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    (Original post by lilys)
    Not big enough! They are quite deep and narrow so I found it difficult to get my stuff from the shelf - sometimes it simply got lost somewhere in the darkness, out of my arm's reach... and there's not enough space for hanging clothes which I found frustrating, especially with smart clothes or dresses.
    I'm really going to struggle :L
    Are there draws ? or just a hanging space ?
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    (Original post by willmarks)
    Planning to firm UCL tomorrow but do you have to wait for anything (post or email) before filling out the accomodation form?
    Heya, you will probably get a letter or email (I got a letter) confirming your offer and there was a little booklet about the UCL experience and financial support generally.

    Though you do not need to wait for your userid as you can enter your own email address which will allow you to access your userid if it has been issued or it will allow you to register your own personal email address if you don't have a userid, which will allow you to access the Accommodation online services:

    https://residences.ucl.ac.uk/StarRez...FbaS7g8dqK9e0T

    Entering your own email address:

    https://www.ucl.ac.uk/our/regForm.do

    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by Moiraclaire)
    most unis only have accommodation guaranteed to firmers? Just meet the grades of your firm :L

    Who did you firm over UCL, just out of curiosity ?
    haha yeah i know! I haven't firmed or insured yet but I think I'll firm Durham for Natural Science its just its A*AA im quite confident of the grades but with an A* if the final modual doesnt go well its a little risky anyway that is all
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    (Original post by jayy1994)
    tbh im sure most unis have the policy, they can't offer you an accommodation place if you might not even go there, when that room could've gone to someone else who firmed it.
    But I can imagine that you feel stuck if you had no-where to live! There's the student housing i think. This threads a bit old but check it out : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=555285
    good luck
    yes most Unis dont guarantee accomodation to insurers but for my possible other insurance for instance bath you can apply for accomodation from results day if you are definatly going there with preferances and its most likely you will manage to get some form of student accomodation where as it just sounds like for UCL its a very slim- nil chance :/ and London is a bit of a scary option for me anyway having been for the first time on the open day and living in the countryside etc I will check out that thread thankyou for the responce
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    (Original post by Moiraclaire)
    I'm really going to struggle :L
    Are there draws ? or just a hanging space ?
    The wardrobe is divided into two halves: a hanging space and several shelves. In addition to this, there is a set of 3 drawers but I mainly used it for stationery and books, although you have two hanging shelves as well (so you can use the latter for your study stuff and drawers for clothes - I just always end up with loads of books)
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    How is it like to live in a twin room? Will your partner come from the same department? Is there a way one can choose with whom to live?
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    i haven't firmed UCL yet but will do in the next few days. Just a quick question about accommodation, are the closest halls to the Uni catered only? and how far away is the self catered accommodation? and the en suite accommodation?
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    Is the food at the intercollegiate halls nice? I've read online that it can be inedible at times, is the food really that bad?
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    (Original post by sensei_mooni)
    i haven't firmed UCL yet but will do in the next few days. Just a quick question about accommodation, are the closest halls to the Uni catered only? and how far away is the self catered accommodation? and the en suite accommodation?
    There is at least 1 self-catered hall on Gower Street (the same street as UCL, basically), I don't remember the name now but I'm sure you can find more on UCL Accommodation pages.


    (Original post by freerun)
    How is it like to live in a twin room? Will your partner come from the same department? Is there a way one can choose with whom to live?
    When the application form was a paper one, you had an option of naming anyone you'd like to live with and they said they would do their best to cater to your preferences (obviously, provided the other person gets the same hall, i.e. ticks similar boxes to yours on the form). I think they try to put you in a room with someone studying a similar degree, preferably from a similar background (UK with UK, international with international etc). I ended up with a girl from Singapore (being from EU myself) and it was pretty nice - we didn't really hang out together but we got on quite well, and she always kept her half of the room clean That said, I know a couple of guys who found it very difficult to cope with their roommates, one of them even decided to move out as the other was snoring Then comes the issue of having your friends stay over, coming back late and drunk etc. I never had problems with either of those, my roomate was extremely tolerant
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    (Original post by sensei_mooni)
    i haven't firmed UCL yet but will do in the next few days. Just a quick question about accommodation, are the closest halls to the Uni catered only? and how far away is the self catered accommodation? and the en suite accommodation?
    It's very varied. Both catered and self catered range from 2 minutes to half an hour away, and en suite is a pretty random mix too though the majority of en-suite halls are 20+ minutes away. The UCL accommodation site literally has all the information you need.
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    Hey guys So basically I'm considering putting UCL as my insurance! And I was just looking through the website about accommodation. I definitely want to go for a self-catered ensuite, and I'd looked at the following houses:

    Prankerd
    Frances Gardner
    Goldsmid

    If anyone lives here, or knows anything about them, I'd love to know what you think
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    (Original post by Catherine.)
    Hey guys So basically I'm considering putting UCL as my insurance! And I was just looking through the website about accommodation. I definitely want to go for a self-catered ensuite, and I'd looked at the following houses:

    Prankerd
    Frances Gardner
    Goldsmid

    If anyone lives here, or knows anything about them, I'd love to know what you think
    It really doesn't matter which you like the best, as you cannot choose; it's done randomly. You can try and fix your accommodation application, by saying your main priority is an en-suite, for example, and that it has to be within close proximity of the university buildings if the building you prefer is, but even then it is not guaranteed. Just look through peoples comments on other threads; people have been given things completely opposite what they wanted. You just have to hope for the best.
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    At my interview for medicine I had to give them a passport photo so does that mean I don't have to attach one on the online application form for accommodation? X
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    I'm in Commonwealth if anyone has any questions about that or Inter-col halls.
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    (Original post by cl_steele)
    hi basically i applied for accommodation about ... 3 weeks ago now and i was wondering if anyone knows when roughly i can expect to hear back?
    thank you
    sorry.. this is going to sound so thick of me.. but .. HOW ON EARTH DO YOU APPLY? i went on the link they gave on the offer letter but where do i go from there? where is my student number?

    id really appreciate any help
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    (Original post by zakiman)
    I'm in Commonwealth if anyone has any questions about that or Inter-col halls.
    Is it clean and does it have edible food?
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    (Original post by Purehakkai)
    Is it clean and does it have edible food?
    Yes it's very clean thanks to an army of Spanish ladies.
    The food is on the whole nice. The chef's a nice guy and always wants feedback.
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    (Original post by kirino1)
    sorry.. this is going to sound so thick of me.. but .. HOW ON EARTH DO YOU APPLY? i went on the link they gave on the offer letter but where do i go from there? where is my student number?

    id really appreciate any help
    basically on the letter they gave you theres a student number itll be on the top right i believe then you go to the ucl accomodation website application page and itll tell you to log in with your ucl adress, you dont have this yet so youll have to sign up for one and use your current email adress [middle option] and itll direct you from there
    heres the link:
    https://residences.ucl.ac.uk/StarRez...FbaS7g8dqK9e0T

    what course have you got an offer for ?
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    (Original post by zakiman)
    I'm in Commonwealth if anyone has any questions about that or Inter-col halls.
    Is Commonwealth a sociable residence? Also, is it quite annoying not even having a sink in the room? X
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    Just a heads up to any Malaysian students coming/interested in coming into UCL for the year 2012/2013:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...6#post37052736

    Also, for anyone curious about Connaught Hall, you can ask me about it. We have our Warden on TSR as well:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/member.php?u=28961

    This is the Connaught Hall website:
    http://www.connaught-hall.org.uk/

    And this is Connaught Hall's Flickr account for anyone curious about how rooms are like and photos of past events:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/connaughthall/

    For standard questions about Connaught Hall:

    1) Rooms: I'm in a single room. Its rather small but comfortable enough. I happened to have gotten the older rooms. Apparently some of my hallmates got rooms which were newly refurbished. Either ways, rooms are comfy and you get your own sink. You also get ample of drawers and shelves, don't you worry.

    2) Bathrooms: We have one female and one male bathrooms on each floor. There are 3 cubicles of bath/toilets in each. They are cleaned pretty much everyday except for the weekends so they are very clean. But do expect occasional unpleasantries (ie, drunk puke, flooding due to clogged drains, and people who can't aim). Even so, just report them to the front desk and the handyman always gets them sorted out pronto. And the repairmen are all very very friendly people too! So are the cleaners.

    3) Food: Connaught Hall is catered for breakfast and dinner (brunch on weekends). This is a student hall, so don't expect an amazing 5-star course or anything like that. I am not picky and so far, I have been relatively fine with the food served. There were times they looked dodgy and of small portions (and you will see people lining up for seconds after) but also times when food was exceedingly good. In fact, after a hall survey was conducted a month back, things have been getting even better now.

    4) Hall facilities:we have our own bar. There is a small library(don't expect full collections of books though. Its more a study area than a library in that sense, I suppose). We also have 2 common rooms in the basement (with tv, pingpong table etc). The lobby has ample of sofas to chill on.

    5) Location: Connaught Hall is nearest to UCL campus (so UCL students should take note). In fact, the Hall is less than a minute walk away from the UCL Law Faculty (lazy law students, your pick!). LSE is about 20-30 minutes walk away.

    Anything else?

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