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    What's life really like down in Warsash? I'm talking about the none course side of it.

    Looking at some facebook pics and discussions I get the impressions it's a bit "rowdy" and drink fuled. Is this always the case or it just some people? I ask as I am 26 and am not really interested in that sort of thing these days. That makes me sound really old and boring, which I assure you I'm not.

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    Andy have you got the link for what you have read? Id like to take a read.
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      I'll be there in Sept...we could start a knitting circle to avoid such oiks!!

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        Originally posted by Andy_S
        What's life really like down in Warsash? I'm talking about the none course side of it.

        Looking at some facebook pics and discussions I get the impressions it's a bit "rowdy" and drink fuled. Is this always the case or it just some people? I ask as I am 26 and am not really interested in that sort of thing these days. That makes me sound really old and boring, which I assure you I'm not.
        Andy,
        Warsash is home to a lot of people in their teens, early and mid twenties, and for many of them it's their first real slice of being away from home and properly independent, so there's no prizes for guessing what goes on.
        It's absolutely no different to any other college (even BRNC!), university, 'camp' etc that you'd find anywhere else around in the UK or further afield with people of that age range and beyond.
        Are you sure you're not 56?!

        P.S. Warsash is perhaps the quietest socially out of the big 4 colleges - you should see what goes on in Shields!

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          HA HA, shields sounds rather good! And you're not wrong about BRNC, it makes Mos Eisley look tame!

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            Yes, shall we establish the Warsash Sept 2010 over-21s social club now? To include knitting, cigars, fine brandy and wittering on about our days as a "yoof".
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              Originally posted by CharlieDelta
              Yes, shall we establish the Warsash Sept 2010 over-21s social club now? To include knitting, cigars, fine brandy and wittering on about our days as a "yoof".
              Complete with cardigans, tartan slippers and pipes?

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                Originally posted by CharlieDelta
                Yes, shall we establish the Warsash Sept 2010 over-21s social club now? To include knitting, cigars, fine brandy and wittering on about our days as a "yoof".
                Haha yea. A real "old boys" club. Full suit is club policy.

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                  I must say I have the same concerns as Andy. That and having to share a room with bunk beds! Not quite the standard of luxury one expects! Here's hoping Carnival have taken on some lovely quiet mature cadets for me to share with.
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                    Originally posted by CharlieDelta
                    I must say I have the same concerns as Andy. That and having to share a room with bunk beds! Not quite the standard of luxury one expects! Here's hoping Carnival have taken on some lovely quiet mature cadets for me to share with.
                    That's assuming you're placed in a room with someone from the same company!
                    Some of us had to not only share rooms at college, but also cabins at sea with no en suite etc for years.
                    Remember, It's all part of life's rich tapestry as they say - being mature is most definitely over rated and is best left to retirement!

                    I had a magical time at college, with more than a few fantastic parties, naughtiness and laughs, all in that inimitable South Shields fashion.
                    Go there and enjoy it whilst you can - remember once the time is gone, it's gone forever!

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                      Originally posted by CharlieDelta
                      I must say I have the same concerns as Andy. That and having to share a room with bunk beds! Not quite the standard of luxury one expects! Here's hoping Carnival have taken on some lovely quiet mature cadets for me to share with.
                      I hate to break it to you but, I'd get used to it, unless you're senior crew on a cruise ship you'll be in shared accomodation, especially as a cadet. QM2 might be the largest ocean liner in the world, but they still put their cadets in shoe boxes!! I'd put a pic up, but I didn't take any!

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                        Maybe we could have start a Maritime WI!!

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                          Originally posted by size4riggerboots
                          I hate to break it to you but, I'd get used to it, unless you're senior crew on a cruise ship you'll be in shared accomodation, especially as a cadet. QM2 might be the largest ocean liner in the world, but they still put their cadets in shoe boxes!! I'd put a pic up, but I didn't take any!
                          I know, I know. But surely on land it wouldn't be too difficult to give me a nice double room, ensuite, nothing communal except perhaps a jacuzzi and pool...

                          The only time I've shared a room before has been... well never really except the odd night here or there. At sea I can see it woring especially if you're working different hours, but at college when you're getting up at the same time for the same classes, queueing for the same shower etc etc... And I like my privacy every now and then!

                          What have I gotten myself into? I must occupy my mind with my other fear, the jumping into the pool from a million miles up on the survival course!
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                            Where are you going? Warsash? Dunno about them but the fleetwood HOR are all singles, but not en-suite, and are smaller than any cabin I've come across on a commercial ship, and either boiling hot or freezing cold, and communual bathrooms/showers suck!! Soooo glad to have my own place now!

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                              I'm just finishing up at Warsash, and the accommodation which you stay in during phase 1 there does the job. It's not luxurious - it's simple. If you are going to Warsash then expect to share your room with another cadet (could be from any company) as you'll either be in Blyth or Shackleton. Some rooms have a washbasin, and all have a wardrobe, two desks & chairs and a good old-fashioned metal bunk bed - just have to hope you don't get a creaky one!! Internet access is freely available in all rooms, and of course meals (if you pay for them) are provided on meal cards. Don't go in with high expectations... better to go in with low expectations and maybe you'll be pleasantly surprised.

                              As I say it's not exactly luxurious, but if you are flexible and willing to adapt then it won't stop you from having a good time. Obviously you all share bathrooms & showers, but you'll get along (as thousands before have)! You may get some privacy, but that depends on who you're sharing with and what group they're in etc. If you go in with any open mind you'll be fine - it's a good laugh!

                              Cabins on ships vary... if you're on cargo ships you might have a single room with en-suite bathroom, others won't. I've only worked on cruise ships, and there we share small accommodation with another cadet (could be deck/engine/ETO/hotel), but have an en-suite bathroom. Personally I've found accommodation on ships excellent - obviously the best cabins are reserved for all the pax!

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