[02:28.38]Can I help you?
[02:30.00]I've just been accepted on a course at the university and I'd like to try and arrange accommodation in the hall of residence.
[02:38.38]Please sit down.
[02:39.82]What I'll do is fill in a form with you to find out a little more about your preferences and so forth.
[02:45.82]MAN:So first of all, can I take your name?
[02:49.15]WOMAN:It's Anu Bhatt.
[02:50.80]MAN:Could you spell your name please?
[02:53.13]A-N-U ... B-H-A double T.
[02:58.91]MAN:Thanks, and could I ask your date of birth?
[03:01.68]WOMAN: 31st March 1972.
[03:05.89]And where are you from?
[03:08.99]And what will you be studying?
[03:11.35]WOMAN: I’m doing a course in nursing.
[03:13.79]MAN:Right, thank you.
[03:14.93]And how long would you want to stay in hall, do you think?
[03:18.43]WOMAN:Well, it'll take three years but I’d only like to slay in hall for two.
[03:24.37]I'd like to think about living outside for the third year.
[03:28.81]And what did you have in mind for catering?
[03:31.51]Do you want to cook for yourself or have all your meals provided, that's full board?
[03:36.32]WOMAN:Is there something in between?
[03:39.43]You can just have evening meal provided, which is half board.
[03:42.50]WOMAN:That's what I'd prefer.
[03:44.30]MAN:Yes, a lot of students opt for that.
[03:47.90]Now, with that in mind, do you have any special diet, anything we should know about?
[03:51.86]WOMAN:Yes, I don't take red meat.
[03:54.82]MAN:No red meat.
[04:44.39]MAN:Now, thinking about the room itself, we have a number of options.
[04:48.10]You can have a single study bedroom or you can have a shared one.
[04:51.74]These are both what we call simple rooms.
[04:54.31]The other alternative is to opt for a single bedsit which actually has more space and better facilities.
[05:01.28]There's about £20 a week difference between them.
[05:04.42]WOMAN:Well, actually my grant is quite generous and I think the bedsit sounds the best option.
[05:11.77]I'll put you down for that and we'll see what availability is like.
[05:15.15]Now can I ask some other personal details which we like to have on record?
[05:19.34]WOMAN:Yes, of course.
[05:20.37]MAN:I wonder if you could let us know what your interests are.
[05:23.56]This might help us get a closer match for placing you in a particular hall.
[05:29.89]I love the theatre.
[05:32.59]WOMAN:And I enjoy sports, particularly badminton.
[05:36.42]MAN:That's worth knowing.
[05:37.96]Now, what we finish with on the form is really a list from you of what your priorities are in choosing a hall and we'll do our best to take these into account.
[05:46.94]WOMAN:Well, the first thing is I’d prefer a hall where there are other mature students, if possible.
[05:54.20]MAN:Yes, we do have halls which tend to cater for slightly older students.
[05:57.66]WOMAN:Ummm and I'd prefer to be out of town.
[06:02.42]MAN:That's actually very good for you because we tend to have more vacancies in out-of-town halls.
[06:11.20]WOMAN:Well, I would like somewhere with a shared area, a TV room for example, or something like that.
[06:17.50]It's a good way to socialise.
[06:19.69]MAN:It certainly is.
[06:21.62]MAN:Now, we just need a contact telephone number for you.
[06:24.94]WOMAN:Sure, I'll just find it.
[06:28.17]It’s double 67549.
[06:33.77]MAN:Great, so we'll be in contact with you as soon as possible ...
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Accommodation Form - Student Information
Type of accommodation:
hall of residence
Date of birth:
Country of origin:
Course of study:
Number of years planned in hall:
Preferred catering arrangement:
Special dietary requirements:
Preferred room type:
Priorities in choice of hall:
to be with other students who are
to live outside the
to have a area for socialising
Contact phone number: