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    Hi guys, my plans fell through for second year accommodation and i've now got the choice between a place in Leamington or Cov- what would you say are the pros and cons of living in each. What did you do? I've looked in the accommodation threat and there wasn't very much that helped
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    (Original post by Limon Fanta)
    Hi guys, my plans fell through for second year accommodation and i've now got the choice between a place in Leamington or Cov- what would you say are the pros and cons of living in each. What did you do? I've looked in the accommodation threat and there wasn't very much that helped
    Leamington:

    Pros:
    • It has more of a student-y feel to it
    • It's away from campus so you can get away from the campus feel of university
    • North Leamington is very nice indeed
    • Better night life


    Cons:
    • South Leamington is no better than Coventry for crime or aesthetics
    • You may have a bit of a walk to the bus stop
    • Buses can get very crowded very quickly the further north you go.
    • Weekend buses are essentially non-existent with unibus.
    • You're far away, so buses or your own car are you only transport means.


    Coventry:

    Pros:
    • It's closer, so you can walk or bike in, meaning you can stay past the last bus
    • It's cheaper than North Leamington
    • A better weekend bus service
    • Cheaper bus pass


    Cons:
    • Less of a student feel
    • Not as great night life
    • It's not as nice aesthetically a North Leamington


    I lived in Coventry purely because I need to be on campus at silly hours of the day so could bike in . However, if you prefer going out with your friends to pubs and clubs, then Leamington is your best bet
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    Coventry's probably more convenient for the academic stuff. It's closer to campus, cheaper to get to. Plus it's cheaper to live there in general, but usually you'll find the housing isn't often as nice or the areas you're living in.

    Leamington, on the other hand tends to be more full of Warwick students. It's still pretty convenitent with U1s to campus running up to every 10 minutes but sometimes they can be full so getting to campus for a 9am can be tricky. But you'll be more able to socialise with friends in Leam, it's much nicer area and most societies tend to do socials either there or on campus.

    I was in Canley (which is the part of Cov right next to campus) in my second year. It was an awful house, in an awful area (police cars just parked on our street A LOT and them just calling round to the neighbours houses constantly) and I missed my friends, I missed out on so much because I wasn't in Leam. But I'm living in Leam next year and really looking forward to it.

    So, personally I'd choose Leam but it just depends on what type of person you are and what sort of lifesyle you want to have.
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    Leamington because I live here
 
 
 
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