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    Re: Whats accommadation like?

    ... I thought you were from E Block. Your custom title is the same as someone's e-mail in the directory. Then again, maybe you are he and I don't recall seeing your name on the list.

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    Re: Whats accommadation like?

    couldnt be more wrong, im sorry sir, you will have to keep guessing

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    Re: Whats accommadation like?

    Well if you're not Aidan, my next guess would be the man from K17 last year.

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    Re: Whats accommadation like?

    who was in k17? you are so wrong i dont even know who u think i am

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    Re: Whats accommadation like?

    Well, I wasn't keen on naming him because if you were him, I doubt you'd appreciate me placing your name all over the interweb as we all know and love him by his surname. Could result in pain for me if you found me out.

    Alright, I'm going to go with Matt from Top A balcony last year.

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    Re: Whats accommadation like?

    still no dice...

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    Re: Whats accommadation like?

    The Prez?
    Jono?
    Medicare?
    Mark from E Block?
    Dylan?
    Faz?
    Benny?

    I give up.

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    Re: Whats accommadation like?

    one week to go people!
    time is sneaky.

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    About Colleges

    Hi,
    Now that second semester has started, I've started thinking about uni again. I've almost definitely decided to go to EPC, but I notice I need three choices not one. Can anyone give me a reasonable idea of some similar colleges? So far I've got: EPC, and maybe Duval and Robb, or Austin. I'm not really into sport, and no single sex places either.

    Also, for those of you who were early birds in terms of applying, how soon can you/did you apply to your colleges?

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    Re: About Colleges

    G'day,

    Well i live at Austin, and it's not that bad. I've been there since the start of the year, and i've enjoyed it. Not that EPC isn't a bad college, it's right next door. Choose what you want, but if you don't like drinking at least once a week then Austin might not be for you. And all colleges love their sport lol.

    Hope this helped a bit, but you seem destined for EPC lol. I put EPC as my second choice, so you basically always get your 1st choice anyway.

    Cheers.

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    Re: About Colleges

    Hi,

    I recommend albies! But I am of course a little biased Ive been at UNE now for 5 years living at albies (St Alberts) and I have had the best time there!
    Like Austin, albies drinks a fair bit but if you're not into that you don't have to be. Same said for sport, which albies is really into. They'll try to get you to play but you don't have to, I don't think I ever have. We have loads of social events and academic support and our food is the best of all of the colleges.
    Earle page is a nice college as is duval, if I wasn't at albies I would probably choose either of those. Robb can be a little boisterous and I would definitely not choose Mary White (at least not until you're postgrad). The folks at Drummond and Smith are nice but its a pretty quiet college.
    Good luck choosing!!

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    Re: About Colleges

    hey hey

    well ive been at austin since the start of this year and love it,so of coruse i recommend austin

    EPC is a nice college, ive got a few friends there who are awesome -- however since they are next door are our rivals in all college events

    robb are quite counrty and seem to do some crazy things

    duval and D&S are quite colleges allthough they can be out there when they want (they are also smaller then the other colleges

    albies seem pretty awesome -- they have been quite noiy this past week

    and marywhite -- well i dont know anything bout them so yeah


    have fun picking but make sure you put your choice in early -- une website should tell you when

    ps YAY AUSTIN!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: About Colleges

    you're at epc? what's your name? what floor?
    i'm on top b.

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    Re: UNE On-campus Accommodation

    Hey folks, I'll be the first one to ask for this year

    Going to UNE on-campus in 2009. Bit different for me though because I've been doing it off campus for 2 years, so I'll be doing mostly 3rd year subjects and will be older than most (22). I'm also a bit of a loner (dont like going out much), so I want to avoid the party colleges.

    From what I can gather Duval and D & S will suit me best. The "Hogwarts" vibe of Duval is appealing to me. Any thoughts from you guys?

    Less important Qs:
    1. Whats the internet access? Data limit etc? I'm a heavy user so will I need to get my own (wireless or something)?
    2. Are the college "gyms" actually just 1 treadmill, 1 bike and 1 multi-weight?
    3. Do the common rooms show Rugby League or is it not followed up there?
    4. Should I bring my car or leave it back in Sydney?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Santah; 18 Sep 2008 at 8:46 PM.

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    Re: UNE On-campus Accommodation

    I have no idea about the answers to any of your questions except that I'll be staying in Austin college very soon for my residential school (yes I know its rep but they're all on hols right? haha).

    BUT, since this will be your third year in Armidale, how hard is it to do internal study and get employment/earn enough money to cover rent? I'm considering moving to Armidale for postgrad next year but I'll be supporting myself and I'm not sure if I could cover my costs AND attend uni (I would probably only do two subjects at a time though).
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    Re: UNE On-campus Accommodation

    Quote Originally Posted by Santah
    Hey folks, I'll be the first one to ask for this year

    Going to UNE on-campus in 2009. Bit different for me though because I've been doing it off campus for 2 years, so I'll be doing mostly 3rd year subjects and will be older than most (22). I'm also a bit of a loner (dont like going out much), so I want to avoid the party colleges.
    Don't worry, we have a continget of 22-year-old students. I should know; I'm one of them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Santah
    From what I can gather Duval and D & S will suit me best. The "Hogwarts" vibe of Duval is appealing to me. Any thoughts from you guys?
    Yes: do it. You'll love it. I'm Duvallian my ownself and while I can't speak for the other colleges, I know you'll have a good time at Duval.
    Quote Originally Posted by Santah
    Less important Qs:
    1. Whats the internet access? Data limit etc? I'm a heavy user so will I need to get my own (wireless or something)?
    All rooms have internet access; internal students get about 4Gb a month and 4Gb extra for the year.
    Quote Originally Posted by Santah
    2. Are the college "gyms" actually just 1 treadmill, 1 bike and 1 multi-weight?
    Yes. Duval is one of the only colleges with a gym, but there is a proper gym on-campus down at SportUNE. Problem is that you have to pay if you want to use it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Santah
    3. Do the common rooms show Rugby League or is it not followed up there?
    It's certainly followed, though I would recommend supporting St. George or Canberra; they're the two teams that have the biggest following.
    Quote Originally Posted by Santah
    4. Should I bring my car or leave it back in Sydney?
    Bring it. Armidale can be abysmal in the winter, and you'll save a fortune on bus fares.

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    Re: UNE On-campus Accommodation

    Thanks objects.

    What do you think my order of prefs should be? Not sure on the 3rd. I'm thinking:

    1. Duval
    2. D & S
    3. St. Alberts / EP?

    4 GB wont be enough for me. Will have to look at getting something else too. Wonder if the phone lines support adsl... might just have to get wireless.

    Quote Originally Posted by em_516
    BUT, since this will be your third year in Armidale, how hard is it to do internal study and get employment/earn enough money to cover rent? I'm considering moving to Armidale for postgrad next year but I'll be supporting myself and I'm not sure if I could cover my costs AND attend uni (I would probably only do two subjects at a time though).
    Me? No idea. I'm currently in my 2nd year off-campus (ie distance). Next year will be my first in Armidale.

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    Re: UNE On-campus Accommodation

    Quote Originally Posted by Santah
    Thanks objects.

    What do you think my order of prefs should be? Not sure on the 3rd. I'm thinking:

    1. Duval
    2. D & S
    3. St. Alberts / EP?
    I'll naturally say Duval should be number one as I live there ... but I can't really speak for the others. I would recommend D&S as your number two as it's our sister college and we share stuff like kitchen facilities and our principal and the kayaking team, but your number three is wide open. To be honest, I put Duval as my first, D&S as my second, and Mary White was my third, but I already knew that come hell or high water, I would call myself a Duvallian after I visited on Open Day. I don't know if you went; if you did, you didn't have me as a guide.

    Quote Originally Posted by Santah
    4 GB wont be enough for me. Will have to look at getting something else too. Wonder if the phone lines support adsl... might just have to get wireless.
    We do have broadband after a fashion; you're hooked into the uni server. And you can go over 4Gb a month, but you'll have to pay extra for everything megabyte over your download limit. It costs about seven cents a megabyte, but it can get expensive. Wireless is available too, but I haven't known anyone to run on the wireless connection for at least a year; the terminal is actually hosted on a student computer, so its availablity depends on that student and they don't always have it on. You'll probably have to speak to the Senior Resident Fellow (the person who oversees the day-to-day running of the college; I know him personally and he's a good guy) for more, as it's one of the regular Resident Fellows who hosts it as far as I know because their flat is in the centre of the college.

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    Re: UNE On-campus Accommodation

    I didn't go to the open day. Didn't inquire about applying until last week I've only been to UNE once ever actually, and that was for my brother's graduation.

    Back to the car issue. How on earth can running a car be cheaper than the bus? Whats the parking like, is there any undercover parking? Don't really want to leave my car out in the weather all year. Is it safe to leave a non beater around?
    Last edited by Santah; 19 Sep 2008 at 2:56 AM.

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    Re: UNE On-campus Accommodation

    There's no undercover parking, but there's plenty of parking spaces. It's not like Newcastle Uni where they sell more parking permits than they have parking spaces for.

    Generally, running a car can be cheaper thana bus if you're smart about it. The colleges are built about a kilometre away from the campus proper, so everything's within walking distance. You can use your car to get to and from classes every day like some people, but most will walk. The car just comes in useful to get all your stuff to and from home - you actually have to pack up your room at the end of each term because external students come in to use the college facilities, but the avantage is that doing this keeps fees down - as well as when you want to go into town, or the weather is bad.

    There have only been a few instances of trouble in the car park; drunks coming home have been known to set off car alarms for fun (I don't see how this is fun, but then, I don't get drunk very often). There's only even been one recorded case of vandalism, which was a few weeks ago: a friend of mine has a brand-new Mitsubishi Lancer and the rear window was smashed in with a screw and twenty-cent washer fired at close range. However, her car was actually parked in town at the time. UNE has its own internal security group, who do a pretty good job; in three years I haven't had a single problem save for a drunk deciding to walk over my car one time (but I had stupidly parked in another college's "section", but that was in my first week and hasn't happened to anyone since).

    So no, you don't have to worry. Right now there's a brand-new Mitubishi Lancer, Ford Focus, Subaru Impreza and a Holden Astra in the car park and none have attracted trouble. There's at least four older Lancers - including my own - that I can name that haven't been touched, as well as a handful of Ford Falcons, a Honda Integra and a pair of like-new Hyundais. None have been a magnet for thieves.

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    Re: UNE On-campus Accommodation

    We've got a gym at D&S. New this year. Its got 2 weight benches, a pilates machine, boxing bags, bikes and treadmills and some sort of eliptical trainer.
    I didn't see what course you're doing but if you're doing law we also put in a new Law Library this year with a heap of books which I am told are quite useful and expensive. Its also an area where you especially focus on quiet study if you are so inclined, with group study tables etc. The blocks are usually perfectly quiet enough for my study but its good to have the extra option as well as common rooms.

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    Re: UNE On-campus Accommodation

    Quote Originally Posted by Santah View Post
    I didn't go to the open day. Didn't inquire about applying until last week I've only been to UNE once ever actually, and that was for my brother's graduation.

    Back to the car issue. How on earth can running a car be cheaper than the bus? Whats the parking like, is there any undercover parking? Don't really want to leave my car out in the weather all year. Is it safe to leave a non beater around?
    Hey Santah, Sorry for bugging you so many years later but you seem to have been in a similar situation that I am in now.
    I am a cadet engineer and I want to move on campus to complete my degree. Can you relate to my situation?
    I have done 2.5 years on campus (by distance) and I want to move on campus next year
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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