Student Volunteering Week returns for 2019 and runs from 11th - 17th February. SVW is the perfect time to find out more about the volunteering opportunities available in your community, local events taking place and how to get involved.
Why I returned to The Old Dairy for second year
Guest blog – Second year student living at The Old Dairy, Plymouth
This time last year, I was over half way through semester one of my first year at the University of Plymouth. As a mature student, I was not sure how student halls would suit me, but I put my doubts aside, and I chose to stay at The Old Dairy. I did not need to worry though because I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and stay at The Old Dairy.
Before I knew it, it was time to consider my accommodation for second year. Many of my friends were booking up private houses together and arranging who to share with and where to go. I even met with a group of friends to discuss a house share and I also looked elsewhere at studios, but I just didn’t feel like I would be happy, even in a house share.
So, that was it, decision made and a huge weight off my shoulders; I wanted to continue living at The Old Dairy. But why did I decide to re-book? Well, there are many reasons, and here are just a few:
1. The staff are fantastic, they provide a personal service and are always there for a chat to cheer up even the toughest of days.
2. There are not any other halls I know of that provide hot drinks and pastries to make up for those 7am fire alarm practices.
3. The rooms are so cosy and comfortable.
4. The study room is perfect for friends to come in and practice for presentations – and have a little tea party.
5. The atmosphere is so relaxed.
6. You get what you pay for; you may think it’s a little more expensive than a house, but the quality of service and the facilities make up for that.
7. It is perfectly located for both town and the university.
8. The welcome party and events throughout the year are great and you get free food; Gourmet Street Kitchen’s Mac and Cheese is delicious! Oh, and I can’t forget the fact that reception occasionally have treats they are giving away.
The list is not exhaustive, and further benefits of returning included the fact I did not have to move all my stuff home again. The staff simply placed my items into the new room I was moving into. They were also super flexible on my return date, as for me, second year started earlier than most. I really feel like part of a family here and it just feels like home. Plus, there are always people around and coming back felt like I was returning home.
So, if you are thinking of re-booking, I would highly recommend it; if you are happy here, then why change? Re-booking before the 30th November means you get a good price so what are you waiting for, getting re-booking and return to your family away from home at The Old Dairy.
Whether you’re new to Plymouth or you’re going into your final years, or whether you’ve lived at The Old Dairy before or not, we welcome all students. Find out more about our accommodation or contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
#HostEnvironmentalPledge. Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 charities; Student Minds, LandAid and Just a Drop.Show me all news
At Host, our staff work tirelessly to ensure a safe, friendly and comfortable environment for our students to live in and to provide an excellent experience for them whilst at university or college.
New Year, new us? Well, not really, but the arrival of a New Year often provides opportunities to look back and reflect on the past year and make any changes you feel necessary for a prosperous year.