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    best way of getting on campus accommodation?

    demands obviously a lot higher than supply

    anyone able to share any tips? please

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    Re: best way of getting on campus accommodation?

    Yea, when you get rejected just sleep in their foyer until they give you a room. There somewhere around 40 times the amount of people who apply than rooms that are available. I doubt youd get it. The only chance is making yourself sound like a jock.
    if life is like a piano. White keys for happiness, and black keys for sorrow... Can i please play in c major!!!

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    Re: best way of getting on campus accommodation?

    40 to 1??

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    Re: best way of getting on campus accommodation?

    They reject something like 4000 applications. So probably more than 1 to 40
    if life is like a piano. White keys for happiness, and black keys for sorrow... Can i please play in c major!!!

    Are you caught up in a scrum of dumb?



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    Re: best way of getting on campus accommodation?

    Lie.

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    Re: best way of getting on campus accommodation?

    Live far away, get priority.
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    Re: best way of getting on campus accommodation?

    I lived 5 hours away had one of the best sets of extra curriculars I've come across and still managed to get rejected.

    does not compute.
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    *cough*Fullofit*cough*
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    Re: best way of getting on campus accommodation?

    Bring a tent!

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    Re: best way of getting on campus accommodation?

    Only what i got told. i dont know if its true, and to be completely honest i do not really give a shit.

    I lived 8 hours away, still got rejected.
    if life is like a piano. White keys for happiness, and black keys for sorrow... Can i please play in c major!!!

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    Re: best way of getting on campus accommodation?

    Kids I know who got it live an epic distance away (Coonabarabran, Tamworth, Lismore, Forster).

    Remember its newcastle here so these places are hardly selective colleges - they don't give a shit about extracurriculars, they're just a cash cow.
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    Re: best way of getting on campus accommodation?

    Quote Originally Posted by cannibal.horse View Post
    Kids I know who got it live an epic distance away (Coonabarabran, Tamworth, Lismore, Forster).

    Remember its newcastle here so these places are hardly selective colleges - they don't give a shit about extracurriculars, they're just a cash cow.
    I came from a place 10 minutes away from lismore.
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    Re: best way of getting on campus accommodation?

    Pretty sure you'd be better off not living there anyway. Hello exxy.
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    Re: best way of getting on campus accommodation?

    Quote Originally Posted by ~untitled~ View Post
    I came from a place 10 minutes away from lismore.
    My mate got a spot and he's from there.
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    Re: some *useful* links for those considering Newcastle Uni

    i was wondering and because you all seem like a smart bunch of people that you might know the answer well is it true that if your sibling (brother) is already on campus then their little sibling (me) will get extra consideration for on campus accomodation??

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    Re: some *useful* links for those considering Newcastle Uni

    Yes pretty sure thats true, theres a part on the application about knowing current/past residents so that would give an advantage. I dont think distance helps, they just love people from Port Macquarie/Tamworth/Dubbo etc (helps that everyone knows each other). I am from Tasmania and got rejected! Also know a few others from Tas who got rejected as well. I kicked up a stink, and harassed them for a while-emails and phone call messages and got a spot about a week later, thank god.

    And in my opinion the cost is pretty reasonable, lots of other unis cost a lot more.

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    Re: some *useful* links for those considering Newcastle Uni

    Wouldn't it be cheaper to just get a room off campus though? I understand they can be difficult to find, but still.
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    Re: some *useful* links for those considering Newcastle Uni

    Quote Originally Posted by em_516 View Post
    Wouldn't it be cheaper to just get a room off campus though? I understand they can be difficult to find, but still.
    When you take into account the 'hidden costs' (food, toiletries, bills, when shit breaks, etc) along with the time spent having to cook and clean for yourself and others, it doesn't end up cheaper.
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    Re: best way of getting on campus accommodation?

    damn, im from lismore and was hoping to get a spot on campus but obviously my chances are slim. Ughh i think im gonna be screwed. I dont even know newcastle.

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    Re: best way of getting on campus accommodation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smokee View Post
    damn, im from lismore and was hoping to get a spot on campus but obviously my chances are slim. Ughh i think im gonna be screwed. I dont even know newcastle.
    Your chances aren't automatically slim, you just have to present your case the right way.

    I'm assuming you're looking at Newcastle Uni for 1st Semester 2010?
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    Re: best way of getting on campus accommodation?

    be very 'optimistic' about your achievements and put your app in early. If that fails get your parents to go in and plead for you.
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    Re: best way of getting on campus accommodation?

    Hm is it general practice to submit housing apps before course offers go out?

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    Found out for myself, applications open September 1st, closing 30th of November.

    http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/...ion/on-campus/
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    On Campus housing Applications

    Hm whats the general idea with these applications? Think it's too bad to make my chances a bit better by say, setting up references to be absolutely awesome and full of bullshit as if i used my dads address down in Melbourne as my residential address since distance to Uni is part of the selection process.

    General skulldiggery.

    Since living is Sydney is probably not going to get me anywhere with them =\
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    Re: On Campus housing Applications

    Quote Originally Posted by Sidicious-Reign View Post
    Hm whats the general idea with these applications? Think it's too bad to make my chances a bit better by say, setting up references to be absolutely awesome and full of bullshit as if i used my dads address down in Melbourne as my residential address since distance to Uni is part of the selection process.

    General skulldiggery.

    Since living is Sydney is probably not going to get me anywhere with them =\
    I have a tonne of mates that are from Tamworth, and they got in with no problems. Unless you're an International, then you don't necessarily increase your chances by living further away.

    There's no sure-formula to getting accepted on college, other than needing good marks and interests that show you aren't going to lock yourself away in your room for the whole year. Living on college is a chance to socialise, so they want to see how you will fit in.

    There's no tips or tricks really, they either like you or they don't. Other than that, there are other threads here that talk about college accommodation.
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    Re: On Campus housing Applications

    Quote Originally Posted by blue_chameleon View Post
    I have a tonne of mates that are from Tamworth, and they got in with no problems. Unless you're an International, then you don't necessarily increase your chances by living further away.

    There's no sure-formula to getting accepted on college, other than needing good marks and interests that show you aren't going to lock yourself away in your room for the whole year. Living on college is a chance to socialise, so they want to see how you will fit in.

    There's no tips or tricks really, they either like you or they don't. Other than that, there are other threads here that talk about college accommodation.
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