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For Accomodation are the uni on campus halls/student village better than private accomodation flats e.g Astor house etc.
I want to be in a social area yet the private accomodation looks slightly nicer and is cheaper, has anyone had experience in any uni acccomodation in plymouth and if opting for the uni halls which ones do you think are better- are the newer Mary Newman and Drake halls better or more social?
If I went for private accomodation would it be isolating as do many first years go for this option?
Hi there,

I lived in Mary Newman Halls of Residence in my first year and I found it very social. Mary Newman and Francis Drake are the most expensive university accommodations but they're right on campus so it depends how close you want to be to campus. The other uni halls are easily within walking distance of the campus too so if you wanted a cheaper option they're also good.
If you did opt for private accommodation I don't think you'd find it more isolating than uni halls as loads of people opt for private accommodation. It does tend to be slightly cheaper but it is also usually slightly further from campus so it might be worth thinking about how much you want to spend and how close you want to be to campus.
Overall I wouldn't say any one accommodation is more social than the other but the on campus halls are right by the Student Union where there's more on campus activities and nightlife.

I hope that helps and if you have any more questions let me know!

Sophie- University of Plymouth postgrad rep
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Original post by University of Plymouth Postgraduate Student Rep
Hi there,

I lived in Mary Newman Halls of Residence in my first year and I found it very social. Mary Newman and Francis Drake are the most expensive university accommodations but they're right on campus so it depends how close you want to be to campus. The other uni halls are easily within walking distance of the campus too so if you wanted a cheaper option they're also good.
If you did opt for private accommodation I don't think you'd find it more isolating than uni halls as loads of people opt for private accommodation. It does tend to be slightly cheaper but it is also usually slightly further from campus so it might be worth thinking about how much you want to spend and how close you want to be to campus.
Overall I wouldn't say any one accommodation is more social than the other but the on campus halls are right by the Student Union where there's more on campus activities and nightlife.

I hope that helps and if you have any more questions let me know!

Sophie- University of Plymouth postgrad rep

Thank you so much !
Ive looked into it more and am considering either radnor or pilgrim in the student village. Do you happen to know much of either of these and are they quite similar or is one better than the other? Thank you.
Original post by Anonymous
Thank you so much !
Ive looked into it more and am considering either radnor or pilgrim in the student village. Do you happen to know much of either of these and are they quite similar or is one better than the other? Thank you.

Hey,

As Sophie mentioned, there are swings and roundabouts with each type of accommodation, but I don't think there is one that is more social than any others! Most of my friends from uni actually went straight into private accommodation so that goes to show that you will no doubt end up socialising with people in all the different halls and even private flats.

I stayed in Pilgrim 6 when I was a student myself all those years ago - I had a larger room so loved the double bed and fridge in my room, as well as being right next to the shops and Uni - let me know if you have any specific questions about Pilgrim Halls :smile:. Between Radnor and Pilgrim, I think they're pretty much the same in terms of size and layout, and they're right next to each other on the campus village.

Let us know if you have any more questions!

Luke - University of Plymouth

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