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    Hey all, I'm starting an mphil stud in birkbeck this year, don't know london very well, any advice on accommodation?

    I can't get uni halls unfortunately, I was thinking about http://www.goodenough.ac.uk/ , anyone had any experiences? How difficult is it to get in? (feels like applying for an ma all over again).

    Sharing with some house mates wouldn't be a bad thing, but I think it would be fun to be surrounded by so many like-minded people, at least for the first year.

    Cheers.
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    Hello,

    I'm doing an MA Human Rights in London as well this year.

    Why can't you get into uni halls? Did you look at the intercollegiate ones? There are a number of other resident/flat style accommodations available:

    www.unite-students.com
    www.hivestudents.com
    www.nidostudentliving.com
    www.libertyliving.co.uk

    Some of them are rather expensive, so it depends on your budget. I'm waiting to hear from a couple of places at the moment.
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    could try and check out thestudentpad.co.uk ?
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    (Original post by rinascimento)
    I'm doing an MA Human Rights in London as well this year.
    Oooh, what uni?
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    (Original post by Amanda)
    Oooh, what uni?

    The School of Advanced Study, Institute of Commonwealth Studies. Are you studying Human Rights as well?
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    Anyone know what the indian ymca is like....I've got a friend going there?
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    Goodenough College is fantastic, apply and see if you get in. When my family was in London I got them to sublet a place there and I spent a lot of time there too. I wanted to get accomodation there but it's only for graduates.

    It's essentially based around providing cheap accomodation to high-achievers. You will need to demonstrate this (promising career prospects/amazing community service/talented musician/etc) and need to show how you would culturally or otherwise contribute to college life. It's pretty competitive; but for the price and the group of people you end up living in the same buidling with, it's unbeatable.
 
 
 
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