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    If, as an undergrad, I were to choose price band A for a single room, is the larger room+toilet worth it? I'm pretty sociable, but also like some time to myself. I'm not sure whether to go for band A or band B? any help? thanks
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    (Original post by Michael XYZ)
    Read your post on the previous page.

    So it's fine to use for frozen vegetables, chicken etc?
    I have seen someone cook a whole chicken in the "grill" before, but it took the whole night. You can definitely cook other smaller frozen chicken stuff though, and chips and wedges and whatever else takes your fancy. As mentioned previously, the only things I've known there to be a problem with are whole chickens and large frozen pies. Apparently they are doing the kitchens up though (mentioned on the website, although Management haven't told the Committee anything about it yet) and so if we get consulted, we'd push for proper ovens. Do remember that you can get proper food in the canteen as well. Let me know if that doesn't answer your question
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    (Original post by englica)
    If, as an undergrad, I were to choose price band A for a single room, is the larger room+toilet worth it? I'm pretty sociable, but also like some time to myself. I'm not sure whether to go for band A or band B? any help? thanks
    I don't think there are any ensuites in the Rosebery Wing, so band A may mean you get placed in the Myd Wing (which is usually a lot less social). In a single room, you'll definitely have time to yourself. All of them are a good size anyway. Normally people prop their door open if they are happy for people to come in and talk to them, and close their door if they are having some "alone time". I wouldn't worry too much about it, because everyone (no matter how social they are) requires down time. Also, with sharing a toilet or having your own, that depends on your personal preference. I personally don't mind sharing those facilities (as they get cleaned really well daily) but some people do. Feel free to ask further questions.
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    (Original post by Hollie -)
    I don't think there are any ensuites in the Rosebery Wing, so band A may mean you get placed in the Myd Wing (which is usually a lot less social). In a single room, you'll definitely have time to yourself. All of them are a good size anyway. Normally people prop their door open if they are happy for people to come in and talk to them, and close their door if they are having some "alone time". I wouldn't worry too much about it, because everyone (no matter how social they are) requires down time. Also, with sharing a toilet or having your own, that depends on your personal preference. I personally don't mind sharing those facilities (as they get cleaned really well daily) but some people do. Feel free to ask further questions.
    Hiya, I know there are no ensuites, and I don't mind spending the extra money if it is going to be worth it. Would I miss out socially if I was in the Myd Wing? Are there quite a few undergrads there?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by englica)
    Hiya, I know there are no ensuites, and I don't mind spending the extra money if it is going to be worth it. Would I miss out socially if I was in the Myd Wing? Are there quite a few undergrads there?

    Thanks
    Over the past two years, Myd has been predominantly PG. There are a few UG that are placed there, but people tend to socialise with people on their floor (at least initially) and so being in Myd can make you feel more excluded from UG things.
    It isn't rare to see people sitting in the corridor or kitchen talking in the Rosebery Wing. If you didn't live there, you would miss out on all of that. Of course, you would still go to organised events, but I think being part of spontaneous gatherings help people to settle in and get to know each other quicker.
    I don't know how things work in the Myd Wing. I assume you'd just get to know PGs more, but they tend to work a lot harder and have less free time.
    Obviously things may be different this year. They may decide to mix UG and PGs up a bit, however both wings have definitely been very separate over the past two years.
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    (Original post by Hollie -)
    Over the past two years, Myd has been predominantly PG. There are a few UG that are placed there, but people tend to socialise with people on their floor (at least initially) and so being in Myd can make you feel more excluded from UG things.
    It isn't rare to see people sitting in the corridor or kitchen talking in the Rosebery Wing. If you didn't live there, you would miss out on all of that. Of course, you would still go to organised events, but I think being part of spontaneous gatherings help people to settle in and get to know each other quicker.
    I don't know how things work in the Myd Wing. I assume you'd just get to know PGs more, but they tend to work a lot harder and have less free time.
    Obviously things may be different this year. They may decide to mix UG and PGs up a bit, however both wings have definitely been very separate over the past two years.
    oooo, I don't know which band to choose!
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    (Original post by GeeDerrett)
    It looks like it is included thank God! It's a pretty good deal I think, basically four evening meals a week sorted! Yeah, I paid mine yesterday, didn't want to leave it too last minute! Just hoping now I get the band I specified! I can't wait either (apart from actually packing), really looking forward to Freshers
    Yeah dude freshers should be good..are you moving in on the 25th or heading there earlier? Which band of room did you go for if you don't mind me asking?
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    25th I think! Unless I hear of anything amazing happening beforehand! What about you? I put D, I'd rather have more money in my pocket per week haha and I figure that if I put C in an attempt to get a slightly bigger room, they could give me a band higher which I probably couldn't afford! I figure they'll all be much of a muchness! What about you?
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    I picked D too because I'm a cheapskate!

    When is Freshers Week then? 25th Sept onwards for a week?
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    (Original post by Michael XYZ)
    I picked D too because I'm a cheapskate!

    When is Freshers Week then? 25th Sept onwards for a week?
    Term officially starts on the 29th, but for the first week there are only lectures (no classes). Freshers therefore tends to go on for around a fortnight. Hope that helps!
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    Hey

    I accepted my Rosebery room offer with no preference for a specific room band. I'm now worried that I'm going to be placed in the Myddleton Wing!

    Do you think it would be worth emailing the hall to maybe state a preference for a band C room?

    Thanks in advance!
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    (Original post by WeStartedNothing)
    Hey

    I accepted my Rosebery room offer with no preference for a specific room band. I'm now worried that I'm going to be placed in the Myddleton Wing!

    Do you think it would be worth emailing the hall to maybe state a preference for a band C room?

    Thanks in advance!
    Hi,

    There's no harm in trying! My first point of contact would be with the accommo office though:

    Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7531
    Email: [email protected]

    Hope that helps.
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    So I've just accepted my offer for a single room, it said on the offer that it was space in a flat?
    I thought rooms were arranged just along corridors? Or are some arranged in flats to??
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    (Original post by evans.d)
    So I've just accepted my offer for a single room, it said on the offer that it was space in a flat?
    I thought rooms were arranged just along corridors? Or are some arranged in flats to??
    Great question and one that I unfortunately don't know the answer to. If there are flats, they would be in the Myd wing. Again, I'd contact the accommo office (look at the post above yours for contact details) if you'd like clarification. Sorry I wasn't much help!
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    How many people, on average, share a kitchen/bathroom etc?
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    (Original post by Hollie -)
    Great question and one that I unfortunately don't know the answer to. If there are flats, they would be in the Myd wing. Again, I'd contact the accommo office (look at the post above yours for contact details) if you'd like clarification. Sorry I wasn't much help!
    Thanks for the answer, another question... Is it socially acceptable to hang around the place in a onesie? e.g to bob into the kitchen and make a cup of tea or will I be judged? This is very important, I literally live in my onesie.
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    (Original post by evans.d)
    Thanks for the answer, another question... Is it socially acceptable to hang around the place in a onesie? e.g to bob into the kitchen and make a cup of tea or will I be judged? This is very important, I literally live in my onesie.
    By the sounds of it, you'll fit in very well!
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    (Original post by Michael XYZ)
    How many people, on average, share a kitchen/bathroom etc?
    In the Rosebery Wing, you're looking at one kitchen per floor and one bathroom of each gender per floor. Each bathroom has 3 showers and 2 toilet cubicles. On each floor there are around 30 people. Check out the facebook group for photos.
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    Just out of curiosity, how do people manage to fit in all the food etc. for 30 people in one fridge (I assume there is only one)?
 
 
 
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