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    Hi! I've got an offer for Sociology at Warwick starting in October 2017 and I'm definitely going to put it as my firm

    I was just wondering if anyone knew a bit about the reputations of each of the halls and the pros/cons? Where's considered to be good and what's rubbish?

    I really like the look of Sherbourne but obviously I don't know the feel of the place. Is it really detached from the stuff going on on campus?
    And is it a reasonably fun place to live (like are there often house parties or am I better off elsewhere for a good social life?)

    I'd preferably like an ensuite and will not be applying for anywhere with a 34 week let as I live in the Channel Islands and can't move my stuff out too much as I have to travel by plane.

    I'd love to hear from some students who are living on campus or have done recently, as well as what other possible students for 2017 are thinking and which halls you want to live in!

    Thanks so much!
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    You can get a good feel from the prices which halls are "nicest": something like Bluebell > Sherbourne > Lakeside > Heronbank > Arthur Vick > Jack Martin.

    In general, the en suite halls are more expensive and quieter whereas the others are cheaper, more chaotic, but have a little more "community". The reality is however that students are allocated to specific blocks within each residence based on what they write on their accommodation application. Those who like to sleep late, socialise, and go out drinking will end up together and those that want to stay in playing cards will end up together. This means that there will be quiet blocks in party halls (such as Rootes and Cryfield) and raucous blocks in Bluebell.

    You're pretty safe choosing whichever hall you like the most but be honest in the free text part of your application form about the type of people you want to live with.
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    (Original post by MonteCristo)
    You can get a good feel from the prices which halls are "nicest": something like Bluebell > Sherbourne > Lakeside > Heronbank > Arthur Vick > Jack Martin.

    In general, the en suite halls are more expensive and quieter whereas the others are cheaper, more chaotic, but have a little more "community". The reality is however that students are allocated to specific blocks within each residence based on what they write on their accommodation application. Those who like to sleep late, socialise, and go out drinking will end up together and those that want to stay in playing cards will end up together. This means that there will be quiet blocks in party halls (such as Rootes and Cryfield) and raucous blocks in Bluebell.

    You're pretty safe choosing whichever hall you like the most but be honest in the free text part of your application form about the type of people you want to live with.
    Got any tips on maximising your chances to get into your preferred accomodation (i.e. for me Sherborne is the accommodation I am really liking and want to live in)
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    Your accommodation is picked based on an algorithm. You're not guaranteed to get into any specific hall. The only thing that would massively increase your likelihood of getting into a preferred hall is if you had a medical need for it.
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    Sherbourne is undersubscribed most years, so you'll probably get in if you just stick it at the top.
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    (Original post by lucyog)
    Hi! I've got an offer for Sociology at Warwick starting in October 2017 and I'm definitely going to put it as my firm

    I was just wondering if anyone knew a bit about the reputations of each of the halls and the pros/cons? Where's considered to be good and what's rubbish?

    I really like the look of Sherbourne but obviously I don't know the feel of the place. Is it really detached from the stuff going on on campus?
    And is it a reasonably fun place to live (like are there often house parties or am I better off elsewhere for a good social life?)

    I'd preferably like an ensuite and will not be applying for anywhere with a 34 week let as I live in the Channel Islands and can't move my stuff out too much as I have to travel by plane.

    I'd love to hear from some students who are living on campus or have done recently, as well as what other possible students for 2017 are thinking and which halls you want to live in!

    Thanks so much!
    Hi, I've firmed Warwick for politics and international studies! I was really excited to begin applying to accommodation ect. but it opens in May so I'll have to apply in the midst of exam panic... I loved the look of Sherbourne very modern long let, nice showers/kitchens, en suite but the only thing that's making me think twice is that it's not on the main part of campus it's a bit of a walk I'd want to roll out of bed to lectures at 9am if possible lol I loved Arthur Vick as a close second and it's a 2 minute walk from the social sciences building which will be handy and near a shop. It's also cheaper not sure on the let length but I'd prefer the longest possible


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    Hey,

    Current warwick student here, I remember this time last year when I was trawling through TSR for as much information as I could get.

    First up, An opinion on a few of the halls, reputations, etc.
    1) WESTWOOD - Yes, It really is as far away as some people make out. They have their own little sub community, but to be honest its its own little mini campus out there. 30-40 minute walk from the likes of rootes , whitefields and bluebell.

    2) BLUEBELL - Only way to get a double bed on campus. Yup, It sucks, but thats just how it is. However, they pay INSANE amounts for very little actual difference to their standard of living. The HUUUUGE window in every room is a bonus, but everyone i know keeps the curtains shut due to light preference, and has crappy views.

    3)Lakeside/Heronbank are pretty much identical. En-suite, not too far apart, nigh on identical rooms..... someone who lives there could tell you the difference no doubt, but just from visiting friends I cant.

    4) Sherbourne - Sherbourne is practically at lakeside/heronbank. Same kinda distance from central campus, BEAUTIFUL kitchens and bedrooms, really modern, imo probably one of the nicest accomodations..... I mean, their kitchens all have a floor to ceiling glass wall, and this year everyone decorated them with giant messages composed of post it notes. lovely people, good social scene, top facilities. Sherbourne is gaining in appreciation in recent years.

    5) ROOTES - Pretty much the closest thing you get to a typical party dorm at a russell group. Cheap, allways full of parties and prone to things like constant prank wars.... Apply at your own risk. Theres a strong culture of people walking into rootes and stealing things straight out of their kitchens though due to how easy it is to get in. once youre in the entire building, every kitchen is accessible unless locked, which most dont.

    6)Jack Martin/Arthur Vick - Very little difference room wise etc between the two. both close to each other, both en suite, both massively oversubscribed, but for good reason. Good social balance, generally a great place to live from what I hear.

    7)Cryfield/claycroft - Honestly couldnt tell you. Havent really been there. All I remember was the prominent rumour/conversation started that one of the two had its design based off a swedish womens prison. On my one visit, The narrow halls and small, boring rooms immediately made me realise why. cheap though.

    8) Tocil - I hear mixed things about tocil. their location is IDEAL. Halfway to everywhere. near AV/JM, easy walk to rootes, tesco, sports centre, maths/WMG building, and still ON central campus. Nice rooms too. Only criticism is low flat numbers. I dont know how impactful that is but it certainly scared me last year.

    9) Whitefields- Ah, good old whitefields. where to begin..... Pretty much unanimously reffered to as "Shitefields" or "shacks" due to their straight up WIERD design , whitefields has a really poor reputation on campus. However, the wierd little shacks with about twenty walls (I kid you not my bedroom has no less than 7 walls) were strangely endearing to me. they are, most definately, unlike any other on-campus accomodation. At the minute, we pay £84/week - making us one of the cheapest on campus. Whitefields has many good and bad aspects.

    First up, the fact its a HOUSE. Unlike any other hall , which is just a series of rooms with a kitchen at the end of the hallway/floor, whitefields is built like a series of 17 mini twelve bedroom huts. This gives a REALLY intimate vibe, and really encourages closeness with flatmates. Not many In whitefields dont get on with their entire flat. Due to how the houses are arranged, you get a kinda pseudo-political environment. Certain flats hang out with each other, visit each other, etc.Lots of whitefields is friends with lots of other whitefield-residents. Theres currently a flat known for partying, and a flat known for its "amazing brownies", they bake most every day.
    We also get a really nice common room/living room. this is one of the good aspects, great for house parties, poker nights, or simply just socialising as a flat. we drag my TV out and watch things communally with popcorn etc on a weekly basis. We also get a cool cushioned sofa thing - the only accomodation that has them. 2 showers, a bath and 2 toilets between 12 isnt as bad a deal as you think. I havent had to wait yet, as everyone kinda has their own schedule, so no matter what the showers etc are usually free, even on a morning.

    HOWEVER - The kitchens are an absolute nightmare. One oven between 12 does NOT remotely work. cupboard space is okay, but similarly we get HALF a fridge and HALF a freezer shelf each. We manage, Its just really not ideal. This is the main real make or break for whitefields. Its genuinely a real issue. But for what we pay, and the positives compared to other accomodations, I think its good value. you'll have SO much more money than anyone in other accomodations just from what you save. 41 week let too, so no moving out over easter/xmas. thats a real problem for those in accomodations that do. A REAL issue if you can only do 1 trip home in say, a car etc due to distance due to accumulating stuff over the terms to have to transport home.

    Note: There is a noticeable correlation between personality types and accomodations, its strange.

    And..... thats about it. Hope I helped.
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    (Original post by Will_Hand)
    Hey,

    Current warwick student here, I remember this time last year when I was trawling through TSR for as much information as I could get.

    First up, An opinion on a few of the halls, reputations, etc.
    1) WESTWOOD - Yes, It really is as far away as some people make out. They have their own little sub community, but to be honest its its own little mini campus out there. 30-40 minute walk from the likes of rootes , whitefields and bluebell.

    2) BLUEBELL - Only way to get a double bed on campus. Yup, It sucks, but thats just how it is. However, they pay INSANE amounts for very little actual difference to their standard of living. The HUUUUGE window in every room is a bonus, but everyone i know keeps the curtains shut due to light preference, and has crappy views.

    3)Lakeside/Heronbank are pretty much identical. En-suite, not too far apart, nigh on identical rooms..... someone who lives there could tell you the difference no doubt, but just from visiting friends I cant.

    4) Sherbourne - Sherbourne is practically at lakeside/heronbank. Same kinda distance from central campus, BEAUTIFUL kitchens and bedrooms, really modern, imo probably one of the nicest accomodations..... I mean, their kitchens all have a floor to ceiling glass wall, and this year everyone decorated them with giant messages composed of post it notes. lovely people, good social scene, top facilities. Sherbourne is gaining in appreciation in recent years.

    5) ROOTES - Pretty much the closest thing you get to a typical party dorm at a russell group. Cheap, allways full of parties and prone to things like constant prank wars.... Apply at your own risk. Theres a strong culture of people walking into rootes and stealing things straight out of their kitchens though due to how easy it is to get in. once youre in the entire building, every kitchen is accessible unless locked, which most dont.

    6)Jack Martin/Arthur Vick - Very little difference room wise etc between the two. both close to each other, both en suite, both massively oversubscribed, but for good reason. Good social balance, generally a great place to live from what I hear.

    7)Cryfield/claycroft - Honestly couldnt tell you. Havent really been there. All I remember was the prominent rumour/conversation started that one of the two had its design based off a swedish womens prison. On my one visit, The narrow halls and small, boring rooms immediately made me realise why. cheap though.

    8) Tocil - I hear mixed things about tocil. their location is IDEAL. Halfway to everywhere. near AV/JM, easy walk to rootes, tesco, sports centre, maths/WMG building, and still ON central campus. Nice rooms too. Only criticism is low flat numbers. I dont know how impactful that is but it certainly scared me last year.

    9) Whitefields- Ah, good old whitefields. where to begin..... Pretty much unanimously reffered to as "Shitefields" or "shacks" due to their straight up WIERD design , whitefields has a really poor reputation on campus. However, the wierd little shacks with about twenty walls (I kid you not my bedroom has no less than 7 walls) were strangely endearing to me. they are, most definately, unlike any other on-campus accomodation. At the minute, we pay £84/week - making us one of the cheapest on campus. Whitefields has many good and bad aspects.

    First up, the fact its a HOUSE. Unlike any other hall , which is just a series of rooms with a kitchen at the end of the hallway/floor, whitefields is built like a series of 17 mini twelve bedroom huts. This gives a REALLY intimate vibe, and really encourages closeness with flatmates. Not many In whitefields dont get on with their entire flat. Due to how the houses are arranged, you get a kinda pseudo-political environment. Certain flats hang out with each other, visit each other, etc.Lots of whitefields is friends with lots of other whitefield-residents. Theres currently a flat known for partying, and a flat known for its "amazing brownies", they bake most every day.
    We also get a really nice common room/living room. this is one of the good aspects, great for house parties, poker nights, or simply just socialising as a flat. we drag my TV out and watch things communally with popcorn etc on a weekly basis. We also get a cool cushioned sofa thing - the only accomodation that has them. 2 showers, a bath and 2 toilets between 12 isnt as bad a deal as you think. I havent had to wait yet, as everyone kinda has their own schedule, so no matter what the showers etc are usually free, even on a morning.

    HOWEVER - The kitchens are an absolute nightmare. One oven between 12 does NOT remotely work. cupboard space is okay, but similarly we get HALF a fridge and HALF a freezer shelf each. We manage, Its just really not ideal. This is the main real make or break for whitefields. Its genuinely a real issue. But for what we pay, and the positives compared to other accomodations, I think its good value. you'll have SO much more money than anyone in other accomodations just from what you save. 41 week let too, so no moving out over easter/xmas. thats a real problem for those in accomodations that do. A REAL issue if you can only do 1 trip home in say, a car etc due to distance due to accumulating stuff over the terms to have to transport home.

    Note: There is a noticeable correlation between personality types and accomodations, its strange.

    And..... thats about it. Hope I helped.
    This helped so much!!! Even though you have advocated you accommodation I don't think I could share a bathroom with anyone I didn't know really well😭😭😭 I think my big thing is going to be cleanliness like people doing their dishes ect. I'm going to be that roommate annoying roommate always whining😂 I quite like the sound of Sherbourne or AV/JM, I'm going to visit again and decide! What do you study and do you get put into accommodation with people doing the same subjects?
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    I stayed in Tocil for 3 years. Apart from my room being FREEZING in the winter in the last 2 years it was generally good. 3 toilets, 1 bath, 2 showers between er...8 people I think it was. Never had to wait for the toilet or shower and they were usually very clean, no problems there. There was a lot of cupboard space - I had 2 massive cupboards, and there were two moderate sized fridges and 1 freezer. Some idiot kept putting dripping meat on the top shelf of the fridge so I covered my food with a layer of aluminum foil, problem solved :smartass:

    I liked that I didn't have to move out during the holidays (apart from summer obviously) and it's was one of the cheaper halls. The location is great, good for tesco, classes, library and I went to Westwood sports center a lot and it was one of the closer main campus halls for that which was nice too.


    En-suite is completely overrated imo. Just use the money on having a good time instead!
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    Hi, I currently have a conditional offer to read Law in Oct 2017.

    The description of the halls is definitely helpful so thanks for that! Just a quick question, I saw on the uni website that they'v described student residents as first year/final year undergrad on most, if not all of the accommodation halls. So what if you are in your second year? Do you have to find your own private accommodation?

    You can see, being an international student how that can be a problem, assuming I don't move into a private accommodation with my "prospective" friends. Hahaha.
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    (Original post by Amirul Asyraf)
    Hi, I currently have a conditional offer to read Law in Oct 2017.

    The description of the halls is definitely helpful so thanks for that! Just a quick question, I saw on the uni website that they'v described student residents as first year/final year undergrad on most, if not all of the accommodation halls. So what if you are in your second year? Do you have to find your own private accommodation?

    You can see, being an international student how that can be a problem, assuming I don't move into a private accommodation with my "prospective" friends. Hahaha.
    I don't see how being an international student is of any relevance: you will be in exactly the same situation as every other student: looking for a bunch of other students to live with. Warwick Accommodation will stick you with a group of random people if you really can't figure something out. Unless you have some medical requirement, you are vanishingly unlikely to get a place on campus for your second year.
 
 
 
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