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    I'm hoping to go to Nottingham in September and I've just booked accommodation at Broadgate Park. Just wondering if anyone who has lived in Broadgate Park can tell me what it's like, I like to go out a lot and lets just say I like to have a drink at the weekend, are most people in Broadgate like this? I heard Rutland was a more lively hall so now I'm kind of regretting applying for Broadgate!

    Second question, I can't emphasize enough that I'm not a racist but one of my friends who went to Nottingham told me how he ended up in a hall with a load of Chinese students none of whom could speak English. I know Nottingham is an international uni and so there will be a lot of foreign people there but I'd rather be with at least a few people who can speak English regardless of race, so my question is what's the ratio of home students to foreign students in Broadgate

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    (Original post by Blue1878)
    I'm hoping to go to Nottingham in September and I've just booked accommodation at Broadgate Park. Just wondering if anyone who has lived in Broadgate Park can tell me what it's like, I like to go out a lot and lets just say I like to have a drink at the weekend, are most people in Broadgate like this? I heard Rutland was a more lively hall so now I'm kind of regretting applying for Broadgate!

    Second question, I can't emphasize enough that I'm not a racist but one of my friends who went to Nottingham told me how he ended up in a hall with a load of Chinese students none of whom could speak English. I know Nottingham is an international uni and so there will be a lot of foreign people there but I'd rather be with at least a few people who can speak English regardless of race, so my question is what's the ratio of home students to foreign students in Broadgate

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    All halls are lively. When you think about it, it's nothing to do with the halls - it's to do with the people, and Nottingham is diverse as anything so you'll end up with a great mix and it'll be as lively as you make it!

    Second answer, don't categorise people by their race. Chinese students pass the same English language tests as other international students studying in Nottingham. UoN has a lot of Chinese and Malaysian students through having campuses in those two countries, but that doesn't mean they can't "speak English".
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    (Original post by Blue1878)
    I'm hoping to go to Nottingham in September and I've just booked accommodation at Broadgate Park. Just wondering if anyone who has lived in Broadgate Park can tell me what it's like, I like to go out a lot and lets just say I like to have a drink at the weekend, are most people in Broadgate like this? I heard Rutland was a more lively hall so now I'm kind of regretting applying for Broadgate!

    Second question, I can't emphasize enough that I'm not a racist but one of my friends who went to Nottingham told me how he ended up in a hall with a load of Chinese students none of whom could speak English. I know Nottingham is an international uni and so there will be a lot of foreign people there but I'd rather be with at least a few people who can speak English regardless of race, so my question is what's the ratio of home students to foreign students in Broadgate

    Cheers guys
    Well I fully understand your point. Although I'm an international (not Chinese) student I'm also afraid of that problem about Chinese since I always speak English and my local language. To be honest, I'm very enthusiastic to use my English in UK since I really feed up with using my local language in my country. ^_^


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    I lived on Broadgate, if you end up in a flat full of foreigners you'll either:
    1- eat some epic meals with them
    2- never see them or speak to them and make friends with other people in your block
    3- never see them or speak to them and make friends with people on your course
    4- learn some foreign swear words and have a new cheap holiday destination.

    Rutland is the hall everybody takes the piss out of and rags on, all halls are pretty lively though. The catered halls are OK but everyone I know complained about the food constantly, and if you aren't too careful you can end up in a hall with a load of rich snobs (unless those kind of people are your bag, each to their own!)

    You'll be fine, and even if you don't like where you end up you WILL make enough friends in other halls/blocks on broadgate to get over it
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    Forgot to mention, I had 1 malaysian flatmate on Broadgate, she was lovely and made us some beautiful curries and invited us to do weird **** with foreign students that we wouldn't normally have done. She was cool and she was better at English than most people I know
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    (Original post by heath__er)
    Forgot to mention, I had 1 malaysian flatmate on Broadgate, she was lovely and made us some beautiful curries and invited us to do weird **** with foreign students that we wouldn't normally have done. She was cool and she was better at English than most people I know
    Hey since you lived in broadgate do you mind if I ask what are the rooms like? I applied for a large standard is there much difference between that and the normal standard? Also are some rooms more modern than others? The website doesn't give away much.
    Thanks



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    All halls are lively. When you think about it, it's nothing to do with the halls - it's to do with the people, and Nottingham is diverse as anything so you'll end up with a great mix and it'll be as lively as you make it!

    Second answer, don't categorise people by their race. Chinese students pass the same English language tests as other international students studying in Nottingham. UoN has a lot of Chinese and Malaysian students through having campuses in those two countries, but that doesn't mean they can't "speak English".
    I wasn't categorizing people by their race. I used Chinese as an example because it was one I'd heard about, I would be equally unhappy with sharing a flat with 5 French students who couldn't speak English for the simple reason that I would feel isolated. Would have no problem being with five Chinese students if they all spoke English.
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    (Original post by AmberT)
    Hey since you lived in broadgate do you mind if I ask what are the rooms like? I applied for a large standard is there much difference between that and the normal standard? Also are some rooms more modern than others? The website doesn't give away much.
    Thanks



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    I lived in Junipers which was a new block. Some of the older blocks were pretty old school but better than halls at a lot of other unis. I don't know what "large standard" would be, one of my friends was in a disabled room by chance and it was huge so maybe it's one of them.
 
 
 
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