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Im going to brighton uni in september, And am currently trying to sort out accomodation. The uni halls that I am looking at (Phoenix Brewery Halls) , are the closest to the centre of town & are en suite at £100 per week approx. Would you say this is above the norm for en suite halls?

Do you think I would be better off finding some student housing at a cheaper price? Or would the extra money be worth it for the 'halls experience'

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Depends on whether you can afford it or not. Brighton (as a city) is quite expensive, however, if you can find cheaper accommodation anywhere else, even a different set of halls, it's worth asking if the experience is worth the money you coudl save.


(As a benchmark)I pay about £130 pw for my college, but I'm fully catered, and have cleaners 3* a week.
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well remeber you will probs only be paying for the time you are there (whilst in a house you pay all the tim) and bills... but tbh i dont know, i pay more than that but i get my food thrown in!
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is that catered or non-catered? if non-catered maybe a little expensive yes! my house is only £60 a week!!!!! but then again its brighton so prob y its pricey!
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Yeah, I pay more too but I am in catered so...
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but halls experience u cant beat it, esp in 1st year!
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I pay about £104 a week, self-catered, en-suite. But I am in the East End of London. Make of that what you will!
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http://www.brighton.ac.uk/accommodat....php?PageId=35

They are non catered... All the en suite brighton halls are a similar price. I dont want catered halls anyway, as I hear the food is slop.

I guess its only for the first year.
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A bit pricey for noncatered, but you are down south, where everything is more expensive. My college is also £100/week noncatered, but it's a 38-week let so you're not stuck paying over the summer holidays, as you would be in private rented. Are you?
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My old halls in SW London are currently £104 per week - that's en suite self catered. My step bro is at a uni in the midlands and is paying about £98 per week in en suite self catered halls, but he does get a lot included (like TV license, broadband etc etc).

£100 doesn't sound too bad for Brighton, as it is a fairly expensive place to live generally. Also, as someone else has mentioned, it sounds expensive when you look at it week by week but overall it tends not to be *that* much more expensive than a house, as in halls everything (pretty much) is included and you're not paying for 52 weeks.
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Mine are £66/week but aren't ensuite or catered...ensuite ones in the same location are about £80. But I suppose this is Belfast we're talking about here, even if it is south Belfast haha.

Personally I wouldn't want to pay that much extra for an ensuite... I mean I did spend 18 years sharing a bathroom with 5 other people so :P plus you don't have to clean a shared bathroom yourself, yay!
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I think £100ish is proably around the average cost for an en-suite room in university accommodation and I know that it certainly is around that at my university. If you are a bit worried about the cost maybe you should consider opting for a non-ensuite option. I know the prospect can be quite scary but when I shared a bathroom it certainly wasn't that bad, plus quite often you can pay less and actually have a nicer, bigger room as they haven't crammed a bathroom into your bedroom.
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Take a look around it, if at all possible! It really helps to see if it is worth it!
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Sounds about right for central Brighton, I'm afraid.
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Next year mine are £75 p/w! But thats Liverpool
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Im paying about £94 a week, for a very nice, newly built self catered ensuite room in halls at Leicester. Rent prices will vary depending on location and lots of other factors.
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(Original post by Towelie88)
Hi all

Im going to brighton uni in september, And am currently trying to sort out accomodation. The uni halls that I am looking at (Phoenix Brewery Halls) , are the closest to the centre of town & are en suite at £100 per week approx. Would you say this is above the norm for en suite halls?

Do you think I would be better off finding some student housing at a cheaper price? Or would the extra money be worth it for the 'halls experience'

Cheers

Andy
Catered or non-catered? If its catered/food included then thats a good deal, if not then it is fairly expensive yes.
It also depends what else is included in that cost....internet? tv license? cleaners?
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I don't know how expensive that particular area is, but looking at the accommodation for King's (which is in the centre of London), that would most certainly be on the cheaper end!!
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warwick has en-suite at £114 per week
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nahh its about av.

for ensuite tho...
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