LSE Accommodation


H14
Hi,

I've just got an offer for a place in Sidney Webb House although it's not even one of my top three choices when I applied for LSE halls several weeks ago! However, I've heard that the location is not good (in fact a bit dangerous) and quite far from school. So I am desperately looking for a private housing within walking distance from the school (20 - 30 minutes walk is acceptable) and not too expensive (less than £ 150 per week would be terrific) ;)

So could you guys please give me any helpful advice about where I should consider and both its pros and cons

another question that I will appreciate your answers: am I right that I could still apply for other LSE halls of residence, if available, prior to the enrollment?

thx so much and looking forward to meeting you there!
Hi,

I've just got an offer for a place in Sidney Webb House although it's not even one of my top three choices when I applied for LSE halls several weeks ago! However, I've heard that the location is not good (in fact a bit dangerous) and quite far from school. So I am desperately looking for a private housing within walking distance from the school (20 - 30 minutes walk is acceptable) and not too expensive (less than £ 150 per week would be terrific) ;)

So could you guys please give me any helpful advice about where I should consider and both its pros and cons

another question that I will appreciate your answers: am I right that I could still apply for other LSE halls of residence, if available, prior to the enrollment?

thx so much and looking forward to meeting you there!
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legalalien
You may want to try the accommodation section at http://www.rollonfriday.com/Community/AccommodationOffered/tabid/80/Default.aspx a little closer to the time.

I'm not familiar with Sidney Webb House, but I do kn w people who live in Borough and I don't think I'd describe it as any more dangerous than a lot of inner London areas - as with anywhere, largely a question of which streets you go down and when. also, the walk from there to LSE ought to be about 30 mins - I checked on www.tfl.gov.uk and it says its 38 mins walk - in my experience you can usually shave quite a lot of the estimated walking time.
You may want to try the accommodation section at http://www.rollonfriday.com/Community/AccommodationOffered/tabid/80/Default.aspx a little closer to the time.

I'm not familiar with Sidney Webb House, but I do kn w people who live in Borough and I don't think I'd describe it as any more dangerous than a lot of inner London areas - as with anywhere, largely a question of which streets you go down and when. also, the walk from there to LSE ought to be about 30 mins - I checked on www.tfl.gov.uk and it says its 38 mins walk - in my experience you can usually shave quite a lot of the estimated walking time.
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kiara
Hi, I also got an offer of a place in Sidney Web b yesterday but am unsure because of how far it is. However, on the other hand, I'm not sure if I want to go for private accommodation. So I'm in a bit of a sticky situation.
Hi, I also got an offer of a place in Sidney Web b yesterday but am unsure because of how far it is. However, on the other hand, I'm not sure if I want to go for private accommodation. So I'm in a bit of a sticky situation.
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legalalien
Out of interest, how much does a place at Sidney Webb cost? I suspect a fair bit cheaper than private accommodation?
Out of interest, how much does a place at Sidney Webb cost? I suspect a fair bit cheaper than private accommodation?
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kiara
i think it's between 120-130 pounds a a week
i think it's between 120-130 pounds a a week
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LLMblogger
If you want to avoid undergrads, maybe worth considering Goodenough college, a hall of residence for postgrads in London. They have good parties and it is in Bloomsbury, only about 20 minutes from LSE by foot.
http://www.goodenough.ac.uk/
If you want to avoid undergrads, maybe worth considering Goodenough college, a hall of residence for postgrads in London. They have good parties and it is in Bloomsbury, only about 20 minutes from LSE by foot.
http://www.goodenough.ac.uk/
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H14
i think it's between 120-130 pounds a a week


Actually, a friend of mine used to stay at Sidney Webb a few years ago and told me that it's not that bad. So I'm now more confused. Anyway, if I could not find any better place to live before mid of May, I would have to pay 200 deposit for it.

Kiara, are you likely to stay at Sidney Webb then?
<blockquote>i think it's between 120-130 pounds a a week</blockquote>

Actually, a friend of mine used to stay at Sidney Webb a few years ago and told me that it's not that bad. So I'm now more confused. Anyway, if I could not find any better place to live before mid of May, I would have to pay 200 deposit for it.

Kiara, are you likely to stay at Sidney Webb then?
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N27
H14, how are you going to wait mid of May, if you have to accept the offer within 2 weeks? Personally, I accepted the offer at Sidney Webb and paid the deposit, although I am not happy with this Hall. If I find something better, I will refuse it and get my money back.
H14, how are you going to wait mid of May, if you have to accept the offer within 2 weeks? Personally, I accepted the offer at Sidney Webb and paid the deposit, although I am not happy with this Hall. If I find something better, I will refuse it and get my money back.
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H14
Hi N27,

I received the accom offer on 28 April so I think I have to pay the deposit by 14 May. I would have thought that once you paid the deposit you wouldn't get it back?

what's your specialisation?
Hi N27,

I received the accom offer on 28 April so I think I have to pay the deposit by 14 May. I would have thought that once you paid the deposit you wouldn't get it back?

what's your specialisation?
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N27
Hi!
when I followed the link they sent me, on one of the pages it was said that
If, after having accepted the offer of a place in LSE accommodation, you change your mind, you should send notice of this cancellation directly to the Accommodation Office as soon as possible. No refund of this deposit will be made unless notice arrives before 1 September 2010.

so I think the best way is to secure your place now and try to search for something better.

my specialisation is corporate
Hi!
when I followed the link they sent me, on one of the pages it was said that
If, after having accepted the offer of a place in LSE accommodation, you change your mind, you should send notice of this cancellation directly to the Accommodation Office as soon as possible. No refund of this deposit will be made unless notice arrives before 1 September 2010.

so I think the best way is to secure your place now and try to search for something better.

my specialisation is corporate

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kiara
i think it's between 120-130 pounds a a week


Actually, a friend of mine used to stay at Sidney Webb a few years ago and told me that it's not that bad. So I'm now more confused. Anyway, if I could not find any better place to live before mid of May, I would have to pay 200 deposit for it.

Kiara, are you likely to stay at Sidney Webb then?


Hi H14,
Yip, I'll be staying at Sidney Webb I believe. I paid my deposit yesterday. In any event i think private accommodation may be expensive nearer to the school and i prefer the hall-environment. :) If you've received an offer, how can you wait till mid May though? Don't you have to pay the deposit within two weeks? If you do decide to go to Sidney Webb, nice to meet a future flatmate! :)
<blockquote><blockquote>i think it's between 120-130 pounds a a week</blockquote>

Actually, a friend of mine used to stay at Sidney Webb a few years ago and told me that it's not that bad. So I'm now more confused. Anyway, if I could not find any better place to live before mid of May, I would have to pay 200 deposit for it.

Kiara, are you likely to stay at Sidney Webb then?</blockquote>

Hi H14,
Yip, I'll be staying at Sidney Webb I believe. I paid my deposit yesterday. In any event i think private accommodation may be expensive nearer to the school and i prefer the hall-environment. :) If you've received an offer, how can you wait till mid May though? Don't you have to pay the deposit within two weeks? If you do decide to go to Sidney Webb, nice to meet a future flatmate! :)
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kiara
Hi!
when I followed the link they sent me, on one of the pages it was said that
If, after having accepted the offer of a place in LSE accommodation, you change your mind, you should send notice of this cancellation directly to the Accommodation Office as soon as possible. No refund of this deposit will be made unless notice arrives before 1 September 2010.

so I think the best way is to secure your place now and try to search for something better.

my specialisation is corporate



Hi N27 ..I'll be doing Corporate and/or Commercial, so we may be in some of the same classes :)
<blockquote>Hi!
when I followed the link they sent me, on one of the pages it was said that
If, after having accepted the offer of a place in LSE accommodation, you change your mind, you should send notice of this cancellation directly to the Accommodation Office as soon as possible. No refund of this deposit will be made unless notice arrives before 1 September 2010.

so I think the best way is to secure your place now and try to search for something better.

my specialisation is corporate

</blockquote>

Hi N27 ..I'll be doing Corporate and/or Commercial, so we may be in some of the same classes :)
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Tabmas08
Hi all
I will be in Sideny Webb for sure and I actually got some info from somebody who is living there now.
She said its 15mins on the bus to get LSE, the accomodation is nice and I think to have an en suite room and a fridge for betwen 118-130 quid is a bargain.
She said that the area is not bad at all, nothing has happned to anybody at SW since she has been there the past year and its just the tube station that can be dodgy after hours.They also have a Tesco and 2 other chain stores that makes it convinient and cheaper for shopping near by.
Private accomodation and hostels are between 180-220 quid per week so if you have lots of money, then that will not be a concern.
I'll be doing Human Rights... and I can not seem to find anybody else who will be doing it too:(
Hi all
I will be in Sideny Webb for sure and I actually got some info from somebody who is living there now.
She said its 15mins on the bus to get LSE, the accomodation is nice and I think to have an en suite room and a fridge for betwen 118-130 quid is a bargain.
She said that the area is not bad at all, nothing has happned to anybody at SW since she has been there the past year and its just the tube station that can be dodgy after hours.They also have a Tesco and 2 other chain stores that makes it convinient and cheaper for shopping near by.
Private accomodation and hostels are between 180-220 quid per week so if you have lots of money, then that will not be a concern.
I'll be doing Human Rights... and I can not seem to find anybody else who will be doing it too:(
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Hey,

I also got an offer at Sideny Webb and am very confused because quite a few people are saying that it is one of the worst halls.I am trying to contact the admissions office but apparently they are not responding to accomodation queriesand I have to pay my deposit within the next one week. I don't know what to do.Please help!!.
Thanks.
Hey,

I also got an offer at Sideny Webb and am very confused because quite a few people are saying that it is one of the worst halls.I am trying to contact the admissions office but apparently they are not responding to accomodation queriesand I have to pay my deposit within the next one week. I don't know what to do.Please help!!.
Thanks.
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Tabmas08
Hey Travelerjj
Like I said in my post above, the lady who lives in SW and advising me said its not bad at all.She said there was an incident in the area( no connection to LSE students or SW) about 2 years ago and since then, the horror stories have carried on even though things have changed.
I suggest you go on the Sidney Web site and email the Warden of the Hall or Committe members with your concerns and questions and hear from them.The accomodation office is prob so busy, it won't get back to you soon.
Hope that helps...
Hey Travelerjj
Like I said in my post above, the lady who lives in SW and advising me said its not bad at all.She said there was an incident in the area( no connection to LSE students or SW) about 2 years ago and since then, the horror stories have carried on even though things have changed.
I suggest you go on the Sidney Web site and email the Warden of the Hall or Committe members with your concerns and questions and hear from them.The accomodation office is prob so busy, it won't get back to you soon.
Hope that helps...
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Thank you Tabmas08.

May I ask ? Are you LSE alumni or going to study there? If alumni how was your experience and where did you stay? If you are a student, what course are you going for?

I am going in september and would really love to know few more people going there.
thanks once again.
Thank you Tabmas08.

May I ask ? Are you LSE alumni or going to study there? If alumni how was your experience and where did you stay? If you are a student, what course are you going for?

I am going in september and would really love to know few more people going there.
thanks once again.
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Tabmas08
Alumni....lol..no such luck Iam heading there in September to study an LLM in Human Rights Law. I have been working for a few years and now heading back to varsity life...:)
And you, what course will you be on and where are you from?
Alumni....lol..no such luck Iam heading there in September to study an LLM in Human Rights Law. I have been working for a few years and now heading back to varsity life...:)
And you, what course will you be on and where are you from?
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Wow, that is amazing.we kind of have similar story, except I am looking for LLM in International business law/corporate/commercial law.I am from india.

Where are you from, if i may ask? Did you also get Sydney webb?
Wow, that is amazing.we kind of have similar story, except I am looking for LLM in International business law/corporate/commercial law.I am from india.

Where are you from, if i may ask? Did you also get Sydney webb?
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Tabmas08
So relieved to find somebody who has been working and is not straight from undergrad...:)
I am Zambian and I live in South Africa and also got Sidney Webb and I am looking forward to it.
Did you email the warden or somebody else about your concerns?
So relieved to find somebody who has been working and is not straight from undergrad...:)
I am Zambian and I live in South Africa and also got Sidney Webb and I am looking forward to it.
Did you email the warden or somebody else about your concerns?
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brazilian
Hey, I am also an "old student" (32) and I am planning to study human rights (actually, I've been working in the field for the last 5 years). At least I am not alone. I will rent a house, as I am going to London with my husband + two small children, so I think it will be a different experience from most of the others...
Hey, I am also an "old student" (32) and I am planning to study human rights (actually, I've been working in the field for the last 5 years). At least I am not alone. I will rent a house, as I am going to London with my husband + two small children, so I think it will be a different experience from most of the others...
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