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Golden Ticket Winner 2016
Published: 22 Nov 16
In April 2016, Chapter launched a Golden Ticket competition for 2016/2017 students with over 300 prizes up for grabs. Prizes varied from thrilling experience days to shopping vouchers in London’s biggest stores, with the grand prize being a year’s accommodation at a chosen Chapter location.
Yes, that right, this year's Golden Ticket winner has won a year’s accommodation with Chapter.
To be in with a chance of winning the grand prize, you had to have already moved into a Chapter residence and be a full time student over 18 years of age. The winner was chosen at random in November 2016.
The 2016 Golden Ticket winner is our lucky resident Emily Hopper.
Emily Hopper is a student at SOAS University studying business development studies. After successfully entering the competition in April she received the excellent news last week that she is Chapter’s Golden Ticket winner – receiving her room rent free for the 2016/2017 academic year.
Of course Emily was over the moon. Watch Chapter’s exclusive video of her receiving the good news from the Chapter Kings Cross Community Manager, Lizi Pearce.
Emily’s room is at Chapter Kings Cross – read on for her interview, into what she loves about Chapter, and how she’s settling in and enjoying student life. The Golden Ticket competition is still on-going, listen out for more news.
Why did you choose to study in London?
London seemed the most exciting place to attend university at the time – there’s so much to do and so many opportunities available for me here.
What University do you attend and what do you study?
I go to SOAS and study development studies – I love it.
Where and how did you hear about Chapter?
My friend from University had already booked with Chapter and recommended it to me – she raved about it so I had to check it out for myself. I looked at the accommodation online and I knew it was where I wanted to be. It seemed so much more professional than the other sites I had looked at previously.
Did you look at the other Chapter locations available? What made you choose Kings Cross?
All sites looked amazing, but Kings Cross is moments away from SOAS University and the facilities really amazed me. The gym especially – as I row for my university it is really important I can access the gym easily and anytime – and Chapter allows that.
How does Chapter benefit you?
As I mentioned before, the gym here is amazing and I love being able to come any time, day or night. I love coming early morning or late night. However, there’s so many facilities here that are so useful – like the cinema and the study rooms. I love going into the study room and just chilling out, it really is an amazing space. I bring my friends back from university sometimes and they love it too.
How do you feel about Chapter now you’re the Golden Ticket winner? Congratulations again, by the way.
Absolutely amazing! I forgot I had even applied so when I was contacted I was gob smacked. I think I’m still in shock. With the money I’m saving I am now able to intern abroad in India for month so I’m extremely grateful.
What do you love most about Chapter?
I love being able to bring friends here and chill out in all the great social spaces. It’s such a good atmosphere and so easy to work or just hang out. The events held over the sites are pretty cool too.
Would you re-book with Chapter next year or recommend to friends?
Oh yes I definitely would – it’s so worth it and I already have, I know they’d all love to be here.
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