazing; they're disappointingly few on the ground but don't trouble yourself over it

    Thank you for being so helpful again
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    (Original post by Rjonesy)
    Thankyou so much for your help! Is that a common single study room and do all of them have sinks?
    also what's the general feel of the hall- if it's quite small is everyone really close? I'm definitely up for lots of hall nights out!
    Sorry for all the questions!
    All our single studies have a sink / dresser / mirror combo thing. Mine's a little unusual because of the dividing wall, most of them are just one room lol. I've got a slightly older room, some of them have had new desks and stuff put in, but it all still works fine!
    I say it feels small, but there's actually about 240 of us I'm in the smaller quad, and I know pretty much everyone on my floor. People tend to get on quite well. Our Karni team isn't as hardcore as some of the other halls but the rag raids and everything are still good, we have reps selling tickets for nights out and stuff each week and there's something on in town every night, plus all the hall stuff. We just had a big joint formal with 2 other halls, black tie and a sit down meal with live music and casino tables
 
 
 
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