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    What does everyone think, catered or self catered?
    I've heard recently that catered is more sociable and youre more likely to meet more people that way? Although some people are saying self catered would be better as you get really close to the people in your flat?
    Does it depend on the uni you go to... more traditional uni's..more catered people?
    I'm thinking of going to Newcastle, Leeds or Edinburgh (if i get an offer!)
    would appreciate some advice..thanks
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    go self catered, then you can cook up a storm when you get in at 3am really drunk
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    self catered you'll learn how to cook if you don't know already and you choose your own food that you want. It depends on the Uni tbh. My uni only does self catered and my best amtes uni does the choice between the 2.
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    That's a difficult one. I think the more traditional universities have more catered, especially edinburgh. Having to stick to set times for eating is a pain though. I persoanally prefer catered as i'm used to my **** making me food. And the cooks are usually proper ****s too.
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    (Original post by jessyfantastic90)
    self catered you'll learn how to cook if you don't know already and you choose your own food that you want. It depends on the Uni tbh. My uni only does self catered and my best amtes uni does the choice between the 2.
    Do you tend to just mix with the people in your flat at the start? And what if you don't get on with them?! Also saw that your doing marketing..it's exactly the same course as I;ve applied for, how do you find it?
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    i like self catered. i can eat whenever i want and whatever i want, so if i have a lecture at 12 i'll eat at 11 or so.

    i dont think that post made sense....
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    I'm on catered, but I think it might have been better being self catered - At Birmingham, you can go down and buy food anyway if you want from the canteen even if you're not catered. But the good thing about being catered is that you normally have dinner/lunch together, as a flat, whereas most of my self catered friends find that they make their food at individual times, so don't socialise as much. One bad thing about being catered is, sometimes I don't feel like walking down there, so I just make some food in the kitchen.. makes me feel guilty as I have to spend more money on that, on top of already having paid for catered. Its totally up to you, depends what you want!
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    def go self catered. you can eat when you are hungry. have massive meals with your flat and people in your block. also, its a major prob for people who are catered when they have classes at dinner time and also if no food is provided at weekends.
    if you go to leeds i would definitely recommend lupton! its selfcatered and you will meet a load of great people - its the cheapest but don't let that put you off as you get all the luxuries you could ever need as a student!
    good luck.
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    I imagine this thread will have a lot of relevant information. It's usually worth trying to search for common topics like this, because chances are, there will be a thread already.
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    Thanks for the advice, just want to do the most social option possible! anyone know what boddington halls are like at leeds?! x
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    I orignally wanted to go self catered but ended up with catered accomodation. It's no way as bad as a lot of people make out. I actually really enjoy not having to do any cooking or washing, especially if you've got in after a hard day. The food is fine, there's plenty of it The dinner hall is 2 minutes away from where I live so it's really convenient. It's also a lot more sociable we all go as a group every day. Everyone says 'you learn how to cook in self catered', but at the end of the day 1) i can already cook and 2) even if i couldn't I would learn at some point anyway, you don't have to learn to cook in your first year.
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    (Original post by burayo)
    Do you tend to just mix with the people in your flat at the start? And what if you don't get on with them?! Also saw that your doing marketing..it's exactly the same course as I;ve applied for, how do you find it?
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    yeah for the first week or 2 I mixed with my flatmates and through events met other people .I really clicked with one of my flatmates who happened to be on my course and I made my proper friends through my course. If you don't get on with your flatmates then its okay you can't get on with everyone..there only used as a starting point for making friends as soon as you start joining clubs,societies and stasrt your course you will meet friends GUARANTEED. I was friendly with my flatmates but did really click as such until the flatmate(mentioned above) came later on.

    I'm enjoying my course but all first year business students have to take all busines pathways for yr 1.so I don't start marketing properly until next year.
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    (Original post by burayo)
    Thanks for the advice, just want to do the most social option possible! anyone know what boddington halls are like at leeds?! x
    boddington halls are very social. and quite posh. if you are adverse to rahs then go else where (and for self catered generally). if those are the kind of people you enjoy, then go for it.

    personally i found self catered rather annoying. i felt like i was back in the school canteen, and not being able to have my tea when i wanted wasn't good either. i was also never up early enough to get breakfast.
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    "Thanks for the advice, just want to do the most social option possible! anyone know what boddington halls are like at leeds?! x"

    im sitting in leeds uni library next to my mate who was at boddington last year. he says:
    'its good because there is a good communual atmosphere and you get to know the people there. have your own bar, which also does weekly pub quiz where you can meet people. its quite a trek to uni but apparently they are giving you free bus passes from next year - might want to check that out. it also does both self-catered and catered.

    personally id still recommend lupton. you are a lot closer, in the middle of the pubs so social is perfect and are self-catered.
 
 
 
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