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    (Original post by xfirekittyx)
    Why wouldn't you be able to stand it?
    I'm worried about them looking down on me, but trying to avoid where they might be seems like inverse snobbery to me. I'm kind of thinking, with that many people to a hall there's always going to be people I like and dislike. I'm not sure if single sex corridors in the non-ensuite rooms is a minus or a plus though :/

    just dont think id get on that well thats all. yea your right. I think the mixed corridors will be a lot better in my opinion
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    (Original post by jacky23)
    what Goldney like then?
    so are you in like clusters of flats each of which has a certain amount of rooms in? so you all share the same facilities? if so is that the same for other halls?
    Goldney has 8 non-ensuite blocks, each of which consist of either 3 or 4 flats of 8 people. Each flat is self contained in terms of kitchen (table big enough for 8 + 8 chairs, 2 ovens, 2 fridges, 2 sinks, cupboard space (pretty good considering), recycling bins), and also has 3 bathrooms (2 with shower), a separate bath for those who enjoy a soak, along with a communal area big enough to do stuff in (although it doesn't contain any furniture because technically its a fire escape route and so can't be blocked). Theres also the fire escape that you have access to from the flat, which doubles up (illegally) as an area to smoke if thats your kind of thing (we have sisha out there now its warmer), or just a general small area to be outside when the weathers nice.

    In terms of other utilities, theres a specific room that everyone shares for washing machines/dryers. Got to be honest, they aren't the greatest in the world but they get the job done, and hey, you're a student, its not like you really care that much.

    Oh and the rooms themselves at goldney are pretty good, they have plenty of storage space and a sink in each room, plus desk, two chairs, bed and a couple of little bedside table/drawer things. In terms of comparison to other places i've been, generally goldney does seem to be better, plus the views are pretty good!

    If I have time tonight I can take some photos, but I really really need to learn analysis before my exam tomorrow. Turns out its pretty difficult
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    Thought I'd share this, I made it the other day just as a quick look up to avoid all the hassle of link clicking.

    It lists all the accommodation options (except shared rooms, because I really don't want to apply for them and I made this for personal use) and their costs, whther they have a basin or en suite or not.

    Most places don't have insurances listed yet, but that shouldn't be too much of a difference.

    http://ubuntuone.com/6rCdlV03aPZnDlcKMf02JT
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    (Original post by A.J10)
    Thought I'd share this, I made it the other day just as a quick look up to avoid all the hassle of link clicking.

    It lists all the accommodation options (except shared rooms, because I really don't want to apply for them and I made this for personal use) and their costs, whther they have a basin or en suite or not.

    Most places don't have insurances listed yet, but that shouldn't be too much of a difference.

    http://ubuntuone.com/5PPRpX0tKRBSgHg5oGEGLp
    Thanks! Great resource!

    By the way, to those suspicious of random links, this is a download of an excel spreadsheet.
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    (Original post by Rubgish)
    Single sex corridors are a minus. University forces you to be more adult about many things, sticking people in single sex corridors/flats really just makes things worse. I'd hate to be in a flat with all guys, everything is a lot more balanced with people of both sexes around 24/7, the girls keep the guys from becoming too 'laddish', as tends to happen with large groups of guys, and the guys prevent the girls from forming little cliques and being bitchy about each other.


    (Yes, i'm generalising a lot, thats because generally its true, get over it. Its also a lot quicker than explaining fully the benefits, but I have an exam tomorrow so don't blame me for not explaining more fully either)
    See that's what I'm worried about (having gone to an only girls school that was bitch central) But surely the cliquesyness and ladishness wouldn't happen anyway by socialising with other floors of the other sex? There was very little socialising with the boys school until year11 (and because of your other point they weren't the best guys to have as mates).

    I just wouldn't want to share showers with guys I don't know... not because guys have poor hygiene (I think we are actually worse than guys since our hair clogs up the drain) but because I wouldn't want them seeing me in a towel etc.

    Also this could be me being silly but being in a commited relationship, I wouldn't want to share with guys in case there was a mutual attraction, as living with someone would seem to make it very hard to avoid them in order to mantain distance to not suffer from the-other-grass-looks-greener-syndrome.

    No worries your reply seemed to sum it up anyway hope your exam went well
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    (Original post by xfirekittyx)
    See that's what I'm worried about (having gone to an only girls school that was bitch central) But surely the cliquesyness and ladishness wouldn't happen anyway by socialising with other floors of the other sex? There was very little socialising with the boys school until year11 (and because of your other point they weren't the best guys to have as mates).

    I just wouldn't want to share showers with guys I don't know... not because guys have poor hygiene (I think we are actually worse than guys since our hair clogs up the drain) but because I wouldn't want them seeing me in a towel etc.

    Also this could be me being silly but being in a commited relationship, I wouldn't want to share with guys in case there was a mutual attraction, as living with someone would seem to make it very hard to avoid them in order to mantain distance to not suffer from the-other-grass-looks-greener-syndrome.

    No worries your reply seemed to sum it up anyway hope your exam went well
    I understand why you wouldn't want to be seen by guys in your towel etc, but honestly you just get used to it. Living with people is just, well, different to knowing people otherwise. It sounds a bit silly, but it genuinely is different, and you feel differently about people you live with. Even if its still not your cup of tea, you can always take clothes into the bathroom with you (theres space to put clothes on the side while you shower and space to change afterwards.

    I guess mutual attraction is a problem, but really no-one wants to have an inter-flat relationship, you're adults, you should (probably) be able to deal with it, plus when you live with someone 24/7 its a lot easier to understand they aren't perfect, and so you're unlikely to think that they are better than your current partner

    Oh and my exam was alright thanks
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    Edit: No worries I know the answer to my question now
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    (Original post by Rubgish)
    I understand why you wouldn't want to be seen by guys in your towel etc, but honestly you just get used to it. Living with people is just, well, different to knowing people otherwise. It sounds a bit silly, but it genuinely is different, and you feel differently about people you live with. Even if its still not your cup of tea, you can always take clothes into the bathroom with you (theres space to put clothes on the side while you shower and space to change afterwards.

    I guess mutual attraction is a problem, but really no-one wants to have an inter-flat relationship, you're adults, you should (probably) be able to deal with it, plus when you live with someone 24/7 its a lot easier to understand they aren't perfect, and so you're unlikely to think that they are better than your current partner

    Oh and my exam was alright thanks
    I'll take your word for it, I can't agree or disagree never having had that experience But can't they still walk into the bathroom whilst your changing in that case?

    I don't know how much people can grow up over the summer holidays :P My cousin met her boyfriend in her first year in a shared house so did one of my best friends this year ( I'm talking the 4 bedroom kind not the moohoosive bristol student house kind)

    Plus I've had a bad experience with my ex cheating on me colouring my opinions... he blamed the fact that he couldn't get away from her because she was always there, which I know is pathetic and he could have waited till after me and him were over... it was just so weird, together a year and a half, he was utterly devoted, i'd spent xmas with his fam, we went on holiday together in the summer he told his friends just before he left when one was sceptical about relationships surving uni that he knew I was the one, and I was going to be his wife one day. He was so in love and so devoted to me before he left... then decided he found something better at uni in matter of weeks :confused:

    Haha well I'm a really untidy person so none of their habits would probabaly bother me, it'd probabaly be someone living with me who got put off me for my messyness seeing as opposites attract and all
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    (Original post by xfirekittyx)
    I'll take your word for it, I can't agree or disagree never having had that experience But can't they still walk into the bathroom whilst your changing in that case?

    I don't know how much people can grow up over the summer holidays :P My cousin met her boyfriend in her first year in a shared house so did one of my best friends this year ( I'm talking the 4 bedroom kind not the moohoosive bristol student house kind)

    Plus I've had a bad experience with my ex cheating on me colouring my opinions... he blamed the fact that he couldn't get away from her because she was always there, which I know is pathetic and he could have waited till after me and him were over... it was just so weird, together a year and a half, he was utterly devoted, i'd spent xmas with his fam, we went on holiday together in the summer he told his friends just before he left when one was sceptical about relationships surving uni that he knew I was the one, and I was going to be his wife one day. He was so in love and so devoted to me before he left... then decided he found something better at uni in matter of weeks :confused:

    Haha well I'm a really untidy person so none of their habits would probabaly bother me, it'd probabaly be someone living with me who got put off me for my messyness seeing as opposites attract and all
    The bathrooms are like ones you'd have at home, ie shower, toilet, sink all in one room + some extra space, so they can't get in unless you leave the door unlocked

    Re-reading what I said about in-flat relationships I perhaps worded it wrong, the point I meant to get across was more that it requires a stronger attraction internally inside the flat for people to have a go at it, because the consequences are (potentially) pretty bad for the rest of the year if it goes wrong. So theres a sort of greater 'attracted' threshold for flat members than there would be for people outside the flat, making it less likely that you'd end up with someone inside the flat.

    I understand that a bad experience like that would discourage you from mixed living, but from an objective standpoint I feel like mixed living might help you too - I don't really know the full circumstances, but it seems pretty likely the result of that relationship is still affecting you, so perhaps if you are in that situation yourself you can see it from his point of view, and maybe either (a) realise that his excuse was more valid than you realised or (b) realise that it wasn't and that he wasn't the guy you thought he was. It might help you move on from it (if its still effecting you, this is all very hand-wavy on my part )

    Everyone has a threshold messiness they can put up with, its just down to people to find out what it is, most peoples are reasonable I'm actually cleaner at uni than I am at home, even though at home my parents do vacuuming/washing for me, so I don't quite understand how that works!
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    (Original post by Rubgish)
    The bathrooms are like ones you'd have at home, ie shower, toilet, sink all in one room + some extra space, so they can't get in unless you leave the door unlocked

    Re-reading what I said about in-flat relationships I perhaps worded it wrong, the point I meant to get across was more that it requires a stronger attraction internally inside the flat for people to have a go at it, because the consequences are (potentially) pretty bad for the rest of the year if it goes wrong. So theres a sort of greater 'attracted' threshold for flat members than there would be for people outside the flat, making it less likely that you'd end up with someone inside the flat.

    I understand that a bad experience like that would discourage you from mixed living, but from an objective standpoint I feel like mixed living might help you too - I don't really know the full circumstances, but it seems pretty likely the result of that relationship is still affecting you, so perhaps if you are in that situation yourself you can see it from his point of view, and maybe either (a) realise that his excuse was more valid than you realised or (b) realise that it wasn't and that he wasn't the guy you thought he was. It might help you move on from it (if its still effecting you, this is all very hand-wavy on my part )

    Everyone has a threshold messiness they can put up with, its just down to people to find out what it is, most peoples are reasonable I'm actually cleaner at uni than I am at home, even though at home my parents do vacuuming/washing for me, so I don't quite understand how that works!
    oh ok in my ex's hall there were several showers and toliets in the same room so there wasn't that level of privacy. Thanks that is so reassuring

    That's pretty true, a lot of people do just get carried away with their feelings and don't think about consequences till later. For example, just over a month after he and I broke up his mum told me he signed the lease to move into a flat with just her for the second year of uni...

    Oh I don't think I was clear either, they were on seperate floors, so my logic is if it was that bad he couldn't stay away in the same building, then it'll be a lot harder in the same block! Yes you're right, it's unfortunetly still affecting me, still makes me apprenhensive about uni and living with people I don't know, as I dunno I spent time with the people in his halls, some told me about their relationship problems, came to me for support yet none of them thought I had the right to know I was being cheated on when my ex and the girl weren't being very covert: I found out by a picture posted on facebook of them kissing. Sorry about spilling my guts to you by the way!

    Ahh aweseome I hope I'm like you then in that respect! I think that's true, everyone has their limits, even me who's comfortable with a floordrobe...

    Have you had your last exam?
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    (Original post by Rubgish)
    The bathrooms are like ones you'd have at home, ie shower, toilet, sink all in one room + some extra space, so they can't get in unless you leave the door unlocked
    I thought they were a row of showers/toilets as well! Now I need to reassess my mental image. So there are three bathrooms, two with showers, so eight people share two showers and a bath... and each room has a basin. Isn't that really crowded sometimes?

    Also, when you say self-contained... I still have a difficult time picturing that. Is each floor one flat? Is the entrance to the flat one used solely by the occupants of that flat, or is there a stairwell for each block or something?
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    What's the consensus on UH? Want to be in stoke bishop area for the social life but I also want my halls to be self catered


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    Is it true that UH has 5 people to a bathroom, kitchen and toilet?
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    (Original post by Hemzo)
    Is it true that UH has 5 people to a bathroom, kitchen and toilet?

    (Original post by punctuation)
    I thought they were a row of showers/toilets as well! Now I need to reassess my mental image. So there are three bathrooms, two with showers, so eight people share two showers and a bath... and each room has a basin. Isn't that really crowded sometimes?

    One shower per 4-5 people isn't that bad, manage it at home currently. We have an informal routine though... I suppose it could be a nightmare if you have one person who has a shower at different times each day and takes half an hour.

    I do not like the idea of 2 shower cubicles in a room however. Not quite sure how you'd manage to put your towel somewhere dry, get out of the shower and grab it before anyone had a chance to see you.

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    (Original post by Hemzo)
    Is it true that UH has 5 people to a bathroom, kitchen and toilet?
    Yes (I though it was 6 but i could be mistaken, though it's definitely 6 for en-suites either way but not 100% sure about the normal UH flats)

    There are 48 en suite flats and about 200ish non en-suites I believe
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    According to the site, UH has 253 without en suite and 48 en suite.

    "Shower room and WC shared in flats of 5 students"

    "Kitchen/diner in each flat of 5-6 students"

    So I assume if you have en suite you share with one more person? :rolleyes:

    Looking more closely, I'm starting to like UH. It's in Stoke Bishop, cheap and as far as I can see has individual showers.
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    Thanks for the info. Does anyone have photos of Goldney bathrooms? or just photos of the interior of Goldney in general...
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    I assume you mean other than the ones on the bristol website? I tried myself :dontknow:

    Their site can be a pain, half of them don't have photos for the bathrooms which is a major factor. Neither do they have a single place to compare the rooms available, you have to go back and forth.

    I don't care how nice and pretty the outside looks, I want to know how nice the room itself is. :hmpf:
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    (Original post by A.J10)
    I assume you mean other than the ones on the bristol website? I tried myself :dontknow:

    Their site can be a pain, half of them don't have photos for the bathrooms which is a major factor. Neither do they have a single place to compare the rooms available, you have to go back and forth.

    I don't care how nice and pretty the outside looks, I want to know how nice the room itself is. :hmpf:


    They have residences at a glance though: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/accommodati...om-glance.html

    unless you meant the photos?
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    So Durham is really quiet yeah? Would I be stupid to choose it over UH if I'm looking for somewhere with a good social life? Also bearing in mind that Goldney is my first choice


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