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    Originally posted by Gazbo
    Can anyone tell me of any essentials I should remember to take to college in September?

    For example: Should I take an iron?

    Perhaps the joining instructions might help a little, but I won't recieve them until the end of July. Maybe there's a few things the joining pack won't mention??

    Cheers guys!
    Im off to Fleetwood and same question really if anyone can help??

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    Ok, Fleetwood I can help with... no need to bring an iron, there's a room on the second floor with about 6 (+ boards), the launderette is downstairs. If you can find one, a mini fridge and a kettle are a good plan, a lot of people just hang milk and various munchables out of their window (tradition decrees an ASDA bag), which works well in winter, in summer however, I fear you would end up with cheese! Don't bring a lot of crap, cos the cells, sorry, rooms, are tiny. A tv is good if you want to be able to watch things YOU like, and be able to hear them properly, and it is nice to curl up in bed and watch **** tv when you're hungover on a sunday! Failing that, a laptop, the college connection is free, but there will be a lot of people using it so streaming doesn't really work, unless you like that little rotating icon every minute or so. You'll be off camping the first weekend you're there, tents, sleeping bags and roll mats are all provided, but remember to bring some good walking boots and appropriate quantities of clothing for the time of year (we joined in January..... Brrrrrrrrrrr!!!).
    Get yourself a scientific calculator (casio), a 30 cm ruler and parallel rules and dividers (ask your company if they provide those two first though) 2b pencils, and a roting pencil (the clicky type) is very useful too. Pens, obviously.... running out of ideas now, but any questions do just ask!

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    • #3
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      Hi, yer so is food catered for on weekends as well or just weekdays? As I remember warsash just do weekdays. If this is the case would you be able to tell me if there are cooking facilities for us to use? Also how far is the nearest supermarket?
      Thanks mate

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        Breakfast and dinner are included in the halls fees, lunch is not. At the weekend you get brunch and dinner. There are no cooking facilities for cadets, you're not even allowed toasters in your cells, *rolls eyes at the stupidity of it all* Nearest supermarket is ASDA, up in town, it's open 24 hrs. I live about halfway between it and college and it takes me 5-10 minutes to get each way on my bike, 15- 20 if you're walking, I think it's about a 30 min walk from college to the town centre.

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          Ok, so would you then recommend i take my car there then to make my traveling a lot easyer?

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            if your at fleetwood instead of heading to asda head the other way to the next big roundabout and theres a morrisons.

            if you head up the road towards fleetwood thers a tesco express within a 5 min walk and if you continue up the road take a right at the big church and theres and aldi and a blockbuster. not to mention the co-op two minitue walk away from the college and the chippy and two other shops. theres also a spar and a bargain booze within walking distance.
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              Originally posted by Ollie_20
              Ok, so would you then recommend i take my car there then to make my traveling a lot easyer?
              I would, parking at the college is free AFAIK and it makes getting out of Dodge a hell of a lot easier, the nearest train station is Poulton, which is a ?15 taxi ride away

              Originally posted by Beef1992
              if your at fleetwood instead of heading to asda head the other way to the next big roundabout and theres a morrisons.
              if you head up the road towards fleetwood thers a tesco express within a 5 min walk and if you continue up the road take a right at the big church and theres and aldi and a blockbuster. not to mention the co-op two minitue walk away from the college and the chippy and two other shops. theres also a spar and a bargain booze within walking distance.
              Morrisons is fine if you have a car, bit more a trek on foot than ASDA though. The Co-Op does have most basics, including a pretty well stocked beer/wine fridge, though I'd say Beef's estimation of 5 mins to Tesco express is rather optimistic, 15 is more like it!

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                how slow do you walk esp in that neighbourhood
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                  As slow as you like, with steel toecaps on. =P
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                    And my axe casually over one shoulder.... seriously, do you sprint or summat??

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                      Mod note: Split from original topic in Questions forum

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