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    is there any pressing disadvantage to it? also, what would you regard as more desirable/important:

    - living in london zone 1 without en-suite, or
    - living in london zone 2/3 with en-suite?
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    really? wow
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    Well we had 2 bathrooms shared between 5 of us (would have been 7 but 2 people dropped out early on in the year) and it was fine- never needed to wait for a shower or anything and the toilets were in a fairly good state. Most people have respect and don't live like pigs. I wouldn't worry about it, once your there you will realise how trivial the whole issue is
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    I'm freaked out by the thought of using bathrooms that look like this
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    http://halls.london.ac.uk/sites/default/files/styles/gallery_thumb/public/se5a2507_original.jpg?itok=F0lpo 2TR [/img]
    [img] https://www.myroom.bond.edu.au/image...d_bathroom.jpg [/img]
    [img] http://www.sfasu.edu/reslife/images/...ax_500x333.JPG [/img]
    [img] http://www.sfasu.edu/reslife/images/...ax_333x500.JPG [/img]
    [img] http://bjms.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/8...60/1441518.jpg [/img]
    [img] http://halls.london.ac.uk/sites/defa...?itok=QZrBDIga [/img]

    What if someone pulls the curtain back whilst you're bathing/showering????? What if people look under the cubicles whilst you're on the toilet????????????? This is the stuff my nightmares are made of, honestly.
    I remember going to pgl in year 6 and we were sent to the shower room which was a massive room packed full of tiny shower cubicles.. and benches for people to sit on. So people would strip, get in a shower, come out in a towel to a room full of people and get dressed in front of everyone. It was so claustrophobic.
    My friends and I just looked at each other and walked back out. We were the only group who insisted on showering in our private single bathroom back in the lodge.

    I'm terrified it's going to be like that at uni. I think each floor at my halls has three bathrooms between 12 people or something.
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    (Original post by littlenorthernlass)
    I'm freaked out by the thought of using bathrooms that look like this
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    What if someone pulls the curtain back whilst you're bathing/showering????? What if people look under the cubicles whilst you're on the toilet????????????? This is the stuff my nightmares are made of, honestly.
    I remember going to pgl in year 6 and we were sent to the shower room which was a massive room packed full of tiny shower cubicles.. and benches for people to sit on. So people would strip, get in a shower, come out in a towel to a room full of people and get dressed in front of everyone. It was so claustrophobic.
    My friends and I just looked at each other and walked back out. We were the only group who insisted on showering in our private single bathroom back in the lodge.

    I'm terrified it's going to be like that at uni. I think each floor at my halls has three bathrooms between 12 people or something.
    Most shared places will have a lock on their bathrooms, at my uni everyone had the bath/shower and toilet seperately too. It really isnt that bad sharing one, considering how much money it will save you.
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    is there any pressing disadvantage to it? also, what would you regard as more desirable/important:

    - living in london zone 1 without en-suite, or
    - living in london zone 2/3 with en-suite?
    Hello

    If you live in accommodation that isn't en-suit, the facilities are cleaned daily by the staff and it isn't really noticeable - it's like living at home with family and sharing a bathroom with them, apart from it's people you don't know that having various bathroom habits so unless you had your own en-suit at home, it isn't much different.

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    I didn't mind it.
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    As long as I could have a beer In the shower I wasn't bothered.
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    (Original post by littlenorthernlass)
    I'm freaked out by the thought of using bathrooms that look like this
    [img]
    http://halls.london.ac.uk/sites/default/files/styles/gallery_thumb/public/se5a2507_original.jpg?itok=F0lpo 2TR [/img]
    [img] https://www.myroom.bond.edu.au/image...d_bathroom.jpg [/img]
    [img] http://www.sfasu.edu/reslife/images/...ax_500x333.JPG [/img]
    [img] http://www.sfasu.edu/reslife/images/...ax_333x500.JPG [/img]
    [img] http://bjms.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/8...60/1441518.jpg [/img]
    [img] http://halls.london.ac.uk/sites/defa...?itok=QZrBDIga [/img]

    What if someone pulls the curtain back whilst you're bathing/showering????? What if people look under the cubicles whilst you're on the toilet????????????? This is the stuff my nightmares are made of, honestly.
    I remember going to pgl in year 6 and we were sent to the shower room which was a massive room packed full of tiny shower cubicles.. and benches for people to sit on. So people would strip, get in a shower, come out in a towel to a room full of people and get dressed in front of everyone. It was so claustrophobic.
    My friends and I just looked at each other and walked back out. We were the only group who insisted on showering in our private single bathroom back in the lodge.

    I'm terrified it's going to be like that at uni. I think each floor at my halls has three bathrooms between 12 people or something.
    You sound like me 4 years ago before I started my fresher year. Our showers were like this.. but honestly its not an issue. I remember on my first day when my family helped me move in, i noticed the shower curtains separating the showers.. no door, what?! It was genuinely an issue for me at the time. But you'd be surprised how quickly you get used to it, everyone is in the same boat. The most contact I've ever had is passing shower gel through the curtains to a fellow flatmate. Our toilets did have a lock though.
    Id pick no ensuite every time now, someone else comes and cleans your communal bathroom on a regular basis. This will all become very trivial. Uni/halls life is great, enjoy it!
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    (Original post by tpxvs)
    You sound like me 4 years ago before I started my fresher year. Our showers were like this.. but honestly its not an issue. I remember on my first day when my family helped me move in, i noticed the shower curtains separating the showers.. no door, what?! It was genuinely an issue for me at the time. But you'd be surprised how quickly you get used to it, everyone is in the same boat. The most contact I've ever had is passing shower gel through the curtains to a fellow flatmate. Our toilets did have a lock though.
    Id pick no ensuite every time now, someone else comes and cleans your communal bathroom on a regular basis. This will all become very trivial. Uni/halls life is great, enjoy it!
    Oh my god, yours were like that? Honestly, it's the only thing about uni bothering me. I'll be so so paranoid about people seeing me bathe through the side of the curtains....:sad:
 
 
 
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