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I am in the process of applying towards accommodation at the Uni of Liverpool. However, I am unsure where to apply for. I only know that I want non-catered, and that I want to go to the most social halls possible. The main thing about halls such as a Crown place that is concerning me at the moment is the talk of noise curfews at 11pm and it not being overly social. Bearing that in mind, in general, which accommodation halls are the most social / the least strict towards noise complaints
Also I’m aware that it depends on who you’re out with, but as a general standard, which accom would you recommend? Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Personally I wouldn't go to crown, vine court or Melville as they are known (especially vine) as accommodations which have lots of drug users, unless u are into that. Greenbank is really nice and modern, its close to Sefton park and lark lane which has loads of nice independent bars. The only downside is tat it is about a 10- 20 min bus ride into the uni but it has its own bus route just for students. Greenbank also has loads of students living there so its rlly easy to make friends and it has a bunch of other amenities such as gyms, tennis courts etc.
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Personally I wouldn't go to crown, vine court or Melville as they are known (especially vine) as accommodations which have lots of drug users, unless u are into that. Greenbank is really nice and modern, its close to Sefton park and lark lane which has loads of nice independent bars. The only downside is tat it is about a 10- 20 min bus ride into the uni but it has its own bus route just for students. Greenbank also has loads of students living there so its rlly easy to make friends and it has a bunch of other amenities such as gyms, tennis courts etc.
its also in the same area where most second years live so you will already know the area really well
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Personally I wouldn't go to crown, vine court or Melville as they are known (especially vine) as accommodations which have lots of drug users, unless u are into that. Greenbank is really nice and modern, its close to Sefton park and lark lane which has loads of nice independent bars. The only downside is tat it is about a 10- 20 min bus ride into the uni but it has its own bus route just for students. Greenbank also has loads of students living there so its rlly easy to make friends and it has a bunch of other amenities such as gyms, tennis courts etc.
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Would you say Greenbank is more ‘social’? Just due to what i have read / heard about lots of Liverpool uni halls where socialising is seemingly more difficult due to the 11pm curfews etc
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Would you say Greenbank is more ‘social’? Just due to what i have read / heard about lots of Liverpool uni halls where socialising is seemingly more difficult due to the 11pm curfews etc
The enforcement of these curfews massively depends on whether there's an RA living near you, or if the RA is strict or not. It's hard to say where is more 'social' or not - I know you said you know this already, but it genuinely comes down to the rest of your flat.

Also, Melville is the most sociable because you have to share facilities, including bathrooms (but of course, most people don't want that).
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Would you say Greenbank is more ‘social’? Just due to what i have read / heard about lots of Liverpool uni halls where socialising is seemingly more difficult due to the 11pm curfews etc
I lived in Greenbank and was literally given a business card by a drug dealer, this never happened to my friends elsewhere so idk if I believe what was posted above
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The enforcement of these curfews massively depends on whether there's an RA living near you, or if the RA is strict or not. It's hard to say where is more 'social' or not - I know you said you know this already, but it genuinely comes down to the rest of your flat.

Also, Melville is the most sociable because you have to share facilities, including bathrooms (but of course, most people don't want that).
Thanks, to be honest sharing bathrooms doesn’t really phase me, as I know ill have to do it in 2nd and 3rd year anyway !
are there RAs in all accommodation halls , and is it all completely random as to how strict they are , or are some halls more notoriously ‘anti-party’ than others ? If that makes sense
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Thanks, to be honest sharing bathrooms doesn’t really phase me, as I know ill have to do it in 2nd and 3rd year anyway !
are there RAs in all accommodation halls , and is it all completely random as to how strict they are , or are some halls more notoriously ‘anti-party’ than others ? If that makes sense
I would recommend applying to Melville, then, it's laid out like a house so it just always felt more naturally sociable when I visited friends there.

And RA allocation is random. I had one living in my actual flat in first year but she was really chilled out and let us do whatever we wanted until quite late, although we weren't that loud. Other friends have had RAs living a few flats away but they've come to check on them more. So it's down to luck, but most are very reasonable.
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I would recommend applying to Melville, then, it's laid out like a house so it just always felt more naturally sociable when I visited friends there.

And RA allocation is random. I had one living in my actual flat in first year but she was really chilled out and let us do whatever we wanted until quite late, although we weren't that loud. Other friends have had RAs living a few flats away but they've come to check on them more. So it's down to luck, but most are very reasonable.
Great, thanks for your help!
Are afters and pres on a night out not as prominent in the lpool accoms then , as compared to places that seemingly have less strict noise curfews?
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Great, thanks for your help!
Are afters and pres on a night out not as prominent in the lpool accoms then , as compared to places that seemingly have less strict noise curfews?
Overall, I don't think that the noise curfews are that much of an issue. There were always predrinks in my flat - less so afters, but that might just have been my flat. I would just go with whatever accommodation you like, and go from there. Say, if you go to Greenbank, there will be maybe 15 RAs and 1,500 students, so the chances of one being in your flat is minimal, and the chances of one who is obsessed with noise curfews being in your flat is even lower.
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I am in the process of applying towards accommodation at the Uni of Liverpool. However, I am unsure where to apply for. I only know that I want non-catered, and that I want to go to the most social halls possible. The main thing about halls such as a Crown place that is concerning me at the moment is the talk of noise curfews at 11pm and it not being overly social. Bearing that in mind, in general, which accommodation halls are the most social / the least strict towards noise complaints
Also I’m aware that it depends on who you’re out with, but as a general standard, which accom would you recommend? Any help would be greatly appreciated
Thanks
Hi there

I hope you're well!

I thought I'd share my experience at Crown when I was in first year. Honestly, I don't have anything bad to say about it (other than it does get quite hot in your room - so don't forget a fan!) and I had the best time - so much so that I'm currently living with the people I lived with in first year again! It was super close to all of my lectures, it was clean, and it felt really safe. Yes, there was a noise curfew around 11:15pm, but we usually found that we'd leave to go to town by that time anyway. As well, in terms of it being social, I found that it was what you made of it - so if you made the effort to go out of your way to make friends / get chatting, you'd be invited to more things. I also found going to other people's flats through group chat invites was also a great way to be social. There's always the opportunity to invite neighbouring flats round (which is what we did) before a night out.

Speaking to my friends, I think the most social is Greenbank. However, they all are at the same standard.

I hope that's helpful, let me know if you have any questions that I can either answer (or get a member of the team to!)

Ana
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