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Original post by jesuisbelle88
Thank you so so much! That was really helpful. I'll keep all the things you said in mind. But just wondering what advantage does a north facing room have?

:smile:


North facing rooms dont get much sun in them
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Reply 4801
Original post by jesuisbelle88
Thank you so so much! That was really helpful. I'll keep all the things you said in mind. But just wondering what advantage does a north facing room have?

:smile:


I was thinking about how the sun wouldn't shine directly into a north-facing room. Although having said that, I've lived in north-facing rooms and they tend to get really hot anyway in summer. So I suppose it depends on whether it's direct/reflected sunlight or heat that causes the most problems.
Original post by aortgue
Hi :smile: Does anyone know what the "area" thing on the contact details in the accommodation application means. I'm from Spain, so I have no idea what "area" it is asking for. The problem is that it is mandatory to include it! Help!


Fill it with a spacebar or something. It's a mandatory field that shouldn't be mandatory :p:
Reply 4803
Anyone know how and where we store our stuff for the 30 week lets? or do you have to take it all back home for the holidays?
Original post by alnov
Anyone know how and where we store our stuff for the 30 week lets? or do you have to take it all back home for the holidays?


Most things, yeah. Or drop it in a friend's 39 week let.

You get a small cupboard that you can lock with a padlock - about 1.5m by 80cm by 80 cm - you can store stuff in there.

Most blocks also have a small trunk room that students can leave stuff in, but priority goes to international students here.
Decided on Rootes woo!
Reply 4806
OK, so I don't really want to read through the last 200+ pages of this thread (and apologies if this has already been asked) but what are considered the best halls? At the moment, my list is: Westwood, Whitefields, Rootes, Jack Martin and Sherbourne :smile:

In case anyone is interested, Warwick is my insurance for European Law!
Reply 4807
Original post by Olive12
OK, so I don't really want to read through the last 200+ pages of this thread (and apologies if this has already been asked) but what are considered the best halls? At the moment, my list is: Westwood, Whitefields, Rootes, Jack Martin and Sherbourne :smile:

In case anyone is interested, Warwick is my insurance for European Law!


From what I've seen on here, Jack Martin and Arthur Vick seem to be quite popular.

But it depends on your personal preferences really. What are your views on:

Loud/quiet
Security/freedom to see other corridors
Distance to campus and tesco
Ensuite
Letting length
Price
Number of people to kitchen

?
Reply 4808
Original post by ttoby
From what I've seen on here, Jack Martin and Arthur Vick seem to be quite popular.

But it depends on your personal preferences really. What are your views on:

Loud/quiet
Security/freedom to see other corridors
Distance to campus and tesco
Ensuite
Letting length
Price
Number of people to kitchen

?


I'd say I'm quite a sociable person I'd prefer a 'louder' hall for a reasonable price! I'm not too fussed about the distance to campus though but I don't want to have to share a kitchen with too many people haha :confused:
Reply 4809
Original post by Olive12
I'd say I'm quite a sociable person I'd prefer a 'louder' hall for a reasonable price! I'm not too fussed about the distance to campus though but I don't want to have to share a kitchen with too many people haha :confused:


Ok. Looking at your short-list of halls, Rootes has a reputation for being 'louder' but Westwood has a lot of people to a kitchen. With regards to prices, I couldn't really say what is reasonable - that would depend on your budget.
Original post by Olive12
OK, so I don't really want to read through the last 200+ pages of this thread (and apologies if this has already been asked) but what are considered the best halls? At the moment, my list is: Westwood, Whitefields, Rootes, Jack Martin and Sherbourne :smile:

In case anyone is interested, Warwick is my insurance for European Law!


Rootesers are the most fanatic about how fun their halls are, but often quiet/boring people hate it there. Westwood is roundly mocked by everyone for being miles away. Whitefields has a pretty bad reputation, since the noise from the Union is very bad and the flats are anti-social compared to corridors. Jack Martin is pretty well thought of, since it's all pretty new and the kitchens are spacious. Sherbourne is new, I have no idea about it, and apparently the website doesn't have any actual pictures and won't say where it is (apart from it being 10 minutes away from campus).
Original post by goodtogallop
North facing rooms dont get much sun in them


Thanks!

Original post by ttoby
I was thinking about how the sun wouldn't shine directly into a north-facing room. Although having said that, I've lived in north-facing rooms and they tend to get really hot anyway in summer. So I suppose it depends on whether it's direct/reflected sunlight or heat that causes the most problems.


Thanks!

Should I write this stuff (as in laundrette, location and north-facing) in my personal statement or should I write a separate letter and attach it with my doctor's letter?
Reply 4812
Original post by jesuisbelle88
Thanks!



Thanks!

Should I write this stuff (as in laundrette, location and north-facing) in my personal statement or should I write a separate letter and attach it with my doctor's letter?


I haven't seen this year's form so I can't say for certain, but if there is a space to fill in details of your disability then put it in there.
Okay so for me it was this major decision to put Arthur Vick or Rootes as my first choice....moving all my stuff out is effort so pricing and 39 week let appealed to me, but I can afford the Arthur Vick I think...
Though I am like a ridiculously social person and love to have fun all the time - I really don't want to fail my first year...so feel that if I go to Rootes I'll get swept away by the parties and not work at all....But I don't want to die of boredom in AV...Some people say it's fun still?

So I like a nice room, don't mind the walk because I have a bike BUT want a social area so would prefer to be closer to where the party's at :P I do need quiet work space though...and if it doesnt have an internal laundrette - id like to be reasonably close to it.

Questions:
1)Can any current students give me an idea of how much they spent weekly on stuff, so what sort of amount should you have left over to spend each week?

2)In Arthur Vick, can you still get that party atmosphere (if say you say in your personal statement that you are really sociable but also need quiet working space).

3)How welcoming are Rootes people when people from other residences want to come and party? Or does that not happen..?

4)Asides from Rootes and AV (and JM and Benefactors which apparently i can't pick if i choose AV) which residences have a good mix of social and work and are good for making friends and things like that - preferably halls and not apartments (apartments are less social/easy to hate who u live with and then have an awful time right)?

Sorry...for the long post...if anyone can answer any of my questions that would be amazing! Number ONE is an important one!
Original post by Zulliekinz
Okay so for me it was this major decision to put Arthur Vick or Rootes as my first choice....moving all my stuff out is effort so pricing and 39 week let appealed to me, but I can afford the Arthur Vick I think...
Though I am like a ridiculously social person and love to have fun all the time - I really don't want to fail my first year...so feel that if I go to Rootes I'll get swept away by the parties and not work at all....But I don't want to die of boredom in AV...Some people say it's fun still?

So I like a nice room, don't mind the walk because I have a bike BUT want a social area so would prefer to be closer to where the party's at :P I do need quiet work space though...and if it doesnt have an internal laundrette - id like to be reasonably close to it.

Questions:
1)Can any current students give me an idea of how much they spent weekly on stuff, so what sort of amount should you have left over to spend each week?

2)In Arthur Vick, can you still get that party atmosphere (if say you say in your personal statement that you are really sociable but also need quiet working space).

3)How welcoming are Rootes people when people from other residences want to come and party? Or does that not happen..?

4)Asides from Rootes and AV (and JM and Benefactors which apparently i can't pick if i choose AV) which residences have a good mix of social and work and are good for making friends and things like that - preferably halls and not apartments (apartments are less social/easy to hate who u live with and then have an awful time right)?

Sorry...for the long post...if anyone can answer any of my questions that would be amazing! Number ONE is an important one!


I basically can't answer any of your questions because I'm in the same boat as you, I was torn between Rootes & AV, but someone I know that lived in AV recommended Rootes and if they had another chance would go there, because AV was really quiet, and if you need quiet work places then you can go to the library anyway :smile:
Original post by Zulliekinz
Okay so for me it was this major decision to put Arthur Vick or Rootes as my first choice....moving all my stuff out is effort so pricing and 39 week let appealed to me, but I can afford the Arthur Vick I think...
Though I am like a ridiculously social person and love to have fun all the time - I really don't want to fail my first year...so feel that if I go to Rootes I'll get swept away by the parties and not work at all....But I don't want to die of boredom in AV...Some people say it's fun still?

So I like a nice room, don't mind the walk because I have a bike BUT want a social area so would prefer to be closer to where the party's at :P I do need quiet work space though...and if it doesnt have an internal laundrette - id like to be reasonably close to it.

Questions:
1)Can any current students give me an idea of how much they spent weekly on stuff, so what sort of amount should you have left over to spend each week?

2)In Arthur Vick, can you still get that party atmosphere (if say you say in your personal statement that you are really sociable but also need quiet working space).

3)How welcoming are Rootes people when people from other residences want to come and party? Or does that not happen..?

4)Asides from Rootes and AV (and JM and Benefactors which apparently i can't pick if i choose AV) which residences have a good mix of social and work and are good for making friends and things like that - preferably halls and not apartments (apartments are less social/easy to hate who u live with and then have an awful time right)?

Sorry...for the long post...if anyone can answer any of my questions that would be amazing! Number ONE is an important one!


Hi :smile: I'm just finishing my first year so I'll answer your questions as well as I can

1) I spend around £20-25 a week on food, for 7 dinners, 7 lunches, breakfast, milk, bottled water and snacks. But I know people who survive on a lot less, and eople who spend a lot more. Going out off campus I spend around £20 because taxi fares aren't cheap, entry is around a fiver and then drinks. Going out on campus is obviously much cheaper in first year, I tend to only take £5-10 out in the union. They're my two core costs and then buses are around £1.70-2.35 single if you plan on going off campus a lot. then factor in train fares home or to visit friends, and then stuff like if you plan on going for a drink in an evening or something. I budget about £60 a week but some of that usually goes on things like a coffee or extra treats from costcutter.

2) I know people in arthur vick who are definitely up for going out and they're kitchens seem like it as well. But, I live in Jack Martin and I wrote basically that on my personal statement as did the rest of my corridor, we all meant it differently and all have completely different lifestyles which can cause conflict from time to time so be really really specific about how much you want to go out, how much noise you could deal with, etc

3) Rootes seem like fairly welcoming people, everyone I've met from Rootes are lovely but can't say I've ever been out with them as most of my friends live elsewhere on campus. I can't see anyone minding you wanting to go out with them, every time I've been to other kitchens on campus no one really minds.

4) the other halls that are not apartment style are cryfield and westwood. I've not met anyone from cryfield so I'm not really sure how lively it is. A couple of my friends live in Westwood, it is quite an effort to get to campus (if you're likely to be at gibbet hill all the time don't pick it!) but the blocks are really sociable because there is around 20 people to a kitchen and each block has a massive common room. However, all I would say is that your halls are what you make it, I know people in tocil, which is flats, but I'd say that their block is more mixed that my JM block. Go for the ones you like best and be really clear about what you want on your personal statement. Even if you don't get exactly what you want, you will have friends who live in other places so you can just spend time with them instead.

Just realised quite how long this post is so I hope its helpful!!
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Reply 4816
Hello ppl!

So im an international student, and are considering whether I should get campus accommodation or not. The thing is I have a girlfriend, and she will probably be visting me alot, especially on weekends. So I'm wondering how the rules are for having overnight visitors? I read somewhere on the accomodation rules that there is a maximum of 2 days for visitors, but do u know how strict they enforce these rules? Is there anyway to work around them, or should I just get of campus accomodation?
Reply 4817
Original post by Kkav
Hello ppl!

So im an international student, and are considering whether I should get campus accommodation or not. The thing is I have a girlfriend, and she will probably be visting me alot, especially on weekends. So I'm wondering how the rules are for having overnight visitors? I read somewhere on the accomodation rules that there is a maximum of 2 days for visitors, but do u know how strict they enforce these rules? Is there anyway to work around them, or should I just get of campus accomodation?


They're not really that strict. There's no-one guarding the entrances to check who is in the building, so all she'll need to get in is for you to unlock the doors for her. You might be asked to inform your resident tutor when she is coming over (for health and safety purposes probably) but normally they won't mind.

As an example of what I've seen before, there was one room where the person living there had their friend/relative staying for almost the whole year solid. Even though we told the resident tutor about them (we suspected them of stealing food as well) they got away with it.

However at the other end of the scale, I had my brother over for a few days during the exam period, and the resident tutor was initially reluctant to let him come, but I managed to persuade her that he had come a long way and that we wouldn't be making a lot of noise.
Reply 4818
http://www.warwicksu.com/forums/postlist/36728/

We are looking for a housemate for next year, if anyone is interested :smile:
Does anyone know anything about Sherbourne....like has anyone who currently attends seen where it is situated in comparison to other residences or the main campus or anything....

At the moment my app looks like:

1) AV (30 weeks - Ensuite)
2) Rootes (39 weeks - Shared)
3) Sherbourne (39 weeks - Ensuite)
4) Westwood (39 weeks - Shared)
5) Cryfield (30 weeks - Shared)


I wouldn't really mind any of the top 3 but my problem with Westwood is distance and the ridiculous amount of people to a kitchen >_< my problem with cryfield is its the short end of two sticks.... its only 30 weeks anddd I don't get an ensuite... liklihood I will get one of my top 3?

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