(Original post by Tahmido)
random question i know lol but im thinking if i get a non-ensuite then i wouldnt need to pay for the accessorys? and then save even more money next year: D: D
If not do you think geting an ensuite is worth it?
Some places will provide basics like loo roll, bin bags etc but not all.
I had an en-suite at mine but each week a cleaner came in to check the room, clean the bathroom, empty the bin and replace toilet roll. That's quite unusual I think and the loo roll was terrible anyway so I still bought my own.
You will need your own soap for showers but they may have a hand soap dispenser (unlikely).
It depends on how comfortable you are sharing. If you don't mind sharing like you would at home then just go for normal. My brother said he found it more social cos you'd bump into people going t get water, or have a shower etc. I hated the idea of sharing and found it helpful to be able to get water, brush my teeth etc without leaving my room. Also makes showering a little easier cos you don't have to take all your stuff or walk through a cold hall while half wet.
At my uni the en-suites were more modern, but smaller rooms than most and further from the rest of campus so that's another thing to consider. You also tend to get different types of people in the different accomodations. If you go for the expensive one you will ne mostly with people who have a bit more money and will likely spend more going out, if you go for the cheapest you're more likely to be with people who need to wtch their money more and won't necessarily send much for fun. En-suite may have more isolated people, people who are more fussy about their space and may not share as much (if you're sharing a bathroom you end up sharing supplies and being a little more social). It's not an exact of course, but it's worth having a think about. You may also find some residences have reputations (we had a sporty one, a mostly fem one, a mostly law students one etc).
Your hall would most likely work out a system with hand soap, loo roll etc where you all chip in for shared essentials. It's not like you'll all hoard your own loo roll and bring it with you each time. The cost of loo roll shouldn't be an issue if you're getting SF. The cost of the en-suite itself would be the bigger issue as it's usually a good bit more expensive.