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tammypotato
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please can any1 help me decide:
catered or self catered ?
en suite or normal room ?
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(Original post by tammypotato)
please can any1 help me decide:
catered or self catered ?
en suite or normal room ?
Depends how high mateinance you are.
I am going for self catered (catered is not an option, you feel obliged to eat **** food then snack and spend more cash)
and en suite, because I've always had my own bathroom, and I can't HACK other people knocking on the door and walking in.
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Heres a few quick thoughts on the selfcatering debate, I'll try to get something better written up soon.

Self Catering - the good, the bad and the ugly:

Good

Learn to cook
Eat exactly what you like
Shared meals dinner parties
Economies of scale
Eat when you like
Cost saving

Bad



Shopping - distance heavy bags
Not enough space
Cost of takeaways/ready meals if you dont cook
Flat mates stealing food
Tesco value
Not cleaning tables/worksurfaces
Breakfast the night after the party
Washing up

Ugly


Kitchen accidents - burns scalds setting off the smoke alarm, cooking
A box full of unwashed stuff
A sink that looks like a chemical factory
Rancid food
Scurvy
Food poisening
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en suite or normal room ?

I would have gone for en-suite if I'd had the money,- though having to share a bathroom with six others this year hasent been too bad at all, i never even had to wait to use it. In a lot of university accomodation the sharing ratio of people per bathroom is a smaller too.
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(Original post by Bitewing)
en suite or normal room ?

I would have gone for en-suite if I'd had the money,- though having to share a bathroom with six others this year hasent been too bad at all, i never even had to wait to use it. In a lot of university accomodation the sharing ratio of people per bathroom is a smaller too.
unfortunately its also sometimes much more! i've heard horror stories of 30 people sharing 1 or 2 showers or toilets - although i think this is v unusual & you'd be damn unlucky to get that.
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(Original post by tammypotato)
please can any1 help me decide:
catered or self catered ?
en suite or normal room ?
Self catered, en-suite. Thats what I'm in and I definately wouldn't change it.
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(Original post by loftx)

Bad


Tesco value
Wrong, there's nothing like the 20 frozen sausages for 89p from Tesco!

(Original post by loftx)
Ugly


Food poisening

...Don't think this doesn't apply to halls either!
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Wrong, there's nothing like the 20 frozen sausages for 89p from Tesco!
I agree to some extent - Tesco white chocolate is the worlds best kept secret 200g for 59p and it tasts better than Cadburys.

(Original post by muncrun)
...Don't think this doesn't apply to halls either!
At least you have someone to blame if the food is inedible
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