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Hi anyone with experience of student halls and which ones are better with a social life? Looking for ones close to the university
Reply 1
It depends on what youre looking for, during my first year i was at bishops gate (uni owned) , lovely accomadation but super expensive (£160pw - around £6,800 a year). you can find very similar rooms for a lot less, this year im at Calcott Ten (private), the room is very similar and with a much lower price (£100pw - around £4,500 a year) though i did like the bathroom in bishops a lot more, it was a lot bigger and with that price you would hope so. Calcott is also closer to the library and my uni buildings, so i find it quite useful. I study biomed so im at alison gingell and its like a 10 min walk and 3-5 min walk to the library. in terms of social life i personally found it difficult to interact with flatmates, i did make friends with one of them and a few people from the floor below but tbh youre probably better of socialising in societies and in your course (at least thats what i found easiest and made some of my closest friends through sports societies)
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Original post by Snowbobcat
Hi anyone with experience of student halls and which ones are better with a social life? Looking for ones close to the university


Hi there,
I stayed in Godiva Place for my first year and found that there was a pretty good social life. The accommodation often had events on to meet people and there are usually around 8 to a flat. I really liked it there for the social life but also the rooms are nice and it's great having a bathroom to yourself! I also know people that stayed in Bishop Gate. I think that that is the bigger one and they had a great time too. I would definitely recommend having a look around both at an open day.

I hope this helps,

Eleanor F
Student Ambassador
Reply 3
Thank you MaxiRex Really useful about the accomm and also about making friends in the socs on my course.

Original post by MaxiRex
It depends on what youre looking for, during my first year i was at bishops gate (uni owned) , lovely accomadation but super expensive (£160pw - around £6,800 a year). you can find very similar rooms for a lot less, this year im at Calcott Ten (private), the room is very similar and with a much lower price (£100pw - around £4,500 a year) though i did like the bathroom in bishops a lot more, it was a lot bigger and with that price you would hope so. Calcott is also closer to the library and my uni buildings, so i find it quite useful. I study biomed so im at alison gingell and its like a 10 min walk and 3-5 min walk to the library. in terms of social life i personally found it difficult to interact with flatmates, i did make friends with one of them and a few people from the floor below but tbh youre probably better of socialising in societies and in your course (at least thats what i found easiest and made some of my closest friends through sports societies)
Reply 4
Thanks I was thinking of Godiva or Bishops Gate, though as they are expensive. Want be near the SU as my course is opposite.
Hi!
I'm one of the student ambassadors here at Coventry University,
I've lived in Bishop Gate and I really enjoyed the atmosphere there, they always had events on to facilitate meeting people, and not to mention that they also have a gym on site that is open regularly..
I would however make your decision based of your individual needs. For example, I found that Bishop gate was quite far away from university buildings which means a 15 min commute there and back for your lessons, however it is attached to its own Tesco therefore that was extremely convenient.
University owned accommodations also have security to ensure your safety which is beneficial
I would again recommend having a look to see where your university buildings are located and getting one closer or further depending on your wants and needs!

Kind regards,
Courtney H
Reply 6
Anyone looking/knows someone looking for private accommodation? I have a room booked at Eden Square but due to personal circumstances I need someone to replace my tenancy. It’s 5 bed, en suite and the room is quite big at 17sqm. Let me know if you’re interested.

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