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    (Original post by StefanieLouise)
    Another villager here! I decided in the end that a slightly bigger room wasn't worth the extra money - more space will just tempt me into making more mess haha - and that the village was a nice compromise between a premium single and premium ensuite. Praying I get a social flat now, as my flatmates at uni last year were really quiet and I hardly ever saw them!
    I know in the smaller houses in the village (everything but Courtyard A/B...so basically the trees), they tend to get to know people in all the other flats in their building, as there are only around 4/6 flats of 8 people in the whole building. In the CY it's a bit different as you have blocks of flats, within the building.

    (Original post by James A)
    i wanna go for a shared kitchen and a shared shower. Norfolk/Suffolk terrace perhaps?

    are there any other accommodation (apart from norfolk/suffolk terrace) where i can get this criteria?

    EDIT : I'm gonna put down norfolk/suffolk terrace. The view :sogood: at the broad is stunning.
    There's Orwell and Wolfson close (which ever one is dedicated to UG), except you don't get a sink in your room. There's also Mary Chapman Court, which doesn't have a sink either, but does have a bath!

    Very true about the broad though, spent the last few weeks having practicals out there in the mornings
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    (Original post by UEAAccommodation)
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    From the website for the village:
    'Every Ensuite room comes with its own shower pod that is serviced twice a week by our accommodation cleaning staff.'
    Should that be once a week? (or my cleaner has been hiding from me on the second day all year!)

    ooo also reminds me, in the email we got about when our contracts ending, it says we have to be out by 10am on that saturday.
    The thing is my sister/mum wouldn't be able to get there before 10. I'd have everything packed up way before time, so it would be a case of just shoving it in the car (and hoping it all fits). Last saturday they got to Norwich just after 11 (they left home at 7) but they wouldn't be able to leave home any earlier than that. I was just wondering if the time's a bit flexible?

    I would be out a lot earlier but my exams don't finish until the 6th and my sister's busy that following weekend so I have no ride until literally the last day
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    (Original post by makingamemory)
    I know in the smaller houses in the village (everything but Courtyard A/B...so basically the trees), they tend to get to know people in all the other flats in their building, as there are only around 4/6 flats of 8 people in the whole building. In the CY it's a bit different as you have blocks of flats, within the building.
    Whichever I end up in, that seems fine to me. I'm looking forward to being at a proper campus uni, but I also like how the village is slightly separated and seems quite cosy and close. I might be totally wrong of course but in my accommodation at Liverpool, I was in a building with 1000+ people and it felt so impersonal, more like a hotel than my home.
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    (Original post by StefanieLouise)
    Whichever I end up in, that seems fine to me. I'm looking forward to being at a proper campus uni, but I also like how the village is slightly separated and seems quite cosy and close. I might be totally wrong of course but in my accommodation at Liverpool, I was in a building with 1000+ people and it felt so impersonal, more like a hotel than my home.
    No you're right it is cosy. I know what you mean my best friend goes to Warwick and he told me he has 25+ people on his floor and they all share the same kitchen/bathroom and my mind was blown because I was thinking 14 people in NT/ST was a large number lol.
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    Question, in the T&C prohibited items include electrical items (15.1) .. does this include musical instruments ie. an electric piano?
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    what's the chances of getting your first choice? i really want the village, would hate to get norfolk/suffolk, they will be my last choice.
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    (Original post by lorrabell)
    what's the chances of getting your first choice? i really want the village, would hate to get norfolk/suffolk, they will be my last choice.
    I'm sure it's been mentioned a few times that something like 70% get their first choice and 90% get one of their top three, so make sure you put serious thought into what your second and third choices are. I've put the village as my first choice too, I'm not sure how they allocate accommodation yet but I reallllllllly want the village too!
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    (Original post by StefanieLouise)
    I'm sure it's been mentioned a few times that something like 70% get their first choice and 90% get one of their top three, so make sure you put serious thought into what your second and third choices are. I've put the village as my first choice too, I'm not sure how they allocate accommodation yet but I reallllllllly want the village too!

    2nd and 3rd are both ensuite too, seems lke people want norfolk/suffolk as they cheaper so hope that goes in our favour
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    Hello,

    I have been offered a place at MSC Marketing for this fall and now I'm looking into suitable accommodations. In regards to this, I would like to ask about whether living in residence halls or private accommodations are better? I'm looking for the cheapest en-suite facilities as possible.

    Thanks a lot in advance and I apologize if this has been posted before.
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    (Original post by lorrabell)
    2nd and 3rd are both ensuite too, seems lke people want norfolk/suffolk as they cheaper so hope that goes in our favour
    I didn't realise there were three ensuite options? Unless you've put down one of the premier accommodation options, or the two bedroom shared flat - which doesn't sound too bad I guess, I was just worried I wouldn't get on with the one person I was sharing with. Norfolk/Suffolk are my second choice actually as I didn't want to be spending the extra money to just get a slightly bigger bedroom.
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    Are there any problems with the premium ensuite rooms? Haven't really saw many people mentioning them?
    I would like ensuite though. Is the village better or worse?
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    (Original post by Kimberlyas)
    Are there any problems with the premium ensuite rooms? Haven't really saw many people mentioning them?
    I would like ensuite though. Is the village better or worse?
    I live in an ensuite premium room atm as a current first year and the only thing that's a problem as such is the fact they are more expensive than the village rooms. For the extra price you get a bigger room and bathroom than in the village, and you are nearer the centre of campus. Personally I'm glad I paid the extra, I'd have found a room in the village too small (although everyone I know who lives there haven't complained about room size) and I'm one of those people whose usually running late for things so to be only 5 mins away from most buildings is a lifesaver.
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    (Original post by fabbykadabra)
    Question, in the T&C prohibited items include electrical items (15.1) .. does this include musical instruments ie. an electric piano?
    I don't think an electric piano would be prohbited per say, but do remember that the walls are very thin and chances are most of your flat would be able to hear you play it.
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    (Original post by StefanieLouise)
    I didn't realise there were three ensuite options? Unless you've put down one of the premier accommodation options, or the two bedroom shared flat - which doesn't sound too bad I guess, I was just worried I wouldn't get on with the one person I was sharing with. Norfolk/Suffolk are my second choice actually as I didn't want to be spending the extra money to just get a slightly bigger bedroom.
    ensuite premium and two bed studio, think i'd rather share, if i had too, but still have to share with only 1 person, really don't like the idea of sharing with 5 or 6 others, just hope i get the village tho
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    I live in an ensuite premium room atm as a current first year and the only thing that's a problem as such is the fact they are more expensive than the village rooms. For the extra price you get a bigger room and bathroom than in the village, and you are nearer the centre of campus. Personally I'm glad I paid the extra, I'd have found a room in the village too small (although everyone I know who lives there haven't complained about room size) and I'm one of those people whose usually running late for things so to be only 5 mins away from most buildings is a lifesaver.
    Yeah, see the extra cost doesn't really bother me very much. Had I gone to University of Bath it was like £107 or something for my sister last year and she was in the basic accomodation, so an extra £3 for premium ensuite sounds great! How many people are in your flat? Do you find any problems with the kitchen space or cooking facilities and stuff? Do you like your flatmates?
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    (Original post by Kimberlyas)
    Are there any problems with the premium ensuite rooms? Haven't really saw many people mentioning them?
    I would like ensuite though. Is the village better or worse?
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    I live in an ensuite premium room atm as a current first year and the only thing that's a problem as such is the fact they are more expensive than the village rooms. For the extra price you get a bigger room and bathroom than in the village, and you are nearer the centre of campus. Personally I'm glad I paid the extra, I'd have found a room in the village too small (although everyone I know who lives there haven't complained about room size) and I'm one of those people whose usually running late for things so to be only 5 mins away from most buildings is a lifesaver.
    To be honest I don't really see much of a difference between the room sizes (bathrooms of course, you guys actually have a room lol) of the village and say britten/brown/paston etc the ensuites in that area, but CT and NC jesus those rooms are massive. But then people just end up hoarding a load of crap, and those who don't, their rooms look like they're in a hotel/don't live in them. Personally for me because I'm a science student except for the lecture theatres it's much easier from the village to get to the science buildings than say where you are as you can bomb it down c. drive in the mornings and miss the crowds of people on the walkways.



    (Original post by jelly1000)
    I don't think an electric piano would be prohbited per say, but do remember that the walls are very thin and chances are most of your flat would be able to hear you play it.
    I don't know if its the same for your flat but it's so weird because we can't hear each other noise whilst in our rooms (except when they turn their lights on...which is creepy) but as soon as you're in the corridor you can hear everything.
    It's a shame I can't say the same for the person who lives above me *shudders*.
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    (Original post by makingamemory)
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    I don't know if its the same for your flat but it's so weird because we can't hear each other noise whilst in our rooms (except when they turn their lights on...which is creepy) but as soon as you're in the corridor you can hear everything.
    It's a shame I can't say the same for the person who lives above me *shudders*.

    The walls are THAT thin? Jeez, I don't wanna hear people getting busy, this will be a nightmare. Are there any other accommodations with thicker walls?
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    (Original post by candy82)
    The walls are THAT thin? Jeez, I don't wanna hear people getting busy, this will be a nightmare. Are there any other accommodations with thicker walls?
    I don't think the walls are that thin, like I said I can't hear any of my flatmates general noise (or otherwise) unless I'm outside of my room and in the corridor and only if theyre really noisy.
    it's either the space between the ceiling carries sound very well....or the guy has a very squeaky bed -.- urgh.

    To be honest it's student accommodation, it's gonna happen no matter where you are
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    (Original post by makingamemory)
    I don't think the walls are that thin, like I said I can't hear any of my flatmates general noise (or otherwise) unless I'm outside of my room and in the corridor and only if theyre really noisy.
    it's either the space between the ceiling carries sound very well....or the guy has a very squeaky bed -.- urgh.

    To be honest it's student accommodation, it's gonna happen no matter where you are
    Ew, that's what I'm afraid of. I should get a house for myself instead. Do you know how much would it cost me?
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    (Original post by makingamemory)
    I don't think the walls are that thin, like I said I can't hear any of my flatmates general noise (or otherwise) unless I'm outside of my room and in the corridor and only if theyre really noisy.
    it's either the space between the ceiling carries sound very well....or the guy has a very squeaky bed -.- urgh.

    To be honest it's student accommodation, it's gonna happen no matter where you are
    having problems with quoting atm and i cant quote a post with mulitple quotes so im quoting this one:
    ive noticed the difference-i could easily get two or three people sleeping on the floor in my room, whereas the room i went into in the village you could probally only get 1 person in.


    and from where i am i dont need to go down the walkways to C drive, i just go down past the sports car park past the side of the arts building and round the back of one a building that has a photocopy room in the ground floor and boom im on the drive (albeit at the wrong end)

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