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    I have some 'interesting' dietary requirements, and tbh it'd be easier to list the meals I can eat than the meals I can't. Will catered halls cook a separate meal for me? I'm looking particularly at Nottingham, and I know that the majority of first years live in catered halls and I wouldn't want to miss out.

    The requirements aren't me being fussy, I have a genuine medical condition that means I can't eat a lot of food. Would the person in charge of the kitchen be happy to sit down with me and sort out a meal plan?
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    they are happy to I talked to them on the open day and they literally get the chefs to talk it over and make lists and all
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    (Original post by flabi)
    I have some 'interesting' dietary requirements, and tbh it'd be easier to list the meals I can eat than the meals I can't. Will catered halls cook a separate meal for me? I'm looking particularly at Nottingham, and I know that the majority of first years live in catered halls and I wouldn't want to miss out.

    The requirements aren't me being fussy, I have a genuine medical condition that means I can't eat a lot of food. Would the person in charge of the kitchen be happy to sit down with me and sort out a meal plan?
    Why can't you go non-catered then and cook your own meals? It would be cheaper, you wouldn't have to eat at set times like with catered and you'd be able to eat whatever you want.
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    Why can't you go non-catered then and cook your own meals? It would be cheaper, you wouldn't have to eat at set times like with catered and you'd be able to eat whatever you want.
    I've certainly thought about catered, but the prices aren't that different between catered and self catered halls, and it'd be more convenient to not have to cook. Also, as said in the op, the majority of first years at Nottingham are catered, and it's a great way to socialise and meet new people. Self catered is off campus so it feels a bit segregated from the rest of the uni
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    Why not email your unievrsity choices and ask them directly. They should be able to set your mind at rest.
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    They've come across this before I'm sure.
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    They usually have some general alternate options for common "non-standard" dietary requirements, and usually try to make reasonable adjustments. However depending on the scope of your needs, they may simply advise to go with self catered halls (and they may be able to place a marker to ensure you get a place in self catered if necessary).

    Also you will still see the people you live with in self catered halls (and others you don't) unless you so choose to avoid them, so you shouldn't worry too much about the social aspects.
 
 
 
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