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    (Original post by Mumofson)
    Why isn't Child's showing up as 40 weeks ? Only 51 showing UniofReading
    Hi,

    Thanks for letting us know. Childs should have a 40 week contract option too. I will email our accommodation team now and one of our Student Room Team will get back to you as soon as they reply.

    If you would prefer to ask yourself as well, their email address and telephone number are listed below:
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    0118 378 4203

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    (Original post by UniofReading)
    Hi,

    Thanks for letting us know. Childs should have a 40 week contract option too. I will email our accommodation team now and one of our Student Room Team will get back to you as soon as they reply.

    If you would prefer to ask yourself as well, their email address and telephone number are listed below:
    [email protected] k
    0118 378 4203

    Ben
    Second Year Human and Physical Geography
    Thanks son was trying to book tonight and it's not showing so will leave it until tomorrow
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    (Original post by UniofReading)
    Hi Sam,

    Excellent news on the offer! In terms of en-suite it would depend if you want standard or premium. The best advice I would give there would be to look at your budget.
    But for the standard ensuite rooms the most subscribed is often McCombie and Greenow. As they are in the Park Group halls, but also because they are small halls so there generally isn't as many rooms, they also tend to put lots of masters students in those halls. But as you are in early you probably still can apply to them. But I was in Sherfield in my first year and I really enjoyed it. They have quite a homely feel to them, because they are little more traditional, they kind of look like houses from the outside. They are just off campus but its like a 3-5 min walk to campus and 5-10 to the main buildings like the library and students union and doesn't really make any difference at all, and is the same distance as some of the halls that are on campus. Also in the same group is Benyon. They are also popular as they are a little newer than Sherfield, and situated around a lake, the year I was there Benyon was a quieter hall than Sherfield but it does change each year.

    If you want a premium ensuite the most popular two are Mackinder and Childs as they quite new and modern (though all premuim rooms are), and near Park Bar which is a large social space, which has a bar, pool tables and a large screen for the sport.

    In terms of allocations, I think they do it in the order you apply (kind of like first comes first served sort of thing) so if you are in the first group of applications I would expect you are more likely. Though I can't guarantee that of course, but it is logical.

    Hope this helps and feel free to ask me any other questions

    Emma
    3rd Year Human and Physical Geographer
    Thank you for your reply!!

    I went for Mackinder in the end premium, as i heard a lot of good things about it. Really looking forward to going now! got my choice too

    Oh and anyone reading this I strongly reccomend getting your accomodation done ASAP to get the most "popular" halls! I did mine in first week it was open like a right keen bean.

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    Thank you for your reply!!

    I went for Mackinder in the end premium, as i heard a lot of good things about it. Really looking forward to going now! got my choice too

    Oh and anyone reading this I strongly reccomend getting your accomodation done ASAP to get the most "popular" halls! I did mine in first week it was open like a right keen bean.

    Sam
    It's not first come first served though for accom, it says rooms aren't allocated like that. You just have the date to apply by and there's no order of time preference. UniofReading someone linked to the unis policy earlier in this thread
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    (Original post by Mumofson)
    It's not first come first served though for accom, it says rooms aren't allocated like that. You just have the date to apply by and there's no order of time preference. UniofReading someone linked to the unis policy earlier in this thread
    Oh ok I didn't realise that! I must of just got lucky
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    (Original post by sz17)
    Oh ok I didn't realise that! I must of just got lucky
    . What do you mean - how do you know to got what you asked for ? You don't just mean you were able to pick it do you , as everyone can pick all accom , do you mean you have had an email saying you have actually been allocated your choice of room ? Do you already have an unconditional offer - maybe that's the difference as for anyone else you have to get the grades first then they allocate rooms to people ?
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    (Original post by Mumofson)
    Thanks son was trying to book tonight and it's not showing so will leave it until tomorrow
    Hi,

    Sorry about the slow response. There are currently technical difficulties with the accommodation service online. I have been informed that if you contact the Accommodation Team with the phone number I previously gave and state the ReadingID linked to your son, then they will contact you once this issue is resolved.

    Sorry for the inconvenience, I hope this helps!

    Best Wishes,
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    (Original post by Mumofson)
    . What do you mean - how do you know to got what you asked for ? You don't just mean you were able to pick it do you , as everyone can pick all accom , do you mean you have had an email saying you have actually been allocated your choice of room ? Do you already have an unconditional offer - maybe that's the difference as for anyone else you have to get the grades first then they allocate rooms to people ?
    If you read my earlier post that my discussion originated from, I did say that It was an Un offer that I firmly held. Yes it isnt unless you firmly hold an uncon that you can apply and get a response yet
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    (Original post by sz17)
    If you read my earlier post that my discussion originated from, I did say that It was an Un offer that I firmly held. Yes it isnt unless you firmly hold an uncon that you can apply and get a response yet
    Thanks for clearing that up - I only saw your post stating 'Oh and anyone reading this I strongly reccomend getting your accomodation done ASAP to get the most "popular" halls! I did mine in first week it was open like a right keen bean.' And thought that's not what we had been told . All the best
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    Hi Sam!

    I also put mackinder as my top choice and now have a confirmed room in mackinder! Really looking forward to it
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    If I've firmed my conditional offer from Reading and applied for accommodation, how long before I hear if I've got my first accommodation preference? Will it be results day or pretty soon?
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    (Original post by Autumn16)
    If I've firmed my conditional offer from Reading and applied for accommodation, how long before I hear if I've got my first accommodation preference? Will it be results day or pretty soon?
    Hi Autumn16,

    Well done on your offer! I hope you're excited to be starting in September!

    If I remember correctly from when I applied for accommodation, I found out which halls I had been given on results day after I'd been accepted at the university. I think you get to put five choices down and I got my first choice accommodation. I can't guarantee that this will be the case for everyone but the accommodation team do their best to give people the halls they want.

    I think a week later you get assigned the specific flat and room number so that you can join Facebook groups to search for anyone in your flat. Then maybe you can get to know them a little before you move in. This makes moving in day a lot less scary as I felt I already knew my flat mates a bit!

    Hope this was helpful! Any other questions feel free to let me know!

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    When living in halls how much would you say the living costs roughly are a week? So food, going out, travel etc.
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    I would like to know that too!


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    (Original post by em678)
    When living in halls how much would you say the living costs roughly are a week? So food, going out, travel etc.
    Hi!

    Living costs vary a lot from student to student!
    I personally have a budget of £40 a week to cover food, socialising, travel etc. Most of the time I can keep within this
    As a student you will become very money savvy and learn lots of good ways to save extra bits of money here and there.

    The university has a page on living costs which can be accessed through this link: http://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-st...ing-costs.aspx

    They give a higher estimate than the budget I personally stick to which just goes to show it varies.

    Be prepared that when you first start university you are likely to spend more money in the first couple of weeks whilst you get used to everything and generally find yourself going out and socialising a lot more.

    Some students find that they want to get a part-time job in order to help fund their time at uni which is definitely a good idea. We have a job shop with many part-time jobs available, so should you find that you need a bit more money, you know where to go.

    If you have more questions feel free to let us know!

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    Hi,

    I am currently looking into what hall to choose. I want a hall that is on campus, close to the main academic buildings but most of all i want a hall that is known for having the best social/being the most liveliest.

    I am torn on what should be my first choice between Childs/Mackinder (as they are park group/en suite) or Windsor, as i have heard that the flats are the largest and the social there is really good. Was wondering if you could give a little bit more info on each of them and what would be the best choice?
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    (Original post by lexiegrey)
    Hi,

    I am currently looking into what hall to choose. I want a hall that is on campus, close to the main academic buildings but most of all i want a hall that is known for having the best social/being the most liveliest.

    I am torn on what should be my first choice between Childs/Mackinder (as they are park group/en suite) or Windsor, as i have heard that the flats are the largest and the social there is really good. Was wondering if you could give a little bit more info on each of them and what would be the best choice?
    Hey there! If you want a hall close to the centre of campus then one of the park group halls are a good idea. Though for social life I feel mackinder and childs are a hit or miss, you live with a few people only and chances are you might not get along with them. I am currently living in windsor and my flat has 26 people in them, plus a lot of flats hang out with each other. For social life I would definitely recommend our halls.The catered part also really helps in the social aspect, as I don't know many flats that don't eat together every day.
    I am also one of windsor's JCR next year and I promise you our team will help deliver an insane fresher's and make anyone applying to windsor feel home at uni as best we can, should you be worried about that
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    (Original post by Enno8)
    Hey there! If you want a hall close to the centre of campus then one of the park group halls are a good idea. Though for social life I feel mackinder and childs are a hit or miss, you live with a few people only and chances are you might not get along with them. I am currently living in windsor and my flat has 26 people in them, plus a lot of flats hang out with each other. For social life I would definitely recommend our halls.The catered part also really helps in the social aspect, as I don't know many flats that don't eat together every day.
    I am also one of windsor's JCR next year and I promise you our team will help deliver an insane fresher's and make anyone applying to windsor feel home at uni as best we can, should you be worried about that
    That's cool thank you! I was wondering though, how was it sharing a bathroom? Did you ever find yourself needing to use the bathroom in the mornings/evenings and not being able to?
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    (Original post by lexiegrey)
    That's cool thank you! I was wondering though, how was it sharing a bathroom? Did you ever find yourself needing to use the bathroom in the mornings/evenings and not being able to?
    It's not a problem at all, we have 6 bathrooms between 26 people, theres always at least one free.thankfully.
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    (Original post by Enno8)
    It's not a problem at all, we have 6 bathrooms between 26 people, theres always at least one free.thankfully.
    How is the food? Are there allotted times for breakfast/lunch/dinner? And did you ever find yourself having to rush around trying to get back to campus so you didn't miss any of the meal times?
 
 
 
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