Bad idea for first year to go in private halls? (GCU) Watch

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I am starting at Glasgow Caledonian this year and I am considering Victoria Halls (now liberty park, two mins off campus) for accomatdation. I am worried I will miss out on all the freshers, partying and socialising side of uni and that I won't be abe to meet people? Do many other first years go into private halls? I feel it is a little dumb to get so worried over this so far away from actually starting...
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I am starting at Glasgow Caledonian this year and I am considering Victoria Halls (now liberty park, two mins off campus) for accomatdation. I am worried I will miss out on all the freshers, partying and socialising side of uni and that I won't be abe to meet people? Do many other first years go into private halls? I feel it is a little dumb to get so worried over this so far away from actually starting...
I'm planning on private halls too
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I'm planning on private halls too
yay! good to know someone is in the same mindset as me rn
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yay! good to know someone is in the same mindset as me rn
It's upto you. I wanna stay in private halls because of privacy, my own kitchen & i want my own space. Plus i dont drink and hate 'mess'
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I am starting at Glasgow Caledonian this year and I am considering Victoria Halls (now liberty park, two mins off campus) for accomatdation. I am worried I will miss out on all the freshers, partying and socialising side of uni and that I won't be abe to meet people? Do many other first years go into private halls? I feel it is a little dumb to get so worried over this so far away from actually starting...
I would not worry about missing out on freshers events too much. Quite a few people go into private halls during their first year, for numerous reasons. You will still be able to meet other people at your accommodation. Is there a common room? It will be possible to chat to different people and make friends there. There will also be plenty of first years who choose to remain at home, and just commute into University. They won't be left out either. If you go to freshers events during the day, then you will be able to meet people there, from there you will be able to go on nights out with those people. Some events you just need to get a ticket for, show up, and get chatting to people. You can still join Facebook groups dedicated to your university and speak to people through that. Looking through freshers groups for university, and you will often see people post that they are looking for people to go to a certain event with them. You could always put yourself forward and meet up with people through that. If you put the effort in, then you won't be left out. If you hide away in your room and put zero effort in, then yes you will miss out.
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Your reply has been more helpful than my parents, friends already in uni and the whole internet put together 😂 Cheers
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Hi,

Hoping I can help out a bit here…

If you are still looking for student accommodation, Foundry Courtyard Glasgow has a selection of fantastic rooms still available!

We’re a brand new building, so you’ll be the first person to live here. All the rooms have lots of space with small double beds and stylish décor, plus large showers just for you. We have a selection of residency types available i.e. 44 weeks, 50 weeks and 51 weeks as per your request and also have both studio flats and shared accommodation available (perfect for meeting other students however still having your own personal space).

If you have any further enquiries/questions please do not hesitate to email [email protected] ing.co.uk or give us a call on 0141 375 9969 and I would be more than happy to help!

Nicola
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I am starting at Glasgow Caledonian this year and I am considering Victoria Halls (now liberty park, two mins off campus) for accomatdation. I am worried I will miss out on all the freshers, partying and socialising side of uni and that I won't be abe to meet people? Do many other first years go into private halls? I feel it is a little dumb to get so worried over this so far away from actually starting...
I'm in the same situation as you, my friend was in victoria halls this year. I decided to go to Buchanan view as it was slightly cheaper and the reviews seemed to be better. The application was very very simple and all done online, just had to pay a deposit.
I didn't apply for uni halls as i figured i probably wouldn't get a room being 21. preference goes first to 18 year olds.
I figure i'm just going to meet people through different societies in uni, go to all the student events and just put myself out there.
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I'm planning on private halls too
We’re a new accommodation opening in September, so everything will be new! We have different social spaces on site, including our own gym, cinema room and roof terraces. We’re located just around 5 minutes from Strathclyde University and 2 minutes from Caledonian University, so if that’s where you’re studying it’s really convenient!

We have a few different types of room. En Suite rooms have their own bathroom, and you would share a kitchen with 3-8 depending on the room type and studios where you don’t have to share with anyone – you would have your own kitchenette and bathroom. They are all a good size, with full-size double wardrobes, small double beds and study desks.

If you are looking for accommodation please get in touch.

[email protected] co.uk
Tel-01413759963
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I'm in the same situation as you, my friend was in victoria halls this year. I decided to go to Buchanan view as it was slightly cheaper and the reviews seemed to be better. The application was very very simple and all done online, just had to pay a deposit.
I didn't apply for uni halls as i figured i probably wouldn't get a room being 21. preference goes first to 18 year olds.
I figure i'm just going to meet people through different societies in uni, go to all the student events and just put myself out there.
We’re a new accommodation opening in September, so everything will be new! We have different social spaces on site, including our own gym, cinema room and roof terraces. We’re located just around 5 minutes from Strathclyde University and 2 minutes from Caledonian University, so if that’s where you’re studying it’s really convenient!

We have a few different types of room. En Suite rooms have their own bathroom, and you would share a kitchen with 3-8 depending on the room type and studios where you don’t have to share with anyone – you would have your own kitchenette and bathroom. They are all a good size, with full-size double wardrobes, small double beds and study desks.

If you are looking for accommodation please get in touch.

[email protected] co.uk
Tel-01413759963
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(Original post by meloe)
I am starting at Glasgow Caledonian this year and I am considering Victoria Halls (now liberty park, two mins off campus) for accomatdation. I am worried I will miss out on all the freshers, partying and socialising side of uni and that I won't be abe to meet people? Do many other first years go into private halls? I feel it is a little dumb to get so worried over this so far away from actually starting...
Hey,

Hoping we can help out a little – Have you had a look at Dobbie’s Point (private student halls). Our marketing suite is open now so you are more than welcome to come take a look around and find out all about living with us. If you can’t pop in, give us a call and we can arrange for a skype tour of our show room.

We also have a great Social Spaces with flat screen TV’s and table tennis table, roof gardens, cinema room, gym and courtyard. We are just a 5 minute walk from the city centre.

Check out our Facebook page over at www.facebook.com/dobbiespoint to see the latest photos or contact us on 0141 375 9963.

Thanks,
Zac @ Dobbie’s Point
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Hello! I just finished at GCU this year (Psychology yo) and stayed at private halls (Buchanan View) in my first year. Trust me, heaps of GCU students stay at Victoria and Buchanan View. My first flat mate stayed at Victoria and was on the same course as me, five others on my degree also stayed on the same floor as me a and three gcu students shared my flat You won't miss out on anything. Just go to all the freshers events and society fayres and you'll be fine!
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I am starting at Glasgow Caledonian this year and I am considering Victoria Halls (now liberty park, two mins off campus) for accomatdation. I am worried I will miss out on all the freshers, partying and socialising side of uni and that I won't be abe to meet people? Do many other first years go into private halls? I feel it is a little dumb to get so worried over this so far away from actually starting...
We have lots of 1st year students that will be living with us this year going to GCU, Strathclyde and the City College. Our residents won't be missing out - we are a 3 min walk to GCU where all the festivities will be taking place and we will also be putting on our own social events for residents I'm sure other accommodation places will do the same.

Best wishes,

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P.S. you should check out the GCU Students' Association website - www.GCUstudents.co.uk to keep up to date with all things Freshers'!
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