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    I'm thinking about going to Lincoln next year and I can't seem to decide which accommodation to apply for. I am not bothered about sharing a kitchen and a living room with other people thus not applying for a studio but en-suite is a must! The distance also does not matter since two of them are on-campus and Gateway is a 2 minute walk. I have seen some tour videos from which I noticed that Gateway is the most modern one?So guys, which one would you recommend and why?

    + Forgot to add, I'm also thinking about Park Court
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    I applied for the Gateway this year and from what I seen, its so modern. The rooms are quite small and is quite expensive but I would say it has the best kitcken and bathrooms. Plus its only around 6 people living with you so its not that bad (not sure which, I know one accomedation has like 11-12 people sharing the kitchen. Campus is literally on the opposite side of the street and McDonald is not too far from the entrance either
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    Not that expensive, only 117 p/m

    (Original post by michpcx)
    I applied for the Gateway this year and from what I seen, its so modern. The rooms are quite small and is quite expensive but I would say it has the best kitcken and bathrooms. Plus its only around 6 people living with you so its not that bad (not sure which, I know one accomedation has like 11-12 people sharing the kitchen. Campus is literally on the opposite side of the street and McDonald is not too far from the entrance either
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    Not that expensive, only 117 p/m
    Not sure on the prices per week but on Lincolns website you have prices for some of the accomedations. The Gateway is £5600 for ensuite and you have other accomedations that are like £4700-£5000 so depends on your budget
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    Personally in my years here I swear by pavs 😋
    Gateway is prettier and more modern, but the beds are small and crap to be honest.
    Wharf is pretty much the same as pavs but pavs is closer to maccies and Morrisons for concenient supermarket shopping.
    Courts is great for first year socialising but honestly It's not that great otherwise 👀
    Between the 3 I'd personally be torn between gateway and wharf, most likely opting for wharf.
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    (Original post by bbbbbbbbbbbbl)
    I'm thinking about going to Lincoln next year and I can't seem to decide which accommodation to apply for. I am not bothered about sharing a kitchen and a living room with other people thus not applying for a studio but en-suite is a must! The distance also does not matter since two of them are on-campus and Gateway is a 2 minute walk. I have seen some tour videos from which I noticed that Gateway is the most modern one?So guys, which one would you recommend and why?

    + Forgot to add, I'm also thinking about Park Court
    I'm in Quays and for room size and value for money, I can definitely recommend that, however it's already booked out.

    I went to Courts first year, it was great! Unfortunately, room sizes, shapes and condition all vary. If you get the blocks next to the Fossdyke river top floor, those are the best rooms. Courts doesn't have the biggest rooms but it's not bad. Also, which 'Wharf'? There's Hayes Wharf and Cygnet Wharf. Cygnet Wharf has giant 16-person flats and have absolutely tiny room sizes at studio prices (it's a rip-off!), it's located right on top of uni though.

    To sum up:
    Courts: 9/10 Full of fellow first years, okay and fairly decent if you get a good room. Single bed. I'd honestly not mind returning here. If you get a crappy room in a crappy building, I'd rate this 4/10 for the worst rooms, 8/10 for the normal rooms. Also, no elevator. Single beds are great, you save so much space. Mattresses there are actually not that bad too. Courts is a gamble though, get a room in Courts: 2-12 Flat 7 if possible, that's the top floor. Flat 8 is an outside little building. Get: Courts 2-12 Flat 7 > Courts 2-12 Flat 1-6 > Courts 2-12 Flat 8 > Anything else

    Hayes Wharf: 7.5/10 Located close, not the best of areas and not too close to supermarkets, not bad and actually fairly decent accommodation. It's not bad. There are three different room sizes, some of them offering lots and lots of space. I'd say this is a very good pick.

    Cygnet Wharf: 2/10 Giant flat sizes, the biggest rip-off of them all. You'll be paying over studio prices for rooms that are probably the exact legal requirement for minimum size. They're like prison cells. I hope you don't expect to move around in your bedroom if you live there.

    Gateway: 5/10 If your course is in a building on that side of the train tracks, it's okay. The building is nice, the rooms are very cramped. I'd stay away unless you visit and decide you like it. McDonalds is on the other side of the street and Morrison's is 3-4 minutes away. It's in between everything.

    Brayford Quays: 8.5/10 Already booked out. Friendliest staff, the standard en-suites give fair amount of space. Everything is just really nice here.

    Pavilions: 7/10Big rooms, located near the sports centre, hence great if you're a sports student. Close to Morrison's.

    Junxion: 6/10 Honestly not bad. Next to Iceland, the high street McDonalds, still close to uni (right outside of Engine Shed, David Chiddick, Sarah Swift, and of course, Junxion... since the Uni owns most of the bottom floor. Rooms are like prison cells, very very cramped.


    At the end of the day, your flatmates make or break the entire year. I'm in Quays right now and my year was definitely ruined by them.

    -Edit:
    Courts is great for first year socialising, they also pair you 3 girls and 3 boys to a flat. If you can get into Brayford Quays, they're good too. Courts gets showed off in open days, I highly highly recommend you visit. A train to Lincoln Central won't be much and the station is just outside the uni, definitely worth checking it out if you haven't gone to an open day already. Also, arrange for as many room viewings as possible if you visit. Look at Junxion, Quays, Courts, Pavilions, Hayes Wharf, Gateway, just look and ask.
    My own personal priorities of where I'd go if I did it all again: Courts for first year, then Quays > Hayes Wharf/Pavilions > Junxion > Gateway > Junxion > Cygnet Wharf
 
 
 

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