Hi, I have firmed Warwick and looking forward to studying there but I am having difficulty in picking accommodation. I have heard rootes is the most sociable but I have also heard there are parties thrown 24/7. While having a good social life is important I also want to focus on my studies and live in a good working environment. Is Rootes as noisy and loud as everyone says? Also for Rootes its say 19 to a kitchen, does this get crowded or is that not an issue?
Also, are there any other accommodations someone can recommend that have a good balance between being able to work and having a good social life? I've heard claycroft, tocil and Arthur Vick are quite good. Thanks.
- Thread Starter
- 24-07-2017 16:47
- 24-07-2017 21:45
Bluebell is great. Good when you wanna get away from the noise to study but also great when you need to go to parties cuz it's next to rootes
- 29-07-2017 12:36
All accommodation at Warwick varies - there are lots of rumours about which halls are a certain way and which aren't, but the truth is, it's a mixed bag. I have lived in Rootes, Westwood and Tocil, and all of my flats had a mix of people, some who liked partying and some who didn't. Bluebell has the reputation of being quieter and more closed off, but that is because it is the most expensive halls on campus, leading some to assume it's full of 'stuck up' people, but this isn't necessarily true either. When I lived in Rootes, it was loud and noisy, and we did have 18 to a kitchen, so it was messy pretty much all the time. But when I lived in Westwood, we still had 16 to a kitchen, yet it was spotless all the time. It really depends on who you are put in with - the most important thing is to be honest when you write in your little about me box when applying, and also to choose accommodation that is right for you in regards to en-suite or not, price, and location (walking distance to lectures etc.)