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Original post by Elisha Rebekah
Ooh sounds fab. I'm doing History! Are you a first year? It's alright, I know Lakeside is home to lots of postgrads too :smile:


I'm a first year, what about you? I'm actually looking forward to meeting more post-grads in Lakeside's accommodation. :smile:
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Original post by harry4625
Did anyone get Westwood? I was shocked that i didn't get rootes really thought i would but at least i got my 2nd choice.


This is my exact situation! I was gutted I didn't get Rootes and it seems lots of people who got it didn't put it as their first choice but at least Westwood is still on the cheaper end (please please tell me you're sociable and like going out and talk a lot-asking for a lot sorry haha)
Original post by I_Hate_Usernames
Nobody unless they have a medical condition 'desperately' needs an en suite and you aren't any more entitled to one than someone who has one, besides, you will save so much money.


Im sorry, do you know me? I do in fact 'desperately' need an ensuite due to a condition which I don't have to disclose to you. I don't care about saving money, I care about feeling comfortable in my environment. Take your assumptions else where.
Original post by rachlily
Im sorry, do you know me? I do in fact 'desperately' need an ensuite due to a condition which I don't have to disclose to you. I don't care about saving money, I care about feeling comfortable in my environment. Take your assumptions else where.


Why didn't you put it down on the application form?
Original post by fatart123
Why didn't you put it down on the application form?


I did. Hence why I'm on here looking for someone to swap with, when I called the university they said there's not much they can do
Original post by 9765712
Econ and Industrial Organization :wink: You?)


Hi! I also got into Cryfield. Studying Economics too. ^^
Original post by Sophia-1996
Hey! I am not gonna be studying the same course as you (I will be studying BA Classical Civilisation) but I have been offered Tocil too for my first year. I was let down at first with sharing bathrooms, but after thinking about it, it isn't so bad! Remember, everyone you will be sharing with will be in the same situation and may even be as hesitant as you are! They will probably be friendly and great :smile:

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Classical Civilasations sounds cool.
And you're right, everyone will be in the same position as we are. Might as well use it as an opportunity to make great pals :P Can't wait to meet you in person :biggrin:
Original post by Liliwen23
Hi! I also got into Cryfield. Studying Economics too. ^^


Ohh, awesome :wink: See you in lectures then haha
Original post by Fattyc95
I got my email for Jack Martin woo, just wanted to know how do we find out which block/room we're in??


Last year, we found out which rooms we were at by going on https://start.warwick.ac.uk, logging in with your student number & password you set (not sure if you've been given them yet) then under a little tab called My Warwick Admin Systems, click student records online, and on that page click then Student Finance, under the charges it has a string of letters which tell you what room and block you are in. Mine said 12M/WH WH12M which meant i was in Whitefields (WH) 12 in room M.
Original post by rachlily
I just called up the university. They said if you can find someone to swap with all you have to do is email the address that sent you the offer with the details of the person you're swapping with.

The person you're swapping with also has to email them.


I think someone may have given you slightly wrong information. You can go on the swap list if you find someone right now yes but you will not be able to move until the third week it self. Just so other people don't get their hopes up! I was super worried about sharing a toilet with 5 others but I literally had zero problems. They clean the toilets nearly every single day.
Original post by rachlily
I did. Hence why I'm on here looking for someone to swap with, when I called the university they said there's not much they can do


If you have a medical condition that they deemed would make you in need of an ensuite, you would get one of the special disabled rooms in Rootes with an ensuite or in a hall with an ensuite. If you really have a condition and have a way to prove it (doctors notes etc), there is no reason why they would refuse you having these rooms as there are often some left over. The team who sorts out accommodation take medical conditions very seriously so you need to tell them this more clearly.

People with medical conditions or disability are prioritised over people with financial issues who are in turn prioritised over people who just don't like their halls. They wouldn't deny you a change if you have a medical condition so what you are saying doesn't really add up.
Original post by crazydaisy
Hi, I'm in Whitefields and really happy with it, just wondering if it's still really social (my first choice was Rootes)?

(thanks)


Like most places, it is what you make of it. I lived in Whitefields this year so this is what I'd recommend. After you've met your flatmates and got to know them a little bit on the saturday, go over to the houses next to you as a group and introduce yourselves. Invite them to come over to your house for pre drinks before the first night out. Do the same with as many houses as you feel like (but don't invite them all round, the common room is only small haha) and that way you have established friendships with many different houses.

The more houses you get to know, the more people you get to know and the more social it is! People will come by your house as well to say hello. It is really friendly and people help each other out. If you have any other questions about Whitefields, let me know :smile:
Original post by gaby_xo
Like most places, it is what you make of it. I lived in Whitefields this year so this is what I'd recommend. After you've met your flatmates and got to know them a little bit on the saturday, go over to the houses next to you as a group and introduce yourselves. Invite them to come over to your house for pre drinks before the first night out. Do the same with as many houses as you feel like (but don't invite them all round, the common room is only small haha) and that way you have established friendships with many different houses.

The more houses you get to know, the more people you get to know and the more social it is! People will come by your house as well to say hello. It is really friendly and people help each other out. If you have any other questions about Whitefields, let me know :smile:


Ah that is so helpful thank you! Did you like Whitefields all in all?

And also is there lots of storage room in the bedrooms? thank you! :smile:
Original post by gaby_xo
Like most places, it is what you make of it. I lived in Whitefields this year so this is what I'd recommend. After you've met your flatmates and got to know them a little bit on the saturday, go over to the houses next to you as a group and introduce yourselves. Invite them to come over to your house for pre drinks before the first night out. Do the same with as many houses as you feel like (but don't invite them all round, the common room is only small haha) and that way you have established friendships with many different houses.

The more houses you get to know, the more people you get to know and the more social it is! People will come by your house as well to say hello. It is really friendly and people help each other out. If you have any other questions about Whitefields, let me know :smile:


This may sound like an odd question but do they have any mirrors in the rooms of whitefields? Or anywhere in the house? If not I was thinking of bringing a mirror,maybe a big one to lean against the wall,would this be okay?
Does anyone know what the twin en suite rooms are like in Rootes? I've been offered one for the year and wanted to get a feel for what it'll be like before I arrive - are they much bigger than the single rooms? Are there many of these rooms? Has anyone had a poor experience staying in these rooms e.g. didn't get on with their roommate? etc. All I know is that I'll be in New Rootes!
Original post by dkusi2
How long did you share for? Like how was your experience? Was it better than you thought it would be?


A few weeks, maybe a month. It went really well, ended up becoming great friends with the guy I shared with. You pay half price rent too, saving you loads. Much better than I thought - I had a bit of a tantrum when I first got the offer lol but needn't have. Quite a few people shared and said it was fine.

They'll usually put you with someone who described themselves similarly to you and on your course.

Looked like this:
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Hey! Is here anyone who got accommodation offer from Warwick and would be willing to swap? I got Rootes, my 4th choice and would like to get an en-suite room. Preferably Bluebell or Sherbourne.
Original post by jrs971
A few weeks, maybe a month. It went really well, ended up becoming great friends with the guy I shared with. You pay half price rent too, saving you loads. Much better than I thought - I had a bit of a tantrum when I first got the offer lol but needn't have. Quite a few people shared and said it was fine.

They'll usually put you with someone who described themselves similarly to you and on your course.

Looked like this:
ImageUploadedByStudent Room1442063309.441296.jpg


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oh kk thanks
Hi guys,

I have a postgraduate conditional offer and I am waiting for the accommodation results.

What if I receive the accommodation results before receiving the university's unconditional offer?

I have 7 days after accepting the accommodation to ask for a refund but what if (for some reason) I'm not accepted in the course?

The thing is... I don't wanna lose £250...

Please help! Thank you!
Original post by paperclip10
Hi guys,

I have a postgraduate conditional offer and I am waiting for the accommodation results.

What if I receive the accommodation results before receiving the university's unconditional offer?

I have 7 days after accepting the accommodation to ask for a refund but what if (for some reason) I'm not accepted in the course?

The thing is... I don't wanna lose £250...

Please help! Thank you!


The first thing to do would probably be calling the university and asking about the decision deadline. If it's after the accommodation deadline ask if there is any way to prioritize your application. (Probably not but worth a try). If it's before the accommodation deadline, then just wait :wink:

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