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    Hi, wondering if any of you have pictures of this accommodation or have been placed here. Any info about living at Mendip would be appreciated
    Thanks in advance.
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    I lived there last year! I'm off out now but i'll answer any questions later... ask away
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    (Original post by Maya)
    I lived there last year! I'm off out now but i'll answer any questions later... ask away
    Thanks a lot! I'd like to ask if you enjoyed staying there? Is the 'pod' quite small? How about the size of the en-suite? And have you got any pictures? Plus, does it get a bit crowded sharing kitchens? Sorry for so many questions!

    Oooh...and do you have to move out at Christmas or Easter?

    Thank you!
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    yewssssssssssss...........got in for the same!!!

    ACCOMMODATION DETAILS

    Room Type: En-suite Pod

    Complex: Westwood A - Mendip

    Room No: Mendip M5.07
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    (Original post by hardeep.arora)
    yewssssssssssss...........got in for the same!!!

    ACCOMMODATION DETAILS

    Room Type: En-suite Pod

    Complex: Westwood A - Mendip

    Room No: Mendip M5.07
    Do you know which is the room/floor number?
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    It means floor 5, room 7. I was in Mendip two years ago, so I can answer your questions

    The pod and the en-suite are the same thing, basically it's a kind of plastic room in the corner of the room. I don't have any pictures of it unfortunately, but it is pretty small. It has a toilet, small sink and a shower and they can be pretty gross, but they're fine at the time!

    I loved living there but it was (maybe obviously) because of the people and lifestyle rather than the actual accommodation. When we moved in, I think we all wondered whether we were at uni or in prison! The corridors are quite narrow and its all made of painted breezeblocks, and in the autumn/winter you can expect loads of daddy longlegs and a few spiders.

    That's the bad out of the way! I didn't find the kitchen too crowded at all, we hung out in there a lot since its your only communal area in halls. Since there are so many people on a corridor (24 in Mendip if I remember rightly?) it's really sociable and there's always plenty to do. Plus there's a nice big bit of grass outside the back which is great for sunbathing and BBQs in the summer term.

    Oh and no, you don't have to move at at Christmas or Easter. Or at least you didn't when I lived there!

    Any more questions, feel free to ask
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    (Original post by amie)
    It means floor 5, room 7. I was in Mendip two years ago, so I can answer your questions

    The pod and the en-suite are the same thing, basically it's a kind of plastic room in the corner of the room. I don't have any pictures of it unfortunately, but it is pretty small. It has a toilet, small sink and a shower and they can be pretty gross, but they're fine at the time!

    I loved living there but it was (maybe obviously) because of the people and lifestyle rather than the actual accommodation. When we moved in, I think we all wondered whether we were at uni or in prison! The corridors are quite narrow and its all made of painted breezeblocks, and in the autumn/winter you can expect loads of daddy longlegs and a few spiders.

    That's the bad out of the way! I didn't find the kitchen too crowded at all, we hung out in there a lot since its your only communal area in halls. Since there are so many people on a corridor (24 in Mendip if I remember rightly?) it's really sociable and there's always plenty to do. Plus there's a nice big bit of grass outside the back which is great for sunbathing and BBQs in the summer term.

    Oh and no, you don't have to move at at Christmas or Easter. Or at least you didn't when I lived there!

    Any more questions, feel free to ask
    Oh my....thanks for answering the questions but the bad sounds very bad! I've got a few more if you don't mind....
    1) When you mean the bathroom is a 'plastic room' does it have a door, so you can close it off from the rest of the room?
    2) Is the floor bare? Or has it got carpet?
    3) Is there a window in the room? Curtains?
    4) Also, is the room quite small and low? e.g. does the bed and desk lie very close?
    5) What's the room size?
    THANKS
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    (Original post by amie)
    I loved living there but it was (maybe obviously) because of the people and lifestyle rather than the actual accommodation. When we moved in, I think we all wondered whether we were at uni or in prison! The corridors are quite narrow and its all made of painted breezeblocks, and in the autumn/winter you can expect loads of daddy longlegs and a few spiders.
    Please don't tell me this is the norm for everywhere else too... I'm going to have to employ a personal daddy longleg/spider killer (or remover, whatever - as long as they're gone!). :p:
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    (Original post by Druggist)
    Oh my....thanks for answering the questions but the bad sounds very bad! I've got a few more if you don't mind....
    1) When you mean the bathroom is a 'plastic room' does it have a door, so you can close it off from the rest of the room?
    2) Is the floor bare? Or has it got carpet?
    3) Is there a window in the room? Curtains?
    4) Also, is the room quite small and low? e.g. does the bed and desk lie very close?
    5) What's the room size?
    THANKS
    The thing is, to begin with its all very exciting and once you're settled in you learn to love the place despite all the bad! I cried when I moved out, I honestly didn't want to leave. After a year in my house I can safely say I wouldn't want to go back, but at the time it was great fun and perfectly adequate

    1) Yeah the pod does have a door, and a light and all of that. It's basically a room they've had installed into your bedroom, just with thick plastic walls rather than brick ones.

    2) The floors are carpeted.

    3) Yep, all the rooms have a nice big window and curtains.

    4) The ceiling isnt very low (although my view might be skewed, I'm 5ft tall!) but the rooms are quite small. I'll have a look for some pictures in a minute, I'm sure I took some and put them on Facebook or something.

    5) See above! I don't know exactly how big they are but there's space for a desk, a bed, and the pod with a little bit of floorspace.

    Anneka, I don't know what its like everywhere else but I can say that I hated daddy long legs when I moved in, but cuold tolerate them when I moved out :p:

    Edit: This post by Nefarious has pictures of a pod http://thestudentroom.co.uk/showpost...46&postcount=2
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    (Original post by amie)
    The thing is, to begin with its all very exciting and once you're settled in you learn to love the place despite all the bad! I cried when I moved out, I honestly didn't want to leave. After a year in my house I can safely say I wouldn't want to go back, but at the time it was great fun and perfectly adequate

    1) Yeah the pod does have a door, and a light and all of that. It's basically a room they've had installed into your bedroom, just with thick plastic walls rather than brick ones.

    2) The floors are carpeted.

    3) Yep, all the rooms have a nice big window and curtains.

    4) The ceiling isnt very low (although my view might be skewed, I'm 5ft tall!) but the rooms are quite small. I'll have a look for some pictures in a minute, I'm sure I took some and put them on Facebook or something.

    5) See above! I don't know exactly how big they are but there's space for a desk, a bed, and the pod with a little bit of floorspace.

    Anneka, I don't know what its like everywhere else but I can say that I hated daddy long legs when I moved in, but cuold tolerate them when I moved out :p:

    Edit: This post by Nefarious has pictures of a pod http://thestudentroom.co.uk/showpost...46&postcount=2
    Thanks a lot AMIE, you've been brilliant! The pics would be great to see if you find any
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    I knew I had one somewhere! Here you go, it was literally the night before I moved out hence why it's a total mess, but you get the idea. The door is behind you as you're looking at the photo. Oh yeah, and the pod would be behind you slightly, to the right at the end of the bed.

    http://photos-846.ll.facebook.com/ph...74172_6239.jpg
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    (Original post by amie)
    The thing is, to begin with its all very exciting and once you're settled in you learn to love the place despite all the bad! I cried when I moved out, I honestly didn't want to leave. After a year in my house I can safely say I wouldn't want to go back, but at the time it was great fun and perfectly adequate

    1) Yeah the pod does have a door, and a light and all of that. It's basically a room they've had installed into your bedroom, just with thick plastic walls rather than brick ones.

    2) The floors are carpeted.

    3) Yep, all the rooms have a nice big window and curtains.

    4) The ceiling isnt very low (although my view might be skewed, I'm 5ft tall!) but the rooms are quite small. I'll have a look for some pictures in a minute, I'm sure I took some and put them on Facebook or something.

    5) See above! I don't know exactly how big they are but there's space for a desk, a bed, and the pod with a little bit of floorspace.

    Anneka, I don't know what its like everywhere else but I can say that I hated daddy long legs when I moved in, but cuold tolerate them when I moved out :p:

    Edit: This post by Nefarious has pictures of a pod http://thestudentroom.co.uk/showpost...46&postcount=2
    tahnks thanks thanks..............!!!mwah:tsr2:
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    Thanks so much Amie....I'm less worried now I've seen your room, it's quite spacious!
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    Lol, no probs
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    (Original post by amie)
    It means floor 5, room 7. I was in Mendip two years ago, so I can answer your questions

    Any more questions, feel free to ask
    is there a lift? or do I have to use the stairs??:eek:
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    Haha, of course there's no lift! It's student accommodation, not the Ritz :p:
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    (Original post by amie)
    Haha, of course there's no lift! It's student accommodation, not the Ritz :p:
    haa???are you serious???5 floors up???thats like torture !!!!!are you serious..:eek: :eek: :eek: I cant beleive it!!!and will I be having roommates then? or is it only me who has accepted the offer???:lolz:
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    is it roughly the same in all the pod accomodation ive got cotswald?
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    I moved into Mendip for a week last summer. I prefered Cotswold, though the rooms are basically the same setup. The mendip ones just seemed to be slightly shorter, less storage space etc.
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    Got me offer 2day ;D

    Mendip M3. 06

    i guess im stuck with u hardy x
 
 
 
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