I'm heading to Liverpool Uni in September to do a postgrad and I've been made an offer to stay at Vine Court (self-catered, ensuite). I'm close to accepting, but having had a read through the tenancy agreement, there are a couple of things which are worrying me a bit, so I'm wondering if anyone can help me out:
1. I note that the contract states that no overnight guests are allowed, and I'm wondering how rigidly this rule is enforced (for example, do people simply ignore it). I was surprised to learn of this caveat, and it seems deeply unreasonable for the University to restrict basic freedom in this way. I'm also concerned that this may be representative of a more general authoritarian culture at the Hall, and that when the contract talks of informing the 'warden' of any parties (which was actually spelled "party's" by the contract's author... FFS!), it really means it! Hopefully things aren't this brutal, though, and I'd greatly appreciate any advice/info. anyone may have!
2. What do people do with their cars? I don't have an option about taking mine, but the accommodation staff have been very helpful in telling me "Don't bring it"!
3. I was under the impression that Vine Court was only for postgrads, but there seem to be a few undergrads heading there - what's the deal with this?
Any additional info. would be greatly appreciated, too (e.g. what life in halls is like in general, what life at the uni is like when combined with staying in halls).
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