Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    I am hopefully starting uni at Manchester to study physics in September, but I made the mistake of never going to look at any accommodation! I'd like to live either in City or Fallowfield, but I can't figure out where's best. I'm quite quiet so i'm marginally worried about making friends, and I'd prefer self catered ensuite accommodation. Where do physics students live?! Help!

    Grace
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    I’m not a current student but in the exact same boat as you, and I've decided on Fallowfield. While City is far closer to the physics buildings, there are a lot of internationals and exchange students who tend to stick together and are not as openly social (at least from what I’ve read).

    Fallowfield is pretty far with a 15 min bike ride, but it’s hailed as the most social accommodation site so making friends won’t be any problem. The rent is cheap since superficially the apartments look like prison cells, and the rooms are small but it’s close to big supermarkets and the curry mile. In my physics interview/visit the guy mentioned Fallowfield a lot and said that it’s where most of the students reside.
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    Pls just stay at whitworth park hall. Thank me later
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Onlineslayer)
    Pls just stay at whitworth park hall. Thank me later
    how come?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by dwalone)
    I’m not a current student but in the exact same boat as you, and I've decided on Fallowfield. While City is far closer to the physics buildings, there are a lot of internationals and exchange students who tend to stick together and are not as openly social (at least from what I’ve read).

    Fallowfield is pretty far with a 15 min bike ride, but it’s hailed as the most social accommodation site so making friends won’t be any problem. The rent is cheap since superficially the apartments look like prison cells, and the rooms are small but it’s close to big supermarkets and the curry mile. In my physics interview/visit the guy mentioned Fallowfield a lot and said that it’s where most of the students reside.
    thanks for your advice!! hope you enjoy physics and maybe we'll see each other around in september!
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    I honestly don't think you need to worry about making friends and all as long as you are staying within uni accom (and not private accom).

    Fallowfield is definitely where most students would be (based on numbers alone). However do consider that it is about 20-25 min away (or so I've heard) by bus. So people end up buying a bus pass (£235 for a year if I'm not wrong) or a bike. Whereas if you stay in city or Vic then it's nearer.

    Also I guess it's true that more international students stay in city rather than Fallowfield. So if you're worried about having majority international flatmates (i.e. can't get along well etc) then this may be something you'd consider.

    And, you can also make friends with people from your course, or from societies that you join. Especially societies, since those that join would have a common interest, so it's much easier to have topics to talk about.

    But I would say that accom is first-come-first-serve so do hurry either way.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by singzeon)
    I honestly don't think you need to worry about making friends and all as long as you are staying within uni accom (and not private accom).

    Fallowfield is definitely where most students would be (based on numbers alone). However do consider that it is about 20-25 min away (or so I've heard) by bus. So people end up buying a bus pass (£235 for a year if I'm not wrong) or a bike. Whereas if you stay in city or Vic then it's nearer.

    Also I guess it's true that more international students stay in city rather than Fallowfield. So if you're worried about having majority international flatmates (i.e. can't get along well etc) then this may be something you'd consider.

    And, you can also make friends with people from your course, or from societies that you join. Especially societies, since those that join would have a common interest, so it's much easier to have topics to talk about.

    But I would say that accom is first-come-first-serve so do hurry either way.
    thanks!
 
 
 

3,426

students online now

800,000+

Exam discussions

Find your exam discussion here

Poll
Should universities take a stronger line on drugs?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.