I've just gotten my accommodation offer from Edinburgh for next semester and I didn't manage to get anything in the catered halls in Pollock, which I was aiming for (I'm in Deaconess). My issue is I have severe issues socialising (I'm autistic) and I'm afraid I'll never be able to use the shared kitchen. If your advice is going to be 'you won't know until you try it', there's precedence for me behaving like this. I studied over the summer in Ireland at a self catered residence for 2 weeks and I literally went out and bought 14 microwave meals and ate one of those a day to avoid having to go downstairs and cook in front of my flatmates. I know you're not allowed to have mini fridges/microwaves in your bedroom in Deaconess. Any advice for not starving next semester?
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