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    (Original post by amehlia)
    no idea, but don't imagine it's lots! if it's any consolation, 13 people share my bathroom and it's not that bad
    Hi, I am a new PhD student in UCL. I emailed to the student accommodation office about the intercollegiate halls, but they told me that only undergraduate students can apply for the intercollegiate halls. It does not make sense to me and I don't mind staying in the accommodation only for 40 weeks. Have you heard about any UCL post-graduate student who have secured a place in any one of the intercollegiate halls?

    Thank you very much.

    Chiyu
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    (Original post by amehlia)
    yo! a couple of my coursmates are at garden halls so i've been there really nice facilities and yes rooms are ensuite, but there are shared showers. the kitchens are massive as they cater for about 17 people, so with so many people in the flat it's usually going to be quite social! even though it is intercollegiate, the majority of students staying there are UCL. also, it's brand new and very modern! as far as i know it's as social as all the other halls too! hope this helps
    Hey, i applied to Garden Halls for my accommodation for my first year at UCL, putting £270 max as the price bracket and selecting 'en suite catered'. I am just a little confused because i assumed en suite would mean your own showers as that's what it seems to infer on the website?! ty
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    (Original post by chiyu1203)
    Hi, I am a new PhD student in UCL. I emailed to the student accommodation office about the intercollegiate halls, but they told me that only undergraduate students can apply for the intercollegiate halls. It does not make sense to me and I don't mind staying in the accommodation only for 40 weeks. Have you heard about any UCL post-graduate student who have secured a place in any one of the intercollegiate halls?

    Thank you very much.

    Chiyu
    sorry, don't know much about post-grads staying in intercollegiate! in the ifor site, there are buildings for graduate students i think, but i they're just for UCL and are not intercollegiate (neil sharp and ann stephenson).
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    (Original post by old_s00uls)
    Hey, i applied to Garden Halls for my accommodation for my first year at UCL, putting £270 max as the price bracket and selecting 'en suite catered'. I am just a little confused because i assumed en suite would mean your own showers as that's what it seems to infer on the website?! ty
    some rooms have showers yes! my friend lives in a self-catered flat, and all of their bedrooms (apart from one or two i think) have a toilet and sink each. perhaps if you live in the catered part, you have a full en-suite, but sadly i don't know. good luck with accommodation!
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    (Original post by amehlia)
    some rooms have showers yes! my friend lives in a self-catered flat, and all of their bedrooms (apart from one or two i think) have a toilet and sink each. perhaps if you live in the catered part, you have a full en-suite, but sadly i don't know. good luck with accommodation!
    Thanks for your help I think I will try to phone them as that was one of the main reasons i chose that hall!
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    (Original post by amehlia)
    some rooms have showers yes! my friend lives in a self-catered flat, and all of their bedrooms (apart from one or two i think) have a toilet and sink each. perhaps if you live in the catered part, you have a full en-suite, but sadly i don't know. good luck with accommodation!
    Hello, do you think the self catered en suite room is too small? i have an offer there, thank you. It looks very tiny on the picture
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    (Original post by Chazychaz)
    Great, thanks!

    You would generally recommend them for postgrad students, right? For me Garden Halls seems to be the only student hall that I want to apply to. Alternatively I'm going to search for a private shared flat, I think. The advantage of Garden Halls seems to be the easy contact to other students.

    I also want to chose "self-catered". Are the kitchens good for both types of rooms (standard superior and townhouse), do you know?

    Also: How long can I have overnight visitors in Garden Halls? And are they really strict with partying? Is it allowed to drink alcohol in Garden Halls? Also in the community rooms?

    Best,
    Chris
    I am thinking the same questions!!!
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    (Original post by chiyu1203)
    Hi, I am a new PhD student in UCL. I emailed to the student accommodation office about the intercollegiate halls, but they told me that only undergraduate students can apply for the intercollegiate halls. It does not make sense to me and I don't mind staying in the accommodation only for 40 weeks. Have you heard about any UCL post-graduate student who have secured a place in any one of the intercollegiate halls?

    Thank you very much.

    Chiyu
    I've applied to several intercollegiate halls. I'm waiting for a response. Really hoping I do get one as I don't mind staying in one for 40 weeks either, considering the Ifor Evans is rather far away from the university.
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    Hi, the description of Standard Superior rooms are a bit ambiguous... would you know if this setup is catered? And only one person per bedroom, right? Thanks so much.
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    Are the bathroom areas single sex?
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    Hi,
    I am wondering if the standard superior rooms are catered or self-catered. If they are self-catered are there cooking facilities such as an oven/stove kitchenette to cook our own meals?
    thanks!
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    Hi! I was wondering if anyone knows the proportion of undergraduate to postgraduate students at Garden Hall?
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    (Original post by shirlt)
    Hi,
    I am wondering if the standard superior rooms are catered or self-catered. If they are self-catered are there cooking facilities such as an oven/stove kitchenette to cook our own meals?
    thanks!
    Hey!! I'm wondering the same thing. It didn't clearly state whether it was catered or self-catered on the website. I assume it's self-catered but just want to double check? THANKS!!!!! (:
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    Hi, I'm currently in a standard superior room. Yeah they're all self catered, they're all in a tower to the side of the main building, organized into flats of 17 rooms with a central kitchen. The cooking facilities are really amazing, definitely enough cooking space for everyone.
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    (Original post by roselondon2)
    Hi, I'm currently in a standard superior room. Yeah they're all self catered, they're all in a tower to the side of the main building, organized into flats of 17 rooms with a central kitchen. The cooking facilities are really amazing, definitely enough cooking space for everyone.
    Hi, I looked round and like the set up of the flats - it seems the nicest for self-catered accommodation as someone applying to UCL.

    I want somewhere really sociable - do people hang out a lot in the kitchen/living area? Also, being intercollegiate do you find you feel a bit separate to your specific university? Or does it not really seem to matter? I’m a little worried that I’ll feel cut off from UCL and might be missing out on the individual uni feel.

    If you could answer my questions I’d be so helpful! Thanks!
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    (Original post by Georgiew14)
    Hi, I looked round and like the set up of the flats - it seems the nicest for self-catered accommodation as someone applying to UCL.

    I want somewhere really sociable - do people hang out a lot in the kitchen/living area? Also, being intercollegiate do you find you feel a bit separate to your specific university? Or does it not really seem to matter? I’m a little worried that I’ll feel cut off from UCL and might be missing out on the individual uni feel.

    If you could answer my questions I’d be so helpful! Thanks!
    I'd say it really does depend on the people you end up with in the flat. My flat is wonderful, we all chat in the kitchen and we're good friends - having the central kitchen in HPT really does help with socialising I've heard that most of the main building don't talk to eachother & struggle to socialise, as it's set up a bit more like a hotel in there. However, some of the flats in HPT also don't really get along and are quiet; i guess its pretty much luck.
    Honestly if you're studying in UCL I doubt you'll feel separated; the Garden Halls is like 90% UCL students, and you'll be so close to the uni. But my friends who live in UCL or kings-only halls do get a bit more of a community feel as you all go to lectures together, walk back together, etc, whereas it might be unlikely you'll have people in your flat with a similar schedule to you even if you do all go to UCL.

    If you have any more questions feel free to ask !!
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    (Original post by roselondon2)
    I'd say it really does depend on the people you end up with in the flat. My flat is wonderful, we all chat in the kitchen and we're good friends - having the central kitchen in HPT really does help with socialising I've heard that most of the main building don't talk to eachother & struggle to socialise, as it's set up a bit more like a hotel in there. However, some of the flats in HPT also don't really get along and are quiet; i guess its pretty much luck.
    Honestly if you're studying in UCL I doubt you'll feel separated; the Garden Halls is like 90% UCL students, and you'll be so close to the uni. But my friends who live in UCL or kings-only halls do get a bit more of a community feel as you all go to lectures together, walk back together, etc, whereas it might be unlikely you'll have people in your flat with a similar schedule to you even if you do all go to UCL.

    If you have any more questions feel free to ask !!
    Thank you so much!! Your reply is so helpful!

    Do you know many people in UCL-only accommodation? If so, do they seem to enjoy it/is pretty social also?

    Also, are you glad you chose intercollegiate? Do you think it’s a benefit to have friends/know people from lots of different universities/institutions?

    Is there any other advice you might have for the accommodation application process? It’s so different to other university accommodation applications, so I’m very wary of saying something and ending up somewhere awful!

    Thanks again!!
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    (Original post by Georgiew14)
    Thank you so much!! Your reply is so helpful!

    Do you know many people in UCL-only accommodation? If so, do they seem to enjoy it/is pretty social also?

    Also, are you glad you chose intercollegiate? Do you think it’s a benefit to have friends/know people from lots of different universities/institutions?

    Is there any other advice you might have for the accommodation application process? It’s so different to other university accommodation applications, so I’m very wary of saying something and ending up somewhere awful!

    Thanks again!!
    No worries! I'm not the best to ask about that as I don't go to UCL, but I've heard good things about Ramsay Hall - thats more of a crazy typical student halls, very loud and social - if thats more your thing.
    Personally I have absolutely loved being in intercollegiate - so much I'm staying here again next year. I love that you get so much more of a wider social circle; instead of just having course friends, you get to know your flat, and people on your course, plus other people on your course in your halls, and your flatmates friends from other unis.... etc. I think there's much more potential for meeting different people. Plus, the garden halls specifically actually has a great calendar of events so you can meet people there, too - I'm not sure other halls do that!
    I think my application process was different, I just had to list my choices by preference. But good luck anyway, I hope you get somewhere nice
 
 
 
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