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Oh hai! I'll be moving to New Cross in the next few weeks to study English and Goldsmiths.
Now you please.
That's where Martbowski's going to be living :(
English and Spanish at KCL. No idea where i'll be living, probably in southwark. somewhere central and nice.
You'll be much safer than me!
the stab jokes havent even got boring yet. I hear your residences have gates though. So unless the new cross massive turn into ninjas, you should be cool.
we found a dead homeless person in the Sainsburys car park (Y) I'm used to the violence jokes coming from Shottingham anyhoo.
youre going to the same uni as a royal too. how fun.
Yeah, I'm gonna party hard with her. To the max.
and there being a fucking princess there!?
I'm gonna befriend her though. She might give me money!
I want to be in heat or something holding her hair back while she's sick in a photo!
most likely is russell square or denmark hill...maybe even hampstead (take hampstead if you're offered it)
its ages away from the uni! I do want russell square alot. I think that the medical students get priority on the residences saaaf of the river because of guys hospital or something.
all of that was bollocks. medical students PREFER living there but they don't take that into account and just do it randomly. i know a lot of people who lived in king's college hall and they were not medics and they didn't know that many medics themselves.
hampstead isn't ages away. you're not gonna live within a walk of the university in the second year so might as well get used to travelling in the first. it's cheaper than others and it has a bar and good social life. you can also travel with your coursemates to the lectures in the morning, and i doubt you'll even have that many lectures anyway, certainly not 20 hour weeks like some people who also have 9am starts. living in hampstead also forces you to get a travelcard and that way you can go around london and experience it more than someone that lives in waterloo would.
PLUS you'll be living in one of the nicest areas in london.
are you at kings?!
I lived in Kings College Hall in my first year. The rooms have breeze-block walls, the food tastes crap and the smoking area consists of a bus shelter. Despite all this it is the most social and 'fun' out of all the halls of residences.
i never did visit the kings college halls but my friends who were there loved it. they were pretty much the happiest people i knew.
Yeah, I had so much fun in my first year because of that place. If your friends were living there last year I might know them!
What do you study?
i study english language. my friends are rachel myers, joe purkis, rosie something and dulcie something and some others...simon van laun! lots of others that i can't remember the names of right now :)
I knew someone studying English Lang in my halls who looked like Lemar? Haha. Anyway by last year I mean 2007, not last-year-academic year (I'm assuming you're in the year below...?). Are you at Waterloo or Strand?
i just did my first year...
we're based at waterloo. it's such a strange building. what do you do?
I'm at the Strand, studying Geography.
i only know of two people doing geography but they're starting the second year now, so a year behind you i guess. the strand is alright, waterloo is alright too. it's all alright.
the Strand is better.
it's nicer looking and stuff but waterloo has a better sandwich shop near it.
ps none of you are invited
Loring hall, hopefully.
he's a pretty indie guy
no idea where i'll be living yet!
I have a friend going there to do something english/media-y
to do Fine Art & History of Art at Goldsmiths.
did this. she seemed to quite enjoy it.
let me know, we got a room going spare.
don't start sw. sw is laaaaaame. south of the river is where people go to get stabbed, or retire.
i can think of worse places to live where you have more chance of being stabbed. Lewisham, Peckham, Neasden, Harlesden, Stonebridge...
I admit though, the place where i live is fucking boring.
i lived in new cross/peckham for three years and didn't get stabbed ONCE. not even MUGGED. it's because i look tough.
out of the however many million people that may live in New Cross/Lewisham, it probably works out that only about 4 or 5 at most get stabbed in any given year at most. I'm not saying this is acceptable at all, but it's all relative ehhh.
I was mugged twice in my youth and every time it was in Islington. Arguably a "posh" borough.
I don't really look tough though, that's what does it.
like 5 kids got stabbed on upper st last year, innit?
see i know it's not posh, but whenever i say that's where i'm from i generally get a "ooooh, nice" or something. i've never really understood why.
like canonbury square and stuff. some bits are ridiculously nice.
despite the the whole chichi Upper Street image. It's one of the top 10 most deprived boroughs in England.
you will not get stabbed. the highest murder rate is in Camden I do believe.
New Cross is alright and perfectly safe as it is always busy. Goldsmiths and Camberwell are pretty much the only London Uni's with a good "community" vibe. Good pubs and music stuff, nightbuses to town only take about 20mins.
Why is everyone moving to my "ends" just as I leave?
thirsty for blood.
where? I lived there for nearly a year and didn't find any :/
oh, just noticed your username. no, really. can't remember what it's called though.
I see NO ONE is moving to/ going to UCL. This is confirming to me that I go to a ridiculously uncool university.
but I already live in London so it's not too exciting on the moving front.
A UCL'er on DiS :D
Yeah, I lived in london already as well (im going into second year). Its quite fun though. BUT not many gig goers there.
What are you studying?
No it's a bit of tame place I understand but it doesn't worry me too much. I'm not going to be living in halls so I can use UCL people for the pub quiz and picnics and my current friends for gigs and clubs. It's got to be better than Southampton was on that front at any rate.
I know a guy doing linguistics (also going into second year),he's enjoying it,so you should too.
Yeah, "tame" is a good word for UCL!
one of the few ones that seem to concentrate on the areas I was interested in. I'm switching from Engineering so just not having endless amounts of lectures and labs should keep me jolly enough. Do you know where you'll be living?
I didnt want to move out with people on my course, so I said no to a few people. Instead I was going to move out with a friend and another guy. But he dropped out of his uni, and decided to go travelling, and the other guy failed and left his uni as well! So my living arrangements went out of the window just over a week ago! Im at home at the mo' (its like 30 mins away from UCL), but my parents are moving out of london. So im currently looking for somewhere/ people to live with. Ill probably end up kipping at mates houses for the start of the term.
Pretty much Doh'!, but ill keep trucking!
I feel some of your pain though. I'm currently flat hunting with an old school friend who is in 3rd year at UCL (sierraleone on here as it happens) and it is pretty tiring stuff. I never realised quite how many estate agents were on the Caledonian Road. I know a lot of people who have been in your situation a few weeks before term and they usually find someone who is in desperate need of an extra flat mate pretty quickly.
Yeah, im not worrying too muc. I dont think ill ever be homeless (product of being a lifelong londoner).
Caledonian road area is very nice. We were looking around that are/ islington before all the plans collapsed!
Its good moving in with a non course mate. I think I would go mad/ end up killing someone id have to see the good part of 24 hours a day.
Hey, if you guys need an extra flatmate, im easy going and stuff (Ive been doing this generic plea/ throwing out of intent a lot recently)
(Also, if you dont find it near caldonian road, I would suggest near brick lane, as its usually cheaper and not bad in terms of getting to UCL (we saw an AWESOME flat there - before the unpleasentess - that was near the baeigel bakery/ off brick lane/ opposite rought trade east road))
I know Brick Lane etc pretty well but if we can't do the cally road we'll probably head up to Archway/Holloway Road. Nice stream of buses to get to UCL pretty quickly and there is a lot of stuff going at a fairly decent price. Plus my flatmate is a Man U fan so living near the Emirates will inflict him with a pleasant twinge of pain.
Haha, well good luck with the hunt
Maybe we'll see each other at UCL and stuff!
do i know you?
Remember the uks most expensive areas, kensington and chelsea are sw. Not really rough then. very south is a bit (lot)rougher looking but I don't think es dangerous unless you're an idiot.
When do you go?
Are you having goodbye drinks?
Can I come?
There most definitely will be some goodbye thing sorted. Its my birthday on the 18th aswell so I'll definitely be out and about alot before I go!
a damn i said never
just outside of New Cross, for my third yeaaaaar. Goldsmiths is alright. You won't die.
I just got into goldsmiths to do english. wicky wah.