I got my unconditional offer early and decided to press on with getting accommodation sorted - trouble was I had no idea about any of the buildings I was signing up for - on the tour we only looked around Nelson court. As the tour only really took in one side of the Campus we didn't even set eyes on Colman house and the new buildings. The best residence I saw (from the outside) was Constable Terrace. As a result I phoned up and was told I had been put in Colman house, I asked if they had anything in Constable Terrace and the accommodations officionado said the computer was running the show and he couldnt change the allocation. So I spent that evening looking on this website and a few others trying to find more info on colman house, my alleged new home. I then discovered a few posts that told me more than the 3 lines of info you get on the UEA website about Colman and included photos of the bathroom, hall, etc,etc an and it looked bloody good for student accommodation - lifts could come in very handy I thought. So I went to bed with the feeling I'd landed on my feet. Then this morning I had an e-mail from the accomm department saying they'd switched me to Constable Terrace. Now I'll look an absolute arse If I say I want Colman after all.
I can't help but feeling that all this needless bloody drama could have been avioded if they had just included more information and more images or even a virtual tour of the accommodation - after all we are signing up for something that costs £80 a week that we have to sleep, shower and whatever else in for a year with only a single aspect photo and three lines information - one line of it relevent - to base our decision on. I can't blame the guys at accommodation for basicly giving me what I asked for but I don't feel I had enough info to go by and make such a big decision. What does everyone else think?
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