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    So I've taken a gap year and deferred my place to The university of Liverpool, I went to see it on an open day last year and only visited the crown place accommodation, I loved it there but obviously have seen the others.

    I'd love some opinions on what people think are the best places to stay, obviously crown place is one of the newer and nicer places but in terms of being sociable and things, would it be better to stay in another type of halls?

    I'm not even sure if crown place still counts as halls (as you can see I'm v confused about the whole university thing tbh) I'd love whatever advice you can give me about Liverpool university 😊 Cheers guys

    Also as an extra if anyone has advice about psychology @ Liverpool feel free to let me know tooooo
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    Hi there,

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    Good luck in finding your perfect accommodation for the coming academic year!
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    I'm in Salisbury Hall on Carnatic so can't really talk about anything on Greenbank or on campus. On Carnatic, the three nicest halls are McNair, Salisbury and Rankin. These have their own common rooms in the halls whereas Lady Mountford and Morton have to go to their shared room in Carnatic House (though it does have a ping pong table).

    Salisbury has wash basins in each room (it's perhaps surprising how appreciated these are) but don't have ensuites. There are 19 people per floor and 4 loos and 6 (I think, haven't actually counted these) showers. People always want an ensuite but odds are you won't have one next year, and I have never had to wait for a shower to be free anyway. Each floor has a kitchen containing a sink, fridge, kettle and microwave and a wash room thing that has some vacuums and a drying rack for clothes. Salisbury is also super close to the bins (don't worry, you can't smell them) and a laundry. You have to buy a card for £2 from reception and then top it up online. Washing machine costs £2.50 and the tumble dryer costs £1.30, though I only use the tumble dryer for my bedding so it dries fast as I only brought one set with me.

    My room contains: a bed, a sink, a wardrobe, a desk, a chest of drawers (sort of attached to the desk) and a small shelving unit.

    An annoying thing about being on Carnatic is the buses I guess, the bus pass is £370 I believe but the buses are very regular, and their first stop is Carnatic which means that you are pretty much guaranteed a seat (unlike the people who get on at Greenbank). The bus journey is 20-30 minutes depending on traffic and roadworks etc. Buses finish at 11pm which means that if you go out you will need a taxi back from town, usually costs around £10 (so only £2.50 between 4 which isn't much, but still more than the £0 it costs to walk back to campus accommodation).

    Social life is good, I always go to breakfast and dinner with my friends (breakfast ends at 9.15am on weekdays and 11am on weekends, dinner ends at 7 on weekdays and 6 on weekends. Idk when it starts, I'm never there that early). Loads of people watch Bake Off together in the common room, and things like football. There is also the Carnatic bar which is good for socialisation, there are TVs for sports events and two pool tables and there is a quiz every Thursday that load s of people go to.

    If you don't want to be put on Carnatic or Greenbank, I have heard that the best way to avoid it is by: a) not putting any of these accommodations in your top 3 (potentially risky though, lest they place you in Morton and not one of the nicer accommodations like Salisbury, McNair and Rankin, though if you're firm unconditional that shouldn't be a problem as you usually get first pick), b) put in your application that you want to be in same-sex accommodation as all accommodation here is mixed so they'll put you in a smaller flat on campus (apparently) and c) if you get put somewhere you don't want to be and apply for a room change, cite "financial issues" as your reason, as they try and prioritise that when moving people.

    Hope this is helpful, good luck!
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    (Original post by Kiahsteel)
    So I've taken a gap year and deferred my place to The university of Liverpool, I went to see it on an open day last year and only visited the crown place accommodation, I loved it there but obviously have seen the others.

    I'd love some opinions on what people think are the best places to stay, obviously crown place is one of the newer and nicer places but in terms of being sociable and things, would it be better to stay in another type of halls?

    I'm not even sure if crown place still counts as halls (as you can see I'm v confused about the whole university thing tbh) I'd love whatever advice you can give me about Liverpool university 😊 Cheers guys

    Also as an extra if anyone has advice about psychology @ Liverpool feel free to let me know tooooo
    Greenbank is being refurbished for 2017, so I would really recommend it. Melville Grove looks pretty nice as well, and it's cheaper than the other on campus blocks. I would definitely recommend these two. PM me if you have any more questions!
 
 
 
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