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    I'd say anywhere outside of London = yes, inside of London it's not worth the price.
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    I am not in uni yet, but my older brother told me he HATED sharing a toilet/bath at uni. He said that the people he lived with were disgusting so he left...lol
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    (Original post by cherryred90s)
    How do you know if you'll be living with silly people? I didn't take the chance, ensuite for the win!
    You make a good point. But you can always to move if you're living with such people.

    How did you get on with sharing the kitchen?
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    (Original post by Sportycb)
    I had a shared bathroom and thought it was fine. The only issue was it could be annoying in the mornibg for example if you had to wait or in the winter at night it is was a fair distance from your room (I mean like 20m, just felt colder).

    However the pros outweighed the cons in my opinion. The best bit were a) it was cheaper b) we had the option of a bath and c) it was cleaned every day. Unlike my friends with ensuites who had to clean their own.
    As long as you use the toilet properly and don't clog it or anything, there's not much to clean and even if there was, it's a bit weird to be bothered about cleaning up after yourself.
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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    Depends if you need it for health reasons or if you have money to waste. Usually an ensuite will cost you at least an extra 1k if not more. That's a lot of money when you already have a limited amount to live off.
    This. I don't even have a sink in my room this year, which is a bit annoying but not that bad. Having an ensuite is too expensive and it's just another thing to clean...yeah, I'm lazy.
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    I'm going to go en-suite.
    But that's because I have IBS, and that's probably the most responsible solution...
    I'd feel sorry for my flatmates if I chose shared lmao
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    (Original post by SeanFM)
    You make a good point. But you can always to move if you're living with such people.

    How did you get on with sharing the kitchen?
    Yeah true, you can move if it gets too bad, but that seems like a lot of effort.

    Sharing the kitchen is OK, I mean there was no way I was going for a studio flat because 1. Would perhaps be harder to socialise with flatmates and 2. I didn't have an extra £1k+ 3. I don't like the idea of seeing my kitchen from my bedroom idk lol. But yeah, it's not bad, some people leave their pots and pans in the sink forever and that's annoying as well as food and milk that's been off for a while and just left in the fridge stinking and taking up unnecessary room in comparison to other flats, ours is pretty decent though. Best bit is that no one steals my food because I flipped out a couple of months ago when someone helped themself my orange juice
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    (Original post by loveleest)
    I am not in uni yet, but my older brother told me he HATED sharing a toilet/bath at uni. He said that the people he lived with were disgusting so he left...lol
    Yeah that is what I was afraid of. It's expensive but I'm so glad I got ensuite
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    (Original post by cherryred90s)
    Yeah true, you can move if it gets too bad, but that seems like a lot of effort.

    Sharing the kitchen is OK, I mean there was no way I was going for a studio flat because 1. Would perhaps be harder to socialise with flatmates and 2. I didn't have an extra £1k+ 3. I don't like the idea of seeing my kitchen from my bedroom idk lol. But yeah, it's not bad, some people leave their pots and pans in the sink forever and that's annoying as well as food and milk that's been off for a while and just left in the fridge stinking and taking up unnecessary room in comparison to other flats, ours is pretty decent though. Best bit is that no one steals my food because I flipped out a couple of months ago when someone helped themself my orange juice
    Mmm, so it sounds like you flatmates might've been okay-ish at sharing a bathroom with

    There's always someone that steals orange juice, happened in my flat as well :shakecane: some people. :noway:
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    (Original post by SeanFM)
    Mmm, so it sounds like you flatmates might've been okay-ish at sharing a bathroom with

    There's always someone that steals orange juice, happened in my flat as well :shakecane: some people. :noway:
    They may have been okay with sharing a bathroom, I certainly wouldn't and majority of them are boys -_-
    If you have a communal bathroom, are you sharing with the same sex? Either way, there's something funny to me about sharing a bathroom, especially if they're unhygienic and do things like leave their hair stuck in the drain, ew.
    Kitchens are different because you all have your own stuff, not to mention I don't have to see or smell anyones bodily fluids.

    Yeah, but why did it have to be my orange juice
    we've been having problems with people breaking into other people's flats and stealing food so they've put bolts on the doors haha
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    To be honest most of the horror stories I hear are to do with the kitchen as opposed to the bathroom (i.e. flatmates stealing food, using cutlery/not washing up, bins, etc)
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    I lived in four different places during my studies. In three of them there was a shared bathroom, and it was absolutely fine in two of them - never had to wait, no horror experiences etc. In my third shared house/bathroom, there were times it was appalling - some of the people I lived with were disgusting, for some reason there were constant problems with queues for the shower etc., whereas in my previous houses there weren't those problems. In my last year I had an ensuite and I loved it - was great obviously when you need to get up in the middle of the night to pee, you could keep all your toiletries etc. in your shower/bathroom cabinet without anything being "borrowed", could keep your towels etc. in there. Sounds trivial but it can make life easier. Whether it's worth the extra money depends on factors such as cost, how obsessive you are about cleanliness/hygiene, medical conditions and so on. If money isn't an issue, I'd probably choose the ensuite.
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    (Original post by TheJack12)
    Pretty sure I'm going to go for Southampton Uni now, how about you?
    I go to Southampton (in first year) and I have an en suite accommodation. I've visited my friends who live in shared and it's not bad at all. In the Soton's accommodation theres usually like 6 people in a shared accommodation with 2 toilets and a bathroom which gets cleaned ones a week i thnk. However on the other hand the ensuite accommodation particular at Soton is like a 5* hotel. City Gateway and Mayflower are the new ones and they have absolutely massive kitchens (more than twice as big as the old/shared accommodation), the kitchen and flats get cleaned every day except weekends so its always neat and of course since its new and ensuite, the rooms are quite nice and the bathroom is super nice and neat. I was the first one to use my room as City Gateway only opened last year. However the downside to leaving in posh accommodations is that usually people there are the quite ones and you rarely see anyone about, only about 20% of the people in my accommodation seem to actively take part halls events like the cake and coffee in our games room on Sundays, the rest are just in their rooms or doing their own thing. That might be good for you if you are someone who just wants peace to do their work. Where as in the other mostly shared accommodations such as Glen Eyre and Wessex Lane its absolute f**cking loud especially during freshers week, thats not bad as everyone is getting hyped on freshers week anyway but the rest5 of the year is relatively noisy compared to City Gateway/Mayflower. So I will say if you have the money, dont go out much, and like a brand new clean accommodation go for Ensuite. On the other hand if money is sort of an issue, you are very outgoing, dont mind sharing toilets, and dont mind a tiny bit of noise then non-ensuite. But to be fair unlike other places Southampton's accomodation is nicer than average whether in ensuite or non
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    (Original post by bigboateng_)
    I go to Southampton (in first year) and I have an en suite accommodation. I've visited my friends who live in shared and it's not bad at all. In the Soton's accommodation theres usually like 6 people in a shared accommodation with 2 toilets and a bathroom which gets cleaned ones a week i thnk. However on the other hand the ensuite accommodation particular at Soton is like a 5* hotel. City Gateway and Mayflower are the new ones and they have absolutely massive kitchens (more than twice as big as the old/shared accommodation), the kitchen and flats get cleaned every day except weekends so its always neat and of course since its new and ensuite, the rooms are quite nice and the bathroom is super nice and neat. I was the first one to use my room as City Gateway only opened last year. However the downside to leaving in posh accommodations is that usually people there are the quite ones and you rarely see anyone about, only about 20% of the people in my accommodation seem to actively take part halls events like the cake and coffee in our games room on Sundays, the rest are just in their rooms or doing their own thing. That might be good for you if you are someone who just wants peace to do their work. Where as in the other mostly shared accommodations such as Glen Eyre and Wessex Lane its absolute f**cking loud especially during freshers week, thats not bad as everyone is getting hyped on freshers week anyway but the rest5 of the year is relatively noisy compared to City Gateway/Mayflower. So I will say if you have the money, dont go out much, and like a brand new clean accommodation go for Ensuite. On the other hand if money is sort of an issue, you are very outgoing, dont mind sharing toilets, and dont mind a tiny bit of noise then non-ensuite. But to be fair unlike other places Southampton's accomodation is nicer than average whether in ensuite or non
    That's pretty good. I think I'm going to apply for non-ensuite at Glen Eyre, it looks really nice, is close to the uni and has loads of people in it which i like the sound of tbh. Also I think I'm ok with sharing a bathroom if it saves £1k, I'll be doing it for the 3 years after anyways! Did you say there's usually 2 bathrooms per flat in glen eyre?
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    (Original post by TheJack12)
    That's pretty good. I think I'm going to apply for non-ensuite at Glen Eyre, it looks really nice, is close to the uni and has loads of people in it which i like the sound of tbh. Also I think I'm ok with sharing a bathroom if it saves £1k, I'll be doing it for the 3 years after anyways! Did you say there's usually 2 bathrooms per flat in glen eyre?
    I asked my friend who lives in glen Eyre right now, he said "It depends on where they end up, if they pick shared bathroom category 2 they'll end up in Chancellors Courts (Selborne, Roll and Jellicoe) where we get 2 bathrooms for 6 people, or 5 people in the ground floors"
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    Before going to uni I thought I really needed one however as I got into my insurance I was given the choice of city accom or the student village catered but shared bathroom so went for that. It really isn't as bad as I thought it would be especially as there are 2 bathrooms and showers. Plus you will be sharing a house in second year so best get use to it
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    (Original post by bigboateng_)
    I asked my friend who lives in glen Eyre right now, he said "It depends on where they end up, if they pick shared bathroom category 2 they'll end up in Chancellors Courts (Selborne, Roll and Jellicoe) where we get 2 bathrooms for 6 people, or 5 people in the ground floors"
    Thanks a lot!! You've seriously helped!
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    I'm in ensuite accommodation and I'm pretty glad I chose it. I don't have to worry about anything embarrassing happening (see previous posts regarding periods etc.) and I know I can go to the bathroom in the middle of the night without worrying about waking anyone up. I've heard some stories about people who have flatmates that stink out the bathroom. I go to Glasgow University, and my rent is about £600 per month which isn't too bad really. People who share bathrooms get it for about £450 a month, so the money's a significant thing to consider.

    I'd agree with what's been said about the kitchen though! I don't use our kitchen much (I don't get on brilliantly well with my flatmates so I prefer to just live on junk food and sandwiches, but I'm constantly moaned at for not cleaning up my mess when I'm never there! I think your kitchen will be what causes more issues.

    Overall, either will probably be fine, but the privacy provided with the ensuite is quite nice to have.
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    If you can afford it, yes.

    I had one in 1st year, fab. Shared houses.....

    Vomit all over (that no-one cleans). Skidmarks ALL THE TIME (that no-one cleans). Suspect puddles on the seat and floor (that no-one cleans). Both years, people have clogged a loo for 2-3 weeks (it took that long to unblock... one I had to do out of annoyance). Toilet paper I am convinced is edible by how fast it disappears.

    Your call.......
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    I lived in an en-suite room in halls and loved it. A shared bathroom is fine, and is not that bad, but if you have extra cash to spend then I'd go for en-suite.
 
 
 

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