I was at an open day at Exeter yesterday, and loved it
It's likely to be my firm choice, but I'm not sure on accommodation. We visited Lafrowda (en suite), but I'm wary of spending a bomb on accommodation. As such, I'd choose the standard option for Lafrowda. The only issue is that I've heard all of the standard rooms at Lafrowda are in the old building, and I didn't visit that/heard it's not the best. I'm almost afraid of the risk of sharing with only 2 other people! Nonetheless, I'd rather not pay over £5,000 a year on accommodation.
The other option I like the look of are the Birks Grange Village Townhouses. I've not physically seen these though, and am a little worried that living in a house with 3-4 people on your floor could prove unsocial. They're also almost £1,000 more expensive. I like that there are 12 in a house though, and I've heard some good things. The price is just putting me off a lot, as it's almost £20 more a week than the rent I currently pay.
On another note, what other accommodation would you suggest for me? I have to pick a top three anyway, so I need another option. Here are some facts/criteria.
- I'll be on Streatham campus
- I want self-catered
- I want to avoid spending more than £5,000 a year
- I want a lot of housemates
- I want 'sociable' accommodation
I'm in uni this year, and am considering changing. I was pretty unlucky this year with accommodation, see. I was originally sharing with 5 people, one of which went home after a month, another who doesn't associate with us, and the other two are pretty quiet. Lovely people, but we rarely socialise. I'm worried of that happening again, hence my fears of the 3 person flat in Lafrowda!
I feel like I've made this post way longer than necessary, so apologies for that, but any help/advice is massively appreciated
What should I do?