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    (Original post by yakuzakitty)
    Ann Stephenson is mostly PG I think. It's right near some other halls which are mainly UG, so there's quite a bit of social life going on.

    Some people really like the food and others aren't so keen. It's all personal preference.

    If you're thinking of going for Ann Stephenson, you won't be able to specify it on your application. Not sure if there's anywhere to put down that you'd prefer to be with other PGs. You may automatically be put with PGs.
    There is a "Most Important Factor" tab, and i was thinking about selecting "PG only accommodation. But instead chose low cost, because I really don't want to be spending £200 a week, when i can manage in 150 or something.

    Any advice on whether catered v/s self catered ?
    the only thing bothering me is that will the catered timings for dinner be too restrictive ? (and the fact that the food portion might not be enough for a giant like me)

    Does any accommodation have a gym ? a gym facility wasn't mentioned anywhere on the website.
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    (Original post by Moiraclaire)
    google maps
    i checked on google maps, but was not sure whether the management department and the main campus are nearby. but somehow managed to find out that nutford is 2 miles from UCL management Department. Not bad normally, but will be an issue if i'm getting late.
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    (Original post by rohitbose)
    There is a "Most Important Factor" tab, and i was thinking about selecting "PG only accommodation. But instead chose low cost, because I really don't want to be spending £200 a week, when i can manage in 150 or something.

    Any advice on whether catered v/s self catered ?
    the only thing bothering me is that will the catered timings for dinner be too restrictive ? (and the fact that the food portion might not be enough for a giant like me)

    Does any accommodation have a gym ? a gym facility wasn't mentioned anywhere on the website.
    Astor is down as having a 'gym' but it's basically just a basketball court. None of them have proper gyms, but you have bloomsbury fitness and ULU gym at your disposal

    Also re. Catered/self catered - depending on your lifestyle you will probably miss a lot of meals. Go self catered where you have proper kitchen facilities and full control over what you spend, it's way better in my opinion. That said if you're able to be up by 8 and in by 6 or whatever every day you'll probably get your moneys worth, but you still have to buy lunch every day and most meals on weekends.
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    When you fill out the application form (I still haven't firmed & insured) do you get the option to say, none of the far out halls

    Basically I don't want Ifor Evans or Nutford house.

    I want ramsay , college, cantebury, hughes parry hall, connaught or common wealth
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    Hey guys

    How do I apply for intercollegiate halls? Is it on the same website as the UCL halls?
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    (Original post by dirtyoldriver)
    Astor is down as having a 'gym' but it's basically just a basketball court. None of them have proper gyms, but you have bloomsbury fitness and ULU gym at your disposal

    Also re. Catered/self catered - depending on your lifestyle you will probably miss a lot of meals. Go self catered where you have proper kitchen facilities and full control over what you spend, it's way better in my opinion. That said if you're able to be up by 8 and in by 6 or whatever every day you'll probably get your moneys worth, but you still have to buy lunch every day and most meals on weekends.
    Thanks, btw, do we have to pay something for the bloomsbury fitness and ULU gym ?
    if yes, how much ?
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    (Original post by rohitbose)
    Thanks, btw, do we have to pay something for the bloomsbury fitness and ULU gym ?
    if yes, how much ?
    I got a year at Bloomsbury fitness for around £150. ULU is £250 I think but that includes use of the swimming pool.
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    (Original post by rohitbose)
    Thanks, btw, do we have to pay something for the bloomsbury fitness and ULU gym ?
    if yes, how much ?
    http://uclu.org/system/files/brochur...09_01_2012.pdf

    They start off selling Bloomsbury Fitness at £155 at the beginning of the year (which is pretty good going), but that means it is rather busy.

    The large crowds who have decided that they will go to the gym more now for New Year's have now started dying down, and the numbers aren't so bad.
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    Anyone applied and actually had any kind of acknowledgement?
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    (Original post by robk93)
    Anyone applied and actually had any kind of acknowledgement?
    I completed the application form a few weeks ago, and didn't get any kind of acknowledgement. FAQ says we should contact them if "we do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of application form within four weeks of applying online."
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    I am just completing the accommodation application when I got to the bit about "types of accommodation" It does not mention anything about intercollegiate halls. Are 1st years undergrads allowed intercollegiate accommodation? How do we apply for intercollegiate accommodation?
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    (Original post by arunas.rv)
    I completed the application form a few weeks ago, and didn't get any kind of acknowledgement. FAQ says we should contact them if "we do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of application form within four weeks of applying online."
    Phew, reassuring :P

    I've still not even had any kind of acknowledgement from my insurance ...
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    How am I meant to apply?

    I have a UCAS offer, and a recommendation letter, but no info on how to apply at all.
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    (Original post by SK890)
    I am just completing the accommodation application when I got to the bit about "types of accommodation" It does not mention anything about intercollegiate halls. Are 1st years undergrads allowed intercollegiate accommodation? How do we apply for intercollegiate accommodation?
    Out of all the available accommodation, intercollegiate halls are the ones where you can actually have a specific preference. So you'll see them as their actual names - College, Commonwealth, Hughes Parry, International etc.

    Hope that helps!
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    Hey guys so I've got an offer from UCL for 2012 entry and I'm looking at the accommodation page and got majorly confused with how the whole thing works. Any help would be much appreciated.

    What's the difference between "hall of residence" and "intercollegiate halls"?
    Does the fees for halls listed on the accommodation website include catering?
    What's the major difference between these halls except the facilities and location?
    Canterbury Hall, College Hall , Commonwealth Hall, Connaught Hall, Hughes Parry Hall, International Hall, Lillian Penson Hall, Nutford House

    Cheers x
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    (Original post by Captain Darling)
    How am I meant to apply?

    I have a UCAS offer, and a recommendation letter, but no info on how to apply at all.
    Go onto the UCL website....... :confused:
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    Well I went onto that link but it wants a student number, which I don't have
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    (Original post by Captain Darling)
    Well I went onto that link but it wants a student number, which I don't have
    I'm in the same position as well. Basically, on the paper copy of your acceptance letter, there is something which says "our reference" in the top right corner. This is the number they refer to as your student number when you apply.
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    Hey, reading through this thread, people seemed to previously have been able to sneakily write on their application form where they wanted to live, and just hope that the accom. people felt it in their hearts to give them their preference...

    Does this mean there's a written application form, as opposed to the online one?
    I'm not too attached to anywhere but I do really like the idea of Schafer House - it seems to fit with my criteria more than any other self-catering option.
    So for the "most important factor" section, which applies to Schafer more? Cluster/Shared Flat, or Self-catered House? Because it seems to be both, so I don't know which one to specify and I don't want to shoot myself in the foot.
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    (Original post by Bright Lights)
    Hey, reading through this thread, people seemed to previously have been able to sneakily write on their application form where they wanted to live, and just hope that the accom. people felt it in their hearts to give them their preference...

    Does this mean there's a written application form, as opposed to the online one?
    I'm not too attached to anywhere but I do really like the idea of Schafer House - it seems to fit with my criteria more than any other self-catering option.
    So for the "most important factor" section, which applies to Schafer more? Cluster/Shared Flat, or Self-catered House? Because it seems to be both, so I don't know which one to specify and I don't want to shoot myself in the foot.
    Neither of those are really specific enough. Schafer isn't great to be honest, it's quite an antisocial hall, although it is close and relatively clean which is a bonus.
    Every year before this has had written applications, you're the first year where they're trialling the online system, so nobody can write a cheeky note this year.

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