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    I am thinking to put the uni of Bath as my firm and going to apply for accommodation when I can but I'm not sure if I should get a room with my own shower and toilet or not. I like the idea of it because I am not sure if the other people in halls will be clean, etc. Quite a few people have said on here that it's good to get use to it for the 2nd year but your likely to stay with a group of friends. Is it more social to have standard because you won't be using your room for everything? Is it just have a fine to have a washbasin and then share a shower and toilet?

    Also, I'm not sure if should pick catered or self catered. Does it take a lot of time to make your own food everyday and is it cheaper then paying for catered? Is there a lot of variety in the food they provide at Bath or just the same?

    Standard with a washbasin ranges from £108 to £122 depending on where you stay. For an ensuite it is £139 to £155 depending on where you stay (£139 is the cheapest and it is a small room as described on the site).

    They also have different packages for catered (£25 or £50 weekly) - is this because of the price ranging for the meals you get or how often you eat (e.g breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by onur_m)
    I am thinking to put the uni of Bath as my firm and going to apply for accommodation when I can but I'm not sure if I should get a room with my own shower and toilet or not. I like the idea of it because I am not sure if the other people in halls will be clean, etc. Quite a few people have said on here that it's good to get use to it for the 2nd year but your likely to stay with a group of friends. Is it more social to have standard because you won't be using your room for everything? Is it just have a fine to have a washbasin and then share a shower and toilet?

    Also, I'm not sure if should pick catered or self catered. Does it take a lot of time to make your own food everyday and is it cheaper then paying for catered? Is there a lot of variety in the food they provide at Bath or just the same?

    Standard with a washbasin ranges from £108 to £122 depending on where you stay. For an ensuite it is £139 to £155 depending on where you stay (£139 is the cheapest and it is a small room as described on the site).

    They also have different packages for catered (£25 or £50 weekly) - is this because of the price ranging for the meals you get or how often you eat (e.g breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    Thanks!
    All of the accommodations (excluding Eastwood 1-19) have cleaners that clean the communal areas, so kitchens, student lounges and bathrooms for the non-en-suite accommodations. So you won't have to worry about having a dirty bathroom.

    I don't think having a shared bathroom would be more sociable unless you plan on showering with your flatmates or having conversations on the toilet seat :laugh:. There are social spaces in the flats which are the kitchens and student lounges that some of the accommodations have.

    They're right, you most likely won't get an en-suite in your second year but if you really want one, even just for the first year, indulge yourself

    With cooking, you could learn a few quick and easy dishes to make for yourself. For convenience, you could cook a big batch of a meal and then freeze half for a later date so you won't have to spend a lot of time cooking.

    Brendon and Polden Court are full catered which is why the Eat and Drinks card credit is £50 per week. The Quads are part catered, Eat and Drinks card has £25 credit per week. So if you don't want to cook or not cook as much and are fine with paying the extra money, the catered accommodations would be good. You can spend your credit at the many bars and food places on campus but you can't buy alcohol using the card.

    http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/ug/accom...k-student-card

    Hope this helps
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    All of the accommodations (excluding Eastwood 1-19) have cleaners that clean the communal areas, so kitchens, student lounges and bathrooms for the non-en-suite accommodations. So you won't have to worry about having a dirty bathroom.

    I don't think having a shared bathroom would be more sociable unless you plan on showering with your flatmates or having conversations on the toilet seat :laugh:. There are social spaces in the flats which are the kitchens and student lounges that some of the accommodations have.

    They're right, you most likely won't get an en-suite in your second year but if you really want one, even just for the first year, indulge yourself

    With cooking, you could learn a few quick and easy dishes to make for yourself. For convenience, you could cook a big batch of a meal and then freeze half for a later date so you won't have to spend a lot of time cooking.

    Brendon and Polden Court are full catered which is why the Eat and Drinks card credit is £50 per week. The Quads are part catered, Eat and Drinks card has £25 credit per week. So if you don't want to cook or not cook as much and are fine with paying the extra money, the catered accommodations would be good. You can spend your credit at the many bars and food places on campus but you can't buy alcohol using the card.

    http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/ug/accom...k-student-card

    Hope this helps
    Thank you!
    I was quite keen on get an en suite room at the beginning but still unsure. Do you think it is worth it for an extra cost of about £1000?
    I looked at the sample food diary and some of it seems a bit expensive like £2 for a bowl of cereal and milk whereas I can buy it for way cheaper at a supermarket. Might just be good to get part catered where I can just get dinner because lunch is easy to prepare as well.
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    Thank you!
    I was quite keen on get an en suite room at the beginning but still unsure. Do you think it is worth it for an extra cost of about £1000?
    I looked at the sample food diary and some of it seems a bit expensive like £2 for a bowl of cereal and milk whereas I can buy it for way cheaper at a supermarket. Might just be good to get part catered where I can just get dinner because lunch is easy to prepare as well.
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    (Original post by onur_m)
    Thank you!
    I was quite keen on get an en suite room at the beginning but still unsure. Do you think it is worth it for an extra cost of about £1000?
    I looked at the sample food diary and some of it seems a bit expensive like £2 for a bowl of cereal and milk whereas I can buy it for way cheaper at a supermarket. Might just be good to get part catered where I can just get dinner because lunch is easy to prepare as well.
    I think its worth it because you can shower whenever and for as long as you want without someone banging on the bathroom door asking you to hurry up and finish. Also its more convenient to have a bathroom in your room and just nice to have the privacy.

    You'll get another opinion on whether to get an en-suite or not from another student who firmed Bath. I won't even quote him, he will show. I will be very surprised if he doesn't comment on this.
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    I think its worth it because you can shower whenever and for as long as you want without someone banging on the bathroom door asking you to hurry up and finish. Also its more convenient to have a bathroom in your room and just nice to have the privacy.

    You'll get another opinion on whether to get an en-suite or not from another student who firmed Bath. I won't even quote him, he will show. I will be verysurprised if he doesn't comment on this.
    Thanks for the help! I agree with your point about the en suite and I think I will get it. I am also thinking self catered since it is best to get use to cooking some basic meals and preparing your own food.
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    (Original post by onur_m)
    I am thinking to put the uni of Bath as my firm and going to apply for accommodation when I can but I'm not sure if I should get a room with my own shower and toilet or not. I like the idea of it because I am not sure if the other people in halls will be clean, etc. Quite a few people have said on here that it's good to get use to it for the 2nd year but your likely to stay with a group of friends. Is it more social to have standard because you won't be using your room for everything? Is it just have a fine to have a washbasin and then share a shower and toilet?

    Also, I'm not sure if should pick catered or self catered. Does it take a lot of time to make your own food everyday and is it cheaper then paying for catered? Is there a lot of variety in the food they provide at Bath or just the same?

    Standard with a washbasin ranges from £108 to £122 depending on where you stay. For an ensuite it is £139 to £155 depending on where you stay (£139 is the cheapest and it is a small room as described on the site).

    They also have different packages for catered (£25 or £50 weekly) - is this because of the price ranging for the meals you get or how often you eat (e.g breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    Thanks!
    Hi there!

    Chris here, a first year Computer Science undergraduate.

    I personally live in Wolfson Terrace, Westwood in a room that is standard with washbasin. It is about £120.00 per week, self catered.

    This means I share facilities such as a kitchen, toilets and showers with other flatmates. Personally, it hasn't anywhere near as bad as some people told me it may be. The offer of en-suite and catered accommodation is very tempting but in my opinion the type of accommodation I've been in this year has prepared me best for next year, where facilities are going to be shared with no exception.

    I found it a lot easier to socialise with a standard room as you are almost forced to, by using the kitchen as the main social space. Personally I spend around £45-50 on a Sainsbury's food shop delivery straight to my halls every two weeks, which means that I average about £23-25 per week on food. With catered, you are spending £25 (if part catered) or £50 (if fully catered) per week. If you are sensible with what you buy and cook, you can make it work.

    Yes, self catered takes more organisation but in my opinion it gives a really valuable learning curve for later life.

    On campus, there are several bars and eateries where you can use your catering credit:Students living in Polden, Brendon Court and The Quads get an Eat and Drink student card. You can spend the credit on anything for sale in our bars and eateries, except alcohol. The credit is loaded onto your library card when you pay your accommodation fees. At the same time you will receive 10% extra credit for free.

    It all depends on how much you see yourself spending on food and how organised you are prepared to be as to whether it is a worthy investment.

    Hope this helps!

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    Hi there!

    Chris here, a first year Computer Science undergraduate.

    I personally live in Wolfson Terrace, Westwood in a room that is standard with washbasin. It is about £120.00 per week, self catered.

    This means I share facilities such as a kitchen, toilets and showers with other flatmates. Personally, it hasn't anywhere near as bad as some people told me it may be. The offer of en-suite and catered accommodation is very tempting but in my opinion the type of accommodation I've been in this year has prepared me best for next year, where facilities are going to be shared with no exception.

    I found it a lot easier to socialise with a standard room as you are almost forced to, by using the kitchen as the main social space. Personally I spend around £45-50 on a Sainsbury's food shop delivery straight to my halls every two weeks, which means that I average about £23-25 per week on food. With catered, you are spending £25 (if part catered) or £50 (if fully catered) per week. If you are sensible with what you buy and cook, you can make it work.

    Yes, self catered takes more organisation but in my opinion it gives a really valuable learning curve for later life.

    On campus, there are several bars and eateries where you can use your catering credit:Students living in Polden, Brendon Court and The Quads get an Eat and Drink student card. You can spend the credit on anything for sale in our bars and eateries, except alcohol. The credit is loaded onto your library card when you pay your accommodation fees. At the same time you will receive 10% extra credit for free.

    It all depends on how much you see yourself spending on food and how organised you are prepared to be as to whether it is a worthy investment.

    Hope this helps!

    Chris
    I'm not bothered to repeat why you shouldn't choose En-Suite with flatscreen televisions, so consider this:
    "Once upon a time, students lived in the cheapest and grottiest shared houses a city had to offer. First-year students had it even worse, traditionally confined to bog-standard, barrack-like halls of residence tucked away on the edge of campus."
    http://www.theguardian.com/cities/20...tudent-housing
 
 
 
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