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    Weird title, I know

    Long story short, I’m a mature student and an autistic person with other mental issues that mean I’m a lot happier avoiding people in general. I was thinking of going for Pollock Halls because the flats aren’t shared and it would be helpful for me to have catering, but most of the feedback about them I can find is how great they are for parties, which is the opposite of what I’m looking for. I was thinking of prioritising Chancellors, John Burnett and Holland—is there a decent chance of relative peace and quiet or is it really just a Party Paradise?

    Thanks a lot for considering my odd question.
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    Unfortunately I can't give you a first hand experience, but I am an Edinburgh applicant and have visited Pollock Halls, and I don't see any reason why you shouldn't be able to keep to yourself if you opt for a single/non-shared room. The only issue might be to do with noise of partying/socialising in nearby rooms, but I can't imagine that being a problem.

    Tagging Blue_Cow as he might have some much better insight.
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    (Original post by Amanzhol)
    Unfortunately I can't give you a first hand experience, but I am an Edinburgh applicant and have visited Pollock Halls, and I don't see any reason why you shouldn't be able to keep to yourself if you opt for a single/non-shared room. The only issue might be to do with noise of partying/socialising in nearby rooms, but I can't imagine that being a problem.

    Tagging Blue_Cow as he might have some much better insight.
    Thanks for the tag

    (Original post by Corprustie)
    Weird title, I know

    Long story short, I’m a mature student and an autistic person with other mental issues that mean I’m a lot happier avoiding people in general. I was thinking of going for Pollock Halls because the flats aren’t shared and it would be helpful for me to have catering, but most of the feedback about them I can find is how great they are for parties, which is the opposite of what I’m looking for. I was thinking of prioritising Chancellors, John Burnett and Holland—is there a decent chance of relative peace and quiet or is it really just a Party Paradise?

    Thanks a lot for considering my odd question.
    I am an Edinburgh student, but I don't live in Pollock I do know a bit about it though.

    From what I've heard from others, John Burnett is probably the "quieter" building within Pollock compared to the rest of the buildings on site. Despite the stereotypes, I'm sure there is occasionally peace and quiet within Pollock, especially on the leadup to exams and probably even during weekdays.

    As Amanzhol said, you can always opt for an en-suite which might help with things, but it's incredibly expensive.

    I should warn you about going catered though: Apparently, the food isn't great and you don't get lunch - only breakfast and dinner so overall it's going to be considerably more expensive going catered vs self-catered. The self-catered residences are quite nice and generally newer than Pollock (e.g. Salisbury Court).

    Hope that kinda helped. Sorry I couldn't give any personal experience re: Pollock.
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    Thanks a lot guys! That really helps and gives me a bit more to think about re whether catered is the right choice.
 
 
 

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