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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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    (Original post by muncrun)
    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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