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    I am currently looking at what accommodation to apply for, for my first year at Reading studying Food Science and I have read through a variety of past students reviews, and read all about the rooms and what each hall has to offer on the university website, but I just can't decide. I preferably would like my own bathroom. I just don't want to miss out on anything and wish that I had chosen a different hall from not researching properly. I hope to make lovely friends my age and I think halls and socialising is a way to do that so choosing the right one is important.

    Is it best to be in a 'park group' hall in order to be where all the socialising happens?
    Does St George's Hall mainly have international and older students?
    Are people who live in Bridges Hall at a disadvantage because they are further away than the 'park group' halls?
    What are the JCRs like?

    I am currently deciding between: Bridges Hall, St George's Hall, Mackinder, Childs, Benyon, Stenton and am open to hearing about townhouses and Wessex.

    If anyone has advice from living in any of these halls then please tell me what it is like! Because the university website can only tell me so much.
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    (Original post by lucylocket0511)
    I am currently looking at what accommodation to apply for, for my first year at Reading studying Food Science and I have read through a variety of past students reviews, and read all about the rooms and what each hall has to offer on the university website, but I just can't decide. I preferably would like my own bathroom. I just don't want to miss out on anything and wish that I had chosen a different hall from not researching properly. I hope to make lovely friends my age and I think halls and socialising is a way to do that so choosing the right one is important.

    Is it best to be in a 'park group' hall in order to be where all the socialising happens?
    Does St George's Hall mainly have international and older students?
    Are people who live in Bridges Hall at a disadvantage because they are further away than the 'park group' halls?
    What are the JCRs like?

    I am currently deciding between: Bridges Hall, St George's Hall, Mackinder, Childs, Benyon, Stenton and am open to hearing about townhouses and Wessex.

    If anyone has advice from living in any of these halls then please tell me what it is like! Because the university website can only tell me so much.
    Hi,

    Okay, so from my own personal experience I found that the 'park group' were most sociable becuase they were closest to park bar which is most people's main meeting point for nights out and socialising etc. Saying this however St Georges has the best reputation for getting on with everyone in their halls and they all know each other really well!
    Personally I lived in Bridges Townhouse and I really liked it! I liked the fact that I would at least know 12 people at the university! Bridges and Wessex are further away but have their own hall community, and most of us still went to park bar, it wasn't too far to walk! Those in Wessex and Bridges are closer to our student union and nightclub though - so less of a walk on the way home! Wessex also has its own bar and cinema as well so you will get to know people really quickly!

    Apart from that the halls are quite similar, it looks like your going self catered so all halls will have a kitchen which is cleaned once a week and the same basic cooking units. As for international students, all halls will have some international or older students but they are normally in a different block! And JCR's differ each year, you might get a team of students who are really good or really naff, unfortunatly as Bridges is new I don't feel as though it has established a great JCR yet!

    For choosing a halls I would look at what you want, for example, if you want a bathroom to yourself go for a halls such a Mackinder. Also have a look at how many you will be living with as 12 people may be too many or too few housemates for you to cope with! Remember also that when applying you have to put a selection of 5 halls down on your application form so their is no guarantee that you will end up in your first choice anyway so don't spend too long deciding over halls, however tempting as it may be, as I know many people who didn't end up with their first or even second choice! There is however a possibility that if you don't like your halls you could potentially move or swap in the first few weeks!

    I hope this didn't confuse you anymore! Feel free to ask anymore questions
    Amelia, second year studying history and archaeology
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    (Original post by UniofReading)
    Hi,

    Okay, so from my own personal experience I found that the 'park group' were most sociable becuase they were closest to park bar which is most people's main meeting point for nights out and socialising etc. Saying this however St Georges has the best reputation for getting on with everyone in their halls and they all know each other really well!
    Personally I lived in Bridges Townhouse and I really liked it! I liked the fact that I would at least know 12 people at the university! Bridges and Wessex are further away but have their own hall community, and most of us still went to park bar, it wasn't too far to walk! Those in Wessex and Bridges are closer to our student union and nightclub though - so less of a walk on the way home! Wessex also has its own bar and cinema as well so you will get to know people really quickly!

    Apart from that the halls are quite similar, it looks like your going self catered so all halls will have a kitchen which is cleaned once a week and the same basic cooking units. As for international students, all halls will have some international or older students but they are normally in a different block! And JCR's differ each year, you might get a team of students who are really good or really naff, unfortunatly as Bridges is new I don't feel as though it has established a great JCR yet!

    For choosing a halls I would look at what you want, for example, if you want a bathroom to yourself go for a halls such a Mackinder. Also have a look at how many you will be living with as 12 people may be too many or too few housemates for you to cope with! Remember also that when applying you have to put a selection of 5 halls down on your application form so their is no guarantee that you will end up in your first choice anyway so don't spend too long deciding over halls, however tempting as it may be, as I know many people who didn't end up with their first or even second choice! There is however a possibility that if you don't like your halls you could potentially move or swap in the first few weeks!

    I hope this didn't confuse you anymore! Feel free to ask anymore questions
    Amelia, second year studying history and archaeology
    Thank you so much Amelia! I have finally made my choice and submitted my application, to hopefully stay in Bridges Hall. I will be sure to contact you with any further questions if I have any. I really appreciate your help
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    Do you know if the Internet at Windsor hall is wifi or an Ethernet?


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    Do you know if the Internet at Windsor hall is wifi or an Ethernet?Posted from TSR Mobile
    Hi Max,

    All Halls have Ethernet access and Wifi through the eduroam network

    I hope this helps.

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    (Original post by UniofReading)
    As for international students, all halls will have some international or older students but they are normally in a different block!
    Yoo, is this the case in every hall? For example are internationals put together in windsor as well? I'm honestly not that down with being grouped.
    Any idea if I can contact the uni about this?
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    (Original post by UniofReading)
    Hi,

    Okay, so from my own personal experience I found that the 'park group' were most sociable becuase they were closest to park bar which is most people's main meeting point for nights out and socialising etc. Saying this however St Georges has the best reputation for getting on with everyone in their halls and they all know each other really well!
    Personally I lived in Bridges Townhouse and I really liked it! I liked the fact that I would at least know 12 people at the university! Bridges and Wessex are further away but have their own hall community, and most of us still went to park bar, it wasn't too far to walk! Those in Wessex and Bridges are closer to our student union and nightclub though - so less of a walk on the way home! Wessex also has its own bar and cinema as well so you will get to know people really quickly!

    Apart from that the halls are quite similar, it looks like your going self catered so all halls will have a kitchen which is cleaned once a week and the same basic cooking units. As for international students, all halls will have some international or older students but they are normally in a different block! And JCR's differ each year, you might get a team of students who are really good or really naff, unfortunatly as Bridges is new I don't feel as though it has established a great JCR yet!

    For choosing a halls I would look at what you want, for example, if you want a bathroom to yourself go for a halls such a Mackinder. Also have a look at how many you will be living with as 12 people may be too many or too few housemates for you to cope with! Remember also that when applying you have to put a selection of 5 halls down on your application form so their is no guarantee that you will end up in your first choice anyway so don't spend too long deciding over halls, however tempting as it may be, as I know many people who didn't end up with their first or even second choice! There is however a possibility that if you don't like your halls you could potentially move or swap in the first few weeks!

    I hope this didn't confuse you anymore! Feel free to ask anymore questions
    Amelia, second year studying history and archaeology
    Hi, I have firmed Windsor Hall catered like a month and a half ago, and still not received any form of reply. I am kinda worried if I have missed an email, do u know when about will i receive an update?
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    Hi, I have firmed Windsor Hall catered like a month and a half ago, and still not received any form of reply. I am kinda worried if I have missed an email, do u know when about will i receive an update?
    Hi There,
    If you would like to confirm anything with the Accommodation Office, you can contact them directly at: [email protected] k

    Hope this helps

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    1. Hi i m international student got an offer for masters degree in university of reading. If i applied for university ensuite accommodation do i have freedom to come late night anytime i want and also am i permitted to bring my girl to my room for a stay or in the day or should i go to private flatmates?? Plz hlp 0
 
 
 
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