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    Hi Im looking for people opinions on room which are classified as "En-Suite" and am questioning whether spending the extra money is really worth it when that money could be used for better things like Alcohol, going out, Books etc... or is it worth having your own ensuite. Personally, I`m a bit confussed as ive only ever seen accomadation which is "En Suite" and I dont really have a problem sharing with my Family now so does it really matter?
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    (Original post by Josh99evs)
    Hi Im looking for people opinions on room which are classified as "En-Suite" and am questioning whether spending the extra money is really worth it when that money could be used for better things like Alcohol, going out, Books etc... or is it worth having your own ensuite. Personally, I`m a bit confussed as ive only ever seen accomadation which is "En Suite" and I dont rally have a problem sharing with my Family now so does it really matter?
    Well, it will depend on how comfortable you are with sharing your bathroom and toilet area with other people. I had a look around a university on Saturday, and personally en-suite is a really big must for me. Some of the accommodation had 1-3 showers and 1 toilet for an entire floor (of about 20, more or less, people). If you share you'll most likely have to wait around for other people to finish doing what they're doing, whereas with an en-suite room, you are free to use the bathroom or shower when you please without queues.
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    Very few people have huge issues with the bathrooms. Ensuites are something a lot of people feel like they want before they get there but it's usually not a problem so imo worth saving the money if you get the option. There are a few places that don't have enough facilities (like one toilet between 20 as mentioned above) but the majority are more like 1 between 3-7

    like with your family at home you just learn people's routines and slot in around each other
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    Moved to Accommodation.

    I think sharing with family is different to sharing with strangers. As mentioned, you know your family's routine.

    I had en suite partly due to medical reasons. It also meant that when I needed to go toilet at night, it was just get up, nip to the toilet and go back to bed. No having to check if someone was in the toilet or having to find dressing gown and slippers in the dark.
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    (Original post by Josh99evs)
    Hi Im looking for people opinions on room which are classified as "En-Suite" and am questioning whether spending the extra money is really worth it when that money could be used for better things like Alcohol, going out, Books etc... or is it worth having your own ensuite. Personally, I`m a bit confussed as ive only ever seen accomadation which is "En Suite" and I dont really have a problem sharing with my Family now so does it really matter?
    Firstly depends on whether you can afford to make the choice to have an ensuite. The amount of student finance you get is dependent on household income so it might not cover the cost of an ensuite, in which case you'd have to see if parents or you could cover the difference.

    If you can easily cover the cost without hardship then its really down to preference. I went for an ensuite in first year partly for medical reasons like Tiger Rag, I wanted the convienience of having the toilet next to me at night, I also had the benefit of being the only one who made it dirty! However of course in 2nd year plus whilst I could choose my room in relation to the toilet I did have to live with others mess. Generally I've heard that with different timetables people don't have to wait for the bathroom,you just have to bring your stuff in every time you want to use it else it could go missing.
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    (Original post by Josh99evs)
    Hi Im looking for people opinions on room which are classified as "En-Suite" and am questioning whether spending the extra money is really worth it when that money could be used for better things like Alcohol, going out, Books etc... or is it worth having your own ensuite. Personally, I`m a bit confussed as ive only ever seen accomadation which is "En Suite" and I dont really have a problem sharing with my Family now so does it really matter?
    Depends on the uni and the accommodation they offer.
    Lancaster had something like 8 showers and toilets between 16 in a big modernised block.
    Sussex Park Village had 2-3 toilets I think between 12. (Awful)
    York varied between the two, Derwent was old and wretched, Halifax was better but same ratio.

    So its something to consider when you visit and research each uni as prices vary between en-suite & shared
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    Some unis will actually have a sink in the room such as Nottingham meaning you could do things like brush your teeth in your own room so maybe that's something to consider. It really depends on the uni itself as the ratio of showers to students varies a lot !
 
 
 
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