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    I've narrowed it down to those using Origami's megathread and the UoM site but I don't know which ones to choose from those and which order. I just wanted some input from people living there (or other places) because I'm not 100% sure I've got all the info right.

    -I'm going self-catered and ideally ensuite but shared if I get my own sink.
    -I want a medium/large room ideally (not a dealbreaker) with internet in the room.
    -I want somewhere sociable but not too noisy. I'm not introverted but I'm also not massively extroverted. I'm probably not going to be going out clubbing but I like company and socialising in other ways.
    -I don't drink alcohol.
    -I'm into sports and I want to join a netball team, do any of these have one?
    -I'll be studying on the Engineering and Physical Sciences campus and I'd like to be close to direct bus-route-stops.

    Main concerns:
    -I don't mind international students as long as they're sociable but I've heard mixed stuff about Whitworth Park/City campus?
    -Apparently Burkhart has a formal ball and monthly meals in gowns?! Formal stuff isn't my style. How many people actually go? How awkward is it? Is the gown thing full of posh people? Or are they 'normal'?
    -Is Fallowfield (Sheavyn+Richmond) too social for what I want?

    I'm open to suggestions for other places but I'm mainly looking for opinions/experiences with Richmond, Sheavyn, Burkhart and Whitworth.
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    I think Victoria park is your best bet :P
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    Internationals in any hall seem to be unsociable. Fallowfield is probably too social for you. I've stayed in Whitworth and it's close proximity to university (and mcdonalds) is a life saver. It can get a bit prison like depending what room you get though.
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    Go Sheavyn.
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    (Original post by Krkn)
    Internationals in any hall seem to be unsociable. Fallowfield is probably too social for you. I've stayed in Whitworth and it's close proximity to university (and mcdonalds) is a life saver. It can get a bit prison like depending what room you get though.
    How was it to share bathrooms? I'm probably putting it as my first choice because it's the cheapest and I'm hoping to get a sink in my room but the idea of sharing toilets+showers is a bit off-putting.
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    (Original post by Lads on Touré)
    Go Sheavyn.
    Any idea how it is to compare with Richmond?
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    (Original post by flyyoufools)
    How was it to share bathrooms? I'm probably putting it as my first choice because it's the cheapest and I'm hoping to get a sink in my room but the idea of sharing toilets+showers is a bit off-putting.
    I stayed in a flat of 8 and the bathrooms weren't an issue at all, we had two shower cubicles, two toilets and 4 sinks. The main problem was the heat, Whitworth is ridiculously warm and the kitchen/bathroom had no windows/air conditioning. Turn your radiator off in your room as soon as you get there!
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    Oh, and prepare to put on weight living across the road from McD's, Subway and Domino's and living 2 minutes from Uni.
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    (Original post by Krkn)
    I stayed in a flat of 8 and the bathrooms weren't an issue at all, we had two shower cubicles, two toilets and 4 sinks. The main problem was the heat, Whitworth is ridiculously warm and the kitchen/bathroom had no windows/air conditioning. Turn your radiator off in your room as soon as you get there!
    I guess that's better than being freezing though right? :P Any idea if having a sink in the room changes the size? I don't want to sacrifice a lot of space for the sake of a sink... Also, any idea if the netball team is really competitive? +Do people actually use the onsite gym much?
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    (Original post by Krkn)
    Oh, and prepare to put on weight living across the road from McD's, Subway and Domino's and living 2 minutes from Uni.
    Dominos???? I'm made! We don't have a local one and pizza is my guilty pleasure. Imma be a fat mofo.


    ...but seriously, gym? :P
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    (Original post by flyyoufools)
    I guess that's better than being freezing though right? :P Any idea if having a sink in the room changes the size? I don't want to sacrifice a lot of space for the sake of a sink... Also, any idea if the netball team is really competitive? +Do people actually use the onsite gym much?
    I don't know so much, it gets quite stuffy - at least if you're freezing you can put on more clothes! As for sinks, I haven't seen a room in WP with a sink so I couldn't comment but can't you ask to view a room? No idea about the netball team but the gym is worth going to, people do use it and for £10 a year it's decent (and being upgraded in the summer I believe)
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    (Original post by Krkn)
    I don't know so much, it gets quite stuffy - at least if you're freezing you can put on more clothes! As for sinks, I haven't seen a room in WP with a sink so I couldn't comment but can't you ask to view a room? No idea about the netball team but the gym is worth going to, people do use it and for £10 a year it's decent (and being upgraded in the summer I believe)
    True but I deal better with heat than with cold because layers make me feel all suffocated >.< I missed the viewing day thing because I was ill which sucks but the site says you can get a sink for extra just there aren't any photos. Sounds good, pretty sure I'll be putting that as #1 Thanks
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    Whitworth is ridiculously warm, I think even when it was snowing once I strutted around my flat in shorts and a t-shirt :P. So don't get a duvet with a high tog either (I made that mistake thinking halls would be freezing!) I've been into a room with a sink and it doesn't really make them much smaller, there isn't a set size of rooms in whitworth park, it depends where in the building you are due to the sloped roofs. I was in the smallest room (which was fine) where as my friends who had the roof rooms were fairly spacious. The halls netball team is fairly chilled, my house was on it during the first two years. There's a league (is that right for netball? I don't know.) but I doubt it's as competitive as the actual university team.
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    (Original post by tillytots)
    Whitworth is ridiculously warm, I think even when it was snowing once I strutted around my flat in shorts and a t-shirt :P. So don't get a duvet with a high tog either (I made that mistake thinking halls would be freezing!) I've been into a room with a sink and it doesn't really make them much smaller, there isn't a set size of rooms in whitworth park, it depends where in the building you are due to the sloped roofs. I was in the smallest room (which was fine) where as my friends who had the roof rooms were fairly spacious. The halls netball team is fairly chilled, my house was on it during the first two years. There's a league (is that right for netball? I don't know.) but I doubt it's as competitive as the actual university team.
    Thank you! That sounds alright for me, I can't stand wearing layers or warm clothes when I'm at home :/ How much did everyone socialise with the other flats? Or was it pretty contained?
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    (Original post by flyyoufools)
    Thank you! That sounds alright for me, I can't stand wearing layers or warm clothes when I'm at home :/ How much did everyone socialise with the other flats? Or was it pretty contained?
    Noo everyone socialises with each other, usually on the first night everyone sticks to their flat and heads to the the grovel together but as the term progresses everyone spreads out more and more. I didn't like everyone in my flat all that much so all my friends were from other flats in my block. There will be a facebook group for next year soon and that is a great way of meeting people who will be in your flat and nearby
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    (Original post by tillytots)
    Noo everyone socialises with each other, usually on the first night everyone sticks to their flat and heads to the the grovel together but as the term progresses everyone spreads out more and more. I didn't like everyone in my flat all that much so all my friends were from other flats in my block. There will be a facebook group for next year soon and that is a great way of meeting people who will be in your flat and nearby
    Thank you!
 
 
 
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