Also, I got accommodation in Broadgate Park and I was wondering which are the houses that are not meant to be nice?
Broadgate Park isn't in houses as such, but blocks of flats. Some flats are shared between five and some between seven. The ones shared between five tend to be nicer because you have a similar sized or actually larger kitchen than the seven people flats and less people to share it with. In the five people flats you get one bath/shower with separate toilet and in the seven people flats you get two bath/shower rooms with toilets in the same room. You won't really be able to tell what your flat size is until you get there, but if you PM me the flat number I can let you know if I've been inside it!
I know there are brand-new, self-contained, one person flats (I think they're calling them studio flats) but I haven't seen them completed so I don't know what they're like.
In terms of resident tutors, it depends who you have as to how much they do! They're generally just there in the background in case you have problems with noisy neighbours or things breaking in the flat etc (although BP reception tend to deal with the latter). Some I know went around and introduced themselves to the flats they looked after. Mine put up a poster introducing herself, but I never actually met her. The tutors live in proper houses by the way, on Broadgate Park, just behind the shop. I don't think any actually live in the blocks of flats that the students live in.
I lived on Broadgate last year so PM me if you want any more info
You won't really be able to tell what your flat size is until you get there, but if you PM me the flat number I can let you know if I've been inside it!
Thanks! I think the place is called "Cherries" or something? Would that be right?
Did you like Broadgate?
I think your flat is part of the upper bit of Broadgate Park, where all the blocks are called names such as "The Elms" etc. I'm not sure what the flats are like as I haven't been in them, but from what friends have said they're a bit nicer than the Turnpike Village (lower bit of Broadgate Park) flats! Most, if not all, of the flats in the upper bit are for five people, so you will probably have a larger kitchen than most of the flats in Broadgate. Other than that, I can't really help, sorry!
I did like Broadgate, and I think the majority of people who stayed there did too. It's probably the largest "hall", with (I think) over 1,000 people staying there, but we have the largest bar, function rooms, onsite shop etc. It's the closest main hall to Beeston, which is ideal for getting food, walking to the train station (45 minutes or so walk rather than having to get a bus into the city) and having other community things like local library, swimming pool etc nearby (obviously the university has these too, but they're pretty restricted to students).