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Hey i'm thinking of going to uni in Exeter next September and i would really like to hear some honest opinions on the accommodation. Also, from the open day i attended i can't really remember where Lafrowda is Lol. is it close by to the Economics department?

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Thanks V. much
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(Original post by George Lewis)
Hey i'm thinking of going to uni in Exeter next September and i would really like to hear some honest opinions on the accommodation. Also, from the open day i attended i can't really remember where Lafrowda is Lol. is it close by to the Economics department?

Please be really critical etc.

Thanks V. much
I can't comment on anything else but it's about as close as you're going to get to Streatham Court, where Economics is based. I wouldn't base your accommodation on that as such by the way, a lot of Economics lectures (in the first year at least by my experience) will be dotted all around campus so you won't benefit that much. Out of 8 lectures a week this semester 4 require walking up that big hill, 2 require walking just around the corner from SC to the Amory building and up some steps, and just 2 are in SC. Tutorials are generally better but don't expect to be in SC all the time.
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I'm interested too. I want to go as it'll be cheap, but is it really skanky? I don't know if I want to live somewhere really dirty with really nasty bathrooms where people can hear me pee...and steal my shampoo.
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I can't comment on anything else but it's about as close as you're going to get to Streatham Court, where Economics is based. I wouldn't base your accommodation on that as such by the way, a lot of Economics lectures (in the first year at least by my experience) will be dotted all around campus so you won't benefit that much. Out of 8 lectures a week this semester 4 require walking up that big hill, 2 require walking just around the corner from SC to the Amory building and up some steps, and just 2 are in SC. Tutorials are generally better but don't expect to be in SC all the time.
Ok thanks, what was your timetable like in your first year? like for example, lectures 9-12 mon-fri ? i really don't have much of an idea lol.
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business economics lectures in first year are normally fairly average. i can't find a copy of my first year timetable but principles of economics and introduction to accounting were 2 hours long at 9oclock monday and wednesday mornings in peter chalk which is up the top of campus... i do business and management, but everyone in sobe (school of business and economics) more or less does the same thing in first year...

as for lafrowda, enchanced is nicer. and is quite international student orientated. also if you're looking for near to sobe lopes is v.nice as worth taking a look at...
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I lived in Lafrowda for a year and would do it again. I didn't find it at all skanky - both standard and enhanced flats are perfectly fine. They don't have huge bathrooms with a load of toilets and shower cubicles all in the same room or anything - all individual WCs and separate shower rooms (one shower per shower room, just to clarify).
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I live in Lafrowda at the moment, and yeah it might seem scanky on first appearances but you learn to love it.
It is definitely the best self-catered hall and has an amazing atmosphere, lots of opportunities to make friends with all the flat parties etc.
We're also right next to Lopes and Ransom Pickard who are a friendly bunch I've found Ransom Pickard being the catered equivalent of Laffy!
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(Cook Mews is better :p: )
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you make the best of where you stay really, i love living in lafrowda, the only thing i hate about it is that im in a new enhanced block and we have maintenance people in literally every week, i'm a pretty nocturnal person and so to be woken up at 1pm by drilling, sawing, hammering etc is really annoying. But you have to expect a certain amount of disruption i suppose.

The rooms are lovely, you really do get used to the brick! My bed has been voted the comfiest too.

The best thing about lafrowda are the people, i have made so many good friends, had some really fun drunken parties, singstar battle offs, egg fights, apple pie incidents.... And yet, when people pull together the kitchen remains clean and tidy.

There has been a bit of a kerfuffle about food stealing which is a shame but the solution to that is locks for your cupboard and remembering what you have and haven't eaten, a lot of the time you forget you've eaten something, especially when drunk.

id give lafrowda 8/10 and would definately recommend it as the place to be!
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I lived in Lafrowda Enhanced (Block Q) for my first year and loved it. Can quite honestly say it was probably the best year of my life. Of course with everything, it depends what bunch you get and what you make of it personally. But as things go, Lafrowda is a lovely place to live. In fact I love it so much I'm going back to Lafrowda next year! All I can suggest if you go live here is to make the most of it, and definitely make the most of your first year, you'll never forget it.

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woo, another block Q resident Wonder if you had my old room (407) or know who did...
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I was in Q107 myself, don't know who was in 407 but whoever it was took to playing Pendulum very loudly with their windows wide open most nights!
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haha! ah well. the 07 rooms have the best view though I reckon :p:
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I had a lovely view of a big red Biffa bin and foliage / shrubbery, personally. Plus the bin men woke me up all the time! Would have prefered to be on the other side facing on to the green personally, would have been quiter. Not that it matters, living in Lafrowda was a priviledge enough in itself!
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awww Yeah, I was lucky and had a view of the green - but I'd still do it again even with a view of some bins :p:
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Haha tis true. Well I am doing it again next year so :P ! Hehe.
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How come you can go back to Uni accomm? I thought they weren't allowing anyone back in this year?
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They make exceptions for disabled students.
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Can you choose what block you're in within Laffy?

And are there any differences? I've already decided to go for Laffy enhanced.
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If you're a guaranteed returner you can state a preference for Block, Floor and Room choice, although whether they allocate this to you is at their discretion.

In my personal opinion, there is a world of difference between Standard and Enhanced. That £15 odd quid sure does go a long way, I assure you - but that doesn't mean to say people in Standard didn't have as much fun as we did in Enhanced. To be honest most are Enhanced blocks now anyway.

As for new students, you don't get to choose. To be honest wherever you are in Lafrowda you'll love it anyway. Make sure to introduce yourself to Gulam, the Cornwall House Porter. Always much fun banter to be had.
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