hi just wondering what its like living in the student houses as, with the lawns being the halls, they are obviously seen as being more sociable going out in big groups etc etc. At the moment im looking at the student house option because i wont have to move out at easter or christmas and its a whole lot cheaper. anyone know what its like at the houses..?
Yeh I lived in Student Housing, Auckland Avenue. The university has been on a refurbishing binge in the 2 years since I lived there and they weren't bad beforehand to be honest. Especially as compared with Needler or Ferens (which are grim). We had an amazing 2 years (I stayed on in the house) with some great Americans (changing each semester) and the second year people stayed all through. We went out loads, watched TV together, Celebrated Thanksgiving, did shopping together. We didn't miss out anything living in a House that we'd have had at the Lawns or elsewhere except the experience of bumping into most of your cohort (academic year group) in the space of the week. If you are the kind of person who is either a group leader or very flexible the lawns is great for you, anything else and a House is more democratic plus it is (as you say) cheaper and self catered. If you have coursemates living at the lawns you can have the best of both worlds if you make friends with them and pop over to the Lawns for BBQs etc
How bad is the Pacific Court residence?? Cos my options are now limited, the only available rooms in the Lawns are shared.
Does anyone have any idea of how far Pacific court is from the main site??
Never been there but it's in the city centre so you'd have to get the bus which takes about 20 mins, but everyone from the Lawns will do this anyway so it's not a big deal. You won't be surrounded by that many other students (compared to if you lived in the lawns) so you may miss out a bit on that social aspect, but on the plus side being in the city centre you won't have to get taxis on your way home from clubs, saving a mint.
I think I'll probably take The Buddhist Tradition. My Girlfriend is coming with me so were getting a house together ( not got one yet ). I had already sat my exams a few years ago so I got an unconditional .
What about you?
Aww, i need to sort out my accommodation. there's loads of houses left and all that stuff called the scheme? i'm gonna take anything to do with moral/political oh right i got in through clearing so i don't really know any averages on entry grades... not that it matters. i've heard a lot of good stuff about the course and the uni so i'm really looking forward to it