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    I really really want to be in Ramsay hall but on the accomodation leaflet it only allows you to have one preference (i.e. it can be single room/close to uni/etc). Now, I'm also really desperate for a single room so I was wondering if in Ramsay there were only single rooms, or do they also have shared rooms.
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    There are some shared rooms- they are massive tho. I have stayed in one many times over the last year. The single rooms are tiny.
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    Like you, when i applied to uni i was desperate for a single room... however i applied late for accomodation and I am now staying in a double room... It turns out that i ended up with a double room and actually if i had my time over again i would apply for it again, main bonus is that is so much cheaper. I have no problem with it at all (other than i am not allowed onto the balcony that looks towards UCL main quad).

    It really is the luck of the draw upon which single room you get some are small, as you say my beautiful aliel, however some of them very big.

    If you want to get into Ramsay you should list your main priority as location - you want to be close to uni. If you do get into ramsay it is more than likely that you will have a single room. Also if there is any preference for catered or self-catered make sure you put down catered. Good luck
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    does this mean that the earlier u reply the more chance you have of getting what you want?? i thought that as long as u apply by the deadline, we all get the same chance?? im really worried now :confused:
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    (Original post by ksehie)
    I really really want to be in Ramsay hall but on the accomodation leaflet it only allows you to have one preference (i.e. it can be single room/close to uni/etc). Now, I'm also really desperate for a single room so I was wondering if in Ramsay there were only single rooms, or do they also have shared rooms.
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    I had this problem when I was filling in the form, although I opted for intercollegiate in the end.
    I think the combination of options that gives you the best chance of getting a single in Ramsay is to tick UCL Hall of Residence, tick NO where it asks if you want to share if no single rooms are available, and then tick Proximity to UCL as your single most important factor (if you put single room as your most important factor, you could end up with a single in Camden).
    It would seem unfair if it's "first come, first served" because people get their offers at different times, but I suppose it's best to send the form off as soon as possible anyway.
    I found lots of information on the UCL message boards, accommodation section (if you're considering intercollegiate see the posts about the change from 30- to 40-week contracts).
    Good luck!
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    (Original post by blackrainbow)
    if you put single room as your most important factor, you could end up with a single in Camden.
    Isnt it good to be in Camden though?
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    Just out of interest (as I am interested in UCL for 2005 entry): Which do you reckon is most popular - modern, clean with ensuites but a bit further out and pricier, lovely old cheao buildings near UCL but not great facilities or the cheap modern ones?
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    (Original post by vincent gallo)
    Isnt it good to be in Camden though?
    I think it probably is, but given the choice, I would like to spend my first year near UCL and then look for accommodation in the Camden area in my second year.
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    (Original post by blackrainbow)
    I think it probably is, but given the choice, I would like to spend my first year near UCL and then look for accommodation in the Camden area in my second year.
    Are the halls there relatively close to the shops/bars etc? Id probably prefer to be in Camden for my first two years and then live closer to UCL for my final year if possible. .

    Which self catered halls are the most popular anyway?
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    do NOT got for the catered UCL halls... i've heard stories about Ramsey and the other one... fire alarms going off every other night at 3-4am in the morning... etc.
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    do NOT got for the catered UCL halls... i've heard stories about Ramsey and the other one... fire alarms going off every other night at 3-4am in the morning... etc.
    Ahhhhh.…. (Reminisces about King’s College Halls in Camberwell).
    I have similar experiences from my time there and to boot the food was very ropey. The set meal times can also impinge upon your plans for the day – miss meals and you’re paying for something you’re not even using.
    I hear this is a common complaint from most catered halls, including intercollegiate halls (I had a friend who was in International Halls a few years ago).
    Having said all that, large catered halls are an excellent way to meet large numbers of people due to their communal meal times etc.
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    (Original post by Nik P)
    do NOT got for the catered UCL halls... i've heard stories about Ramsey and the other one... fire alarms going off every other night at 3-4am in the morning... etc.
    YES, its DAMN annoying. It happens so frequently during term. You have to stand outside in the cold and wait for like 25 minutes. Its always started on purpose by some lil ****, even during exam period someone thought it was funny- poor Matt the Cat :mad:
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    Think you'll find the fire alarm problem is endemic and not specific to Ramsay Hall.

    Food may be dodgy, but you can be sure its gonna be a darn sight better than the crap you cook yourself. Unless you like having pasta bakes EVERY SINGLE NIGHT
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    Catered halls are great if you have the money or if you are not willing to learn how to cook/can't be bothered (but you will have to eventually)... though set meal times can be a hassle especially if you want to go out for dinner or if you are on a diet...
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    (Original post by samd294)
    Food may be dodgy, but you can be sure its gonna be a darn sight better than the crap you cook yourself. Unless you like having pasta bakes EVERY SINGLE NIGHT
    Always makes me chuckle. Here are students studying complicated degrees like physics and biochemistry at a top institution, but they are unable to master the simple art of cooking. The stuff they serve in catered halls is not always bad, but you don't always get what you want and sometimes it can be down right stomach turning. Creative cooking on a budget is not as difficult as people make it out to be.

    The solution? Simple.
    LEARN TO COOK. Have a play around in the kitchen at home before you leave for Uni. Remember folks it's not rocket science.
 
 
 
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