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RadonX
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Any uni bristol students got an informed opinion on Durdham halls?
I've got to that horribly difficult decision of choosing my self catered halls! Durdham is definitely appealing but I have heard that it might be a little, ermm... lacking in the social community feel??
Is this rubbish? What do those guys do for kicks up there? The clifton halls all seem to have something going for them in terms of events and stuff.
Also, in honesty, how is the trip into uni from Stoke Bishop?
Cheers guys!
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I've applied for Durdham too as I heard it was nice and there doesn't seem to be a lot of choice for self-catered. I also heard it's a bit quiet, but as long as you make some effort to make friends and go out I don't see there being a problem with the social side.

The trip to Stoke Bishop is supposed to take about 40mins if you walk but apparently you just get used to it and it doesn't become a problem. It should be good for meeting people too as there're going to be lots of people walking that route every day.
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Yeh, I kinda thought that too. If you want a large self-catered hall then their's only Goldney, Durdham, Manor and University Halls to choose from isn't there. And although Goldney does look great, you're paying a lot for the privilege of the gardens.
I suppose there is a massive number of people up at Stoke Bishop and I'm not really the kinda guy to sit in and wait for the people to come to me. I'll be out there visiting as many peeps as possible!
I just wonder if it has as much of a community feel as some of the older halls.
Hope you get your place satriales btw.
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Bah. I thought it'd be a laugh cos its a big hall.....all the other halls in that area are right next to it.

damn it.

up to me to start the riots then ....
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Retirement home.
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You exaggerate Rui. I was there in my first year and yes, it is a little bit quieter than some of the other halls.

All it means is that you need to make a bit more of an effort to seek out the "life" as it were. If you want a lively time you can still have it. Tbh it's good training for second year when you'll be in private residences and your ents won't be handed to you on a plate.
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apart from Goldney, are any of the self catered halls not full of deadbeats.....as is the impression I get now.
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Actually.....no.

Never actually been in to Manor but heard it's OK.

It's Goldney or catered, as far as I'm concerned.
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