Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    What is the better option for Accomodation:
    En suite or shared?
    I would ideally like an en suite as it is just more personal, however the prices for en suites are significantly higher.
    Does it really make much difference having a shared bathroom?
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    I think it’s down to what you can afford and your preference! I think a shared bathroom would work great if you know the people you’re sharing with. Myself, I’m going for a studio flat in Beckley Point because the thought of sharing a kitchen scares me let alone the bathroom but other people are absolutely fine with it! And you can use the toilet whenever you want, have a shower whenever you want and you can leave it as messy or as tidy as you want, because well, it’s yours! whatever decision you make, make sure you’re 100% happy with it! Good luck!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    Thankyou! So you are going to Plymouth uni? What course have you applied for?
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    Yes I’m starting in September! I received an unconditional offer and made Plymouth my first choice! So excited. I’m going to study Human Biology, what about you?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    Well done! And Mines a bit of a long story but initially I had applied to study Spanish in various places and got all 5 offers but now I’ve changed my mind and want to study Business in Plymouth. So I am going to go through UCAS extra so fingers crossed haha.
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    Oh wow that’s awesome!! A bit of a change hey! I applied to study business in Plymouth a few years back and got in, deferred it but I never went in the end. I think you’ll be absolutely fine! Fingers crossed for you! I’m so so nervous yet excited
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    Thankyou and yes it is super exciting!
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Any opinions on "discovery heights"? Seems to be between the campus and the city center, which sound ideal. Also has a communal pool table, which I like. Thinking of applying there unless there's a reason not too...
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Vikt0rija)
    Yes I’m starting in September! I received an unconditional offer and made Plymouth my first choice! So excited. I’m going to study Human Biology, what about you?
    Just like me! I've got an unconditinoal offer for human biosciences starting in spetember in plymouth! and i'm thinking of going for a studio flat in Beckley too because not sure i could deal with sharing a kitchen haha! the only thing stopping me is i'm worried i will be missing out on the social aspect of living in student accomadation and that i will get really lonely lolll
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Sharing for me is also a worry, I have been looking at the studio flat options. Despite being more expensive I think I will get a lot more from the experience with this.
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by finny p)
    Any opinions on "discovery heights"? Seems to be between the campus and the city center, which sound ideal. Also has a communal pool table, which I like. Thinking of applying there unless there's a reason not too...
    hey don't know if this will help but i put discovery heights down as my first. Got a mate at plymouth, he lives in central point but says he wishes he'd gone to discovery.
    iv'e been and seen it too, its really nice, pretty new. Also apperantly one of the most social accommodation areas, hosts pre's and stuff.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by TFrey19)
    hey don't know if this will help but i put discovery heights down as my first. Got a mate at plymouth, he lives in central point but says he wishes he'd gone to discovery.
    iv'e been and seen it too, its really nice, pretty new. Also apperantly one of the most social accommodation areas, hosts pre's and stuff.
    Yeah a mate at plymouth said that people from discovery heights tend to go out more. Don't know why that would be but I'm not complaining . Not sure about living next to a round-about tho, could get annoying. Might see you there anyway
    •  Official Rep
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
     Official Rep
    (Original post by Vikt0rija)
    I think it’s down to what you can afford and your preference! I think a shared bathroom would work great if you know the people you’re sharing with. Myself, I’m going for a studio flat in Beckley Point because the thought of sharing a kitchen scares me let alone the bathroom but other people are absolutely fine with it! And you can use the toilet whenever you want, have a shower whenever you want and you can leave it as messy or as tidy as you want, because well, it’s yours! whatever decision you make, make sure you’re 100% happy with it! Good luck!
    (Original post by TeganJ17)
    What is the better option for Accomodation:
    En suite or shared?
    I would ideally like an en suite as it is just more personal, however the prices for en suites are significantly higher.
    Does it really make much difference having a shared bathroom?
    That's really great advice, Vikt0rija! I personally jumped into the deep end with a shared kitchen and bathroom, and it really wasn't too bad. I was sharing with 4 other girls, and although it could get pretty annoying have to wipe up after people, it was generally okay. It entirely depends on how you cope with those situations, just make sure it feels right both mentally and financially!

    - Seren, University of Plymouth Student Rep
    •  Official Rep
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
     Official Rep
    (Original post by TeganJ17)
    Well done! And Mines a bit of a long story but initially I had applied to study Spanish in various places and got all 5 offers but now I’ve changed my mind and want to study Business in Plymouth. So I am going to go through UCAS extra so fingers crossed haha.
    Hi Tegan Your story is quite similar to mine! I applied to 5 universities to study Chemistry (eep!), but changed my mind in the summer and opted for English Literature, and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. Have you rung the university to get advice on this? As usually they are really accommodating and understanding Luckily, Plymouth was my insurance choice, so I rang up and they said that as long as my first choice allowed me to swap firm and insurance, then I'd be plain sailing. If Plymouth isn't one of your choices, then we offer a pre-reg Clearing option: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/clearing. By pre-registering, you'll get a phone call direct from us on Results Day, so you don't have to worry about the rush! Feel free to ask any more questions

    - Seren, University of Plymouth Student Rep
    •  Official Rep
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
     Official Rep
    (Original post by jessicawh)
    Just like me! I've got an unconditinoal offer for human biosciences starting in spetember in plymouth! and i'm thinking of going for a studio flat in Beckley too because not sure i could deal with sharing a kitchen haha! the only thing stopping me is i'm worried i will be missing out on the social aspect of living in student accomadation and that i will get really lonely lolll
    (Original post by rob1809)
    Sharing for me is also a worry, I have been looking at the studio flat options. Despite being more expensive I think I will get a lot more from the experience with this.
    Hi jessicawh and rob1809,

    Sometimes studio flat living can be a lot more comfortable and beneficial, depending on who you are and what you prefer. If this is the case, don't fret There are plenty of ways to socialise - there are Inter Halls nights out, 120+ societies, 50+ sports clubs, and plenty of other ways to get stuck in and make new friends! Not forgetting, those on your course - I always found that once I made friends, I went to their places a lot and made friends with their friends, and so on and so forth. This is always a huge concern for our incoming students, but just remember that so many other people are in your position

    - Seren, University of Plymouth Student Rep
    •  Official Rep
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
     Official Rep
    (Original post by finny p)
    Yeah a mate at plymouth said that people from discovery heights tend to go out more. Don't know why that would be but I'm not complaining . Not sure about living next to a round-about tho, could get annoying. Might see you there anyway
    Hi finny p and TFrey19,

    Discovery Heights is also directly above a pretty large Tesco - win win!

    - Seren, University of Plymouth Student Rep
 
 
 
Poll
How are you feeling in the run-up to Results Day 2018?
University of Plymouth resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.