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I lived in Unsworth Park- ask me anything!

Hi everyone!
Are you considering your accommodation choices for the University of Manchester right now?
In my first year I lived in Unsworth Park, here's the rundown of how it was:
-Flats have ten bedrooms, so you'll find yourself sharing with 9 other people
-You can find your flatmates before you move in by joining Facebook groups for 'UOM accommodation' and looking up the flat you've been assigned to
-The kitchen and living room are part of the same room, which is nice as it becomes more of a social area
-It's not catered, so you'll have to do your own shopping
-Bedrooms have an en suite with a toilet, sink and shower
-You have a keypass for your bedroom, main door to your flat and for the building
-Platt Fields Park is close by for a walk and breath of fresh air in between studying
-Buses come frequently to the University, get any bus with a 4 in the number and it'll go to Piccadilly (city center) but these can get busy in the morning so you'll want to leave for uni sometimes up to an hour before your lecture
-There are lots of bike stores if you'd rather do that!
-Sainsburies is a short walk from the accommodation, though it can be an expensive place to shop, so I preferred the Lidl by Whitworth Park

Please let me know if you have any questions and I'd be happy to answer them! :smile:
Hi! I am an international student. I have not yet decided which accommodation I would like to choose. Unsworth is under my consideration. I wonder if it's a little bit crowded to have 10 people sharing one kitchen? (UoM refectory does not provide dinner,right? so student need to cook at flats.) Also, I want to know if, during leisure time, people chat or socialize in the living room, or if they just stay in their own rooms. On Google Maps, I see there are many football fields around Unsworth Park. I wonder if it's possible to jog or play football there? (I need exercise to keep my energy up.) I am looking forward to your reply.
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Original post by Yipiyap_Brooke
Hi everyone!
Are you considering your accommodation choices for the University of Manchester right now?
In my first year I lived in Unsworth Park, here's the rundown of how it was:
-Flats have ten bedrooms, so you'll find yourself sharing with 9 other people
-You can find your flatmates before you move in by joining Facebook groups for 'UOM accommodation' and looking up the flat you've been assigned to
-The kitchen and living room are part of the same room, which is nice as it becomes more of a social area
-It's not catered, so you'll have to do your own shopping
-Bedrooms have an en suite with a toilet, sink and shower
-You have a keypass for your bedroom, main door to your flat and for the building
-Platt Fields Park is close by for a walk and breath of fresh air in between studying
-Buses come frequently to the University, get any bus with a 4 in the number and it'll go to Piccadilly (city center) but these can get busy in the morning so you'll want to leave for uni sometimes up to an hour before your lecture
-There are lots of bike stores if you'd rather do that!
-Sainsburies is a short walk from the accommodation, though it can be an expensive place to shop, so I preferred the Lidl by Whitworth Park
Please let me know if you have any questions and I'd be happy to answer them! :smile:

hi, i didn't apply to unsworth as it is too expensive but i applied to denmark road, park view and rusholme place. have you heard anything about these accommodations?
Original post by maple-lyf
Hi! I am an international student. I have not yet decided which accommodation I would like to choose. Unsworth is under my consideration. I wonder if it's a little bit crowded to have 10 people sharing one kitchen? (UoM refectory does not provide dinner,right? so student need to cook at flats.) Also, I want to know if, during leisure time, people chat or socialize in the living room, or if they just stay in their own rooms. On Google Maps, I see there are many football fields around Unsworth Park. I wonder if it's possible to jog or play football there? (I need exercise to keep my energy up.) I am looking forward to your reply.

Hi!

1.

Students cook their own meals in Unsworth, but there are 'catered' accommodations that provide meals included. It can be messy having 10 people in the kitchen, and that depends on who you live with. But usually people will cook at different times, or be out of the flat to see friends or go to class so I wouldn't worry too much about the aspect of having people cooking at the same time.

2.

In Unsworth as the living room and kitchen are all in one big room, we would use the kitchen/living room to socialise and then go to our rooms when we wanted alone time. There's also space outside on the grass, so when the weather is nice we would sit out there.

3.

There is the Armitage sports center on Unsworth campus, where you can get a discounted gym membership, and lots of sports societies meet at the fields if you want to join a sports club. I also used to run around the fields and it was very pleasant!

Original post by Anonymous
hi, i didn't apply to unsworth as it is too expensive but i applied to denmark road, park view and rusholme place. have you heard anything about these accommodations?

Hi, I haven't visited anyone at these accommodations so I don't want to reply when I'm not sure! But I would say look up how close they are to the uni, if they're catered, and how many people you'd be sharing with! (Also, if you're on a budget, how close they are to a LIDL, ALDI or other affordable supermarket, as this makes a big difference to costs if you're planning on cooking your own meals!)
Original post by Yipiyap_Brooke
Hi, I haven't visited anyone at these accommodations so I don't want to reply when I'm not sure! But I would say look up how close they are to the uni, if they're catered, and how many people you'd be sharing with! (Also, if you're on a budget, how close they are to a LIDL, ALDI or other affordable supermarket, as this makes a big difference to costs if you're planning on cooking your own meals!)

thank you!!
Original post by Yipiyap_Brooke
Hi!

1.

Students cook their own meals in Unsworth, but there are 'catered' accommodations that provide meals included. It can be messy having 10 people in the kitchen, and that depends on who you live with. But usually people will cook at different times, or be out of the flat to see friends or go to class so I wouldn't worry too much about the aspect of having people cooking at the same time.

2.

In Unsworth as the living room and kitchen are all in one big room, we would use the kitchen/living room to socialise and then go to our rooms when we wanted alone time. There's also space outside on the grass, so when the weather is nice we would sit out there.

3.

There is the Armitage sports center on Unsworth campus, where you can get a discounted gym membership, and lots of sports societies meet at the fields if you want to join a sports club. I also used to run around the fields and it was very pleasant!


Thanks for your reply !
Original post by Yipiyap_Brooke
Hi everyone! Are you considering your accommodation choices for the University of Manchester right now?In my first year I lived in Unsworth Park, here's the rundown of how it was: -Flats have ten bedrooms, so you'll find yourself sharing with 9 other people-You can find your flatmates before you move in by joining Facebook groups for 'UOM accommodation' and looking up the flat you've been assigned to-The kitchen and living room are part of the same room, which is nice as it becomes more of a social area-It's not catered, so you'll have to do your own shopping-Bedrooms have an en suite with a toilet, sink and shower-You have a keypass for your bedroom, main door to your flat and for the building-Platt Fields Park is close by for a walk and breath of fresh air in between studying-Buses come frequently to the University, get any bus with a 4 in the number and it'll go to Piccadilly (city center) but these can get busy in the morning so you'll want to leave for uni sometimes up to an hour before your lecture-There are lots of bike stores if you'd rather do that!-Sainsburies is a short walk from the accommodation, though it can be an expensive place to shop, so I preferred the Lidl by Whitworth ParkPlease let me know if you have any questions and I'd be happy to answer them! :smile:
Hello, do you know if you are able to apply to stay with a friend applying at the same time in the same flat?
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Original post by Yipiyap_Brooke
Hi everyone!
Are you considering your accommodation choices for the University of Manchester right now?
In my first year I lived in Unsworth Park, here's the rundown of how it was:
-Flats have ten bedrooms, so you'll find yourself sharing with 9 other people
-You can find your flatmates before you move in by joining Facebook groups for 'UOM accommodation' and looking up the flat you've been assigned to
-The kitchen and living room are part of the same room, which is nice as it becomes more of a social area
-It's not catered, so you'll have to do your own shopping
-Bedrooms have an en suite with a toilet, sink and shower
-You have a keypass for your bedroom, main door to your flat and for the building
-Platt Fields Park is close by for a walk and breath of fresh air in between studying
-Buses come frequently to the University, get any bus with a 4 in the number and it'll go to Piccadilly (city center) but these can get busy in the morning so you'll want to leave for uni sometimes up to an hour before your lecture
-There are lots of bike stores if you'd rather do that!
-Sainsburies is a short walk from the accommodation, though it can be an expensive place to shop, so I preferred the Lidl by Whitworth Park
Please let me know if you have any questions and I'd be happy to answer them! :smile:
is it possible to request an all girls flat in Unsworth?
Original post by Elsieholley
Hello, do you know if you are able to apply to stay with a friend applying at the same time in the same flat?

Hi! I'm not too sure you would be able to, but what I would say is that the flats are so close together, as in you're never more than a 5 minute walk to another Unsworth flat, so I wouldn't worry too much about being together anyway! Mostly you end up hanging out at your mate's flat anyway! Also it's good to have a bit of separation from friends you're going to uni with so that you can meet new people!

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