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    In the rooms at Leicester Uni are is there any sort of lackable draw, cupboard or anything?

    It's just that I'm debating whether to bring some sort of lockable safe etc with me but if there is somewhere in my room I could lack my valuables such as my laptop, ipod, maybe some of my jewellery etc that would be a big help.

    If it helps I'm thinking of putting John Foster as my first choice and Beaumont as my second.
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    There is no 'lockable' stuff in the rooms. Feel free to bring a safe thing if you want but, knock on wood, I haven't heard about any University accomodation problems with theft this year. Also if you get into the Pavillions in John Foster and you're on Floor 1 or above I expect you're pretty safe. The doors can only be opened with an electric swipe thing on the outside and then keys for the flat and door and the windows only open a very small amount. Nobody could get in unless you're on the ground floor and still it'd be very unlikely. Beaumont Blocks (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong) have 2 floors but the girls are always upstairs meaning that you're stuff is slightly safer anyway.

    Hope that helps
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    (Original post by Faery_Lights)
    There is no 'lockable' stuff in the rooms. Feel free to bring a safe thing if you want but, knock on wood, I haven't heard about any University accomodation problems with theft this year. Also if you get into the Pavillions in John Foster and you're on Floor 1 or above I expect you're pretty safe. The doors can only be opened with an electric swipe thing on the outside and then keys for the flat and door and the windows only open a very small amount. Nobody could get in unless you're on the ground floor and still it'd be very unlikely. Beaumont Blocks (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong) have 2 floors but the girls are always upstairs meaning that you're stuff is slightly safer anyway.

    Hope that helps

    Ok, thanks. That is very helpful.

    This is totally off topic but I've noticed in your sig that you do history.
    That's what I've applied for. Just quickly, are you enjoying the course? Is it interesting etc?
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    (Original post by QI Elf)
    Ok, thanks. That is very helpful.

    This is totally off topic but I've noticed in your sig that you do history.
    That's what I've applied for. Just quickly, are you enjoying the course? Is it interesting etc?
    I love the course- My first year has been a blast. I loved the first year at Leicester because it gave you a really broad overview of everything- you do Medieval, Early Modern and Modern History. It's great for exploring what do and don't like to study and it doesn't neglect one area which is great. Obviously, I've found some modules more interesting that others. I really enjoyed the Early Modern Europe and Monarchy and Society 800-1300 Modules and also the People and Places module which you do in small seminar groups. I found the Making of the Modern World and Europe Reshaped, both modern modules, to be outside my historical tastes somewhat (Economic History and I don't gel) but that doesn't mean some of it hasn't been interesting. Making History lectures on the other hand are very dull but depending on your Personal Tutor's specialism the seminars can still be interesting!

    Any more questions, feel free to PM me!!
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    As mentioned there is no storage, but I brought a safe with me and a laptop lock- not that ive ever needed either to be honest but better to be safe than sorry.
    During freshers there was a burglary in Either John o'Gaunt or Kilby I think it was, and Last night one of the houses got burgled (the one beginning with W, I forget its name) they came in through the window whilst the girl was asleep in her room :eek:

    Burglars seek out students as they are notoriously slack with security on the whole.
    In the pavillions you'll be fine. Girls dont get put on ground floor and as was said anything above that you need your key fob to get in anyway.
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    (Original post by louisedotcom)
    As mentioned there is no storage, but I brought a safe with me and a laptop lock- not that ive ever needed either to be honest but better to be safe than sorry.
    During freshers there was a burglary in Either John o'Gaunt or Kilby I think it was, and Last night one of the houses got burgled (the one beginning with W, I forget its name) they came in through the window whilst the girl was asleep in her room :eek:

    Burglars seek out students as they are notoriously slack with security on the whole.
    In the pavillions you'll be fine. Girls dont get put on ground floor and as was said anything above that you need your key fob to get in anyway.
    What kind of safe did you bring? I mean generally how big was it etc and where did you keep it? I was thinking of bringing say a small lockable draw but I don't know if that would be too big.

    Also a laptop lock? Never heard of one, what is it?
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    (Original post by QI Elf)
    What kind of safe did you bring? I mean generally how big was it etc and where did you keep it? I was thinking of bringing say a small lockable draw but I don't know if that would be too big.

    Also a laptop lock? Never heard of one, what is it?
    One of these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/NEWLink-Barr...d_sbs_ce_img_3

    It secures your laptop to a desk (for example) so it's harder to steal.
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    (Original post by QI Elf)
    What kind of safe did you bring? I mean generally how big was it etc and where did you keep it? I was thinking of bringing say a small lockable draw but I don't know if that would be too big.

    Also a laptop lock? Never heard of one, what is it?
    It was a digital safe from argos, I dont know how much it cost as my parents bought it for me, but its about 30x 30cm.
    I mainly used it for keeping documents in it- passport for example and any money I had. I kept it down by the side of my bed, but if youre going for JF you can keep a lockable drawer under your bed. Also with the laptop lock- if yu wanted one you can get them in pound land for £1. They are the exact same ones as you can buy from more expensive places such as PC world.
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    Thats great.
    Thanks.
 
 
 
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