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Is it odd to choose same sex accommodation? Will it lower my chances of getting the accommodation I want? Anyone lived in same sex who can share their experience? Thx
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it's not odd at all, many people prefer it. i know that i'd rather live in same sex accommodation. i know someone at bath who does and she likes it - they get on really well and all feel comfortable around each other. if that's what you're most comfortable with then go for it! i don't know if it'll lower your chances of getting the accommodation you want but i doubt it.
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Is it odd to choose same sex accommodation? Will it lower my chances of getting the accommodation I want? Anyone lived in same sex who can share their experience? Thx
Hi there,

I was a Freshers' Captain (the older students who show you around during Freshers' week) for single sex accommodation so hopefully I can help!

Firstly, it isn't odd at all! Plenty of people feel more comfortable about the idea of living with people of the same sex, especially when you are leaving home for the first time to, essentially, live with strangers.

I would say that it would lower your chances of getting your top choice accommodations. The university will likely prioritise your request for same sex accommodation over your choices of accommodation. On top of this, not a huge amount of people ask for same sex accommodation. All in all, this means that they'll try and group people who asked for same sex accommodation into the same block, and ideally they'll choose accommodation that the majority of those students put higher up in this rankings. This could be one of your top choices, but it may also be one of your lower choices. Unfortunately you can't really tell, but overall going for same sex, alcohol free, or quiet accommodation will reduce your chances of getting your top choice accommodation.

From what I was told by students who lived in same sex accommodation, the ones who chose/asked for same sex accommodation all really liked it. However, there are often students put into same sex accommodation who didn't request it, so they were just assigned to that accommodation in order to fill up rooms. In my experience, these people were usually a bit disappointed and spent more time outside the flat. They also tend to invite other people over more - for example, I was a Freshers' captain for 2 single sex accommodation blocks, one all male and one all female. There were a few students in each who hadn't requested same sex accommodation and were really unhappy, so the ones in the all female one invited guys from the all male over to socialise, and vice versa. This may obviously bother the people who specifically asked for same sex accommodation, but it may not be an issue. It's also worth noting that if people are unhappy with the accommodation they've been assigned, they can contact the accommodation team and visit other empty flats to see if there's others they'd prefer to move into. I'm pretty sure the accommodation team also does a meeting early in the year for student's who aren't happy with their accommodation. The students can find other students and essentially swap rooms.

Overall, it isn't odd to want single sex accommodation at all, and the people who choose it usually really like it! If it's what you want, then I'd go for it
I hope this helped,
Jessica, a third year NatSci student
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Hi there,

I was a Freshers' Captain (the older students who show you around during Freshers' week) for single sex accommodation so hopefully I can help!

Firstly, it isn't odd at all! Plenty of people feel more comfortable about the idea of living with people of the same sex, especially when you are leaving home for the first time to, essentially, live with strangers.

I would say that it would lower your chances of getting your top choice accommodations. The university will likely prioritise your request for same sex accommodation over your choices of accommodation. On top of this, not a huge amount of people ask for same sex accommodation. All in all, this means that they'll try and group people who asked for same sex accommodation into the same block, and ideally they'll choose accommodation that the majority of those students put higher up in this rankings. This could be one of your top choices, but it may also be one of your lower choices. Unfortunately you can't really tell, but overall going for same sex, alcohol free, or quiet accommodation will reduce your chances of getting your top choice accommodation.

From what I was told by students who lived in same sex accommodation, the ones who chose/asked for same sex accommodation all really liked it. However, there are often students put into same sex accommodation who didn't request it, so they were just assigned to that accommodation in order to fill up rooms. In my experience, these people were usually a bit disappointed and spent more time outside the flat. They also tend to invite other people over more - for example, I was a Freshers' captain for 2 single sex accommodation blocks, one all male and one all female. There were a few students in each who hadn't requested same sex accommodation and were really unhappy, so the ones in the all female one invited guys from the all male over to socialise, and vice versa. This may obviously bother the people who specifically asked for same sex accommodation, but it may not be an issue. It's also worth noting that if people are unhappy with the accommodation they've been assigned, they can contact the accommodation team and visit other empty flats to see if there's others they'd prefer to move into. I'm pretty sure the accommodation team also does a meeting early in the year for student's who aren't happy with their accommodation. The students can find other students and essentially swap rooms.

Overall, it isn't odd to want single sex accommodation at all, and the people who choose it usually really like it! If it's what you want, then I'd go for it
I hope this helped,
Jessica, a third year NatSci student
I can adjust with hetrosex too
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