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    Soo.. Uni starts in a week and I'm still left without accommodation cause I've left it too long and it's my insurance choice.
    I've been advised to contact New Bridewell to get accommodation with them privately in order to still be with other students and there happen to be 2 golden studios left.
    I was just wondering whether anybody on here is going to be living in one of these as well as there is no pictures on the website and I am to make my £3.5k payment tomorrow so naturally I'd like to see it.
    Also anybody that has lived in a studio do you feel like you've missed out on much not sharing a flat with others?
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    It's a brand new accommodation so you'd be lucky to find anyone on here that'd have pictures of specific types of room. From walking past it last year, it looks like it'll be a really nice place to live in. The uni have posted a video of what appears to be one of the studios (not sure which) https://youtu.be/cGjQDb813Jg That's about the best I could find though unfortunately.

    Didn't live in studio myself but someone ik did, they basically tried to get to know neighbouring flats, and got to know people through the various social events put on in freshers week. I wouldn't think too much about if you're missing out by not sharing a flat. Having a flat can make it easier to make friends, but equally some people end up hating their flat and barely speak to them, not living in a flat doesn't put you at a major disadvantage. There are loads of opportunities to meet people like through societies, socials or your course. Don't worry about it too much
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    (Original post by k4l397)
    It's a brand new accommodation so you'd be lucky to find anyone on here that'd have pictures of specific types of room. From walking past it last year, it looks like it'll be a really nice place to live in. The uni have posted a video of what appears to be one of the studios (not sure which) https://youtu.be/cGjQDb813Jg That's about the best I could find though unfortunately.

    Didn't live in studio myself but someone ik did, they basically tried to get to know neighbouring flats, and got to know people through the various social events put on in freshers week. I wouldn't think too much about if you're missing out by not sharing a flat. Having a flat can make it easier to make friends, but equally some people end up hating their flat and barely speak to them, not living in a flat doesn't put you at a major disadvantage. There are loads of opportunities to meet people like through societies, socials or your course. Don't worry about it too much
    Yeah from the pictures outside it looks really, really nice, the woman I called at the Accommodation Office told me that everyone there would envy me if I manage to get the Golden Studio. The only problem apart from not living with other students is the fact that you have to pay for 51 weeks, so the total comes to almost £10,000 for the Golden Studio which they had two left when I booked mine. I have until tomorrow 5pm in order to confirm whether I'm taking the place or not.
    It sucks that something like accommodation can ruin the whole university experience, everybody will be going out with all their flat mates and I'm just gonna be on my own
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    Yeah from the pictures outside it looks really, really nice, the woman I called at the Accommodation Office told me that everyone there would envy me if I manage to get the Golden Studio. The only problem apart from not living with other students is the fact that you have to pay for 51 weeks, so the total comes to almost £10,000 for the Golden Studio which they had two left when I booked mine. I have until tomorrow 5pm in order to confirm whether I'm taking the place or not.
    It sucks that something like accommodation can ruin the whole university experience, everybody will be going out with all their flat mates and I'm just gonna be on my own
    Wow that's a lot, at least it'll only be for a year I guess... One of my biggest criticisms of the uni this year is them not guaranteeing insurance offer holders uni accommodation, that and them increasing the costs of accommodation. I wouldn't let it put you down in any way though, it certainly shouldn't mean your university experience will be worse because of it.

    It'll definitely be a scary experience going to meet other people by yourself, but the thing you should remember is, almost everyone during freshers will want to meet new people. It's probably the best time of year to go knock on the door to a neighbouring flat and meet them, because at that time most people are very open to it. There are also going to be events on in the week that will help you meet people in your building - chances are you'll be able to find a group early on to go out with. Seriously don't stress too much, I'm sure they'll be others in studios in a similar position, you should be absolutely fine.
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    (Original post by Placeboo123)
    Yeah from the pictures outside it looks really, really nice, the woman I called at the Accommodation Office told me that everyone there would envy me if I manage to get the Golden Studio. The only problem apart from not living with other students is the fact that you have to pay for 51 weeks, so the total comes to almost £10,000 for the Golden Studio which they had two left when I booked mine. I have until tomorrow 5pm in order to confirm whether I'm taking the place or not.
    It sucks that something like accommodation can ruin the whole university experience, everybody will be going out with all their flat mates and I'm just gonna be on my own
    Jesus, £10k?! It's probably cheaper to arrange a house share tenancy with other first years in the same boat as you.
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    Jesus, £10k?! It's probably cheaper to arrange a house share tenancy with other first years in the same boat as you.
    Private 'luxury' student halls are marketed at wealthy international students, it's not surprising to see rents of £10k+ a year for studios in Bristol. Be warned that this residence will be full of Chinese international students (not famed for their socialising skills). Unless of course, you're an international student in which case I'd say go for it as you will prefer it to standard University halls.

    It must be more profitable to have a low number of high priced rooms than to have a high number of low priced rooms by my reckoning. You'd be better off finding your own place to live for first year, then moving into halls in second year. £10k a year is madness.
 
 
 
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