moavsiex
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Hey! I'm going to Royal Holloway this year to study criminology and psychology and I've been offered a place at their George Eliot accommodation, which i heard is their best so far however the bathrooms are shared. It isn't a big problem for me but I am also concerned about the fact that the contract is for 38 weeks so i would have to find another place for the summer.

I've been looking at Hox park accommodation as a different option as I would be able to have a 51 week contract so sept-sept and wouldn't need to keep moving around.

I've actually been to a viewing at hox park. I loved the rooms, there's more control over preferences of which room i want and there's more freedom in having guests and not worrying about parking (the fact that guests at RH accommodation have to leave by 11pm and its very hard to park really throws me off).

All in all I really love hox park, however I'm worried about making friends with other first years or being able to socialise as it is kind of far from everything. I've been told that more first years are opting for it (ptobably due to covid) but I'm still unsure about that. I'm also concerned about travelling to the uni everyday as well as walking back alone, especially during the night as it is very excluded.

So is anyone having to make a similar decision? Are you also a first year who's considering hox park rather than the uni accommodation? please let me know. i'd love to talk to other first years (or even second years) who are opting for hox park and those opting for george eliot
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I'm opting for George Elliot but haven't really looked into any other forms of student accommodation, sorry that doesn't help.
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HI!I am going to start my second year and this year is going to be my third year at Hox. i would definitely recommend you to book Hox rather than uni accommodation. Hox is more free(in terms of you can whatever u want and security wont tell u off), new and bigger. it terms of making friends, dont really worry about it. you are going to make friends so easily anywhere. our uni is huge but the population is quite small. you will make friends from your course (a lot of group assessments) through them you will meet even more people and more, and many of them live in Hox. You will also meet and make friends with your neighbours in hox. like its pretty much a chain. once you bond with one person you will bond with more.now the only negative aspect in hox is the bus. so we have a bus that runs every 30 mins, but the problem is that its only 1 bus that picks up students from kingswood( uni accommodation further than hox) then it comes to hox. on the 8:30 but which is the most common, the bus will come full and then when all hox people get in it becomes even more packed and sometimes people are left out and have to uber. hoping they will add a second bus this year) another problem that hox is quite isolated but there is a bar and cafeteria at kingswood(5 mins walk) where you can buy meals/drinks if you cant cook.other than that tbh 100% would recommend hox
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Cool so nice plans
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