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    I specified somewhere like jarratt hall, though i fear thats where all the international students are? not that ive got anything against them but maybe im after somewhere a bit more lively. what sort of repuatation has jarrat hall got anyone? cheers
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    You're right in thinking that Jarratt Hall has all the intermational students and no atmosphere. I had a friend who was there who chose to move after a couple of weeks, so don't worry about being stuck somewhere you won't like for the whole year.

    Best self catering place in terms of student atmosphere would be anywhere on the Vale, really. Elgar Court doesn't seem to have such a great atmosphere, while Tennis Courts and Aitken wing all seem pretty lively. I don't know anything about Maple Bank.

    The liveliest places are without doubt in the halls, but you have to remember you would be paying an awful lot for accommodation shite furniture and shite food.
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    Some general accomodation and more specific questions:

    did you know anyone who lived locally but got accomodation??
    did they get where they wanted??
    when did they hear about it??
    are tennis courts nice??
    what is the difference between the two different prices of flats??
    what are the difference in facilities between them??

    any info would be great!!

    Ruthie xx
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    I'll do my best to answer your questions.

    did you know anyone who lived locally but got accomodation??

    yes, i know several people who are from the Birmingham area.

    did they get where they wanted??

    I don't know. Some of them are in quite expensive accommodation (Elgar Court), so I guess they must have applied for it if they were given it. I'm not sure about that though. Everyone I've met who is at uni from the Birmingham area appears to be happy with their accommodation though.

    when did they hear about it??

    Probably at the same time as everyone else. I heard around July, I think.

    are tennis courts nice??

    I'd say so. There are the 'old' flats (still comparatively new compared to Mason and Chamberlain though!) and the refurbished ones. Both seem quite nice to me - I was in Mason so just about anything is an improvement there!

    what is the difference between the two different prices of flats??

    Probably whether you get 'old' furniture or the refurbished flat. I also know that Tennis Courts offers a meal plan whereby you will cross the road (or the entire Vale, as from this September) and eat there. Wouldn't particularly recommend doing that though (I've written about this on another thread in this forum)

    what are the difference in facilities between them??

    Things just look newer. Better quality furniture. Although I'm not entirely sure whether the 'old' ones have broadband internet connections. I'll try and find that out for you though.


    Hope that helps.
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    I know that Tennis Courts and Maple Bank (is this an old hall? to me it looked fairly old) both have ethernet ports, so you do get internet access. Personally, I'd say that Tennis courts is one of the nicest- although the bedrooms are fairly small (at least compared to my accommodation in London) there's a shower room, bathroom and a reasonable sized kitchen/lounge. Have you checked the official bham accommodation website and unofficial guides btw?

    To me most of the Birmingham accommodation is pretty expensive for what you get though, although this is due to the 42 week contract.
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    (Original post by MuvverRussia)
    I know that Tennis Courts and Maple Bank (is this an old hall? to me it looked fairly old) both have ethernet ports, so you do get internet access. Personally, I'd say that Tennis courts is one of the nicest- although the bedrooms are fairly small (at least compared to my accommodation in London) there's a shower room, bathroom and a reasonable sized kitchen/lounge. Have you checked the official bham accommodation website and unofficial guides btw?

    To me most of the Birmingham accommodation is pretty expensive for what you get though, although this is due to the 42 week contract.

    i think all the accom. has internet - but i can't remember
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    (Original post by John Paul Jones)
    i think all the accom. has internet - but i can't remember

    All accommodation has internet, but not all has broadband internet. I'm pretty sure tennis courts does. The only ones I know of without are Mason Hall and Chamberlain.
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    (Original post by muncrun)
    All accommodation has internet, but not all has broadband internet. I'm pretty sure tennis courts does. The only ones I know of without are Mason Hall and Chamberlain.
    Mason and Chamberlain have computer clusters though (even if it's not as convenient as having a data point in your room).
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    Tennis courts does have broadband internet, both the refurbished and the non refurbished.

    Oh, and if you are in Tennis Courts, DON'T do the meal plan! What's the point in going in self catered flats if you spend your meal times trudging over to the Vale for your meals? If you're in Tennis Courts, you should spend your time in the kitchen cooking with everyone else and watching Neighbours!
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    whats prichatts park bit like? the spinney bit looked nice but didnt get 2 c inside
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    I have a question for anyone at the uni at the moment, (provided i get in)would i be allowed to attach a basketball hoop to the door and would it be appropriate? :confused: :confused: :confused:
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    (Original post by MrIceKool)
    I have a question for anyone at the uni at the moment, (provided i get in)would i be allowed to attach a basketball hoop to the door and would it be appropriate? :confused: :confused: :confused:
    I think there is already a basketball court (not sure though - not there yet) but I suppose you could always ask them.
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    (Original post by Chubb)
    I think there is already a basketball court (not sure though - not there yet) but I suppose you could always ask them.
    The new gym, the sports hall (both in the Munrow sports centre) and the old gym have basketball courts.
 
 
 
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