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    This may be quite a silly question, and I do apologize. I'm studying in England as a Master's student, and I have no intention of lugging gobs of dishes, sheets, etc with me.

    Are those little packs of things like dishes or sheets worth the money versus manning up and going hunting (I promise not to spear anyone)? I'm trying to compare, although it's a little overwhelming. Budget is a concern, though if it comes to it, I'd rather overspend than not have sheets, dishes or pans. What do people think of the university of Essex's mealplans? I've hunted all over and not found a lot.

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    (Original post by thechibi)
    This may be quite a silly question, and I do apologize. I'm studying in England as a Master's student, and I have no intention of lugging gobs of dishes, sheets, etc with me.

    Are those little packs of things like dishes or sheets worth the money versus manning up and going hunting (I promise not to spear anyone)? I'm trying to compare, although it's a little overwhelming. Budget is a concern, though if it comes to it, I'd rather overspend than not have sheets, dishes or pans. What do people think of the university of Essex's mealplans? I've hunted all over and not found a lot.

    If this topic needs to be moved, I am sorry.
    They are usually overpriced. Places like Wilkinsons, Dunelm Mill, larger supermarkets and even Poundland do what you need for less. And mealplans are usually overpriced as well and often dont cover all meals anyway.
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    Yeah, I was surprised. The meal plans at my home university (TSU - SM. Which by the way, is a lot less naughty than it sounds) are just generic meal credits you can use for any meal whenever the cafeterias are open.

    But thank you, I appreciate it. I think I'll just knuckle up and go shoppin'. It'll be an adventure.
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    (Original post by thechibi)
    Yeah, I was surprised. The meal plans at my home university (TSU - SM. Which by the way, is a lot less naughty than it sounds) are just generic meal credits you can use for any meal whenever the cafeterias are open.

    But thank you, I appreciate it. I think I'll just knuckle up and go shoppin'. It'll be an adventure.
    What you could also do is order it all online from tesco/ asda if you know where you will be living i.e have the post code and then get them to deliver it, rather than having to lug a duvet, two pillows, bed linen etc back from the shops.
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    Oooh, that's a really good idea. Thank you! And yeah, I got my housing offer and can look up the address format.
 
 
 
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