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I’m Aishwarya, an international student from India. I’ve received an offer letter from the Uni and I’m looking forward to accept the offer and come down to Birmingham this September for my masters in Physiotherapy. Can anyone please tell me if living on campus would be better and cheaper, or renting and sharing an apartment with roommates? And if I’m campus, which village and hall?
Thank you.
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Hi Aishwarya

I’m startimg on the Physiotherapy course in September too, I can’t wait to start! I have been looking at accommodation too and initially thought about Jarrett hall, but my friend who is currently a student at Birmingham said that she lived their last year and it wasn’t great. It was a very quiet hall will lots of people who don’t integrate and the rooms were not fab either. However, the other halls options seem quite faraway from our main block and can be expensive too, so I guess I may have to go for Jarrett anyway and see how it goes. I don’t want to go for the vale as it seems to be mainly undergrads and has a reputation of being rowdy...
sorry that isn’t much help... x
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Hey!
I’m Aishwarya, an international student from India. I’ve received an offer letter from the Uni and I’m looking forward to accept the offer and come down to Birmingham this September for my masters in Physiotherapy. Can anyone please tell me if living on campus would be better and cheaper, or renting and sharing an apartment with roommates? And if I’m campus, which village and hall?
Thank you.
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aishwaryajain19
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I read reviews of the Vale and most of them were good. And I heard Jarrett hall isn’t so good, whereas Mason at the vale has decent rooms in almost the same budget. I’m so confused with this whole thing.
Also, can we get in touch already? So that we’ll at least have a one person and can be in touch throughout the process as well. Can we add each other on Facebook?
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If you are looking to come to Birmingham then you should already apply for the university accommodation. It is limited & goes away rather quickly. You can have a look at purpose-built student accommodations as well. This way you can enjoy the same benefits of the university hall without having to worry about anything. As in a private flat you will have to worry about renting each room so that and then paying each bill separately at the end of each month. Living in a private student accommodation you are saved from these hassles. No worrying about paying rent separately or finding students to take up the remaining rooms of the apartment. This also helps in budgeting better. Plus with the student accommodation being for students only you are able to socialise more. You can have a look at Unilodgers for available properties. However if you still have the option available then apply for the university halls. Being your first year it will help you making friends. And if you are going for a masters well then university hall option is not available to you.
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Hey, thank you so much. This really helps.
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Hey I go to UoB atm, I'd suggest maybe somewhere in the selly oak uni accommodation might suit you best. The Vale and Pritchatt's park are further away from the shops and are mainly undergrads. The Metalworks, Liberty Park and Jarrat Hall maybe?
(Original post by aishwaryajain19)
Hey, thank you so much. This really helps.
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Hey,

I have applied for Jarret hall as my first option, followed by tennis courts and mason in the vale. I then put down Spinney in prittchard village as my 4th.
As a physio student my top priority was for halls very close to where I needed to be on campus, which is why I went with Jarrett. I know tha5 the accommodation may not be as high quality as some of the others but I thought that I’d forgo this due to proximity of the halls to both gym and learning facilities.
(Original post by aishwaryajain19)
Hey!
I read reviews of the Vale and most of them were good. And I heard Jarrett hall isn’t so good, whereas Mason at the vale has decent rooms in almost the same budget. I’m so confused with this whole thing.
Also, can we get in touch already? So that we’ll at least have a one person and can be in touch throughout the process as well. Can we add each other on Facebook?
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The metal works are already fully subscribed unfortunately. I have emailed liberty park as I can’t seem to find how to apply to their accommodation for next year, the only ones open are the 2/3 bed flats or studio apartments. In terms of UoB accommodation I have gone with Jarrett hall.
(Original post by _kirstles)
Hey I go to UoB atm, I'd suggest maybe somewhere in the selly oak uni accommodation might suit you best. The Vale and Pritchatt's park are further away from the shops and are mainly undergrads. The Metalworks, Liberty Park and Jarrat Hall maybe?
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