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So, after perusing the somewhat limited information on the accommodation at Surrey, I couldn't find any pictures of Halls where it didn't have cream/brown/wooden furnishings all over the place. A friend of mine is going to Bournemouth University, and is staying in Dorchester House, which has a very modern and clean aesthetic (and is notable cheaper). So, put simply, which campus has been renovated/built most recently, and does it look like a*se?
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So, after perperusing the somewhat limited information on the accommodation at Surrey, I couldn't find any pictures of Halls where it didn't have cream/brown/wooden furnishings all over the place. A friend of mine is going to Bournemouth University, and is staying in Dorchester House, which has a very modern and clean aesthetic (and is notable cheaper). So, put simply, which campus has been renovated/built most recently, and does it look like a*se?
Hi @IsThisAUsername?,

Our Manor Park campus (which is mainly Band D rooms) is the most recently built, with another 1000 or so rooms currently under construction. Its interior is more modern than the halls on the Stag Hill campus, but unfortunately you cannot request to be allocated to a specific court of residence.

I will say that although the décor in the Stag Hill rooms isn't as modern, you do have everything you need and can make the room your own with pictures, fairy lights, plants etc. I stayed in Twyford Court on the Stag Hill campus during my first year of uni and to be completely honest, you don't really pay much attention to the room's design - you'll likely be too busy going to lectures, taking part in clubs/societies, studying at the library or going on nights out, so a lot of people don't actually end up spending that much time in their room! Even if you do get allocated a room on Stag Hill campus, there are definite pros - like being a 5 minute walk away from lectures and the library, and not having to do the 20 minute walk to Manor Park from Rubix (or 30-40 minute walk from town!) after a night out

If you are desperate to get a room in Manor Park, there is a room swap scheme that opens at the end of October, and loads of people normally want to switch from Manor Park to campus, so you shouldn't have any trouble getting a room in Manor Park that way if you choose to


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Thank you Ashley. Just out of curiosity, when was Manor Park built?

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Thank you Ashley. Just out of curiosity, when was Manor Park built?

Thanks again for the quick response!
Hey IsThisAUsername?,

No problem at all!

Manor Park was built in stages. I'm not sure of the exact year, but I think it was the late 00's as it was only recently constructed when I started in 2012

Some of my friends lived in Manor Park and their rooms were a bit more spacious and had more modern décor than my room in Twyford Court.

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So, after perusing the somewhat limited information on the accommodation at Surrey, I couldn't find any pictures of Halls where it didn't have cream/brown/wooden furnishings all over the place. A friend of mine is going to Bournemouth University, and is staying in Dorchester House, which has a very modern and clean aesthetic (and is notable cheaper). So, put simply, which campus has been renovated/built most recently, and does it look like a*se?
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