I'm pretty confident Edinburgh will be my firm but idk what to do about accommodation...
Until now I was pretty set on the idea of self-catered as I was confident I could budget my meals and find cheaper living options out of the student accommodation offered, but I'm worried about the more social aspects I might be missing out on in Pollock (which is catered) as whathas has been described as a 'student village' sounds kinda nice and a great environment to make friends.
I'm worried maybe -- as responsible as I think I am -- maybe I wouldn't make the best decisions health-wise when I go to uni. I feel as though having that responsibility of paying that bit extra in advance for (what I have been told is) decent food would help me stray from picking unhealthy options and snacking.
I've been told the meal times aren't as stringent as they appear as they they'll give you a 'packed' dinner option if you have extra-curriculars that clash or anything like that. I'm told they've got a later 'Brunch' on the weekends for inevitable sleeping in.
Any perspectives of some current students or offer-holders/ applicants would be greatly appreciated!
P.S: To any current students: Baird, Turner and Ewing all have the same price. I had a quick skim over their info page and I don't see any real difference between them -- is there anything that's particularly appealing or unappealing between the 3 of them?
Also, is there any reason why Lee House is £27 cheaper than the three previously mentioned haha?
What are the downsides?