I didn't get a place either. A bit dissapointed but I guess it will be cheaper in the long run!! My boyfriend is at portsmouth uni and he went to the housing event last year and found a nice house in a pretty central location(10 minutes walk, if that, from Guildhall) and his housemates are all really lovely.
I'm determined to live centrally though, I really don't want to be having to get buses/trains anywhere id rather walk!!
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