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WJKK WJKF,

Sangat jee, a family friend has come to UK to study in Birmingham. Unfortunately I live quite far so the Singh needs a room to rent.

Does anyone know any room share or rent share in Birmingham or surrounding areas. He will be studying at the Birmingham City University.

He is an Amritdhari Singh and will be studying masters.

Please let me know if there is anything suitable.

Balait

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2 hours ago, Balait_da_Sher said:

WJKK WJKF,

Sangat jee, a family friend has come to UK to study in Birmingham. Unfortunately I live quite far so the Singh needs a room to rent.

Does anyone know any room share or rent share in Birmingham or surrounding areas. He will be studying at the Birmingham City University.

He is an Amritdhari Singh and will be studying masters.

Please let me know if there is anything suitable.

Balait

Try the local newsagents. There's plenty of adverts in the windows. For people with rooms available. Or you could do air BnB room. That's good for people who struggle finding a place to rent. Due to being a student and having no work proof. 

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30 minutes ago, GurjantGnostic said:

Contact the closest Gurudwara?

I was once stranded in Birmingham as all trains stopped due to stormy weather/snow. So I had to stay 1 night  to catch the next train the following day to London. 

Guess what I tried the Soho gurdwara in Bham if they had a place to stay for the night as could not a find a hotel at such short notice. I was just fobbed off and told all rooms are gone and also given a rude look. Like I shouldn't have asked. 

Those people at that Gurdwara are very hostile to everyone for some reason.

Eventually ended up finding a a good Airbnb which came in handy. 

 

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4 hours ago, Balait_da_Sher said:

WJKK WJKF,

Sangat jee, a family friend has come to UK to study in Birmingham. Unfortunately I live quite far so the Singh needs a room to rent.

Does anyone know any room share or rent share in Birmingham or surrounding areas. He will be studying at the Birmingham City University.

He is an Amritdhari Singh and will be studying masters.

Please let me know if there is anything suitable.

Balait

Best thing to do is to contact the University Acommodation Services. 

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Thanks all. He has found accomodation. He will share a house with few other students from India to minimize costs.

It seems like a lot of Apne are trying to make a quick buck out of Indian students. He was quoted almost £300/month by one Singh and that was sharing a room with another student.

He also said that he got a lot of stares at the gurdwara. There has been a large influx of students in UK due to change in English requirements. I don't think the existing Punjabis are warming up to the idea.

 

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1 hour ago, Big_Tera said:

 

Guess what I tried the Soho gurdwara in Bham if they had a place to stay for the night as could not a find a hotel at such short notice. I was just fobbed off and told all rooms are gone and also given a rude look. Like I shouldn't have asked. 

Those people at that Gurdwara are very hostile to everyone for some reason.

 

 

Maybe your 'posh' accent cheesed them off and they didn't want you affecting other people with your airs and graces? 

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10 hours ago, Balait_da_Sher said:

Thanks all. He has found accomodation. He will share a house with few other students from India to minimize costs.

It seems like a lot of Apne are trying to make a quick buck out of Indian students. He was quoted almost £300/month by one Singh and that was sharing a room with another student.

He also said that he got a lot of stares at the gurdwara. There has been a large influx of students in UK due to change in English requirements. I don't think the existing Punjabis are warming up to the idea.

 

Student visa market fits into the rental market and makes lots of money for the immigration lawyers. 

It is an industry in itself.

 

Apne being apneh will exploit. 

The student visa English requirements have been lowered, Australia used to be more favourable because of their lower band requirements but they have gotten stricter and now Canada is back in fashion.

This has been going on for nearly 2 decades, the scam is up and people are wising up to it.

That is why existing Punjabis can be very resentful.

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12 hours ago, Balait_da_Sher said:

Thanks all. He has found accomodation. He will share a house with few other students from India to minimize costs.

It seems like a lot of Apne are trying to make a quick buck out of Indian students. He was quoted almost £300/month by one Singh and that was sharing a room with another student.

He also said that he got a lot of stares at the gurdwara. There has been a large influx of students in UK due to change in English requirements. I don't think the existing Punjabis are warming up to the idea.

 

After the frankly disgraceful behaviour exhibited toward Sikh students (who weren't whoring or being idiots) who travel overseas to places like Canada, the pardhaan at my local Gurdwara has laid down the law to the interfering, rude, old busy bodies who treat the langar hall as a community centre throughout the week, i.e. don't treat the students like dirt, and if they need langar, serve it to them minus any commentary or ill feeling. The fact that they need telling is mind boggling.

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14 hours ago, Big_Tera said:

I was once stranded in Birmingham as all trains stopped due to stormy weather/snow. So I had to stay 1 night  to catch the next train the following day to London. 

Guess what I tried the Soho gurdwara in Bham if they had a place to stay for the night as could not a find a hotel at such short notice. I was just fobbed off and told all rooms are gone and also given a rude look. Like I shouldn't have asked. 

Those people at that Gurdwara are very hostile to everyone for some reason.

Eventually ended up finding a a good Airbnb which came in handy. 

 

Wow that is really unfortunate.

Anybody bored and local enough to record themselves there in a "similar situation"?

I guess this op just needs to be connected with Sangat, but still Veer Ji, I can't believe they'd treat you like that. Lameness. 

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13 hours ago, Balait_da_Sher said:

Thanks all. He has found accomodation. He will share a house with few other students from India to minimize costs.

It seems like a lot of Apne are trying to make a quick buck out of Indian students. He was quoted almost £300/month by one Singh and that was sharing a room with another student.

He also said that he got a lot of stares at the gurdwara. There has been a large influx of students in UK due to change in English requirements. I don't think the existing Punjabis are warming up to the idea.

 

Glad he found something. Maybe all these Punjabi students can remind the locals how to behave. 

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5 hours ago, MisterrSingh said:

After the frankly disgraceful behaviour exhibited toward Sikh students (who weren't whoring or being idiots) who travel overseas to places like Canada, the pardhaan at my local Gurdwara has laid down the law to the interfering, rude, old busy bodies who treat the langar hall as a community centre throughout the week, i.e. don't treat the students like dirt, and if they need langar, serve it to them minus any commentary or ill feeling. The fact that they need telling is mind boggling.

Wow! Where is this? 

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In one way I'm not surprised at the local reaction. For a while now, it looks like these dodgy 'colleges' that have sprung up all over the place seem like frauds. Many immigrant students seem to enroll on them just to get some stay here. Often they don't even have a sufficient grasp of English to understand the lectures they attend, let alone pass assignments.  And they go for loans that are easily available for higher courses like HNDs - getting them into further debt.

As highlighted in that video I posted, the establishment here isn't going to complain because they are getting funds from abroad invested into the country, and we all know a lot of the people who do this from our community have flogged off land back home. So for the people whose dreams don't come true, it's another financial drainage from Panjab outwards.

Plus, given that the average pendus dream is to be a builder here - a market pretty much saturated as it is, with existing labour from apnay and eastern Europeans, they are taking serious risks. As we know from recent tragic events, getting knocked is common, and people seem to naturally want to exploit vulnerable others. 

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My main issue is the hypocritical attitude of desis. How many came through the lorries or other means and now are resenting students for wanting the same.

There is no denying that large number of the students are not genuine but at least they have a chance to do something else here than in Punjab.

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