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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,551 ✭✭✭panda100


    I'm heading to UCC next year and just wondering whats the best accomodation for mature students. I've done the whole living on campus,wild parties,crazy shenanigans typeliving and now I would like somewhere quiet,I can put my head down to study. Does UCC have specialised accomodation for postgrads, or can anyone reccomend any off campus accomodation that is suitable?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,548 ✭✭✭Same As




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,551 ✭✭✭panda100


    Same As wrote: »

    Cool thanks, Anyone stayed here before? Whats it like? Looks gorgeous in the pics


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22 rachel_koeman


    panda100 wrote: »
    Cool thanks, Anyone stayed here before? Whats it like? Looks gorgeous in the pics
    #



    tis only for postgrads though... wish i could stay there!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,240 ✭✭✭Esse85


    panda100 wrote: »
    Cool thanks, Anyone stayed here before? Whats it like? Looks gorgeous in the pics
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055837684&highlight=builders+dennehys


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10 jeanie123


    Panda
    Dennehys Cross is only for post grad UCC and even if you are a mature student and a previous graduate you cannot stay in Dennehys. It would appear that UCC do not provide any accomodation for mature students which is very unusual! Halls are great fun if it is your first time away from home but not if you are in your 30s.... does anyone know of any other options for mature students for UCC...


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,140 ✭✭✭ciano1


    Its looking possible that I won't be getting my first choice course and am thinking of booking ucc accommodation just in case..

    Just wondering is everywhere booked up at this stage?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22 rachel_koeman


    The_D_Man wrote: »
    Is there any negatives to Farranlea Hall besides the ****ty couches?

    dont go! i was there last year. the managment are arseholes, they fine you for anything they can find, the firealarm is constantly going off at 4 in the morning, the rooms and bathrooms are small, its not cleaned properly and its just a sh** hole.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5 kerrygirl17


    ciano1 wrote: »
    Its looking possible that I won't be getting my first choice course and am thinking of booking ucc accommodation just in case..

    Just wondering is everywhere booked up at this stage?
    i have ucc down as my first choice and i havent booked any accomadation yet! dont know where to go


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,281 ✭✭✭Ricky91t


    The_D_Man wrote: »
    Is there any negatives to Farranlea Hall besides the ****ty couches?
    Most uncomfortable things to sleep on!!
    i have ucc down as my first choice and i havent booked any accomadation yet! dont know where to go

    Castlewhite is probably best if you're gonna be based on main campus, Brookfield is better if you're going to be in the Western Gate Building.

    Or if you can get a few friends together look for a house, My house wasn't great but it's so much better than student accomidation, No wardens and what not and our landlord was really friendly!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,385 ✭✭✭✭D'Agger


    Ricky91t wrote: »
    Brookfield Victoria Mills is better if you're going to be in the Western Gate Building.

    FYP

    and brookfield health sciences building too really due to the bridge it's only a 4/5 min walk


  • Registered Users Posts: 457 ✭✭Celtise


    I agree with above. Studio is very small but cheaper! Lived there for two years and loved it. Never had any major problems with Noel/manager or having repairs done. Any south facing rooms were roasting during the year so you definitely wouldn't need any heaters in them for the summer, though they do work!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1 eva89


    hey
    im going to be in cork as an exchange student next autumn semester and i wanted to know if you can tell me something about north quay place? any good/bad experiences?
    thanks already!


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,770 ✭✭✭✭keane2097


    PaulieC wrote: »
    I know they've been slow to fix things from time to time but if you've an issue with anything they'll sort it out eventually

    Best bet is to ask for things that have been broken all year and not causing any hassle whatsoever to be fixed during RAG Week.

    No way that can turn out to be a stupid decision.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,385 ✭✭✭✭D'Agger


    keane2097 wrote: »
    Best bet is to ask for things that have been broken all year and not causing any hassle whatsoever to be fixed during RAG Week.

    No way that can turn out to be a stupid decision.

    :D

    I asked for that to be fixed two weeks before RAG week and sure how was I to know you'd go on a rum induced rampage destroying everything in sight!!

    Ahhh good times Keano!! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,770 ✭✭✭✭keane2097


    I was framed...

    Somewhat.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9 Bores.ie


    I can't believe people are still forking out 5k for those glorified shoeboxes! :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 608 ✭✭✭Anthony16


    Do you guys think it would be a good idea to stay in a single apartment or would it be safer to stay with a few people in vic mills or somewhere?Reason i ask is because i literally cant study when other people are around and really need my own space in order to work.
    thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 874 ✭✭✭Max001


    Anthony16 wrote: »
    Do you guys think it would be a good idea to stay in a single apartment or would it be safer to stay with a few people in vic mills or somewhere?Reason i ask is because i literally cant study when other people are around and really need my own space in order to work.
    thanks

    You could always try a share n if your house/flatmates disrupt your studies, just kill 'em all n stuff em in a freezer. Simples ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,385 ✭✭✭✭D'Agger


    Anthony16 wrote: »
    Do you guys think it would be a good idea to stay in a single apartment or would it be safer to stay with a few people in vic mills or somewhere?Reason i ask is because i literally cant study when other people are around and really need my own space in order to work.
    thanks

    Fairly sure Vic Mills don't offer single apts tbh - a 4 bed isn't bad and tbf you can always stroll over to the brookfield library it's a 4min walk


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22 rachel_koeman


    Anthony16 wrote: »
    Do you guys think it would be a good idea to stay in a single apartment or would it be safer to stay with a few people in vic mills or somewhere?Reason i ask is because i literally cant study when other people are around and really need my own space in order to work.
    thanks


    thats what the library is for lol.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 38 Siobhan_d13


    The Student Village on Carrigrohane Road would be my recommendation. I lived there for 3 years. Quiet, safe and near to the Western Gate building. Warden is very strict with people staying over or coming back after a night out so make sure you have people signed in. It's so convenient - no paying for bills, refuse is all sorted, there's parking, internet and Chorus NTL, and it's also cheaper than the UCC apartments i.e. Vic Lodge, Vic Mills etc. These apartments are also less clinical looking than the UCC apts. Really homely! I loved it there!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 38 Siobhan_d13


    eva89 wrote: »
    hey
    im going to be in cork as an exchange student next autumn semester and i wanted to know if you can tell me something about north quay place? any good/bad experiences?
    thanks already!

    I would avoid this if at all possible! It's MILES away from UCC and the student area of the city. I wouldn't consider it the safest place to be if you don't know the city! Also the evenings will be gettin shorter and Cork isn't the place to walking home on your own at night! Never mind that Popes Quay is miles off anyway. Check out the UCC Accommodation list on their website - you can get lists of houses and the landlords are usually really helpful if you ring them. Or else look at the other blocks of apartments - The Spires, Victoria Mills, Victoria Lodge, Castlewhite, Farranlea Hall, The Student Village.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1 Murphy88


    I finished up in UCC last year and spent 4 years in student accommodation. I spent the first 3 years in Farranlea Hall and my last year in The Spires.

    Farranlea Hall was a brilliant place to stay as a 1st and 2nd year. I stayed in a 4-bed apartment with 3 of my friends because we requested to live together. All of us were happy with our bedrooms and the kitchen/living area was a decent size. We had some great parties and made loads of friends with other 1st and 2nd years. The wardens were pretty cool as long as things didn't get to mad. I thought the staff were nice but were pretty tough with people who trashed their apartments set off fire extinguishers. To be honest most people thought the parties were worth it - woohooo! We got our deposit back every year as we cleaned up after our mad party nights. FH is only 5-10 mins to campus depending on which building you’re heading for and there is a 24 hour Tesco in Wilton which was the destination of a view midnight runs.;)

    I decided to move to The Spires for my last year because it’s quieter, even closer to main campus and you can walk into town in 15mins. The standard of accommodation is good, especially if you can get a room in the newer block. There are also a few really nice pubs close by and Cork's best chipper - Jackie Lennox. Soooooo good.:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 148 ✭✭briankirby


    Hi guys,
    Im not sure if this is the right place for this thread but anyway,
    Im looking for a one bedroom apartment in Cork,near ucc.Are there any areas i should avoid?Do many people rent apartments off campus?
    Thanks a lot
    B


  • Registered Users Posts: 148 ✭✭briankirby


    Hi guys,
    Im not sure if this is the right place for this thread but anyway,
    Im looking for a one bedroom apartment in Cork,near ucc.Are there any areas i should avoid?Do many people rent apartments off campus?
    Thanks a lot
    B


  • Registered Users Posts: 457 ✭✭Celtise


    Hi Brian. To be honest I've never really heard of someone getting an apt (let alone a one bed) that's not in one of the student complexes. There is an accommodation listing on ucc's website and sure daft search (college search) may both be helpful though. I have heard the accommodation office are helpful too but haven't used them personally.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,492 ✭✭✭KCAccidental


    a one bed would be extremely pricy if you were living on your own. anything decent generally doesnt go lower than 600 a month! :eek:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 527 ✭✭✭AllInOne


    What do you think of accommodation on Washington street? Would it be advisable to book something there?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,881 ✭✭✭PhatPiggins


    AllInOne wrote: »
    What do you think of accommodation on Washington street? Would it be advisable to book something there?

    Not if you like sleeping


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