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    I'm thinking of putting Birmingham as my first choice, so I'm looking at the different accommodations available, any advice or insight really anyone has on the different ones would be really great!
    Thank you!
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    Hi - sorry you haven't had a response to this yet. I'm just going to bump the thread in the hope that someone sees this and can help

    I'm a first year currently, and picking the accommodation was hell.

    From what I've seen, Tennis Courts and Pritchatts Park/Oakley Courts are the ones most people go for. They're fairly close to the uni, decently sized and relatively cheap. If you have the money, Chamberlain is where all the rich kids stay - Bran Stark lives there. The Vale meal plan is a good option too; most of the restaurants on the vale and at the campus accept meal plan, and the rooms are fairly big (though I'm not a fan of the windows. It sounds weird until you see it.)

    [Just a side note if you do go on meal plan - it doesn't roll over. Any money you have left on your meal plan card at the end of the week disappears, so you'll see people on Sundays coming home with bags full of snacks to spend it.]

    I live in Liberty Gardens because I was an idiot and applied after the guarantee scheme, so I got put into the over-spill accommodation. People who don't live here hate it, people who live here love it. The rooms are decent sizes, it has (almost) a double bed, and it's the only place (besides Chamberlain) to have sofas in the kitchen (more important than you'd expect when it comes to hosting pres/general socialising).

    It's the longest walk to the campus, but still only 30 minutes. It's right next to Fiveways train station which goes to Uni/New Street every 10 minutes. It's 5 minutes from a McDonalds (important), 10 minutes from Broad Street (where most of the clubs are), 15 minutes away from The Mailbox (where I landed a part-time job) and 20 minutes from the city centre. It's nobody's first choice, but it's a good place.

    All in all, all the accommodations are pretty good. The only "bad" accommodation I'd say is Mason, just because it's pretty small. I also don't like Ashcroft/Pritchatts, because the kitchen is pretty small, but the rooms are fairly big.
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