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    I think my first choice might be ensuite campus, haven't had a look at it yet though.
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    Hi again,

    I was just wondering what the situation was with the internet in UEA accommodation?

    Wired or/and wireless?

    How fast is the connection?

    How reliable is the internet connection?

    Thanks
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    anyone got some pictures of the Standard single campus accomodation and ziggurats? thank you
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    (Original post by Liquid27)
    Hi again,

    I was just wondering what the situation was with the internet in UEA accommodation?

    Wired or/and wireless?

    How fast is the connection?

    How reliable is the internet connection?

    Thanks
    The internet is pretty average. There's an ethernet port in your room and there's wireless (eduroam & The Cloud) throughout campus. On ethernet the speed is pretty solid at about 8Mb download, 1Mb upload. It's OK for watching say HD Netflix/ iPlayer/ YouTube. The wifi is a bit patchy. It goes down quite a bit and the speed varies depending on how congested the local wifi is. I've hit over 50Mb once on Wifi in the middle of the night, but it also can slow to a crawl at peak time.
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    In the accommodation are there communal areas where you can hang out and chill and watch tv if you wanted?
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    (Original post by priyanka44)
    In the accommodation are there communal areas where you can hang out and chill and watch tv if you wanted?
    There aren't really lounges or anything (and I'm pretty sure no accommodation has TVs in). Most people either chill in the kitchen or in the hallways, or just in somebody's room. Theres plenty of space to get a group together, just not in a living room area with sofas etc. There is of course the uni pub where you can watch TV (sports) or sit on sofas etc if thats what you're after
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    (Original post by loladam)
    There aren't really lounges or anything (and I'm pretty sure no accommodation has TVs in). Most people either chill in the kitchen or in the hallways, or just in somebody's room. Theres plenty of space to get a group together, just not in a living room area with sofas etc. There is of course the uni pub where you can watch TV (sports) or sit on sofas etc if thats what you're after
    Yeah thats great thanks
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    (Original post by loladam)
    The internet is pretty average. There's an ethernet port in your room and there's wireless (eduroam & The Cloud) throughout campus. On ethernet the speed is pretty solid at about 8Mb download, 1Mb upload. It's OK for watching say HD Netflix/ iPlayer/ YouTube. The wifi is a bit patchy. It goes down quite a bit and the speed varies depending on how congested the local wifi is. I've hit over 50Mb once on Wifi in the middle of the night, but it also can slow to a crawl at peak time.
    Thanks for the response, a very detailed answer.

    Can I also please ask about what the laundry facilities are like? i.e. The general quality and size of washer and driers, their proximity to people's rooms, and how many people share a single washer or tumble dryer?
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    (Original post by Liquid27)
    Thanks for the response, a very detailed answer.

    Can I also please ask about what the laundry facilities are like? i.e. The general quality and size of washer and driers, their proximity to people's rooms, and how many people share a single washer or tumble dryer?
    There are a couple of laundrettes on campus and one in the village. They're OK, quite expensive to be fair. Not sure what it's like on campus but the village one can get quite busy at peak times but if you go when its quieter then its usually empty

    They're probably a 5-10 minute walk max from the accommodation.
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    (Original post by Liquid27)
    Thanks for the response, a very detailed answer.

    Can I also please ask about what the laundry facilities are like? i.e. The general quality and size of washer and driers, their proximity to people's rooms, and how many people share a single washer or tumble dryer?

    Excluding the village, there's about 20 washing machines on campus. £2.50 a wash but you need to buy a top up card for £3 and have to top-up a minimum of £5 a time. These regularly break I must warn. Never top up more than £5 at a time as the top-up machines sometimes break and you will end up losing the money. If I wish to do my laundry it can sometimes occupy the whole evening due to waiting for one to become free etc.
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    I found in the village if you went before lunchtime, or after 9pm you were more than likely to get a washing machine...or two without any complaints (Not sure if they're still open 24 hours).
    Tumble driers are massive, the washing machines can easily fit in two/three weeks worth of clothing in, asides from Pine/Willow/Hawthorn the launderette is literally less than a minute away in the Village. As for on campus, pray you're not in Constable Terrace and have to walk 10 minutes to the nearest launderette.
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    I was gonna apply for summer accomodation (Im a current 1st year student) but on the wesbite, it says

    'We reserve the right to decline bookings for students who have breached the Terms and Conditions of the Licence to Occupy, including debt, during previous licence periods.'

    I pay monthly by direct debit, but didnt have enough money on my debit card in March so it was an unsuccessful transaction, but I paid it in April. However I didnt have money for the April direct debit, but since then I have payed off April (as well as May and June, so I have no debt now.) But I guess I still breached the terms and conditions, right? Should I even bother applying or will I be rejected
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    Thank you so much! X

    (Original post by kpwxx)
    Here they are!

    Spoiler to stop the post being too long. Bear in mind this is a few years ago now so some of the kitchens (possibly all) have been refurbished since then. I believe the style is still similar though, just with cupboard doors and nice materials that feel a bit more homely- the size will still be the same, and the bedrooms/bathroom pods are the same.

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    My room


    The desk in my room. Long enough to use as a desk and dressing table in one. With a big noticeboard for adding photos etc.


    Bathroom pod, on the very left is the shelf which is in the corner of the shower, then you can see the shower control then the toilet flush - the toilet itself is just to the right. So you can see it's very small! It is pretty hard to take a picture which properly shows what it's like, but you can sit on the toilet while brushing your teeth and stick your whole arm in the shower at the same time (if you wanted to do all that at once for some reason...). It is small, but it's big enough! The whole thing is waterproof so you don't have to worry about that, and like I said the desk is big so I just kept non-wet items like perfume, deoderant etc in the room, and there was plenty of space for spares of everything as well in the drawers in the room. There is also a shower curtain so you can hand your towel on the back of the door and it won't get wet.


    Kitchen pt 1


    Kitchen pt 2. The windows looked out towards other accom so you can see if others are having a gathering in the kitchen (applies for most of the accom!), helps with socialising - you can see if everyone in your block is in one kitchen etc


    Just to show you the storage space I had for my cookware. I also had cupboard, fridge and freezer space for food. Like I said, I think they have cupboards now but the space should work out roughly the same.
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    (Original post by driftawaay)
    I was gonna apply for summer accomodation (Im a current 1st year student) but on the wesbite, it says

    'We reserve the right to decline bookings for students who have breached the Terms and Conditions of the Licence to Occupy, including debt, during previous licence periods.'

    I pay monthly by direct debit, but didnt have enough money on my debit card in March so it was an unsuccessful transaction, but I paid it in April. However I didnt have money for the April direct debit, but since then I have payed off April (as well as May and June, so I have no debt now.) But I guess I still breached the terms and conditions, right? Should I even bother applying or will I be rejected
    I'd pop in and ask, it's worth a shot since you've paid it off now. I think they're more likely to decline someone who's still in debt to them. Also, how do you pay for summer accomm... If it's a lump sum at the start there isn't really any risk for them.

    Xxx

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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    I'd pop in and ask, it's worth a shot since you've paid it off now. I think they're more likely to decline someone who's still in debt to them. Also, how do you pay for summer accomm... If it's a lump sum at the start there isn't really any risk for them.

    Xxx

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    Yeah I was thinking about that, if its a lump sum then why not..

    I submitted an application and it said 'your application has been recorded, you will receive an email regarding the outcome of your application on 17th April 2015' .... obviously that's passed though so when will I receive an anwswer.... lol. the deadline for application submission is june 5.
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    (Original post by driftawaay)
    Yeah I was thinking about that, if its a lump sum then why not..

    I submitted an application and it said 'your application has been recorded, you will receive an email regarding the outcome of your application on 17th April 2015' .... obviously that's passed though so when will I receive an anwswer.... lol. the deadline for application submission is june 5.
    I've no idea when, sorry, but I can't imagine it'd be too long, they'd want to get it sorted asap I'd imagine.


    Xxx

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    The online application form has been up for a while now .... I've filled mine in :s x


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    1st choice - en suite campus!
    Exciting! 😜


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    Does anyone have any info on what Britten House is like? Thank you!! x
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    (Original post by daisyr)
    Does anyone have any info on what Britten House is like? Thank you!! x
    I lived there in my first year. Rooms are a pretty good size- great sized desks, reasonably sized bathrooms, big kitchens. Five minutes at most from the square. Obviously the atmosphere depends on who you live with so that varies year on year. Any further questions let me know
 
 
 

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