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    Hi, I'm starting at CCCU in September and am stuck with what accommodation to choose? My favourites so far are Petros Court and St.Georges.
    I was wondering if anyone has any experience, pros and cons with either of them?

    Thanks
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    Hi Louise!
    Accomodation can be a tricky one to pick, but hopefully I can give you a hand here.

    Petros:
    pros: Nicest accomodation; right near the city centre; next to the 24/7 library; close to Club Chemistry.
    cons: it's the most expensive accomodation; security are very strict (could also be a pro).

    St George's:
    pros: very nice accomodation; connected to the Student Union, (yay cheap drinks!); next to Steinbeck and Shaw.
    cons: still quite expensive; strict security; the flats are like furnaces (you're provided with fans); the noise from Steinbeck and the SU on event nights can get annoying.

    Since they are flats, they don't quite have the social aspect of places like Parham Road where the accomodation is mostly housing with shared gardens. However there are very nice communal areas, and smoking areas (if you smoke) in both accomodations.

    If you have any more questions about anything, feel free to ask "
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    (Original post by jag97)
    Hi Louise!
    Accomodation can be a tricky one to pick, but hopefully I can give you a hand here.

    Petros:
    pros: Nicest accomodation; right near the city centre; next to the 24/7 library; close to Club Chemistry.
    cons: it's the most expensive accomodation; security are very strict (could also be a pro).

    St George's:
    pros: very nice accomodation; connected to the Student Union, (yay cheap drinks!); next to Steinbeck and Shaw.
    cons: still quite expensive; strict security; the flats are like furnaces (you're provided with fans); the noise from Steinbeck and the SU on event nights can get annoying.

    Since they are flats, they don't quite have the social aspect of places like Parham Road where the accomodation is mostly housing with shared gardens. However there are very nice communal areas, and smoking areas (if you smoke) in both accomodations.

    If you have any more questions about anything, feel free to ask "

    Hey!

    Thankyou so much, all this information is very appreciated.

    They both sound really good! Even though you can't go wrong with cheap drinks, I think the noise from S&S would begin to annoy me. But then again being connected to the Student union might make it easier to socialise.

    When you say the security is very strict at Petros, what do you mean by that?

    Thanks again 😊
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    No worries

    (Original post by g_louise)
    I think the noise from S&S would begin to annoy me. But then again being connected to the Student union might make it easier to socialise.
    The noise can be quite bad at times - especially Tuesdays and Thursdays, however it really depends on which flat you're in! The SU is a great place to go and socialise, especially on Quiz nights (Sundays) and society social nights (Wednesdays); but during freshers week, there are usually other events going on there.

    (Original post by g_louise)
    When you say the security is very strict at Petros, what do you mean by that?
    I don't live in Petros, however I did spend a lot of time there last year. Security tend to be strict in the sense that if there is the slightest excess of noise, they are all over it, so unfortunately not the best place to have parties they can also get a bit arsey when there are too many people in one flat.
    But like I said I never lived there - that was just my experience when I visited so take my words with a pinch of salt!

    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by jag97)
    No worries


    The noise can be quite bad at times - especially Tuesdays and Thursdays, however it really depends on which flat you're in! The SU is a great place to go and socialise, especially on Quiz nights (Sundays) and society social nights (Wednesdays); but during freshers week, there are usually other events going on there.


    I don't live in Petros, however I did spend a lot of time there last year. Security tend to be strict in the sense that if there is the slightest excess of noise, they are all over it, so unfortunately not the best place to have parties they can also get a bit arsey when there are too many people in one flat.
    But like I said I never lived there - that was just my experience when I visited so take my words with a pinch of salt!

    Hope this helps!

    Hmm okay I'll have to decide wether the noise would bother me or not haha!

    Ah okay, that's a shame the security is so strict, I mean it is university after all! But at least we know it's secure

    Aren't you studying there currently?
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    (Original post by g_louise)
    Hmm okay I'll have to decide wether the noise would bother me or not haha!

    Ah okay, that's a shame the security is so strict, I mean it is university after all! But at least we know it's secure

    Aren't you studying there currently?
    They might be strict, but to their credit they are good at their jobs haha! :laugh:

    Yeah I am, now going in to my second year. I just lived in a different accomodation, but I've spent quite a lot of time at both places

    What are you going to study?
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    (Original post by jag97)
    They might be strict, but to their credit they are good at their jobs haha! :laugh:

    Yeah I am, now going in to my second year. I just lived in a different accomodation, but I've spent quite a lot of time at both places

    What are you going to study?
    Yeah I'm sure they are haha! Ah cool 🙂
    I'm going to be studying events management, what are you studying?
 
 
 
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