The "quiet"-box is bothering me really much. I am the most sociable person but very often, my studying times begin at midnight so I'd need some silence in my area... Does anyone know what it means/results in in particular?
I would suggest saying so on your form - there's a box for you to write your thoughts. I always try to put people with similar bedtimes together, so one person isn't keeping the other awake.
What are the best and worst things about Cryfield? Is there any special thing that you'd recommend us to do when it comes to Cryfield?
Let me start off with the worst.
Cons: - Corridors are extremely SMALL! But you'll eventually get used to them. - It has the smallest rooms on campus. It is also the cheapest so I guess that's good compensation. After a while the size of the room won't be an issue, I eventually got used to it and ended up loving it! - There are no lifts! So moving in isn't going to be pleasant if you're room isn't on the ground floor! - Shared bathrooms but again you'll get used to it. Surprisingly I've never had to wait for the shower or the toilet for the entire year! - You only get half a fridge space and half a freezer space in the kitchen.
Pros: - As mentioned above its the cheapest accommodation so you save a LOT of money! - Although we're not en suite we've got sinks in our room which is incredibly useful! I think we're one of the few non en suites who do have them. I know Tocil doesn't. - We're incredibly close to Central Campus and the SU. - Following that, although it may not seem important now but we're also close to Rootes grocery store so if you ever run out of groceries its only a couple of minutes away. - You get two cupboards and a drawer in the kitchen which is a lot compared to the other kitchens. - We're also very close to Ramphal building, around 5 mins walk. Ramphal Building is one of the common locations for lectures to take place. - We're also one of the few that have common rooms, so you can meet up with loads of your flatmates and host parties there instead of in kitchens.
As for recommendations, I think the following are stuff that are useful for any accommodation.
Recommendations: - Get a door stopper! Its the easiest way to make friends on your first day! Having an open door makes you seem inviting and friendly. - Take the top shelf on the fridge! Getting ones below isn't pleasant because there are so many instances where people's milk has started leaking all over people's food! If you're at the top no one can leak anything on you. - This may sound dumb but bring at least SOME stuff to make your room feel homely. I think I've done my best in doing that and it made me feel really cosy. I've visited some other bedrooms where no effort was put in and it kinda felt dreary. I know quite a few people who have regretted not putting effort into having a homely vibe in their bedrooms. Remeber that you'll be staying there for at least 30 weeks so making your bedroom feel more like home if you can. - The wall colours in Cryfield rooms are pretty dull so having a poster or two makes the room feel more vibrant. - Do not take any drawers or cupboards near the sink or oven or hob! During peak cooking hours it can be so difficult to get to it when others are cooking or washing up.
I've taken some pictures of my room before I left. If you want, I'm more than happy to show you what it looked like.
I put accommodation in order JM, Sherbourne, Rootes. I really want to go to rootes now, what is the likelihood of me getting it? I was a firm choice student and applied within the accom deadline
You might actually get it! It is quite hard to get an ensuite accommodation, they're always over subscribed. I know a lot of people who had put ensuite as they're first couple of choices then shared and ended up getting shared accommodation last year even though they were firm offer holders and applied before July 31st.
I was offered Tocil and I accepted it. I was wondering if any of you know when I'll be getting my room/block number, will it be on the day I move in?
You'll get that when you move in on the day. Even if you call them in advance they won't tell you.
This is because your room allocation in Tocil is still subject to change due to people possibly requesting to leave or there's an overload of students in the non quiet area and they'd have to move you in the quiet area (or vice versa), etc.