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    (Original post by Bath~Student)
    The inhumane price tag.
    Can you elaborate and please don't go into your anti-ensuite spiel, I think we've all heard it.
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    (Original post by Charlotte_Simm)
    Can you elaborate and please don't go into your anti-ensuite spiel, I think we've all heard it.
    I haven't a clue what you have applied for, but CLEARLY it isn't a STEM subject.


    Those of us who have a solid understanding of mathematics (economics to some degree), realise that it is pathetic to spend twice as much for essentially the same thing. Perhaps it has eluded you, but you can live at Eastwood, have all the facilities a normally functioning human needs (I do not exaggerate) and three times the happiness because you don't need to live off mouldy ham for the next three weeks as you have enough money left for food at the end of the week.

    A few weeks back I had to explain this to someone who had applied for mathematics...... I despair.

    What, darling, have you applied for?

    I truly, truly, want to see people like that undine-monty plonker pay back their debts. First, she is essentially studying unemployment itself, then thinks it is sensible to waste money on unnecesseties, if I may so say.
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    (Original post by Bath~Student)
    I haven't a clue what you have applied for, but CLEARLY it isn't a STEM subject.


    Those of us who have a solid understanding of mathematics (economics to some degree), realise that it is pathetic to spend twice as much for essentially the same thing. Perhaps it has eluded you, but you can live at Eastwood, have all the facilities a normally functioning human needs (I do not exaggerate) and three times the happiness because you don't need to live off mouldy ham for the next three weeks as you have enough money left for food at the end of the week.

    A few weeks back I had to explain this to someone who had applied for mathematics...... I despair.

    What, darling, have you applied for?

    I truly, truly, want to see people like that undine-monty plonker pay back their debts. First, she is essentially studying unemployment itself, then thinks it is sensible to waste money on unnecesseties, if I may so say.
    I honestly had a good laugh over your indirect insult towards me, so thanks for that

    I'm 'essentially studying unemployment itself'? I'm not sure what you mean here because I literally study unemployment in Sociology. Do you mean to say that a Sociology degree is useless and when I finish the degree, I'll be unemployed? Because if so, you're wrong and it proves how little you know about the subject, how useful it is and the job market. In this case, you are ignorant.

    I don't regard en-suites as unnecessary and I don't think they're a waste of money. I said this before to you, its a matter of personal choice having an en suite room with a tv or a phone. If someone wants a room like that, they shouldn't be chastised for it in the same way someone who wants a basic standard room shouldn't be chastised either.

    "I haven't a clue what you have applied for, but CLEARLY it isn't a STEM subject."

    That's so patronising the way you're belittling anyone who isn't doing a STEM subject. You're saying that anyone who doesn't do a STEM subject is unintelligent and that it is an ignorant way to think because it's untrue. A psychology student could be just as smart as a maths student but decided to follow a different route.

    You have this narrow minded way of thinking where if someone doesn't agree with you, they're automatically wrong and whatever they say is irrelevant
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    (Original post by undine_monty)
    "Mindless propaganda".
    One of the things an a-level mathematics course entails is this thing called sequences and series and analysis thereof, including subtleties like compound interest.

    Now, having studied a minimum of that, people realise what I said above and I won't repeat it. tl;dr It simply isn't economical to pay twice the cost for the same thing. You cannot argue with that. Unless you study psychology or whatever and cannot handle simple mathematics - I mean so simple it'll make your head spin.

    Admittedly, a balance is important at university - particularly one which specialises in STEM, like Bath. Where else are the needy, *cough* I mean nerdy, lads in the STEM faculties gonna get their ehem from? Yeah, we need sociologists at university.
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    (Original post by Bath~Student)
    One of the things an a-level mathematics course entails is this thing called sequences and series and analysis thereof, including subtleties like compound interest.

    Now, having studied a minimum of that, people realise what I said above and I won't repeat it. tl;dr It simply isn't economical to pay twice the cost for the same thing. You cannot argue with that. Unless you study psychology or whatever and cannot handle simple mathematics - I mean so simple it'll make your head spin.

    Admittedly, a balance is important at university - particularly one which specialises in STEM, like Bath. Where else are the needy, *cough* I mean nerdy, lads in the STEM faculties gonna get their ehem from? Yeah, we need sociologists at university.
    They're not the same thing though. One accommodation has more than the other which is why one costs more than the other. You don't even need a GCSE to understand that. You don't even need to have finished primary to get that.

    Right, so I, a prospective sociology student who hopes to attend Bath in September, am I only good enough to provide sex for the STEM students? Wow, just wow
    There is a whole lot wrong with you. I didn't think you could be any worse than you have already are, then you say that.

    What you said is untrue. I'm better than that. All the sociologists and non-STEM students at Bath are better than that. You don't respect the other subjects so in turn, you don't respect the students who decide to study them when the subjects they choose can be perfectly respectable and influential. You think STEM is the be-all and end-all when its not.
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    (Original post by undine_monty)
    They're not the same thing though. One accommodation has more than the other which is why one costs more than the other. You don't even need a GCSE to understand that. You don't even need to have finished primary to get that.
    Because you obviously need a shower in your own room when you can have one for half the price opposite your room, like two feet away..?

    I am disappointed in you
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    (Original post by Bath~Student)
    Because you obviously need a shower in your own room when you can have one for half the price opposite your room, like two feet away..?

    I am disappointed in you
    I don't need one; I want one in my room. I don't want to share a bathroom with anyone. I just want my own. A lot of people would share my view. Some other people might want one because of a medical issue they don't want other people finding out about. They are both rational reasons to want an en-suite.

    You're making a big deal out of people wanting en-suites and every time I get involved in this discussion with you about en-suites or non Eastwood accommodations, it mentally drains me. You're so biased towards Eastwood and I don't get why you can't just respect someone else's decision to not opt for an Eastwood room.
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    (Original post by undine_monty)
    I don't need one; I want one in my room. I don't want to share a bathroom with anyone. I just want my own. A lot of people would share my view. Some other people might want one because of a medical issue they don't want other people finding out about. They are both rational reasons to want an en-suite.

    You're making a big deal out of people wanting en-suites and every time I get involved in this discussion with you about en-suites or non Eastwood accommodations, it mentally drains me. You're so biased towards Eastwood and I don't get why you can't just respect someone else's decision to not opt for an Eastwood room.
    Then cry elsewhere when you're knee-deep in debt and unemployed. I won't have it.
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    (Original post by Bath~Student)
    Then cry elsewhere when you're knee-deep in debt and unemployed. I won't have it.
    Think what you want about my future, I don't really care because I know I'll be fine and I won't be unemployed.
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    (Original post by undine_monty)
    Think what you want about my future, I don't really care because I know I'll be fine and I won't be unemployed.
    I honestly wish you all the best.

    But financial frugality is key, irrespective.
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    I'm thinking about Osbourne House or Marl/Sols. But theres not much info on here about Osbourne house. So whats Osbourne House like? On the website it's only £122pw for an ensuite, which is much cheaper than marl/sols at £150pw also ensuite. Where is it on campus and would it be far to walk to lectures/ the bus stop etc? and whats the social life like there?
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    (Original post by LilyAmaryllis)
    I'm thinking about Osbourne House or Marl/Sols. But theres not much info on here about Osbourne house. So whats Osbourne House like? On the website it's only £122pw for an ensuite, which is much cheaper than marl/sols at £150pw also ensuite. Where is it on campus and would it be far to walk to lectures/ the bus stop etc? and whats the social life like there?
    The social life is obviously non-existent. It is a solid mile from campus, which is where all the social life occurs. Such as Eastwood, a central, cheap and sociable accommodation block.

    Osborne, on the other hand..
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    (Original post by Fas)
    Marlborough/Solsbury is the best accommodation on your list OP, hands down. Norwood is probably one of the ugliest buildings I have ever seen, and unless you're a good 5-6 floors above the club, the noise is going to destroy your soul.

    Westwood and Eastwood are OK, they're more the standard student accommodation you'd expect to find at other uni's. If you really want quality though, go Quads. That place is so good, room size aside.
    I was considering Marlborough or Quads

    On the one hand whilst i can see Quads is super new, modern and nice; i've heard its rather lonely due to less people and if you don't get on you're pretty screwed by ways of dorm friends? As well as the rooms being modern yet small with the en suite

    Marlborough i have heard nothing but good out of but have not seen ANY of it? I stayed with a friend in Eastwood and whilst it was very "student-y" and less of my preference it was very sociable and nice. Is Marlborough very modern and new or?

    Cheers
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    (Original post by ljamest)
    I was considering Marlborough or Quads

    On the one hand whilst i can see Quads is super new, modern and nice; i've heard its rather lonely due to less people and if you don't get on you're pretty screwed by ways of dorm friends? As well as the rooms being modern yet small with the en suite

    Marlborough i have heard nothing but good out of but have not seen ANY of it? I stayed with a friend in Eastwood and whilst it was very "student-y" and less of my preference it was very sociable and nice. Is Marlborough very modern and new or?

    Cheers
    Absolutely. Ask yourself: are you going to university, or is this an extended holiday where you insist on having an "En-Suite" and a fecking flatscreen?

    If the former, Eastwood. If the latter, Ibiza is that way.
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    (Original post by Bath~Student)
    Absolutely. Ask yourself: are you going to university, or is this an extended holiday where you insist on having an "En-Suite" and a fecking flatscreen?

    If the former, Eastwood. If the latter, Ibiza is that way.
    I have no need for a flatscreen and i'm not extremely opposed to sharing a bathroom, however preference dictates that an en suite would be nice at least; Thus leaning me towards something like Marlborough or Woodlands. I don't think you're being particularly helpful and would ask for you to keep your own opinions out and remain unbiased if you want to respond
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    (Original post by ljamest)
    I have no need for a flatscreen and i'm not extremely opposed to sharing a bathroom, however preference dictates that an en suite would be nice at least; Thus leaning me towards something like Marlborough or Woodlands. I don't think you're being particularly helpful and would ask for you to keep your own opinions out and remain unbiased if you want to respond
    Ok, m8. I will laugh at you when you are knee-debt in debt and unemployed. Someone who cannot make simple, rational decisions (ie to pay twice as much for the same thing or not? erhmmmm..!), is simply not employable. In four years, go cry elsewhere.

    Non-STEM plebs aren't really wanted at Bath anyway. It was founded as a STEM school, arty losers came later. And for such those losers, the Quads et al was erected. It is a smelly, unemployment building.
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    One thing that might be worth considering - I really like having friends over to watch a film with me. That meant that the relatively big rooms in Norwood were great, because we could all fit in.
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    (Original post by Bath~Student)
    Ok, m8. I will laugh at you when you are knee-debt in debt and unemployed. Someone who cannot make simple, rational decisions (ie to pay twice as much for the same thing or not? erhmmmm..!), is simply not employable. In four years, go cry elsewhere.

    Non-STEM plebs aren't really wanted at Bath anyway. It was founded as a STEM school, arty losers came later. And for such those losers, the Quads et al was erected. It is a smelly, unemployment building.
    Oh, do sod off. I'm a non-STEM finalist about to go into a £28k per year job in finance.
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    (Original post by Bath~Student)
    Ok, m8. I will laugh at you when you are knee-debt in debt and unemployed. Someone who cannot make simple, rational decisions (ie to pay twice as much for the same thing or not? erhmmmm..!), is simply not employable. In four years, go cry elsewhere.

    Non-STEM plebs aren't really wanted at Bath anyway. It was founded as a STEM school, arty losers came later. And for such those losers, the Quads et al was erected. It is a smelly, unemployment building.
    i'm applied for Pharmacology which is STEM, and it doesn't matter anyway. Again if you're not going to be helpful then please stop responding it is a waste of everyones time. I've also stayed in Eastwood and its not for me, i gave it a go and i would prefer Marlborough or something. ty
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    (Original post by RibenaRockstar)
    Oh, do sod off. I'm a non-STEM finalist about to go into a £28k per year job in finance.
    Then you're lucky. That's exceptionally unusual of non-STEM folk.
 
 
 
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