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    (Original post by dirtyoldriver)
    It's worth bearing in mind that at the very least on my xbox I can't access the internet as once you plug it in you have to 'validate' the connection through a web browser using your room number and socket code. I'm not sure if you can access web browsing through PS3 though - if you can it might still work.
    Sorry just to clarify is it just web browsing you have a problem with on the xbox? Or can you not really play online either?
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    (Original post by nikhil.shah)
    Sorry just to clarify is it just web browsing you have a problem with on the xbox? Or can you not really play online either?
    you need the browser to be able to authenticate the connection. if you can't authenticate the connection, you can't play online.
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    Hi! I was wondering- has any of you who have unconditional offers already heard about accommodation? Have you been allocated one? Thanks!
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    (Original post by PJ991)
    what university of london exams? you do ucl exams. and your degree is from UCL not University of London.
    haha, Thanks for clearing that up !

    I was confused
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    (Original post by Dominika4)
    Hi! I was wondering- has any of you who have unconditional offers already heard about accommodation? Have you been allocated one? Thanks!
    Nothing so far, just a mention on the new students website that info will be forthcoming shortly.
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    Great, I've missed UCL's accomodation deadline. Do you know if there is still something I can do? (BTW, I'm not in the UK and I don't know anyone there so renting a flat would be hardly possible and really expensive I guess...)
    Thanks a lot!
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    (Original post by Ric_94)
    Great, I've missed UCL's accomodation deadline. Do you know if there is still something I can do? (BTW, I'm not in the UK and I don't know anyone there so renting a flat would be hardly possible and really expensive I guess...)
    Thanks a lot!
    You can still submit an application but it will be given lower priority and you won't be guaranteed. The best thing to do is send one in and then make preparations for potentially having to find private housing come September. It sucks but it's not impossible - I think UCL has recommendations for alternative housing services over the internet.
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    (Original post by dirtyoldriver)
    You can still submit an application but it will be given lower priority and you won't be guaranteed. The best thing to do is send one in and then make preparations for potentially having to find private housing come September. It sucks but it's not impossible - I think UCL has recommendations for alternative housing services over the internet.
    Thanks! I'm going to look for it right now!
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    Hi! I´ d like to ask whether you have a option to choose vegetarian food in the catered halls. There is no information on food in the halls at the ucl website....Thanks!
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    (Original post by Ric_94)
    Great, I've missed UCL's accomodation deadline. Do you know if there is still something I can do? (BTW, I'm not in the UK and I don't know anyone there so renting a flat would be hardly possible and really expensive I guess...)
    Thanks a lot!
    you can still send an application in. You might well still get a place.

    Otherwise, private it is. Thousands of people from abroad manage it every year.
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    It's not hardly possible to find accommodation. I turned up for my year abroad in Milan with nothing sorted and found a room within two days. If anything, London would be easier to find something in, considering how many students there are here.
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    (Original post by Lizia)
    It's not hardly possible to find accommodation. I turned up for my year abroad in Milan with nothing sorted and found a room within two days. If anything, London would be easier to find something in, considering how many students there are here.
    Can you recommend something?
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    (Original post by Dominika4)
    Can you recommend something?
    What do you mean? I can't recommend a specific house. There are loads of estate agents if you want to rent a studio flat, or I'm sure google could point you in the direction of some websites to find housemates. Or ask the university if they have a service.
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    EU student here. With international orientation being on the 19th-20th of September, is it naive to assume that accommodation will be completely ready by that date?
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    (Original post by LosBlanq)
    EU student here. With international orientation being on the 19th-20th of September, is it naive to assume that accommodation will be completely ready by that date?
    Nope, if you need a room it will be there. The only possible exception will be if there is any kind of refurbishment - I arrived at the normal non-international time in September and I was missing some pieces of furniture for a week or two as they had just done it up. But yeah, they have to keep the accommodation at an acceptable standard as people live in it over summer
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    Is it not awkward sharing a room?
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    (Original post by dirtyoldriver)
    Nope, if you need a room it will be there. The only possible exception will be if there is any kind of refurbishment - I arrived at the normal non-international time in September and I was missing some pieces of furniture for a week or two as they had just done it up. But yeah, they have to keep the accommodation at an acceptable standard as people live in it over summer
    Thanks! I think even just a roof would pretty much suffice for a few days.
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    I assume this is against the policy regarding accommodation in the Halls of Residence at UCL, but how easy is it to get away with someone staying the night in your room?
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    (Original post by kylewstorey)
    I assume this is against the policy regarding accommodation in the Halls of Residence at UCL, but how easy is it to get away with someone staying the night in your room?
    The rules say that you're allowed guests for 3 consecutive nights. You have to sign them in and you're responsible for their behaviour.

    How many people pay attention to this rule is another matter. A flatmate of mine moved her boyfriend in for the last month and a half.

    Overnight you Should be fine but sign them in or you face issues if caught.


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    (Original post by Dominika4)
    Hi! I´ d like to ask whether you have a option to choose vegetarian food in the catered halls. There is no information on food in the halls at the ucl website....Thanks!
    I remember reading something on the UCL website about how there's usually a vegetarian option served at every meal. I don't think you need to specifiy that you're vegetarian to the hall, you just chose the vegetarian options when you eat in the cafeteria.

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