Why are catered halls much less expensive than self - catered in Royal Holloway?

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Well in general, food is cooked for you and you get at least 3 meals
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you don't need to buy food yourself
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Hey! Being catered at RHUL means that you get a 50% discount on food bought from Founders Dining Hall or Kingswood Dining Hall (or the Hub, on weekends). I think the fact that our catered isn't entirely free (unlike unis like York, where you do get at least some free meals in my brother's experience in Vanbrugh) probably is why the price is a little lower than average. You also don't have access to kitchen facilities like a freezer or a hob -- you get a pantry with a microwave, toaster, kettle, and shared fridge, so my guess would be that you're paying less because you have less access to these facilities. To be fair, though, Founders isn't that much cheaper than Band A nowadays unless you're going for a shared room -- so I feel like prices have equalised a bit.
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Royal Holloway is not a uni for someone light of pocket. That is an expensive little village. I got off the train to London and thought this is great for a day trip..
Not 3 years. Went to the complete opposite uni of Nottingham lol.
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Royal Holloway is not a uni for someone light of pocket. That is an expensive little village. I got off the train to London and thought this is great for a day trip..
Not 3 years. Went to the complete opposite uni of Nottingham lol.
It's not actually that bad once you factor in the fact we get the London loan allowance despite being in Surrey. It makes it a lot more doable than, say, Uni of Surrey which is just down the road in Guildford -- living on say £9000 instead of £5000 is a big difference in a place like surrey!!
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It's not actually that bad once you factor in the fact we get the London loan allowance despite being in Surrey. It makes it a lot more doable than, say, Uni of Surrey which is just down the road in Guildford -- living on say £9000 instead of £5000 is a big difference in a place like surrey!!
Just a load of extra debt 😂.
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