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    My deadline (31st July) for choosing accommodation is drawing near, and i'm unsure as to whether I should pick catered or self-catered. Money isn't an issue, and I was just wondering whether I could hear all your opinions upon which is the more 'sociable' option. I've heard arguments for both sides, but would like all your opinions on what you find more social.

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    (Original post by anxiouslife)
    My deadline (31st July) for choosing accommodation is drawing near, and i'm unsure as to whether I should pick catered or self-catered. Money isn't an issue, and I was just wondering whether I could hear all your opinions upon which is the more 'sociable' option. I've heard arguments for both sides, but would like all your opinions on what you find more social.

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    If you have catered then you have to be there at a specific time. So it's not sociable at all, if someone invites you to go somewhere and it's dinner time it will be like when you're a 12 year old and your mum calls you home for dinner
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    (Original post by anxiouslife)
    My deadline (31st July) for choosing accommodation is drawing near, and i'm unsure as to whether I should pick catered or self-catered. Money isn't an issue, and I was just wondering whether I could hear all your opinions upon which is the more 'sociable' option. I've heard arguments for both sides, but would like all your opinions on what you find more social.

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    Each is as social as you make it. You can sit alone to eat in either, or choose to have meals with people and have it as a time to socialise.

    I loved being self-catered because it gave me flexibility around a demanding course, and it meant that if I wanted to sit and eat with my flatmates I could, but I could also eat it in my room watching netflix if I felt the urge to be alone!
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    I think it depends on the Uni to be honest, I've not experienced it yet (Results day is looming!) but at RHUL our Catered is not fully Catered, we just get a huge discount on food in our dinning hall so we can eat when we want. No set time seems to be a huge blessing.
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    It totally depends on your uni and also the people who you will be sharing your corridor with! At the end of the day there is plenty of opportunities to meet people at uni through your course and societies too so it's what YOU make of your time overall at uni.
 
 
 
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