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Hi I'm a returning student and have got my room booked at parade green, but I'm slightly concerned as to how social it will be? Does anyone have any experience returning to halls not in first year and what sort of people you end up with.
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Hi I'm a returning student and have got my room booked at parade green, but I'm slightly concerned as to how social it will be? Does anyone have any experience returning to halls not in first year and what sort of people you end up with.
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Hi aidenbeels,

I was a returning student going into Parade Green Halls last September when it just got newly built. Parade Green offers up to 5-10 bedroom flats, I personally was in a 10 bedroom flat, which was a good experience since I lived with most of my flatmates from the first year, but also I met new flatmates who were really great! My experience in Parade Green was a positive one and everyone I met was friendly to chat with.

As a returning student, you should be in a separate block of flats away from the first years, as they try and separate first and returning students, so then everyone can meet their own year group.

Parade Green has lots of social areas from the mini gym, rooftop terrace, cinema room and games room etc. This means there are lots of opportunities to meet other students living there since all social areas are shared within the entire hall. Also, due to the architecture of the flats, the kitchen will be your main social area where you can lounge on the comfy sofas as you socialise, cook etc.

There is a Parade Green Facebook page, which can help you find your future flatmates when you move in.

Hope this helps!

All the best,

Rade
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My experience in Parade Green was a positive one
I notice that you and the other reps say this a lot. "My experience at Oxford Brookes was a positive one", "My experience at Parade Green was a positive one" etc.. I'm curious to know if any of you have ever had any negative experiences at Oxford Brookes?
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Hi aidenbeels,

I was a returning student going into Parade Green Halls last September when it just got newly built. Parade Green offers up to 5-10 bedroom flats, I personally was in a 10 bedroom flat, which was a good experience since I lived with most of my flatmates from the first year, but also I met new flatmates who were really great! My experience in Parade Green was a positive one and everyone I met was friendly to chat with.

As a returning student, you should be in a separate block of flats away from the first years, as they try and separate first and returning students, so then everyone can meet their own year group.

Parade Green has lots of social areas from the mini gym, rooftop terrace, cinema room and games room etc. This means there are lots of opportunities to meet other students living there since all social areas are shared within the entire hall. Also, due to the architecture of the flats, the kitchen will be your main social area where you can lounge on the comfy sofas as you socialise, cook etc.

There is a Parade Green Facebook page, which can help you find your future flatmates when you move in.

Hope this helps!

All the best,

Rade
-Oxford Brookes University
Hello!

I will be applying for Parade green as a first year undergraduate for September 2021. Is their gym free to use as a resident there? Thanks.
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Hi aidenbeels,

I was a returning student going into Parade Green Halls last September when it just got newly built. Parade Green offers up to 5-10 bedroom flats, I personally was in a 10 bedroom flat, which was a good experience since I lived with most of my flatmates from the first year, but also I met new flatmates who were really great! My experience in Parade Green was a positive one and everyone I met was friendly to chat with.

As a returning student, you should be in a separate block of flats away from the first years, as they try and separate first and returning students, so then everyone can meet their own year group.

Parade Green has lots of social areas from the mini gym, rooftop terrace, cinema room and games room etc. This means there are lots of opportunities to meet other students living there since all social areas are shared within the entire hall. Also, due to the architecture of the flats, the kitchen will be your main social area where you can lounge on the comfy sofas as you socialise, cook etc.

There is a Parade Green Facebook page, which can help you find your future flatmates when you move in.

Hope this helps!

All the best,

Rade
-Oxford Brookes University
As parade green isn’t owned my Oxford Brookes, would it still be only Brookes students staying in the flat with you?
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Hello!

I will be applying for Parade green as a first year undergraduate for September 2021. Is their gym free to use as a resident there? Thanks.
Hi,

It's great to hear that you will be applying to Oxford Brookes University!

So in Parade Green halls, the gym is free as it is apart of the shared facilities used within the accommodation. This also includes the cinema room, outdoor sports court, the indoor games hall including a ping-pong table, a pool table and the rooftop Terrance with a TV etc...

I'll be happy to answer any more questions you might have!

All the best,

Rade
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As parade green isn’t owned my Oxford Brookes, would it still be only Brookes students staying in the flat with you?
Hey,

Parade Green is managed by Unite Students, but it is linked with Oxford Brookes University. So there will only be Oxford Brookes students living there from a range of 1st years to final years. The first years are usually separated from the second and third years, just so they can make friends within their year and settle in.

Hope this helps! If you have any questions, please do feel free to ask. I would be more than happy to help.

Best wishes,

Rade
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Hi aidenbeels,

I was a returning student going into Parade Green Halls last September when it just got newly built. Parade Green offers up to 5-10 bedroom flats, I personally was in a 10 bedroom flat, which was a good experience since I lived with most of my flatmates from the first year, but also I met new flatmates who were really great! My experience in Parade Green was a positive one and everyone I met was friendly to chat with.

As a returning student, you should be in a separate block of flats away from the first years, as they try and separate first and returning students, so then everyone can meet their own year group.

Parade Green has lots of social areas from the mini gym, rooftop terrace, cinema room and games room etc. This means there are lots of opportunities to meet other students living there since all social areas are shared within the entire hall. Also, due to the architecture of the flats, the kitchen will be your main social area where you can lounge on the comfy sofas as you socialise, cook etc.

There is a Parade Green Facebook page, which can help you find your future flatmates when you move in.

Hope this helps!

All the best,

Rade
-Oxford Brookes University
Hello,

Do you know a rough time frame in which Parade Green rooms at Brookes will be open for purchase and viewings? I am looking to purchase a room for September 2021 and was told they would be up for sale in November. Although I am worried they will sell out if they go up on a day I am unaware of. Thank you.
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Do you know a rough time frame in which Parade Green rooms at Brookes will be open for purchase and viewings? I am looking to purchase a room for September 2021 and was told they would be up for sale in November. Although I am worried they will sell out if they go up on a day I am unaware of. Thank you.
Hello,

For first years, they'll have the option to choose 5 accommodations in April/May 2021, once they have an unconditional offer or accepted their conditional offer to go to Oxford Brookes, there will be an email sent out for this process to submit their options, and they will get their 1 of their 5 options of accommodation. More information will be on the website: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/studying-a...tudents/halls/

For second and third years of 2021, if Oxford Brookes students have already been living in a Unite student accommodation than they personally will get emailed around November time from Unite Students to see if they would like to re-book with them again. Once this process is done, the Brookes Accommodation Bureau will get the spare number of rooms and spaces for the students, who have not applied with Unite Student accommodation before.
There will be a general email going around during early February for the second/third-year halls and the Brookes housing list, which will allow students, for example, to apply to Parade Green. However, this is first come first serve in February and there will be plenty of warning before the email is sent, to say that the accommodation portal is open for current students to apply!

According to the accommodation team, there are no viewings available at this moment in time due to the current situation of this pandemic and the safety of students living in Parade Green right now. However, we do have virtual tours available, where you can have a tour around the accommodation, which will help! Here is the link: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/virtual-tour/

Also, here is the email and number of the Oxford accommodation team:
Email: [email protected]
Phone number: +44 (0)345 193 2425

Hope this helps you! I'll be happy to answer any more questions that you might have!

Best wishes,

Rade
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