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    I'm looking to go to Nottingham in September, but I'm not sure which halls to go for.
    The catered and non-catered options are very similar costs overall, but I'm not sure what would be the best option overall - would i be missing out on something if i went for catered, in terms of socialising in the kitchen/cooking together etc? or do i save overall on getting food made for myself, giving me more free time for study/work/socialising?

    any advice would be much appreciated!
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    You might miss out a little bit if you go for catered, though I shouldn't imagine massively unless the non catered halls don't also have a communal area along with no kitchen.

    Do you know if it's the standard 5 day catered/ 3 meals a day or if they're actually doing 7 days a week catered? As that is something to consider.

    Also you would be more independent if you go for non-catered and it's probably best to learn/ get used to cooking for yourself on a regular basis sooner rather than later.
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    go self catered. The first meal I had at Manchester uni, which was cod and fish, gave me diarrhoea for 3 days straight. It complicated a medical issue(medical wound in that region that had not sealed up) I had and I had to leave uni. So the lesson is, always go self catered
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    I'm from Nottingham, the catered is 7 days a week, breakfast/dinner Mo-Fr and £5.20 for lunch and brunch/dinner during the weekend.
    The food is not bad, not good, better than I expected it to be, but after a while you grow tired of it.
    They change the menu every day so you will not eat the same thing more than thrice each academic year.


    Haven't tried self-catered yet, but I'm looking forward to having my own kitchen again, as I mentioned, you grow tired of the catered food after a while (since you can't decide what you want to eat)
 
 
 
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