Just returned from holidays. Answering all queries now
Anyone know the Applicants/Places numbers/ratio for the halls or where to find them? I'm looking for JM/Tocil especially.
Sorry, I don't know.
Has anybody heard back yet?
You probably won't know until after results day (more likely September)
I've got a question. How likely is it that I'll get a place in JM if it's my first choice? I'm an international student if that makes a difference.
Being an international student doesn't give you an advantage over a UK/EU student when applying for accommodation. You have a better chance by putting it first choice (if you put the en suite second then you have practically no chance).
Hi again, I didn't get all the answers I was asking for in my previous post but I have been thinking pretty much and I've come up with A BRAND NEW RANKING ! Here it is, but I'm still hesitating about what to put as 1st and 2nd choices : Jack Martin or Heronbank ?
1- JM or HB ? 2- JM or HB ? 3- Tocil 4- Westwood 5- Cryfield
Could you guys check the description of myself I've put up there and tell me :
- Which of Jack Martin and Heronbank is the most likely to fit my expectations in terms of the area itself ? in terms of hallmates ? - Does HB have a pleasant community atmosphere in terms of mind-openness ? I have heard stereotypes about international students who tend to group together and isolate, is this true ? Does the flat system make it really difficult to meet other people from the same hall who you don't live with (postgrads, for example) ?
I'd go for JM #1 and HB #2. I do feel that HB is quite isolated, personally I know relatively few people on there - perhaps because of where I was (JM) I'm more likely to encounter Rootes/JM/AV/Tocil/Benefactors/Cryfield rather than the satellite halls.
Flat system (HB/LS/Claycroft) is open - meaning you can go anywhere in the building. It isn't restrictive. In Whitefields and Tocil it is restricted as you have smaller buildings. You will live with other undergraduates (postgrads are separate, but it doesn't mean you won't meet them).