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    (Original post by jordan_s)
    Hola! It's not too difficult for international students to get a place in halls, they are usually given a bit of priority over some home students (from what I have heard). Whichever hall you choose, you must take into account what you want out of your time there. It doesn't really matter where in Soton you are seeing as the bus links are SO good and get you everywhere. I couldn't tell you how the food in part catered halls is, but from what I've heard from friends, apparently it's okay, not awful but what can you expect from catering haha.

    If you want to be really close to campus, Highfield halls are a good shout. They're literally a 5 minute walk from uni and they're pretty quiet, so you can get lots of work done without being kept up until 3am.

    On the options form you order the room types and location you'd like on a ist of 1 to 5, with 1 being your top choice and 5 being the least. You can check out all the different room types and locations here: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-lif...ion/halls.page and here: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-lif...ion/rooms.page

    Hope this helps!
    Thank you so much! Gracias! I have finally chosen Glen Eyre as my first option as I think it will be more social than Highfield and they are close to campus. Do you know when do we get news about the room offer?
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    (Original post by jordan_s)
    Salut!

    The French course is quite varied from year to year, but in first year we have been studying cultural/ political issues, then in semester 2 we have studied various famous French icons, and reading through their biographies There is also quite a bit of grammar worked into the course, you cover a new grammar point each week (seems like a lot but if you keep on top of it, it really isn't much!) In terms of essays/ exams we have 4 pieces of coursework over the year, then a few exams at the end of each semester.

    The lecturers are all so lovely at Southampton! My French lecturers are always keen to help you improve and are always offering guidance and feedback on how to improve which is brilliant. Also, te fact that they are genuinely nice people makes it easy to go and talk to them about anything :-)

    Hope this helps!!
    Thank you! Is is mostly taught in lectures or seminars? Also how many contact hours do you have per week? 😊
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    Hi, Ive firmed Modern History and Politics and my first choices for accommodation are Wessex Lane and Glenn Eyre. I wasnt able to go on the open day so does anyone know how far the accommodations are from the lectures? Thankyou so much!!!
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    Thank you so much! Gracias! I have finally chosen Glen Eyre as my first option as I think it will be more social than Highfield and they are close to campus. Do you know when do we get news about the room offer?
    You'll be given your offer after results day and must accept it within 7 days of the offer being made otherwise it gets given to someone else
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    (Original post by Bewardy98)
    Thank you! Is is mostly taught in lectures or seminars? Also how many contact hours do you have per week? 😊
    You're welcome :-) The language modules are all seminars- only your optional modules (which are usually content modules) will be taught via lectures & seminars- usually a lecture and a seminar a week per optional module.

    As for contact hours, I'm on around 12 a week!!
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    (Original post by Conserve1000)
    Hi, Ive firmed Modern History and Politics and my first choices for accommodation are Wessex Lane and Glenn Eyre. I wasnt able to go on the open day so does anyone know how far the accommodations are from the lectures? Thankyou so much!!!
    Wessex Lane is an 8 minute bus ride from Highfield campus + 10 minute walk to Avenue campus. Boldrewood is about a 5-6 minute walk from Highfield Campus, and the NOC is probably a 35-40 minute bus ride.

    Glen Eyre is a 5 minute bus/ 10 minute walk from campus or 15 minutes to Avenue Campus via Lovers Lane Boldrewood is a 15 minute walk and NOC is 25-30 minutes from Highfield interchange.

    Hope this helps!

    P.S. Don't let the bus journey from Wessex put you off- it's so quick and the buses are so frequent! Plus it's on the post-Oceana bus route at 3am which is REALLY convenient
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    Hi, I've firmed Southampton for medicine so I was just wondering if you would recommend any particular accommodation for med students? Thanks in advance!


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    (Original post by jordan_s)
    Hi everyone!

    With everyone now getting replies and firming/ insuring their university choices, I thought it'd be a good idea to make a thread like this to answer any questions you may have about Southampton Uni! You can ask any question, from campus, halls, to nightlife!

    See you freshers in September!
    Hi, I've firmed Southampton university. I've decided to apply for Wessex lane in terms of accommodation and just wondering if it was a good idea?! Plus, is there any jobs that students could do on main campus just to help out with any extra funding??
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    Hi, I've firmed Southampton for medicine so I was just wondering if you would recommend any particular accommodation for med students? Thanks in advance!


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    For Medicine, I'd say the best halls are probably Wessex Lane (LOADS of medics live here), Glen Eyre, Liberty Point, and perhaps Mayflower- I only say these ones because they are on/ are close proximity to the U6H bus route!!!
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    (Original post by pysch-student97)
    Hi, I've firmed Southampton university. I've decided to apply for Wessex lane in terms of accommodation and just wondering if it was a good idea?! Plus, is there any jobs that students could do on main campus just to help out with any extra funding??
    Awesome choice!!

    Wessex Lane is an obviously brilliant idea, the social vibe here is awesome and there are loads of people around so no shortage of people to talk to!! We're also on the regular bus route which takes you straight to uni (bus every 7 minutes in the mornings) and 3 bus routes come back here, so it's easy to get home via bus, even if we are around a 20 minute walk to uni.

    In terms of jobs, there are vacancies all the time in WestQuay (the massive shopping centre in town), but also the Union advertises every year for part time workers to man the bars, restaurants, receptions etc. They work around you timetable and fit you in for shifts whenever you like!

    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by jordan_s)
    Awesome choice!!

    Wessex Lane is an obviously brilliant idea, the social vibe here is awesome and there are loads of people around so no shortage of people to talk to!! We're also on the regular bus route which takes you straight to uni (bus every 7 minutes in the mornings) and 3 bus routes come back here, so it's easy to get home via bus, even if we are around a 20 minute walk to uni.

    In terms of jobs, there are vacancies all the time in WestQuay (the massive shopping centre in town), but also the Union advertises every year for part time workers to man the bars, restaurants, receptions etc. They work around you timetable and fit you in for shifts whenever you like!

    Hope this helps!
    Thank you!!
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    Hi,
    I just firmed Southampton and was wondering how diverse the uni is? Are there any societies such as ACS and how are they?
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    (Original post by acre2016)
    Hi,
    I just firmed Southampton and was wondering how diverse the uni is? Are there any societies such as ACS and how are they?
    It is really diverse. We get a lot of international students, actually. If by ACS, you mean an Afro-Caribbean Society, then yes, we do have one. Can't tell you much about what it's like, though. Here's all the societies:

    https://www.susu.org/activities/
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    (Original post by marybeth97)
    Hi, I've firmed Southampton for medicine so I was just wondering if you would recommend any particular accommodation for med students? Thanks in advance!
    My personal opinion would be Glen Eyre, as it's the closest to Highfield Campus, which is where some lectures and all the buses are. But if you're not too worried about the cost of rent, I would recommend Mayflower like Jordan says. They have a gym downstairs, it's really close to city centre, it's all new and you can get direct buses to hospital and campus right in front of the entrance.
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    Is there anyone here who is doing a chemistry degree at Southampton that I could ask a few questions about the course? I'm specifically interested in the chemistry with maths course, but even just knowing a bit more about either subject would be helpful. Thank you
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    How big are the business school postgrad classes?
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    Hi!
    I'm starting History at Southampton this year and I can't wait!! It's only a few weeks away but I haven't received any kind of welcome pack with much info unlike a lot of other people I know, is this normal for Southampton? Although I have completed all of the tasks on the welcome email like enrolling etc.
    Also I will be staying in Glen Eyre, my first choice 😄 Any tips for first time budgeting in halls? Or do you have any tips for moving in day?

    Thanks so much, this is a really helpful thread!! 😅
 
 
 
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