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    Better room allocation system for Halls in Students Accommodation.

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    Based on the number of complaints received from individual students, placement students and postgraduate students regarding their allocation of flatmates, rooms and halls I would like the support of students to lobby for this. The general complaints are noise, students allocated with different course students and so on.
Paul Wicklen
3:24pm on 20 Oct 18 HSK students, who spend 50% or more of their academic year on clinical placement, are often put in halls with students who do not understand the implications of their late-night partying on people who need to get up at 5:30 to travel to their clinical placement sites and work safely in a medical environment. I believe students with clinical placement aspects as part of their course should be offered the chance to be accommodated with like students, in quieter accommodation.
Amy Holloway-Smith
2:32pm on 22 Oct 18 I agree. Lets make the 'quiet' halls selection truly 'quiet'. Also we should stop them adding in random people who have not selected 'quiet' as gap fillers when someone drops out. Replace them with another quiet application or make the non quite applicant consent to understanding they are being offered a room in a strictly quiet flat and they have to agree to the terms of this before accepting the offer.
Diego Evrard-Broquet
1:22pm on 30 Nov 18 The 'quiet' option isn't really effective ; I came here to practice my english and I found myself having 4 flatmates from the same country (france) when there is only maximum 20 french in the campus. Futhermore there is a majority of international student in my building and my flat, I would have prefered to be with UK people and/or native english speaker ;
Xin Pin Liw
1:33am on 8 Dec 18 With noise complaints I can see how those who wanted the 'quiet area' options were disappointed, but if the uni doesn't have enough applicants for a flat who chose that option, they can't just leave it empty? Also, what's the issue with having flatmates in a different course? I think this is actually positive and adds to the university experience. If they want to get into the same flat with coursemates, perhaps they can apply together or rent a house off-campus the next year? Accommodation can't really predict how well students might get along together upon application, but allowing students to applying for a flat/room change might be the extent of what can be done for now?
Kirstie Scarlett-Bruff
3:14am on 9 Dec 18 I agree with Paul, things such as placements and early morning requirements want to be taken into account really. I didn't get housed with anyone from my course last year whereas some people got a few, I wish I knew why this was so I could have changed my response. Perhaps that could be an option? Flat with course preference? Not to leave the rest empty, but a preference. I just wish there was a way of deciphering who does and doesn't clean, who is and isnt tidy hahaha.
Amal Jolly
11:24pm on 11 Dec 18 Currently working with the SCO's and University on this!
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