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    Hello

    I have an unconditional offer with oxford brookes for 2016. I am just stuck choosing accomodation.

    I love the look of slade park for the interior + the fact it works out cheaper than cheney due to the contract length.

    But i'm worried i will be away from the social aspect! i love to go out etc so want to live somewhere reasonably lively but in a decent looking room.

    The only accommodation i think i'll consider is cheney/slade park/ clive booth and dorset house! anyone got any personal experience/opinions on which is best?
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    what are you studying at oxford brookes?
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    (Original post by zayydk)
    what are you studying at oxford brookes?
    Law LLB
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    Hi, I got an unconditional too for English Lit, Law is near Headington Campus too right?
    I was thinking about going for the Clive Booth En Suit, the contract is shorter so it's cheaper in general as I'd probably go travelling in the Summer so wouldn't need accommodation then.
    Clive Booth also seems so have a bar right next to the halls, but whatever halls you take you'll always be close to what's going on.

    Do you know when the accommodation opens?
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    (Original post by lsalter98)
    Hi, I got an unconditional too for English Lit, Law is near Headington Campus too right?
    I was thinking about going for the Clive Booth En Suit, the contract is shorter so it's cheaper in general as I'd probably go travelling in the Summer so wouldn't need accommodation then.
    Clive Booth also seems so have a bar right next to the halls, but whatever halls you take you'll always be close to what's going on.

    Do you know when the accommodation opens?
    I study English Lit and I'm a student rep so feel free to ask me any questions about the course, lecturers, the campus, night life, etc.

    Clive Booth En Suite is nice but of course with an en-suite it's a smaller bedroom.

    Unfortunately Clive Booth no longer has the bar any more. I believe they shut it down due to it not being very popular. However, there is a bar called the "Sports Bar" just next to the Sports Village, opposite Cheney.
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    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    I study English Lit and I'm a student rep so feel free to ask me any questions about the course, lecturers, the campus, night life, etc.

    Clive Booth En Suite is nice but of course with an en-suite it's a smaller bedroom.

    Unfortunately Clive Booth no longer has the bar any more. I believe they shut it down due to it not being very popular. However, there is a bar called the "Sports Bar" just next to the Sports Village, opposite Cheney.
    I dont have any specific questions in particular but id love to know a bit more about accommodation (ads +disads) + the nightlife in oxford

    thanks!
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    (Original post by guest97)
    I dont have any specific questions in particular but id love to know a bit more about accommodation (ads +disads) + the nightlife in oxford

    thanks!
    Well what do you want to know about the accommodation of which ones??

    Nightlife is very expensive. Erm, but it's reasonably OK. I liked it at first but gets boring after a while. I think that's me growing up aha.

    But there are many places to go. Not too sure if there's anything for rock lovers. But yeah. Only thing is is that the clubs aren't on one strip like Broad St (Birmingham or Wind St (Swansea). The clubs in Oxf are all spread out in the city centre.

    Another annoying thing is that there is no kebab shops anywhere in the city centre and if you're like most students or people in England they love a good kebab after a night out. There are burger stands all over Oxford though where you can get kebabs and things.

    Cowley - which is predominately for 2nd and 3rd years - is a great place to socialise - it has a few cheap pubs, it has a few cocktails bars and has nice student-friendly restaurants too.

    Anything else?
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    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    Well what do you want to know about the accommodation of which ones??

    Nightlife is very expensive. Erm, but it's reasonably OK. I liked it at first but gets boring after a while. I think that's me growing up aha.

    But there are many places to go. Not too sure if there's anything for rock lovers. But yeah. Only thing is is that the clubs aren't on one strip like Broad St (Birmingham or Wind St (Swansea). The clubs in Oxf are all spread out in the city centre.

    Another annoying thing is that there is no kebab shops anywhere in the city centre and if you're like most students or people in England they love a good kebab after a night out. There are burger stands all over Oxford though where you can get kebabs and things.

    Cowley - which is predominately for 2nd and 3rd years - is a great place to socialise - it has a few cheap pubs, it has a few cocktails bars and has nice student-friendly restaurants too.

    Anything else?

    Thankyou

    I really like the look of slade park for the interior etc but dont want to seclude myself from the nightlife/social aspect.
    I also cant decide between cheney and clive booth?

    Haha that is fine as i dont like rock..
    is it mainly pubs in oxford? or are there some good clubs?
    also im going to be studying law, which i know isnt based in the John Henry building but is this the main place for outside study etc as it seems to be the nicest place in the university?
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    (Original post by guest97)
    Thankyou

    I really like the look of slade park for the interior etc but dont want to seclude myself from the nightlife/social aspect.
    I also cant decide between cheney and clive booth?

    Haha that is fine as i dont like rock..
    is it mainly pubs in oxford? or are there some good clubs?
    also im going to be studying law, which i know isnt based in the John Henry building but is this the main place for outside study etc as it seems to be the nicest place in the university?
    Slade is nice - some of my next year housemates are from there and its a nice little community that has its own feel to it. It's a lovely building and rooms n stuff!

    Clive Booth and Cheney don't get along cause everyone from Cheney where skinny jeans with nikes, an oversized jumper and snapbacks (guys) girls are the types that wear oversized demin jackets with creepers.. If that's your scene go for it. Booth have more ordinary people.

    There more pubs than clubs in oxford. There's about 5 student friendly clubs and about 3 normal clubs that have a mixture of students and locals.

    Yeah, JHB is the main study where everyone goes to revise and stuff. I think most Law stuff happening in the Willow buildings. I have some of my lectures there and most of my English Lit seminars in JHB.
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    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    Slade is nice - some of my next year housemates are from there and its a nice little community that has its own feel to it. It's a lovely building and rooms n stuff!

    Clive Booth and Cheney don't get along cause everyone from Cheney where skinny jeans with nikes, an oversized jumper and snapbacks (guys) girls are the types that wear oversized demin jackets with creepers.. If that's your scene go for it. Booth have more ordinary people.

    There more pubs than clubs in oxford. There's about 5 student friendly clubs and about 3 normal clubs that have a mixture of students and locals.

    Yeah, JHB is the main study where everyone goes to revise and stuff. I think most Law stuff happening in the Willow buildings. I have some of my lectures there and most of my English Lit seminars in JHB.
    Hey I am starting at Brookes in September too for BSc Hospitality!I am from India,could you tell me how friendly everyone is exactly?Its silly I know but I am kind of nervous going to a whole new country and making a whole new set of friends
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    I'm planning to apply for Cresent Hall and I am studying Architecture at Brooke's.
    I would rather apply for non ensuite since its cheaper but idk how the shared bathrooms are like since there are no pictures of them online. Are the shared bathrooms segregated (male/female) and how many people share a shower? Is there space to change in these shared bathrooms because I'm not comfortable w the idea of walking out with my towel Lol
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    (Original post by mandavishukla)
    Hey I am starting at Brookes in September too for BSc Hospitality!I am from India,could you tell me how friendly everyone is exactly?Its silly I know but I am kind of nervous going to a whole new country and making a whole new set of friends
    I understand your anxiety.

    Unfortunately, I don't know everyone aha. But don't be shy to make friends in and outside your halls and your course. Every 1st year will be feeling somewhat like you - whether they are from a different country or 2 hours away from Oxford. It will all be new to them as well as you.

    Make sure you join lots of societies to meet friends as well.
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    (Original post by basmaell1)
    I'm planning to apply for Cresent Hall and I am studying Architecture at Brooke's.
    I would rather apply for non ensuite since its cheaper but idk how the shared bathrooms are like since there are no pictures of them online. Are the shared bathrooms segregated (male/female) and how many people share a shower? Is there space to change in these shared bathrooms because I'm not comfortable w the idea of walking out with my towel Lol
    I would definitely apply for cheaper halls because you don't want to be having money problems. It's very unsettling and stressful.

    If you are referring to Clive Booth non-ensuite, well they're pretty standard. There is a shower room and a toilet room that are separate. Usually there's 2 sets of each, but if you live in a five or 4 bedroom flat, you'll get either 2 showers and one bathroom, or vice versa or one of each. I lived in 6, so we had 2 of each. PS: Clive Booth is about a 5 mins walk from Architecture main site which is John Henry Brookes Building. You don't want to carry all your stuff every single time you have to go in and out of uni - and esp if it's raining! So consider that too.

    Rooms and flats are only gender specific if you opt for it when you apply for halls, otherwise it's gender neutral.

    It's up to your flat how you decide. We just decided based on which was closet to our own rooms really. Simple as that. But I lived with five other guys, so it was pretty fine. However, if there was 3 guys, 3 girls then it makes more sense to share one toilet and one shower according to gender.

    There's plenty of space, but it gets very steamy so all your clothes would stick to you. I am like that, but my lovely mother bought me a dressing gown so I suggest you invest in one as well. And then you can just wrap a towel round you from the waist down.
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    Don't suppose anyone knows much about the Thames Street Halls? Quite like the sound of it being in Central Oxford, but would you feel a bit out of it socially if you're not as near the uni?
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    (Original post by Georgia24ox)
    Don't suppose anyone knows much about the Thames Street Halls? Quite like the sound of it being in Central Oxford, but would you feel a bit out of it socially if you're not as near the uni?
    I am 99.9% certain this halls was not an option last year. So it might be new.

    Why aren't you going near the uni. It looks just as expensive as Cheney and Slade Park?

    I say go to the bigger ones. Don't be stuck in the centre of Oxf if you're concerned with the social aspects!
 
 
 
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