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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
    I find things like this a bit silly, because a hall by itself can't be lively or not because it'll have different people allocated to it every year? Now, there may be a difference between catered and self-catered, but I just think it tends to depend on who ends up on your corridor/in your flat.

    That said, even if you don't have people close to you that you share interests with, you won't have to venture far, to other flats or blocks, to find some

    As to international students, I found that they tended to be in flats together or in studios so never really interacted with many.
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    (Original post by Ian80)
    I find things like this a bit silly, because a hall by itself can't be lively or not because it'll have different people allocated to it every year? Now, there may be a difference between catered and self-catered, but I just think it tends to depend on who ends up on your corridor/in your flat.

    That said, even if you don't have people close to you that you share interests with, you won't have to venture far, to other flats or blocks, to find some

    As to international students, I found that they tended to be in flats together or in studios so never really interacted with many.
    Would you say catered is more lively than non-catered?
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    (Original post by Blue1878)
    Would you say catered is more lively than non-catered?
    Again, I don't think there is a significant difference, just who you end up with and how much of an effort you make.
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    Hi guys, i have already accepted the offer but i have trouble finding out what room or building i am assigned to, any ideas?
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    (Original post by bankpn1150)
    Hi guys, i have already accepted the offer but i have trouble finding out what room or building i am assigned to, any ideas?
    You won't find out your room or building until late August/ early September. Which type of room do you have? I could help you narrow down the buildings.
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    (Original post by MedicineBug)
    You won't find out your room or building until late August/ early September. Which type of room do you have? I could help you narrow down the buildings.
    Thanks, it's an ensuite studio (sorry for my poor 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
    What's your name buddy? Join the facebook group for Notts firmers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/492882774105402) there's almost 40 of us BGP'ers on there so far.

    I've got friends who are at Broadgate currently [I'm on a gap year] and none of them have all internationals or anything like that; one of them has one international student as a flatmate who they never see, but the rest of them are very social/friendly etc. Because Broadgate is so big (2000ish iirc) there's a huge social scene there, so don't worry about that.

    I read somewhere as well that they try and group a lot of the international students together so that they have peers that speak the same language/know what they're going through etc.
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    So I've just been given an ensuite studio in BGP because it was either that or a standard room left and I can't see myself enjoying sharing a bathroom. But now I am reading so many posts about how they are for loners and i'll miss out on all the fun. I am outgoing and sociable, see myself going out as much as possible, but i equally really like having my own space to go back to and chill out, knowing I don't have to share or organise anything with anyone else. There is, contradictory to the Nottingham website, still 'Limited availability' of Ensuites in BGP, according to their own website. So, based on what i've said, should I ring tomorrow and try and change to an ensuite in a flat? or should I stay put in the single studio? Is anybody in a studio? do you still get involved in everything? Thanks!!
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    (Original post by bankpn1150)
    Thanks, it's an ensuite studio (sorry for my poor english )
    Sorry to reply so late, I completely forgot about this. So it's probably going to be Spruces, Larches, Hemlocks, or Redwoods. The Studios are closer to the West Entrance and the bottom of BGP. I'm in a Studio, so if you have any more questions feel free to ask.
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    (Original post by j-smith94)
    So I've just been given an ensuite studio in BGP because it was either that or a standard room left and I can't see myself enjoying sharing a bathroom. But now I am reading so many posts about how they are for loners and i'll miss out on all the fun. I am outgoing and sociable, see myself going out as much as possible, but i equally really like having my own space to go back to and chill out, knowing I don't have to share or organise anything with anyone else. There is, contradictory to the Nottingham website, still 'Limited availability' of Ensuites in BGP, according to their own website. So, based on what i've said, should I ring tomorrow and try and change to an ensuite in a flat? or should I stay put in the single studio? Is anybody in a studio? do you still get involved in everything? Thanks!!
    I'm in a studio. I find that most people in studios are quite sociable, going out at least twice a week. I think that one of the advantages of being in a studio is that you don't have to make that trek to the library at midnight because you'll being disturbed by others in your flat. I think that you should stay in the Studio and give it a try for a week or two. If you don't like it then you can always ask to be moved to an en-suite.
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    (Original post by MedicineBug)
    I'm in a studio. I find that most people in studios are quite sociable, going out at least twice a week. I think that one of the advantages of being in a studio is that you don't have to make that trek to the library at midnight because you'll being disturbed by others in your flat. I think that you should stay in the Studio and give it a try for a week or two. If you don't like it then you can always ask to be moved to an en-suite.
    Thanks! Not sure if this makes sense to you but me and mum were talking for hours and decided, there is just as much chance i will be next to nice people in studios and there is in a flat. The difference is that if i dont get along with (or am just completely diffferent to eg. international students etc.) the people in a flat, there is no escape, whereas in a studio its my own space and i can socialise when i want to, and dont need to strike up awkward conversation just whilst im grabbing a drink! So yea im pretty excited now! Cant find much info on them though, you might be able to help me out? how many are there? how many blocks are they in? Are they a decent size? And i've heard the kitchenette is pretty basic, what are the culinary limits aha? Thanks in advance x
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    (Original post by j-smith94)
    So I've just been given an ensuite studio in BGP because it was either that or a standard room left and I can't see myself enjoying sharing a bathroom. But now I am reading so many posts about how they are for loners and i'll miss out on all the fun. I am outgoing and sociable, see myself going out as much as possible, but i equally really like having my own space to go back to and chill out, knowing I don't have to share or organise anything with anyone else. There is, contradictory to the Nottingham website, still 'Limited availability' of Ensuites in BGP, according to their own website. So, based on what i've said, should I ring tomorrow and try and change to an ensuite in a flat? or should I stay put in the single studio? Is anybody in a studio? do you still get involved in everything? Thanks!!
    I was in the same situation as you, wasn't really up for sharing a bathroom if I was entirely honest :P

    But I'm sure that we'll still meet people, I doubt that it'll be entirely loners, and probably made up of people like us who wanted Ensuites for the social aspect and had to settle for Studios :P
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    I've received an offer for accommodation at Broadgate Park for 2013 entry as well, I've looked everywhere and emailed them but can't find out EXACTLY what you get in your room/flat. Like I need a list of exactly what is provided so I know what I definitely don't need to bring in September, having a hard time trying to make a list!

    If anyone in Broadgate Park could shed some light on this for me please I'd be very grateful
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    (Original post by j-smith94)
    how many are there? how many blocks are they in? Are they a decent size? And i've heard the kitchenette is pretty basic, what are the culinary limits aha? Thanks in advance x
    Yep, I'm more than happy to help. I'm in a studio so I can definitely help you out with any questions. The number of rooms to a "flat" and flats in a block vary. I'm in Spruces which is a decent sized block. There's about 10-11 rooms in the flat and about 10 flats in the block. Altogether, there's about 5 different studio blocks. If you get Redwoods, it's absolutely huge. It has something like 18 flats. The rooms are a really good size, there's even a small dining table in it. Yes the Kitchenettes are quite basic. There's a Fridge with quite a small freezer, a microwave oven, and kettle. Also two hotplates and a bin. I bought myself a small toaster. You'll also need to buy plates, pots, pans, cutlery, and utensils. I've found that you really don't need many things. I didn't know what to expect and ended up over-compensating. I bought loads of pots and dishes, and stuff which I haven't even used. Most people get confused with the microwave oven. It's literally a microwave which can also work as an oven and grill. It's pretty good for making oven things. I have a friend who managed to cook a roast in it! I can't really thing of anything else right now, but message me if you need more to know anything else
 
 
 
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