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    Im trying to find private halls to go into, and all my initial choices are full and Im on waiting lists.

    However, Ive found that MSV South on great western street, just off wilmslow road has places.

    Does anyone have any experiance of this hall? Anyone going in september?
    I missed going to the showing due to raving it up at leeds :P


    Thanks

    Edit: My parents visited and were a bit concerned that there was no 'common room' type are which the uni halls all seemed to have. Does it make a difference?

    Edit again: Also considering Park View, and opinions?
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    Hey!!

    I'm going into my second year of uni next year and am currently considering moving into halls, because i've missed the dealine for appling to uni of manc ones i m looking at private ones and msv south has caught my eye!!

    I ve had a little drive to where it is and liked what i ve seen from outside lol but would appreciate anyones comments and any plus sides or negatives to living in these these halls before i arrange a viewing!Any comments on what the people there are like and the social side would be appreciated too thanks!!xxx
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    I live there, gonna be living there next year too

    pros:
    car parking £10 a year if you have a car
    cheapest private halls with ensuite AFAIK
    rooms are pretty nice
    you are pretty much left alone to do what you want, only time maintainance have been in the flat is to do one room inspection
    good location, tesco, lidl etc right over the road
    if you don't want their internet you can go to bt

    cons:
    social side not that great, there are a lot of asian people living here, gets very loud over eid lol
    msv south does not arrange any social events whatsoever so quite hard to get to know anyone not in your block
    maintainance are a bit slow to fix things (important things like when our freezer broke were sorted same day though)
    tv doesn't work in the rain!

    feel free to ask any specific questions if you have any
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    Thanks for that :-) has certainly given me some more things to think about!
    I ve just got a few more queries if you don't mind helping me out!

    - From looking through this forum i saw that one of the two buildings seems to be more lively than the other, i'm guessing this is the one that fronts onto wimslow rd just wondered if this is true?
    - Would you say that mostly 2nd years or 3rd years live here or is there a mix of students?
    - How close are you too and how well do you get on with your flatmates?as the social side of things is pretty important to me!

    I'm going to arrange a viewing this week so will hopefully be making a decision soon!!Thanks for your help tho i really appreciate it :-) x
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    I wouldn't really say one block is more lively than the other, i'm in the wilmslow road block, some flats are quite lively, some are quiet.

    there is a pretty wide mix of years, quite a few freshers

    my flatmates are all cool - i knew two of them before uni so we all applied together, then there's 3 others and we all get along fine. they do try and group you with people they reckon you would get on with, and if your a fresher they probably won't put you with 3rd years.

    they have sold out of all 6 bed flats and all double rooms btw if you were hoping for one
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    no i dont reckon it makes a difference.

    Im going to msv south in september and me and my friend went to view it and it was dead nice.

    Its just like blocks of flats where you have a living room shared between how many people are in your flat. Theres apparently only 4 bedroomed ones left now and no double rooms.

    I think the common room just makes it more socialble.

    Its the cheapest en-suite halls though and thats the main thing i wanted so im alright with it. :]
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    I'm moving into msv south in september and the only things that confused me were the TV licence and the internet.

    With the TV licence, if you all chip in for the lounge area do you have to get a seperate TV licence if you want a tv in your room as well? coz i thought tv licenses were supposed to be one per flat/house but the people at the office said i have to get a seperate one if i wanted one in my room =/

    And with the internet, can you get an internet with someone else instead of the halls one? coz id rather go with BT or sumit as they'd probably be a lot faster and maybe cheaper.
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    i have a tv licence for my room, no one else in my flat does though and we don't have one for the lounge either. You are supposed to get a separate one for your room but I wouldn't bother personally, no one has checked yet.

    And yes you can go to BT for your internet although you may have to pay an installation charge. In our flat we have one BT bill and everyone pays their share towards it. I have no idea if their internet is any good or not - they took so long setting it up at the start of the year we all went to different companies for it.

    What block are you going to be in?
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    im not sure i havent had anything back yet, only handed my form in last week.

    so how does the BT one work? like one modem and everyone connects to it wirelessly?
    i dont get it lol.

    and do your flatmates have TVs in their rooms but without a tv licence? i just dont understand how they would know that you have a seprate one in your room without one if theres a tv licence for that flat anyway.
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    yeah they send you a bt homehub which is basically a wireless router and it also comes with a phone too.

    the tv license guys know that each room has a different person in and send their letters to all rooms in the flat regardless if they actually have a tv or not. none of my flatmates have actual tvs in their room, just tv through the internet really, we just watch the one in the living room.
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    (Original post by Friendly_cow)

    cons:
    gets very loud over eid lol
    :eek: shock horror: it's gonna be noisy for a couple of days per year. Must not live there now. Terminate that contract immediately. You could potentially lose 2 -3 nights sleep per annum.

    (Original post by Friendly_cow)

    cons:
    social side not that great, there are a lot of asian people living here, gets very loud over eid lol
    What's wrong with asian people anyway ^o)

    *racist*
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    nothing - its just a comment that there are a lot of people (in fact the majority) that don't drink here - and if your expecting a flat full of drinkers i'm just saying it might not happen..seeing as a lot of students do expect a drunken freshers week and all that
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    wooooo!!! I went and viewed MSV south today and loved it!!put my depost down and i ll be there from september!!i'm so excited!!lol
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    Hey im from belfast and i am moving over to MSV South . I went and seen it and it looked nice and quiet, im scared now thou cause I am hearing mixed reports.
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    Having looked around here I can confirm that MSV South does infact stink.
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    stink of what precisely?
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    (Original post by Friendly_cow)
    stink of what precisely?
    Bad stuff.
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    It's not that bad actually, and certainly doesn't smell but hey each to their own
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    Is there much trouble with the asians (i'm really not trying to be racist here) but I find there is alot of asian men who wear blackshell suits who are nothing but trouble throughout manchester.

    So anyone who has lived there in the past how has it gone
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    there's no trouble in the accommodation as such, there is generally a security guard there at night and cctv etc. i wouldn't advise going down great western street at night but you'd have no need to go down there anyway
 
 
 
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