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    Starting uni and Plymouth next year and I'm really stuck on what accommodation to pick. Only preferences I have is that its en suite and that its mixed. I've already crossed out Gilwell, Central Point, Discovery Heights and Radnor.

    Any one give me some advice or their opinions on the accommodation?
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    Go for Robbins. When i looked around it seemed pretty good. Didnt smell damp and had en suites. Think it's mixed too, not too expensive as well at £124 a week. decent size as well.
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    i'm living in Francis Drake halls this year, out of all of them I'd say that FD is probably the best value for money (although I haven't been inside Robbins yet). Radnor and Pilgrim are pretty much the same, and they're both next to each other in the student village. The only real difference (except location, and how the buildings look) between FD and Radnor & Pilgrim is that Francis Drake has much larger kitchens (depending on where you go, I'm in A block and all the kitchens are huge, although I'm not sure if all the ones in B and C block are). The bedrooms in Francis Drake, Radnor, and Pilgrim are almost all identical, unless you buy a double bedroom. They're quite nice rooms, although not much room for the shower, the en suites are all (small) wet rooms (with shower curtains) but this really isn't much of a problem.

    In terms of other halls, Astor is really nice but a fair walk from uni. Alexandra Works is miles away, don't go there!! St Teresa is also quite nice, the bedrooms are a little larger than in FD, Pilgrim and Radnor, and you also have a communal area downstairs which has a pool table, large TV w/ freeview, and some sofas. It's about 5 mins walk from the student village and 10 mins from uni (if that). St Teresa doesn't have en suites though.

    One last thing, I've found that most pre drinks are hosted in either radnor or pilgrim (although that's only from my experience with my course), as the majority of my course seem to live in the student village. Not really important though (and FD is great for hosting pres!). I can try and answer any questions if you have them
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    I'm in Astor house, although it is a little walk from the uni, its on the hoe so there are beautiful views.
    they take care of you with events and competitions, easy maintenance, (sofas) and high tech
    i'm only paying £134 a week here
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    St Thomas is a good pick, it's an en suit has a small double bed which you appreciate once you realise!! Has a big kitchen/living room which is great for pre drinks!! So glad I picked it, really clean place and only £123 because it's like a slow 10 minute walk from uni. Closest to oceana if you plan on going clubbing and not far from Cuba and bang bang!! It's cleaned every two weeks by an employee, except your room!! Hope this helped!! also remember money is important, best to get cheaper accommodations so you can have money to go out and socialise also eat!! All depends on how much you get from student finance
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    I actually live in private housing which is half the price but three times the bedroom size and with none of the stupid rules that halls have so i recommend that,

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    Having visited several of my friends halls I can say that I prefer st thomas over all of them. The bedrooms are slightly bigger and its very conveniently close to lots of shops and not too far from uni.

    Frobisher is ridiculously over priced for the tiny, tiny bedroom and kitchen.

    I think Radnor was the other one I visited, seemed ok. kitchen was a decent size.

    St Teresa has small rooms but awesome kitchens.
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    I agree.. frobisher is a massive ripoff.
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    Hey I'm in Francis Drake Block A, and really it's not too bad. As someone else has already mentioned, this block has massive kitchens, nice en-suites (although, really, it's a small wetroom but it does the job), and you also have a lift and the benefits of living on campus. I'm paying £131/week.

    Pilgrim is basically the same as FD, but it's in the student village. Mary Newman is also similar, although my friend has a much smaller flat size (I have eight, she has five) and a kitchen that's much smaller. It is, however, on campus and also has a lift.

    Some Robbins are en-suite, others aren't (one of my friends lives in a non en-suite flat). St Thomas' is pretty nice. My friends who live there also live with fewer people, and I think it's quite modern. They're en-suite, too. I don't know anyone in St Theresa, but they don't have en-suite. Both of the St T's are about a ten minute walk away from the uni, but are really close to the Barbican (and to Oceana, too, if you're in to that sort of thing).

    Astor is amazing. They're en-suite, and my friend has a double bed. They've got a lift, and a "sky lounge". Went in there the other day, and it's basically a common room that's on a ninth or tenth floor, with lots of natural light and a very big flatscreen TV. You have amazing views of the Hoe, Barbican and the rest of Plymouth. They've got a lift, too! Only thing is, like St T's, it's about a ten minute walk, and it's quite expensive. My friend pays just over £140 a week.

    Don't know anyone in Alexandra Works, but bear in mind that it's quite a walk from the uni!

    Good luck in choosing!
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    Pictures would be great if someone can post them as the ones on the websites don't give a true relection
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    Hey, has anyone got any reviews/pictures of Mary Newman, Francis Drake, Radnor & Pilgrim please?
    And does anyone know the application process for accomodation, e.g do we pick our top 3 and get allocated one, or just specify the type of room and price range etc?
    Thanks in advance!


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    (Original post by SophR96)
    Hey, has anyone got any reviews/pictures of Mary Newman, Francis Drake, Radnor & Pilgrim please?
    And does anyone know the application process for accomodation, e.g do we pick our top 3 and get allocated one, or just specify the type of room and price range etc?
    Thanks in advance!


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    I know you need to make an account for it, which you do now. Just go to accomodation in the website then click portal and then enter your email address and request password. And then be checking for when the portal opens

    The rest I want to know as well
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    Hello, this is for anybody/a group of people that still need a room for next year. There are 3 double bed rooms for sale, 1 large spacious and warm room with an en suite and two others rooms with a shared bathroom between them, which has both a shower and bath. The house is a 10-bed house with two kitchens, a spacious longue, washing facilities, courtyard, cleaners and veg box delivery and is a two-minute walk from Mutley Plain. The housemates living in this house next year are second and third years and are a very friendly and socialable bunch. Rooms range from £88- £95 a week. The contract is 48 weeks and ranges from £382-£413 a month and there is no deposit needed. Also, the agency is a trusted plymouth university housing letting service. If you are interested or want more information then please message me. Thank you!
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    (Original post by Sabrina123456)
    I know you need to make an account for it, which you do now. Just go to accomodation in the website then click portal and then enter your email address and request password. And then be checking for when the portal opens

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    This is the reply i got from Plymouth

    Hello BoboG,

    Our accommodation portal will open in spring; we are hoping to launch it at the beginning of April. As long as you have chosen Plymouth as your firm choice and apply for accommodation before the 31st July you will be guaranteed halls accommodation. The link to the portal can be found here.

    We will email you just before the portal opens with your details so you can log on and apply; we will also be posting updates on the website and on social media.

    When you do apply for accommodation please make sure that you choose the correct contract that coincides with your course for instance if your course is 40 weeks then you should choose a contract that is 40/41 weeks, please follow the link below for a list of all the halls and the contract dates they offer (please notes that prices may increase in September 2015):
    https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-l...nce-price-list

    In the meantime you should familiarise yourself with the website and check out all the different halls we have to offer and also look at our FAQ’s.

    If you have any more queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Best wishes,
    Plymouth University
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    Does anyone have any photos of Astor apart from those on the website?
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    Hi Guys!

    I work for The Student Housing Company at Astor House in Plymouth. For anyone that would like extra photos of our rooms/kitchens etc. please contact us at - [email protected] any.com and also check out our webpage http://thestudenthousingcompany.com/...h/astor-house/

    All of our rooms are ensuite and all rooms have a small double bed, no singles here! We also have 2 common rooms with large flat screen TV's, pool table, football table and free table tennis! Also free tea and coffee in the Skylounge. We have 24 hour staff so if anything go's wrong, or you just want to collect a parcel at 4 in the morning, someone will be here to sort that for you.

    All kitchens are cleaned once a week and as we are not part of the University, we accept all years of study although it will predominantly be 1st years. This means that you can stay with us for all 3/4 years of your courses if you wanted.

    Plus we like to look after everyone at Astor, so we try and put on as many events as possible, including pancake day, world nutella day, breakfast and hot chocolate mornings and even a bouncy castle assault course.

    If you would like to book a viewing, please contact us. We can arrange viewings any day and most times to suit you.


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    If you're looking for a house next year, there is a room available at a house close to Mutley Plain and only a very short walk away from Plymouth uni campus.
    The rent is very cheap (£94 a week) ** all inclusive of bills including internet and TV licence**, it is cleaned weekly, you have your own bathroom and there is a lounge room.

    If you're interested call Filipe on 07914435224 or 01752 221186 and reference PATHSF and Rodolfo.
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    Hey is everyone else still waiting for the accommodation portal to open??? I'm getting impatient just wanna move in like now... although I did compare price of accommodation to student loans and I'm left with £30 a week to live on so I'm a little bit worried too
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    (Original post by Idome)
    Does anyone have any photos of Astor apart from those on the website?
    This is my bedroom (please excuse the things, i took these on the day i moved in) i do have a bathroom and it is beautiful but i had unpacked a lot of my things) i live in a 9 bed flat
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    Just to let you guys know, we opened our bookings last November and are filling up fast. We have already sold out of some room types but still have rooms available.
    You can book with us now so you won't have to worry about what accommodation you will get.

    The Astor Team.
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    This is my very clean flat, which was never clean from first year.

    This is Discovery Heights
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