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Duryard accomodation @Exeter Uni

Hi,

I'm applying for accommodation at Exeter and I was wondering what the vibes were like at Duryard?

I know it's a bit further out, will that make life more difficult??

I've also heard it's quieter (because it's further out lol), will this make it more difficult to make friends with flatmates or not?

Thanks
Reply 1
Original post by Anonymous
Hi,
I'm applying for accommodation at Exeter and I was wondering what the vibes were like at Duryard?
I know it's a bit further out, will that make life more difficult??
I've also heard it's quieter (because it's further out lol), will this make it more difficult to make friends with flatmates or not?
Thanks

Hey I’m first year atm at Exeter and in lafrowda currently. Duryard is significantly further out than a lot of other Accoms and I have heard it can feel quite isolating there. The flats are quite hit and miss, I know a few people with very sociable flats in duryard however a lot of flats seem to be more unsociable, which made it harder for them to make friends in term 1- also a lot of the people I know who changed accoms to laf or east park, mostly came from duryard. I would definitely say if you want to be guaranteed at least a semi social flat , 100% put lafrowda, east park and birks at the top of your list.
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Reply 2
Hi, thanks for the response!

I am more of a quiet person, not really big into drinking etc. Do you think I should take this into consideration when picking my accommodation??
Reply 3
Original post by Anonymous
Hi, thanks for the response!
I am more of a quiet person, not really big into drinking etc. Do you think I should take this into consideration when picking my accommodation??

Hi no worries :smile:

if you still like the aspect of having a social flat minus the drinking then I would still put lafrowda or east park first (much better location for going into town and walking to lectures as well), I've got a flat of 8 and there's a couple of people in it who don't drink too much/ at all, but still enjoy the aspect of having a social flat. It is just down to preference really and a lot of people in Duryard still drink a lot, its just not known for being one of the more social accommodations when you compare it to others so there's no guarantee if you were too put it as your first option if you will be in a less social flat who don't go out drinking if that kinda makes sense.

Do bear in mind that when your at uni your attitudes and preferences towards certain things such as drinking etc. may change and you may really enjoy being in a social flat (not saying this will be the case or anything cos obvs I don't know you ahahah) , but its just something to think about as it happens to more people than you would expect.

Would you be annoyed with a lot of noise as well if you are not a huge drinker? Because in lafrowda it can get fairly noisy in the flat in evenings with pre drinks being hosted and people come back to the flat after a night out `(same with east park), So If this is something that would consistently bother you maybe consider being in a designated quiet flat.

But overall I wouldn't take it too much into consideration, as I said even if you were to put Duryard down first there's still no guarantee it'll be a quieter flat as a lot of people do still drink there just not known to be as social as others. There's usually always a few people in every flat who are more quiet and don't drink but still enjoy the social aspect.

Hope this helps :smile:
Reply 4
Original post by ta_2005
Hi no worries :smile:
if you still like the aspect of having a social flat minus the drinking then I would still put lafrowda or east park first (much better location for going into town and walking to lectures as well), I've got a flat of 8 and there's a couple of people in it who don't drink too much/ at all, but still enjoy the aspect of having a social flat. It is just down to preference really and a lot of people in Duryard still drink a lot, its just not known for being one of the more social accommodations when you compare it to others so there's no guarantee if you were too put it as your first option if you will be in a less social flat who don't go out drinking if that kinda makes sense.
Do bear in mind that when your at uni your attitudes and preferences towards certain things such as drinking etc. may change and you may really enjoy being in a social flat (not saying this will be the case or anything cos obvs I don't know you ahahah) , but its just something to think about as it happens to more people than you would expect.
Would you be annoyed with a lot of noise as well if you are not a huge drinker? Because in lafrowda it can get fairly noisy in the flat in evenings with pre drinks being hosted and people come back to the flat after a night out `(same with east park), So If this is something that would consistently bother you maybe consider being in a designated quiet flat.
But overall I wouldn't take it too much into consideration, as I said even if you were to put Duryard down first there's still no guarantee it'll be a quieter flat as a lot of people do still drink there just not known to be as social as others. There's usually always a few people in every flat who are more quiet and don't drink but still enjoy the social aspect.
Hope this helps :smile:
Thank you again :smile:

I am considering putting down quiet, but I'm a bit scared that everyone will hide away in their rooms haha. Do you know anyone who went for quiet and what their experience was like??

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