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    I'm looking at the different catered options and I figured it would be nice to get a bit of insight from others. Since I'm not hugely into parties or drinking in the small hours of the morning (though I do enjoy a bit of socialising), I'd like to go somewhere where it's not too loud but people still get on.
    Does anyone have any general idea what each of the catered accommodation options are like?
    I was also wondering what the specially designated 'Quiet Accommodation' is like?

    Charles Morris, Ellerslie Global and Lyydon Hall as far as I am aware work on the basis that you are given a card loaded with a certain amount of money you can spend on each meal that you can then use in the Refectory next to the Student Union. There are certain times you can use these cards, but dinner on weekdays is 2pm-7pm so quite flexible.

    Devonshire Halls has a more 'traditional' way of doing things where you go for a meal at a set time in the dining hall in the residency itself. However these times are a lot less flexible.

    http://accommodation.leeds.ac.uk/homepage/32/catered all that information and stuff is here

    You will have a kitchen to prepare your own meals and snacks and stuff, and be aware you have to buy/make your own lunch every weekday and 1/2 meals on a weekend as only brunch is offered then.

    Obviously catered accommodation is a lot more expensive than self catered, but I'm presuming you know that! As for the food, my friends at catered accommodations are pretty indifferent. They say it's not horrible, but then not overly fantastic either.

    Charles Morris is right next to the union basically and is very fancy very nice looking. Very 'posh'. However not ALL rooms are en-suite (not sure if that is an issue for you or not) so be willing to share a bathroom if needs be. -Though the most en-suites on offer from all catered residences

    Devonshire- Off campus, but only about half a mile. Almost all shared bathrooms here. Very good if you like music apparently! very much the most 'traditional' of all the halls, and often have formal dinners.

    Ellerslie- As the name suggests, 50% international 50% 'home' students. Great if you want to meet people from all over the world! Though this is one of the smallest residences on offer with only 97 students!

    Lyddon- Again situated right next to the Union, a very old building, very pretty, shared bathrooms again (think it's the case with all of them though)

    I guess it's all up to personal preference
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    Wow, that's very helpful of you. Thanks for the advice!
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